HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is building a new, state-of-the-art hospital to provide high-quality health care to the patients of the Southwestern Illinois Region. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2017. Once the new facility is open, the hospital hopes to have beautiful, healing artwork adorn the walls. In order to involve the community in this process, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is asking that all photographers (professional and amateur alike) submit digital photographs to contribute to the new building’s aesthetic quality. Once photos are chosen, they will be transformed into metal prints to maintain a common theme throughout the facility.
“We are looking for artwork that will bring the essence of our region into the hospital to create a healing environment and inspire the mind, body, and spirit. The ultimate goal is to share the meaningful and beautiful imagery submitted by our community with all who enter our building,” states Peg Sebastian, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “If you have a photo that you feel will bring joy or comfort to our colleagues, patients and visitors, I encourage you to submit it for consideration as a piece of art for the new facility.”
While not all images will be chosen, a $25 premium fee will be paid to the artist(s) for each photo used. Your submission authorizes St. Elizabeth’s Hospital limited use of your photo, to be reproduced as a wall hanging displayed throughout St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Suggested categories are as follows:
- Domestic Animals/Livestock
- Landscapes (Please identify approximate location)
- Everyday people at community events. (If the subject is identifiable, please include a signed photo release. A parent or guardian’s signature is needed if the subject is a minor)
- Community activities and events – Festivals, concerts, parades, fairs, art shows, and sporting events
- Parks and Monuments
Upon submission, please give each photo a title. Any media containing a virus will be rejected. Files should be at least 300 pixels per inch. Please submit using a CD, DVD, or USB drive. If you wish for your media to be returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope and it will be returned to you.
Download our Submission Form
. Copies are also available at the photo sample wall in the hallway outside of the Emergency Department waiting area and at the main lobby information desk. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2016. Please call St. Elizabeth’s Marketing Department at 618-234-2120 ext. 5491 for additional information.