Led by Peter Bruun, the New Day Campaign is a 2015 initiative in Baltimore using art to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place.

Director’s Word

For those of you with me since this was a Bruun Studios newsletter, you will notice we have a new look as we transition to the New Day Campaign. Now seems as good a time as any to reflect on how far we've come: this 2015 initiative was first announced in November 2014 as an artist's project, and now we are a Campaign. As such, it's challenging to maintain the intimate connection I hunger for with those involved, but please know it's not for lack of desire. This is personal for me, and so many of you buoy me every day. I am grateful, and look forward to the ride this fall.

—Peter Bruun, Director & Founder

Exhibitions & Events

The New Day Campaign is pleased to announce our line up of public programs. Descriptions of our 15 art exhibitions and 60 events taking place in a 92 day period between October 1 and December 31 can be downloaded from our website landing page. Once the full website launches at the end of the summer, we will have even more details. Stay tuned!


View of New Beginnings Barbershop & Gallery, site for “What Love Looks Like: Sisters” from November 1 through December 31, 2015.


It Takes a Village

Put simply, we are raising money. Not only are many giving generously, but some are raising money for us: thank you Amelia, Ruby, Julie, Sandra, Peggy, Ellen, Rebecca, Ann, and Peter! We have an ambitious goal with our CrowdRise fundraising campaign, and need your help. Consider raising money in honor of a loved one (email us on how), or just contribute with a personal gift. As our headline says: it takes a village.
Consider supporting Julie Gabrielli, who is raising money in honor of her sister, Andrea, as part of our fundraising team.


Peter’s Blog

Blaming individuals who suffer from mental illness and addiction for showing symptoms is much easier to do than accepting we as a society fail to attend to the unwell. In “The Salem Witch Trial,” Peter Bruun reflects on James Holmes’ guilty verdict.
Image of the Salem Witch trials.

Featured Art: “The Breakthrough”Featured Art: “The Breakthrough”

To be shown in the Love Is a Wild Horse exhibition at Gallery 788 from December 1 to December 31, Di’Aman Fisher’s "The Breakthrough" conveys the moment his father surrenders to treatment, surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters. This is but one of many works to be on display illuminating love in the face of mental illness or addiction.

Featured Partner:
Nikki Perlow Foundation

From bad comes good. Such can be said of the passing of Nikki Perlow leading to the founding of the Nikki Perlow Foundation. The Perlow family lost Nikki on July 7, 2007, and they have since dedicated themselves to aiding young adults and their families struggling with the disease of addiction. The New Day Campaign is pleased to count the Nikki Perlow Foundation among our partners.

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P.O. Box 65165
Baltimore, MD 21209

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