Guest Blog: Artist Calls for 5th Annual Heroin & Opioid Art Exhibition

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is proud to partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division and the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition. Our guest blogger this week, Kayelyn Dyson of the DEA – New Jersey Division, shares some more information about the exhibition.

Continued wishes to stay safe and well.



By Kayelyn Dyson, Demand Reduction Specialist, New Jersey DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, in conjunction with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition, which highlights heroin and opioid abuse, addiction and recovery.

Artist calls are currently being held. Anyone who is interested in submitting artwork is encouraged to participate. Participants can submit pieces from different artistic media (painting, oil, canvas, sculpture, abstract, etc.), as long as the work focuses on the theme of heroin/opioids.

The art exhibit will be held Thursday, September 9 at Project for Empty Space in Newark. There will also be a virtual viewing of the art exhibit for those who don’t feel comfortable attending in person. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places and honorable mention!

The deadline to submit artwork is 5 p.m. Monday, August 2.

Every year, we receive such talented and powerful submissions. We hope you will participate in this event, which aims to showcase and humanize the realities of substance use disorder, addiction, recovery and the feelings and emotions that go along with it.

For more information or to submit artwork, please click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at or 917-710-2702.


Notice: This article reflects the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). This information should not be construed as legal advice from the author or PDFNJ. Please consult your own attorney before making any legal decisions

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