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Arts at Erlanger

Currently on Display: Silly Pet Pictures

April 27, 2018 – August 1, 2018

Gallery Corridor, adjacent to Elevator D

All photographs displayed in the Silly Pet gallery feature the beloved pets of Erlanger Health System and affiliated company employees.

Creating a healing atmosphere

The purpose of art in the hospital setting goes far beyond decoration. Recent studies show a direct link between art and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress and anxiety. A 2011 University of London study found that blood flow increased 10 percent to the “joy response” part of the brain when subjects saw a beautiful painting. The Arts at Erlanger program seeks to preserve and expand the healing, uplifting, and therapeutic art at all campuses in our medical system.

Our goals are to:

  • Create a healing atmosphere for patients and their guests at all Erlanger facilities.
  • Enhance the spaces at our campuses with artwork from talented regional artists.
  • Explore and introduce new art forms to complement the healing work of Erlanger.
  • Archive, update, and preserve our inventory of existing and new artwork within the Erlanger Health System.

Upcoming Exhibit: Sports, Past and Present

Artists may submit up to three pieces of any medium including painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, mixed media, textiles, and photography highlighting the lasting impact and artistry of sports throughout history and in the present day.

Entries will only be accepted from artists living within a 75 mile radius of Chattanooga. All submissions must be entered electronically by Friday, June 22. Submissions must include title, medium, dimensions, and price to be considered. Artwork must come with hardware and ready to hang.

The “Sports, Past and Present” gallery will be on display at the Erlanger Baroness hospital in the Gallery Corridor, adjacent to the D elevators, from August 11 through December 6, 2018.

Buy Amazing Nature Photos to Support Children’s Hospital

ContinuCare President and photographer, Donna Bourdon, has generously donated the photos from her Erlanger Employee art show with proceeds going to help build the new Children’s Hospital. Add awesome natural beauty to your home, and support the Believe campaign!

Artwork around Erlanger


Arts Committee

  • Judy Spiegel, Co-chair
  • Martica Lambiase, Co-chair
  • Donna Bourdon
  • Julie Taylor
  • Spears McAllester
  • Bruce Komiske
  • Brenda Ross
  • Tony Wear
  • Dr. Melanie Blake
  • Katharine Toledano
  • David Morris
  • Phyllis Shuptrine Best
  • Martha Elder
  • Cindy Olson
  • Dr. Jennifer Keates
  • Mary Campbell
  • Dr. Gary Malakoff
  • Judith Jasinski
  • Eric Keller
  • Dr. Mukta Panda
  • Gary Wilkes
  • Debbie Adams
  • Elizabeth Ruffner
  • Lisa Norris

Contact Us

To learn more about the Arts at Erlanger or to make a donation, please contact Bruce Komiske.