Artists sought for opioid exhibition

Poster promoting the 3rd Annual Heroin Addiction Art Exhibition photo provided

NEWTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New Jersey Division, the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in conjunction with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, have once again partnered to hold an art contest/exhibit to spread the word about heroin and opioid addiction across the state of New Jersey. At the 2017 exhibit, over 50 artists displayed works depicting heroin and opioid addiction and how substance use disorder and/or recovery have affected their lives and/or the lives of their loved ones. Finalists will be invited to attend a Heroin Addiction Art Exhibition in Newark, NJ and local artists will be further honored and featured at a free Recovery Month Art Reception to be held in September in Sussex County at The Center, Newton, NJ with support from a grant through the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. Deadline to submit artwork is July 20, 2018. Several cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention categories. The link to apply and submit artwork can be found here: For more information about submitting artwork, contact Joanna Mlicka-Anderko, Demand Reduction Coordinator, DEA New Jersey Division, at 973-776-5168 or