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7th Annual Art of Surviving

Thank You to Our Participants and Supporters

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants of the Art of Surviving exhibition. Your courage, creativity, and willingness to share your stories through art have left an indelible mark on our community. We also want to thank our supporters for their unwavering encouragement and commitment to our cause. Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of raising awareness about brain tumors and supporting those affected by them. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of survivors and their families. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.

2024 Winners
Brain Tumor Survivor | Child 0-12
1st Samaya Glazier-Bae Mindblown  
2nd Anniston Weaver Anni's Elephant
3rd Lila Everest  I could...

Brain Tumor Survivor | Youth 13-17
1st Jake Serota Phoenix Rising
2nd Samantha Onofrey Map
3rd Abigail Memmensheimer Acorns 

Brain Tumor Survivor | Adult 18+
1st Erin Loughran Self Portrait of Air Bear 
2nd Ian Brown Spirits
3rd Tara Berg Self Portrait of a Survivor 

1st Jane Millar Going Away
2nd Olivia Wiedele Flowers for You
3rd Richard Kalocsai Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Caregiver/Family Member
1st Eugenie Hsu I did it!
2nd Eugenie Hsu The Art of Surviving Craniopharyngioma
3rd Sharon Pitcher Blossoming Fifty Years

1st Lewis Blevins The Surgeons Focus
2nd Dennis Forsland Hermie the Hermit Crab
3rd Mahi Patel Resilience in Red: The Journey of Healing

Best By Category

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Jake Serota, Phoenix Rising

Photography, Digital Art
Raine Azure, Radiant Son

2-D & 3-D Art
Alex Wood, Sea Life Vase

Jewelry & Textiles
Angel Gregson, What makes you smile...Smile

Creative Writing
Abigail Memmesheimer, Acorns

Performing Arts
Ian Lee Brown
, Spirits


Discover the power of creativity in the face of adversity. The Art of Surviving is more than just an art competition—it's a celebration of resilience, courage, and the human spirit.

About Us: Founded by the Raymond A. Wood Foundation, Art of Surviving provides a platform for brain tumor patients, survivors, caregivers, and family members to express themselves through art while sharing your story and raising awareness. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just discovering your creative side, everyone is welcome to participate.

How It Works: Each year during Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, we invite submissions from around the globe. Artists are invited to submit artwork, ranging from paintings and drawings to sculptures and photography, capturing your journey and experiences with brain tumors.

Get Involved: Are you an artist ready to share your story? Or perhaps you're passionate about supporting the brain tumor community? There are many ways to get involved with the Art of Surviving. Submit your artwork, spread the word, or simply cast your vote—it all makes a difference.

Join Us: Explore the inspiring artwork from previous years, learn about our mission, and find out how you can make a difference. Together, let's celebrate resilience, creativity, and the art of surviving.

Enter your artwork »

Participant Groups
  • Brain Tumor Survivor / Child 0-12, Youth 12-18, Adult 18+

  • Sibling / Child 0-12, Youth 12-18, Adult 18+

  • Caregiver

  • Supporter

  • Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

  • Photography, Digital Art

  • 2-D & 3-D Art

  • Jewelry & Textiles

  • Creative Writing

  • Performance Art


The Art of Surviving welcomes submissions from all patients and survivors of brain tumors, with a requirement to specify the tumor type upon submission. Additionally, caregivers of survivors of brain tumors and their immediate family members, including parents and siblings, are encouraged to participate. This year, we're thrilled to introduce the Supporters category, inviting everyone to showcase their original artwork completed within the last year.

Check out rules, regulations and prize structure »


Support and Empower Artists with Your Votes!

Step into the judge's seat and explore our vibrant gallery of artwork. Your voice matters—vote for your favorite pieces and artists to support their creativity and talent. Each vote you cast makes a real difference, contributing $1 towards our program's future endeavors. With a minimum donation of $10 for 10 votes, you have the power to amplify the impact of your support. Choose to allocate your votes to a single entry or save them in your personal vote bank to distribute among other deserving artists. Every dollar raised directly fuels our mission, ensuring continued opportunities for artists within the brain tumor community. And that's not all—artists who secure the most votes in each age group will be honored with the prestigious People's Choice Award and prizes! Let your votes shape the future of artistic expression and empowerment

All proceeds benefit the programs of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation whose mission is to drive research and advocate for treatment outcomes to improve quality of life for hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumor survivors.

Find out more about us »

The Raymond A Wood Foundation (EIN 81-4548646 )  is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The portion of your gift that exceeds the Fair Market Value is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. No goods or services were exchanged for the tax-deductible portion of your gift. Please contact your tax advisor for details.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Preston Automotive

Thanks for helping us raise




3-D/2-D/Multimedia/Other Media

Creative Writing

Jewelry & Textiles

Performing Arts

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