We invite you to

Crying Out Loud

An art and awareness event to end racial disparities in stillbirth


October 18th, 2018

Doors open at 5:30 pm ⋅ Program at 6:15 pm


Mainframe Studios

900 Keosauqua Way ⋅ Des Moines, IA  50309


Healthy Birth Day, Inc. is teaming up with artists at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines and invited artists from across the country to use art to shine a light on the racial disparities that exist in stillbirth.


Original works of art will be auctioned off online during the month of October  – stillbirth awareness month – with all proceeds going toward our work to reach at-risk mothers.


We will also have a short program and educational opportunities to learn more about how the free Count the Kicks app empowers moms and saves babies.


Everyone is invited to this free event. 


The following artists are generously donating their time and talents to this great effort. Their passion for art will save babies and families from the devastation of stillbirth. We are grateful beyond measure.


Online Auction Artists

Ryan Damman, photography          Susan Guzik, clothing

Kim Novotny, photography on silk           Jess Quinn, oil on canvas

Linda Lewis, ceramic sculpture          Jennifer Lawler, jewelry

Steve Osemwenkhae, photography          Judy Goodwin, clay sculpture

          Jason Wilson, iron sculpture          Adam VanWyk, illustrated book

Lainey Beck, encaustic painting          Tilly Woodward, digital print

Dr. Neil Mandsager, digital painting on canvas

Diana Contreras, acrylic, oil, and paper on board

Shelly Berkowitzpaint, ink, watercolor on canvas


Event Artists

Becky Pospisal, 3d laser signs          Jesse Boegenrief, blown glass

Amber Sar, event photography          Tiffany Jonshon, spoken word

Sharane Calister, vocalist


In recognition of Stillbirth Awareness Month

Healthy Birth Day, Inc.


Art… For Crying Out Loud!

An online auction of original works of art

inspired by a desire to end the racial disparities in stillbirth

(bidding available the month of October)

All proceeds will support our efforts to ensure that the life-saving Count the Kicks campaign reaches the moms most at risk of losing their babies