This video, which was shown at the AANE Annual Gala on May 3, 2014, highlights the skills and stories of members of AANE's blossoming Artist Collaborative. The Collaborative consists of adult artists with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and related profiles, whose art gives us a unique lens through which to see their world.


In November 2013, Rebbie Ratner, a filmmaker with an interest in AS, visited AANE with a full crew and a lot of curiosity. During Rebbie's filming, the Collaborative participated in Watertown Open Studios, where artists displayed their work and gave live demonstrations of their artistic processes. Rebbie and her crew captured the event and spent time with individual artists, diving deeper into each artist's unique perspective. The video conveys the meaning and role that art plays in the lives of these inspiring artists and the support that the Artist Collaborative, and the Asperger's Association of New England as a whole, has given them.

About Us

 

In 2007, the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) presented its first art show at their annual Fall conference, giving an initial glimpse at the talents of the artists with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in its community. After a few years of doing art shows, AANE developed an Artist Collaborative for the artists in its community to showcase and sell their work on a regular basis throughout the year. Over the years, the member artists themselves took on more and responsibility and now the Artists Collaborative is run entirely by the artists themselves.

We meet regularly to plan events and manage the gallery, to share new work and art expertise, bring news of opportunities or our individual adventures, and of course, we share the experience of being artists living with autism. We also gather for informal art meet ups to make art in good company.

This website is to introduce ourselves and highlight a sampling of our artwork.

We encourage all adult artists with autism to join our Collaborative.

Our Gallery

AANE Artist Collaborative artwork is on display in a permanent gallery at the  office of AANE in Watertown, MA.  51 Water Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Most pieces on display, along with artwork on this site are available to purchase.  For more information on our artists, their artwork and the gallery, please contact us: plowstars2art@gmail.com