Michelle Cleary
Friends of Recovery - New York
518-487-4395, ext.12 


Visual Arts

  • Acrylic
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil/Pastel
  • Pen & Ink
  • Pencil
  • Photography
  • Watercolo r

Written Word

  • Poetry (Traditional, English)
  • Poetry (Traditional, Spanish)
  • Poetry (Hip Hop, English)
  • Poetry (Hip Hop, Spanish




Friends of Recovery - New York

13th Annual Recovery Fine Arts Festival

Call for Entries

FOR-NY, in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), is delighted to announce the 13th Annual NYS Recovery Fine Arts Festival Call For Entries.

All entries will be featured in a slideshow at the NYS Recovery Conference & Celebration, August 31st and September 1st in Troy, and displayed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse, September 3rd-30th in Albany. Awards, including the NYS OASAS Commissioner's Award, will be presented at the Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers Annual Conference in Saratoga during the weekend of October 16-19. (Exact date/time TBD.)

Entries will be judged on how well they reflect the theme of this year's National Recovery Month:

Join the Voices for Recovery

Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!


Please read the following instructions carefully prior to registering. We recommend printing this page so you can refer back to the instructions when preparing to submit your art.

All entries must be original works and postmarked or received at FOR-NY's Albany office no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Completed Registration Forms, signed Consent Forms and a clear image of the art you're submitting must be included with each entry. To that end, be sure to print a copy of the completed Registration Form (or the Confirmation Email) to include with your entry when sending it to FOR-NY. The Consent Form can be located at the following link --

Visual Art:

Mail your visual art work with the completed registration form, signed consent agreement and a clear image of your artwork to Friends of Recovery - New York. (Address appears below.) 


Submit your poem via email to along with the completed registration page and consent agreement. Include the artist's last name and the words "Poetry Submission" as the subject line. Poems MUST be submitted electronically. Hard copies will not be considered.

FOR-NY Mailing Address:

Friends of Recovery - New York, 1529 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203

Questions can be directed to Michelle Cleary at or Susan Murphy at