The Hope Lives In The Dark International Art Exhibition is Co-Curated by Martina Maya-Callen & Rocky Callen. This exhibition is sponsored by HoldOn2Hope.org which was founded by Rocky Callen. The mission is to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Featuring artists from around the world, including Malaysia, United States of America, Barbados, Scotland, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Philippines, India, Ireland, Thailand, Japan, Haiti, Kenya, and South Africa. 

 

Martina Maya-Callen (she/her) is an internationally recognized artist, activist, and educator. She utilizes the arts to uproot a culture of silence and to spread awareness on social issues and promote education. Maya-Callen is the Founder of Love Your Vessel, a social movement to promote body acceptance and combat eating disorders. Her work was listed as one of the top 13 most inspiring body-positive moments of 2017 by Cosmopolitan. She has been internationally featured in Yahoo!, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Glamour, and her work has brought her to Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia, India, and England, evoking worldwide conversations. Her work regarding eating disorders and body acceptance has led her to be collaborating for the last four years with the National Eating Disorder Association.