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Artists - Calls for Art

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016 Exhibit

Deadline: August 22, 2016

VSA Texas invites all artists in San Antonio and surrounding areas with mental illness to submit artwork to this annual exhibition. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible. Artwork may be no larger than 3’ x 3’. For an entry form, please contact April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

8th Annual Holiday Show

Deadline: October 14, 2016

VSA Texas invites all artists with disabilities living in Texas to submit artwork to this 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. This is a holiday show so we are looking for smaller gift items or pieces with a range of prices for shoppers. Artwork will be available to the purchaser upon sale, so items that can be restocked are encouraged. For an entry form, please contact April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

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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