Wounded in Action Art Wanted

Submissions are now being accepted, through October 15, for “Wounded in Action: An Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements in Art, ” a juried exhibit that will be held in March 2010 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The exhibit will commemorate American service personnel who have had orthopaedic injuries as a result of serving our country in war.

The academy, along with the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons are co-sponsoring the exhibit. The show also is designed to recognize orthopaedic surgeons who have provided medical care for wounded warriors as well as civilians who have been affected by war.

The exhibit is open to artists in three categories: (1) Military personnel who have sustained orthopaedic or musculoskeletal injuries in any war or family members of any age who have been affected by those injuries; (2) Orthopaedic surgeons who have provided medical care for wounded warriors, either in military or civilian capacities; and (3) Injured civilians or artists of any age whose lives have been affected by war and have been touched in some way by the loss of extremity or other musculoskeletal injuries of war.

To see the flyer calling for entries, go to woundedinactionart.org

For more info, contact:

Sandra R. Gordon, Director, Public Relations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Phone: (847) 384-4030
E-Mail: gordon@aaos.org

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