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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

Call for Entries for the Texas NDEAM Poster Art Contest 2016

Deadline: April 8, 2016

There is NO FEE for entries.

Each October, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities creates a Texas poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), designed around a winning artist’s work. The poster is distributed to businesses and organizations to be displayed all across the State and the U.S.

Entries are accepted from any Texas artist with a disability. Entries must be received by email or postmarked by April 8, 2016. Artwork in any media is accepted; there is no specific theme required; no more than three entries per person. The winning artist must sign an agreement to donate the original artwork to the Governor’s Office.

The Submission Guidelines and Entry Form are available on our website, along with examples of previous winners. You can contact our office with any questions.

VSA Texas BBVA Compass Bank
Call for Entries

Deadline: April 31, 2016

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.

(Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design

Deadline: June 1, 2016

(Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design is a juried exhibition of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, showcasing artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation, and disability. Fifteen winners share a total of $60,000 in cash prizes, with a 1st prize of $20,000.

Winners are flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening on Capitol Hill, and take part in a 3-day intensive professional development workshop. (Re)Invention will be exhibited at the Kennedy Center as part of a year-long national tour.

Apply for this call for art.

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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