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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

Artists - Calls for Art

VSA Texas 5th Annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit
Call for Entries

Deadline: July 25, 2014

VSA Texas invites all Veterans with Disabilities/Wounded Warriors living in Texas to submit artwork to the fifth annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit. This year we have been invited to exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, TX. Please email April Sullivan or call 866-489-8412 for an entry form.

Call for Artists-Institute on Disability Calendar

Deadline Friday, July 25, 2014

For the past 15 years, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has produced a calendar featuring 13 original works of art. These highly anticipated calendars are distributed each year to a few thousand people around the world connected to the IOD. The IOD is currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for its 2015 Calendar.

This year, we are looking for artwork submissions which reflect the IOD’s vision of a future where all people, including individuals living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of communities. We welcome any and all creative interpretations of this vision from individuals or collaborative works of art. Visit IOD website for more details.

Art in the Texas State Parks

Deadline for Proposals: August 25, 2014

VSA Texas has been invited to partner with the Texas State Parks to create accessible and educational arts programs in the state parks. We are looking for artists who live close to a state park and who have an idea for a lesson that could be done in an outdoor space or an interpretive center. This could be visual art, dance, theater, or music. For adults or children. Artist instructors would be paid. Visit Texas Parks and Wildlife site to learn more about the parks. Contact April Sullivan at (email) or 512-454-9912 for a proposal form.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Exhibition Call for Art

Deadline August 31, 2014

VSA Texas is hosting our annual Mental Illness Awareness Week art exhibit in San Antonio in October 2014. We invite all artists in San Antonio and surrounding areas with mental illness to submit artwork to the exhibition. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible. For an entry form email Susan Beattie or call (210) 341-4979.

Annual CORE Exhibit: 10th Anniversary Edition

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Brought to you by Arts and Services for Disabled, Inc. and the National Arts and Disability Center. All artists with disabilities, national or international are eligible. In addition to the high quality of visual arts that will be showcased, CORE 10 will also include a complete evening of live performances, a panel discussion bringing together diverse voices from the arts and disability advocacy communities, and a community workshop event inviting the public to take part in an interactive arts experience. For questions, contact Jason Triefenbach.
Learn more about the CORE exhibit.

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium (OBE)
Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium (OBE) is currently seeking applications from local artists to exhibit in monthly rotations of January 2015 through December 2015. We invite artists and visual arts organizations to apply. Exhibitors must be 50 years of age or older to meet OBE requirements.

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25th Annual San Antonio Fiber Art Show

Deadline: October 13, 2014

Open to all Texas artists working in a fiber medium, or employing fiber techniques. Juror: Barbara Schneider. Nov 21-Dec 17, 2014. Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio. For one fee ($30/$35), can enter up to four pieces. Cash awards. Visit Fiber Artists of San Antonio for more info.

VSA Texas BBVA Compass Bank
Call for Entries

Deadline: Ongoing

Since VSA Texas no longer has our own gallery space, we are partnering with the Allendale Branch of BBVA Compass Bank in Austin. They are providing us with the wall space and we are providing them with beautiful art displays. We are currently accepting entries by local artists with disabilities for 2-month long solo shows at this space. Please ask for an entry form by emailing April Sullivan or calling 512-454-9912.

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