ALBANY, N.Y.: February 12, 2018 –  The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) announced today the call for artwork submissions for their annual art show in Albany, N.Y.  For the 25th consecutive year, BIANYS will showcase the artistic talents of brain injury survivors from Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, in the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza.

An estimated 2.8 million Americans currently live with disabilities resulting from brain injury.  Brain Injury profoundly impacts individuals’ physical and cognitive abilities and makes it extremely difficult for individuals to live full productive lives. For many, artistic expression is a way to communicate the impact of a brain injury and its often-hidden effects.

“The Brain Injury Association of New York State is honored to once again provide a creative outlet where dozens of individuals have the opportunity to showcase their work,” said Eileen Reardon, Executive Director for BIANYS.  “Annually, the art show illustrates the strength, perseverance and talent of individuals impacted by brain injury.  Now in our 25th year, we’d love to see more submissions across the state to highlight the talent, creativity and most importantly their individual story to recovery.”

For the last 24 years, the organization’s Annual Art Show has displayed more than 1200 pieces of artwork. The organization invites any brain injury survivor to submit their work to the show.  Deadline for submission is April 6, 2018.  For more information and guidelines, please call 518-459-7911 or visit