Wandering in the Wilderness: Outsider Art from the Collection at NAEMI
Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 5PM – 9PM

NAEMI, in collaboration with Mad Arts, is proud to announce an exhibition featuring exclusive art from the permanent collection at NAEMI (National Arts Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill, Inc). The exhibition will include internationally recognized names in Cuban Outsider Art, such as Jorge Alberto Cadi “El Buzo”, Misleidys Castillo Pedroso, and Rigoberto Casorla (Rigo), along with other well-recognized creators like Echo MacCallister, … +


NAEMI and Frost Art Museum presents Outsider Artists from Havana
Through Sun Jun 17, 2018

Outsider artists, or artists who work apart from mainstream art communities and academic culture, are self-taught. Certain outsider artists suffer from some form of mental illness that contributes to the creation of unconventional and elaborate works of art. A documented history exists of mental health professionals who, since the 19th century, have identified and helped bring recognition to patients whose skilled artistic … +


NAEMI and Frost Art Museum presents “Make” Outsider Art Documentary
Fri Apr 13, 2018

“Make” Outsider Art Documentary introduces us to the art, lives and mental illness of artists Judith Scott, Ike Morgan, & Royal Robertson. Screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Eugenio Rothe, MD with panelists Silvia Quintana, LMHC, Elizabeth Hoy, MD & Maite Castillo. Friday – April 13, 2018, 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Upcoming Events The Value and … +


NAEMI (Albizu University) presents OUTSIDER ART
Mon 25 Sep, 2017

OUTSIDER ART exhibits Misleidys Castillo, Isaac Crespo, Sebastián Ferreira, Damián Valdés Dilla, and Boris Lopez’ works.  Produced by untrained artists often recovering from mental illnesses who are typically distant from the conventional art world -these  30 pieces-  represent honesty and passion from an often ignored and misunderstood part of the population. Outsiders in a world in which art is produced and experienced … +


Art Brut – NAEMI 29th Anniversary Annual Exhibition
Fri 21 Apr, 2017

The Foundation NAEMI (National Arts Exhibition of the Mentally III Inc) presents its 29º Anniversary Annual Art Brut Exhibition opening on April 21st 5-7pm at Borders Picture Framing & Gallery (1601 SW 1st St Miami, FL 33135). Works from Misleidys Castillo, Isaac Crespo, Christopher Paul, Sebastián Ferreira, Damián Valdés Dilla, Lucia Ballester and Peyi Rodríguez Cabrera are for sale. There is free … +


SaludArte Foundation and NAEMI present VISIONARIES OF THE LIGHT
Oct 6th, 6:00pm

There are many collections of ‘outsider art’ but few are nonprofit institutional collections like NAEMI with a perspective of the various manifestations of contemporary art that holds the collection. Among its more than thousand pieces are a variety of techniques related to contemporary art, which now include photography. Art of individuals recovering from mental illnesses rarely appears in the news, even less … +


This is Art Brut: National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Fundraising Event and Exhibit

September 8 ,2012. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI), a non-profit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to collecting, displaying and selling art by artists in recovery from mental illness, will hold a fundraising event and art sale on September 8, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Borders Picture Framing Gallery in Miami.


NAEMI Annual Exhibition
By Abel S.

The National Art Exhibition by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) holds its 22nd edition this month. Proof that art is often found in the unlikeliest of places, this organization focuses on presenting the work of the mentally ill to South Florida audiences with a mission that is stated on their website:


NAEMI presents its XXI Annual Outsider Art Exhibition

May 1st through 30th, 2009.  NAEMI, the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill, is presenting their annual exhibition at the Miami Center for the Photographic Arts, located at 1601 SW 1st Street in Miami. The exhibition consists of fifty-seven works by mentally handicapped artists from the US, England, Spain, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. The work selection was done by Juan Martin, … +


Nuez Art Gallery

Fundraising in benefit of the NAEMI Foundation. January 25th, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Prominent members of South Florida’s artistic, medical and mental health communities will come together on January 25th, 2008 for a special fundraiser and reception at Little Havana’s Nuez Gallery to benefit the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI). Like all NAEMI exhibitions, this fundraiser will include works that … +