Annual contest selects the work of 12 artists to be featured in a 2021 national calendar
By Alexandra Ventura, Associate PR Manager, MJH Life Sciences
(CRANBURY, N.J.) CURE Media Group, the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers, is excited to reveal the winners of its CURE® magazine second annual Calendar Contest. The 12 selected artists will have their work featured in an exclusive 2021 calendar.
Yoni Mayeri of Orinda was selected for her winning piece titled, “Pandemic Dream”. It was taken at the Columbia River Gorge at sunset and is a composite of several images.
Mayeri is professional photographer and a cancer survivor. During her cancer treatment and recovery, she found peace and solitude in the beauty of the earth’s landscapes, flora, and fauna. Most of her images deal with the natural world, where she goes for spiritual healing on a regular basis. Mayeri is often in awe observing a sunrise or sunset, as it is a reminder of the promise of a day or the close of a day, and that life goes on no matter what. She sees this as a reminder to live each day to the fullest, as we never know what may be. It is one form of a spiritual practice, which is a component for recovery and maintaining health.
According to her LinkedIn page, she is currently an instructor at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley
The winning submissions were selected by a committee of CURE® staff members from 121 entries and represent the beauty and creativity that can be found in the cancer experience. In a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture and more, the pieces not only serve as a therapeutic outlet for the artists but also aim to inspire all those who view them.
The 2021 CURE® Calendar Contest winners are the following:
- Yoni Mayeri of Orinda, Calif., for “Pandemic Dream”
- Alison Akin of Livermore, Calif., for “Healing Spirit Paintress”
- Bonnie Annis of Newnan, Ga., for “The Unseen Woman”
- Vicki Friedman of York, Pa., for “Protection”
- Saulmon C. Addison of Brentwood, N.Y., for “A New Day”
- Gregory Lambert of New Braunfels, Texas., for “The Elephant in the Room”
- Kathleen Maxian of Lockport, N.Y., for “Beautiful Survivor”
- Carol A. Miele, RN, BS, MPH, of Davenport, Fla., for “The Winter of My Chemo Tent”
- Kathy Roth of Peoria, Ill., for “The Monarch”
- Peri Schwartz of New Rochelle, N.Y., for “Studio #22”
- Linda K. Stewart of Fort Washington, Md., for “Acceptance 2X”
- Gina Stratton of Willis, Texas., for “In the Moment”
“Congratulations to these amazing artists who were hand-picked to be showcased in our 2021 CURE® calendar,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company of CURE Media Group. “The number of works we have received from artists across the United States for this contest is truly unbelievable. We thank everyone in the CURE® community who submitted their art online to be featured in our calendar and CURE® art gallery.”
To see all submissions and to submit your own artwork to the CURE® art gallery, click here.
About CURE Media Group
CURE Media Group is the leading resource for cancer updates, research and education. It combines a full suite of media products, including its industry-leading website, CUREtoday.com; innovative video programs, such as “CURE Connections®” live events; and CURE® magazine, which reaches more than 1 million readers, as well as the dynamic website for oncology nurses, OncNursingNews.com, and its companion publication, Oncology Nursing News®. CURE Media Group is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.