Love Your Skin Stark County

Get involved:

Submission deadline: May 1, 2018

High School, College Students and Amateurs/Professionals
Donate a piece of artwork for a chance to win prizes.

Read our Artist Letter to learn more about the cause and how to support our community.

High School College Amateurs/Professionals
1st Place $200 gift card to Prizm Paid internship with ArtsinStark Keep 20% of sale price
2nd Place $100 gift card to Prizm $150 gift card to Prizm Or Donate all to Cancer Relief Fund
3rd Place $50 gift card to Prizm $100 gift card to Prizm


Donate Your Artwork:

We welcome all two- and three-dimensional artwork in any media (photography, painting, illustration, etc.). We prefer matted, unframed work, but will gladly accept otherwise.

Because NCMF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, you can elect to contribute all of the sale proceeds to the Cancer Relief Fund, or you can elect to receive 20% of your artwork’s selling price. Would you like to contribute the full amount to the Cancer Relief Fund?
Image upload is for our evaluation process only. All accepted artists will be notified and given details on where to drop off artwork before the deadline.



Love Your Skin Stark County is a collaborative effort between North Canton Medical Foundation and Ellen’s Effort to bring awareness to the importance of healthy skin.

According to the American Cancer Society, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Early detection is key!

Our efforts are in memory of Ellen Gray. Vibrant and athletic, Ellen radiated health and vitality. Her love for the community was evident in everything she did. Less than a year after her devastating diagnosis, Ellen lost her fight to melanoma at the young age of 29. While battling cancer, Ellen found great solace in painting as a release both mentally and physically from this horrible disease. With that in mind, the biennial art auction was created.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will support the NCMF Cancer Relief Fund. The Cancer Relief Fund provides financial assistance for items such as wigs, meals, bus passes and gas cards to patients undergoing treatment. These items are typically not provided for by other programs.