Art with Heart

An art exhibit for our student volunteers, powered by Operation Smile’s Spread the Love Campaign

Operation Smile is all about love. Love for our patients and our volunteers. Love for the world. In early 2021, we’re excited to Spread the Love and share the spirit of service through our art exhibit! We invite U.S. students ages 5-18 to use their creativity and help children born with cleft lip and cleft palate.

What: Art with Heart art exhibit

Who: Students ages 5 through 18

When: Artwork is due by Feb. 19, 2021

Theme: “Be Cool. Be Kind.” Create artwork that explores the ideas of kindness and what it means to serve others in your community and around the world.

Requirement: Your piece must reflect on Operation Smile’s cause.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can decide which medium to use and if the work will be in color or black and white
  • Selected artwork will be put on display virtually
  • If you want, you will have the opportunity to include your artwork in a silent auction; the proceeds of that sale will go to Operation Smile as a donation

Your artwork must:

  • Reflect on the theme, “Be Cool. Be Kind”: What does it mean to serve your community? How can service bring about positive change, and how does that change better your community?
  • Be no larger than 12”x18” with matting
  • Be submitted before Feb. 19, 2021
  • Be given a title
  • Include the following information on the back: title, student’s name, grade, teacher’s name, school name
  1. Make sure the following information is included on the back of your artwork: title, student’s name, grade, teacher’s name and school name.
  2. Give your teacher your artwork.
  3. Decide if you want your artwork to be included in the silent auction, with the proceeds going as a donation to Operation Smile. If it will be available for auction, please work with your teacher to assign your work a fair market value.
  4. Please submit photos of your artwork via this Google Drive link.
  5. Get excited! We’ll review all the submissions and reach out to you if your work is selected for the Spread the Love exhibit!
  1. Make sure the following information is included on the back of your artwork: title, student’s name, grade, teacher’s name and school name.
  2. Decide if you want your artwork to be included in the silent auction, with the proceeds going as a donation to Operation Smile. If it will be available for auction, please work with your teacher to assign your work a fair market value.
  3. Take a video of yourself explaining your artwork and what it means to you.
  4. Email your video as well as a high-quality photo of your artwork to student.programs@operationsmile.org
  5. Get excited! We’ll review all the submissions and reach out to you if your work is selected for the Spread the Love exhibit!
  1. By entering our exhibit, you represent and warrant you are the original owner of the artwork, the design is non-copyrighted work, and you have the full right, title, and authority to grant Operation Smile permission to use and display your artwork.
  1. By entering our exhibit, you grant Operation Smile permission and consent to use the artwork for its charitable purposes and display your information on the artwork publicly.
  1. Operation Smile will collect only information that is relevant and necessary to carry out the Art with Heart art exhibit and comply with applicable rules or regulations.
  1. Operation Smile will seek your consent when another purpose for its use of the information is considered necessary or desirable.
  1. Upon request by you, Operation Smile will allow you to see information kept about you and provide you with the opportunity to correct inaccurate information.
  1. Upon request by you, Operation Smile will delete your information.
  1. Operation Smile will provide adequate safeguards to protect the information provided by you from unauthorized access and disclosure.

*Operation Smile makes no representations or warranties that the artwork will not infringe upon or violate the rights of others, including without limitation, the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of others.*