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Artists - Calls for Art

2018 Institute on Disability Calendar

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Since 2000, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has produced a full-color calendar, distributed nationally and internationally, featuring 13 original works of art coupled with inspirational quotes. We are currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for our 2018 Calendar. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent with a large and diverse audience. View guidelines.

Call for White Cane Day T-Shirt Designs

Deadline: July 7, 2017

In the last few years White Cane Day has sold close to 20,000 t-shirts throughout Texas and the United States. The 2017 White Cane Day Committee is asking for artwork to be submitted by blind/visually impaired children, their families, friends and/or anyone who has children that work with the blind/visually impaired or that is associated with someone in the blindness community. Please pass this along to anyone you know who may be interested!

For inspiration you can view past T-shirt designs at Scroll down until you find “view past shirts for white cane day” and click on that link.

T-shirt design specifications:

Please include the following information with your submission:

Please submit your artwork to:
April Sullivan
VSA Texas
3710 Cedar Street #7
Austin, TX 78705

Thank you for your participation to educate the public about blindness and supporting the largest White Cane Day in the Nation!

VSA Texas/Mobile Art Program Call for Art
Exploration: New Art by Older Adults
Exhibit at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Deadline: August 14, 2017

VSA Texas/Mobile Art Program invites all Texas seniors age 55+ who are new to creating art or who are experienced artists working in a new medium to submit artwork to the Exploration Exhibit featuring new art by older adults. There is no fee to submit artwork to this call for entries and artwork in all 2D and 3D media are eligible. Artwork must have been created in the last 2 years and must not depict anything controversial, violent, or political. The exhibit will be on view at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport from September 15-December 31, 2017. For an entry form, contact April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Exhibit

Deadline: August 21, 2017
VSA Texas in collaboration with Bihl Haus Arts invites all artists in San Antonio and surrounding areas with mental illness to submit artwork to this exhibition. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible. For further information or to request an entry form contact Susan Beattie or (210) 908-1776 or 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

Call for Caricature Artists

Deadline: Ongoing 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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