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Artists Resources - Calls for Art

10th Annual Holiday Art And Gift Show

Deadline: October 8, 2018

VSA Texas invites all artists with disabilities living in Texas to submit artwork to our annual Holiday Show. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible, including CDs, literary works, visual art, and crafts. For more details and an application form, email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

US International Council on Disability Poster Contest

Deadline: October 15, 2018

USICD invites you to showcase your artistic talent and commitment to disability rights and inclusion by participating in the inaugural USICD Poster Contest. This poster contest helps us to raise awareness about international disability rights issues. The winner will receive $300.00, a USICD swag bag filled with USICD merchandise and their poster featured during the annual USICD Gala to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and other 2018-2019 events. Click the below links to read the contest details and print the release form that must accompany your submitted artwork.

USICD Poster Contest Details
Poster Contest Release Form

Harlem Hell-Fighters of WWI Art Exhibit

Deadline: October 20, 2019

Submissions are being taken for a celebration of the famous WWI heroic regiment known as the Harlem Hell-fighters. Artwork should cover subject matters dealing with the history of the Harlem Hell-fighters. Artists are encouraged to submit their artwork that depicts the heroes in the form of two dimensional art that can be displayed on easels.

The exhibit will be held at the City of Austin, TX City Hall Atrium, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 from November 5, - November 16, 2018.

The exhibit is sponsored by the City Of Austin, the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel/AVAFEST, VSA Texas and in coalition with several other Travis County organizations. Curated by April Sullivan, Artworks Director for VSA Texas.

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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

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