VSA Presents an Opportunity for Artists with Disabilities

Shift Art Exhibition
Shift Art Exhibition

VSA Arts (Very Special Arts), the international organization on arts and disabilities, is calling for submissions from artists with disabilities for the upcoming exhibition, Shift. The inspiration for this exhibition is the belief that every life contains moments of change. Shift seeks to investigate those moments that alter the direction of a person’s path and create a new reality.

Artists with disabilities age 18 or older are eligible to enter.  Artworks can be in a variety of media, including but not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Digital art
  • Installation
  • Video & Film

Selected work will be presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., June 3-30, 2011.

For complete rules and to enter, visit http://fifthfreedom.org/u/6u .

About VSA

VSA is an international nonprofit organization founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

VSA and its name have evolved since the organization was founded. The organization was and continues to be a pioneer in the field of arts and disability. VSA has played a significant role over the years in changing society’s attitudes toward people with disabilities. With that change, the organization has regularly looked at its own identity to ensure it is consistent with current attitudes and language used by the disability community.