Arts Exposition

Third Annual Brilliance of Autism Exhibit

May 20-24, 2015 

We applaud the artistic talents of individuals with autism of all ages and their families. This remarkable show will exhibit artists’ works in a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, and sculpture.

The AutismOne/Focus for Health 2015 conference will be held at the beautiful Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Artist’s sculptures and beautiful paintings will be on display in designated areas throughout the hotel. 

We are pleased to include the returning favorite, Trent Altman. Trent Altman is an award-winning artist of the United Nations Stamp Award, 2012 & the NYC McCarton Foundation Award Honoree, Genius of Autism, 2012. 

For inquiries, email Dr. Marquette, AutismOne art curator, at 


Nicholas Gammicchia -- Gorilla

Trent Altman -- Octa-Fish

Lars Eikens sculpture

A Sampling of Artists’ Bios 

Trent Altman is four time award winning international artist. His paints patterns of high analytical cubism using brilliant acrylic color, texture, and original mixed media on canvas. Trent was awarded the United Nations Stamp 2012 for his image Abstract Garden II promoting autism awareness on a global level.

Nicholas Gammicchia is an award winning artist who has been recognized for his works in a variety of mediums. Currently attending college to pursue his BA. He was awarded the "Ted Lindsay Courage Award"  for his character, perseverance, and courage as an adult living with autism. "Nick's Art Project" provides art and music therapy scholarships to individuals with disabilities. 

Lars Eikens graduated from Glenbard East High School in 1980.  His interest in sculpture grew out of a vocational class at the Davia Technical Center as a teenager. Lars continued to hone his skills at College of DuPage, becoming proficient and creative working with metals. Lars has featured his works at shows in Chicago, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, and Oak Brook Illinois.