Photo credit: Little Cuddlebug Photography

"When You Fall Asleep" is an exhibit that celebrates motherhood and women creatives whose work practices turned upside down when becoming parents. It is a reminder of the strength, determination, patience and love all these women share with the world through their art.


Heather Kirtland, an artist, received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Heather currently teaches encaustic workshops and is focused on her own studio practice. She was awarded The Maryland State Arts Council Grant and was a resident artist at The Holt Center. Most recently she works with West Elm as one of their Local Artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, abroad in Italy and Wales, and has appeared in Modern Rustic magazine and Country Living UK. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Montessori school have commissioned her work, as well as many private collectors. Heather recently moved from Baltimore to a more rural part of Maryland where she lives with her husband and two children and their dog. When she is not painting she loves to read, run and encourage other mothers to find a creative outlet through a project she co-founded with Marissa Huber; Carve Out Time for Art.


Submissions are open for art mums.

For this particular exhibit, we are looking for visual artists - photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, installation artists etc. from all around the world. 

No art education necessary.

Submission Requirements

Website and/or social media handles.

Artist bio and artist statement in Word format (under 500 words each).

Up to 7 good quality images of the artist's work.

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