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2014! Our new website IS under construction!  Email questions about pricing via the email links here and also visit (and "Like") Grace Goad | Autism Art on Facebook, plus learn more at LeisaHammett.com. See our upcoming show, left, and where you can purchase GraceART via galleries and retail venues. Thank you for visiting!



Autism...

The diagnosis was received when Grace Walker Goad was 32 months in 1997. After a year of typical, grueling early interventions for her disorder, her mother, author/speaker/advocate Leisa A. Hammett knew this truth: children with disAbilities deserve the joy of art making, too. In addition to other fundamental autism early interventions of speech/language, behavioral, occupational and educational therapies, Grace began enjoying the pleasure and therapeutic benefits of dance/movement, music and art therapies. But, it was visual art that her mother, her father, Jeff Goad, and her art therapist could see, that at age four, was Grace’s keenest mode of expression. Since then Grace has continued working, largely one-on-one, with arts therapists and teachers.

Art is a window into the potential and beauty within the world of disAbility....

Grace began exhibiting her art at age six. She began selling at age eight. At age twelve, she began receiving local, regional, national and international acclaim via newspapers, magazines, the internet and television. In 2007, she appeared on the autism episode of ABC’s “The View.” That year, GraceArt, was launched to sell a card and print line, in addition to Grace’s originals. Her work has also been featured on a book and magazine cover and a national conference t-shirt. GraceArt is shown regularly in Nashville, is held by private collectors, in addition to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Tennessee Arts Commission's Tennessee Artists Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, plus various southeastern galleries.

As a late teen, Grace enjoys a happy, healthy, well-rounded life brimming with meaningful activity, art, plus heapings of love and celebration for who she is and the gifts she brings to the world as a Differently Abled individual living with Autism.


 

Current News
 

Find GraceART 2014!

Apr. 1-30: GraceART 2014: The Art of Autism, Grace Walker Goad
@ Tennessee Art League's* Poston Outreach Gallery in the heart of  Nashville's bustling downtown art scene on 5th Avenue of the Arts, including the First Saturday Art Crawl, Sat., April 5.

Premiering in April at *TAL:
-"Purchase off the rack" affordable, new giclee, limited edition, unframed prints;
-New designs ~ GraceART NoteCards III;
-New "coaster-"sized tile designs in addition to for-sale hanging framed originals and more.

Each month, one GraceART (Grace Walker Goad) original hangs (and is for sale) in TAL's Member Gallery. GraceART full set NoteCards are also sold in the gift shop.

More details coming soon.

You can also find GraceART merchandise at the following locations:

Also Downtown Nashville~
The Arts Company - GraceART Trivet Tiles while supplies last
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Gallery One - GraceART Trivet Tiles & 1/2 set NoteCards

12th South~Serendipity - GraceART half-set NoteCards

Charlotte~Headquarters Coffee - GraceART NoteCard Singles

Loveless Cafe Shops~Shimai Pottery & Gifts - GraceArt 1/2 set NoteCards, Trivet & Coaster Tiles

Renaissance Center Artisan Market~GraceArt Full & 1/2 set NoteCards, Trivet & Coaster Tiles

Ventura, Calif.~Bell Arts Factory Studio #92 1GraceART 1/2 set NoteCards, Trivet & Coaster Tiles


Also check out From Heartache to Hope: middle tennessee families living with autism, a book by Leisa A. Hammett & photographer Rebekah Pope. Click here for more info plus ordering details.

Subscribe, for free, to LeisaHammett.com, "The Journey with Grace: Autism, Art & All the Rest of Life"



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