Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability program is now accepting
artist entries for the 2013-2014 Exhibition and Sale.
Art Ability will be on display from November 3, 2013, through
January 26, 2014, at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA. The
exhibit officially opens with a Preview Reception on Saturday, November
2, 2013. For ticket information, e-mail ArtAbility@mlhs.org.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, July 15, 2013
Eligibility: Open to artists with physical, cognitive,
visual and hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset of
disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale. Art
previously exhibited in Art Ability is not eligible for submission.
Reproduction prints will not be accepted.
Eligible Media: Works on Paper, Works on Canvas or
Board, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Jewelry, Photography and Fine Crafts.
Sales and Liability: Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital (BMRH)
will retain a 20% commission on all sales of exhibited work, multiples,
and those commissioned in the show. For sales of work during the 12-week
exhibition the commission is 20%. We will return works accepted for the
exhibition which do not sell during the 12-week exhibition. In
some cases artists are invited to take part in Art Ability's ongoing
sales and exhibitions programs. For sales of work sold during Art
Ability's ongoing sales and exhibitions programs the commission is 40%.
An artist signed Consignment Agreement is a prerequisite for Art
Ability's ongoing sales and exhibitions program. Payments are made by
check in US dollars.Donations to the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital permanent
collection are arranged on a case by case basis when agreed upon
mutually by artist and curator.Permission is hereby granted to allow
BMRH to photograph, publicize and otherwise appropriately use the works
submitted for the exhibition for various types of publicity, educational
and public relations purposes.
Jury and Awards Process: Initial review of submissions
will be conducted by the Art Ability committee and exhibition curator.
Artists accepted will be asked to send actual framed work. Distinguished
members of the greater Philadelphia arts community award prizes in
several artistic categories. More than $7,000 in prizes will be
awarded. All work will be eligible for prizes of $1,000, $500, $250,
$200, $150 and $50.
Last year’s award judges:
Alida Fish, Professor of Photography,
University of the Arts
Tu Huynh, Director of the Art Gallery
in City Hall and the Program Director for the City of
Philadelphia's Art in City Hall exhibition program
Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator, Modern and
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Notification: Artists will be notified of
preliminary acceptance by August 16, 2013.
Shipping: Once accepted for the exhibition, artists are
required to ship their artwork in reusable cartons or crates so it can
be used to return the work if unsold at the end of the exhibition. Works
will be insured for shipping in the amount of the stated value.
NOTE: This year, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is pleased to cover the cost
of artwork being shipped to the exhibit – as well as the costs of
returning any unsold work. Artists will receive further details once
work is accepted.
Work that needs to be shipped must meet FedEx size and weight
requirements. See www.fedex.com for
more information. Due to hospital constraints, artwork may not exceed
48” overall height. Sculpture weighing more than 25 lbs will not be
Instructions for Submitting Entries
There is no entry fee when using CaFETM System. Each
artist should complete the submission process online using a computer.
All materials should be submitted in digital format through the CaFE™
website at www.callforentry.org.
Interested artists will be required to create a CaFE™ profile to apply.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.