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Artists - Calls for Art

Electrify! VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Deadline: May 3, 2017

Electrify! features artwork by artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are living in the U.S. We are seeking artwork that is charged with ideas, that acts as a conduit for creative reflection on the past, explores the "now," and invokes a future full of possibility and inclusivity. Art should excite our senses, awaken our curiosity, and electrify our very being. It has the ability to invigorate and empower the artist and viewer alike, but just as important, art can spark empathy and ignite understanding. Cash Awards! If you have any questions, please email Anne-Marie Walsh, Visual Arts Coordinator or call (202) 416-8823.

Abilities Expo Call for Art

Deadline: June 14, 2017

Abilities Expo has invited VSA Texas for the Eighth year in a row to host the Artist Market at their event in Houston. VSA Texas invites artists with disabilities living in the Houston area to submit a booth proposal for the Artist Market at Abilities Expo 2017 in Houston, TX. There is a $25 booth fee if accepted into the show. 2D and 3D works in all media as well as crafts, literary arts, and CDs of music are eligible. Participants will be chosen by VSA Texas based on quality of work, the need to display diverse media, and ability of artist to be present and professional at this full weekend event. For an entry form, contact April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

3Ps (Pets, People, Places) Veteran Art Exhibit at Art for the People

Deadline: June 23, 2017

VSA Texas invites Veterans living in the Central Texas area to submit artwork to a veteran specific section of an exhibit. Art for the People in Austin, TX is partnering with VSA Texas and the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel to feature veteran artists on a prominent wall in their gallery during their themed exhibit 3Ps (Pets, People & Places). There is no fee to submit artwork to this call for entries and artwork in all 2-D and 3-D media are eligible. This is a great way to get your work introduced to a new gallery that typically accepts work by invitation only! For an entry form, contact April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

IKare Mood Trauma Recovery Clinic

Deadline: Ongoing

IKARE MOOD TRAUMA RECOVERY CLINIC is San Antonio’s newest psychiatric outpatient clinic. They are looking for artists to share your beautiful and inspiring works of art to be displayed in the clinic in a REVOLVING GALLERY. The clinic is located in the 8th floor of the Highpoint building on 8401 Datapoint in Suite 855 in San Antonio, TX. There is PLENTY of white wall space and a few teal accent walls to hang and display many pieces of art, that can vary in media, size, and dimension, so even sculptures are welcomed. The copious amounts of natural light from the 8th floor windows provide exceptional viewing areas in the lobby, breakfast bar area, therapy rooms and provider rooms. We would like to display many artist’s pieces during a 3-4 month period and have the option for patients, visitors and/or healthcare providers to purchase the pieces at a price determined by the artist. It cost nothing to display your work but we only ask for a small nominal donation to FIRST-MD when the art is sold in the clinic. The theme for the artwork we are looking for is: RECOVERY, RESILIENCE, OVERPOWERING INNER TURMOIL, SUCCESS, etc., a suitable theme for artwork that would be hanging in a MOOD, TRAUMA, RECOVERY clinic. Please email pictures of any gallery-ready piece(s) you would like to be displayed in the clinic for considering approval. Write RECOVERY ART as the subject for submissions. Contact Eli Elias.

The Deaf Poets Society

Deadline: Ongoing

This online journal of disability literature and art is seeking submissions to publish work by writers and artists with disabilities. This includes poetry, prose, cross-genre work, book reviews, and artwork. See details at www.deafpoetssociety.com.

Call for Caricature Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

TinasArt.net is an online art gallery featuring "Award-Winning Artists With Disabilities". We sell the portfolios of talented artists and also do commissioned pet portraits. We are now adding Pet Caricatures to our product line and are looking for talented Caricature Artists. If you would like to work from your home creating great caricature art please email Jeff directly.

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