Opening November 2, 2014–January 25, 2015
Visit, view and purchase artwork from The 19th Annual Art Ability
Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike,
Malvern, PA 19355 from 8:30–5:00 pm daily.
Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a year-round program
which serves as a showcase and marketplace for talented artists. The
program educates the community about the remarkable abilities of people
with disabilities and inspires artists to reach beyond their limitations
and explore their own creativity.
The annual, international juried Art Ability exhibition and sale is
twelve-weeks in length and features art and fine crafts by artists with
physical, cognitive, hearing and visual impairments.
Participating artists express their creativity through painting,
photography, sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry and fine
crafts. Through these creative modes of expression, artists are able to
convey their talent, receive recognition for their work, and often also
to further progress in recovering from a life-altering illness or
The exhibit is on display from November through January in the corridors
of the hospital. The season kicks off with the opening night Preview
Reception held at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Proceeds of the Art Ability
opening receptions help support Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital patient and
The exhibit is then open free to the public and enjoyed by more than
3,500 individuals annually, including the hospital’s patients, their
families and friends, hospital staff and visitors—making it the largest
and most comprehensive exhibition of its kind in the nation.
A stringent, two-step jurying process ensures that Art Ability presents
highly professional artwork, demonstrating the strength of artistic
talent within the disabled community. The first step is led by the Art
Ability Curator and includes reviewing the submitted images and choosing
the artwork for the exhibition. The second step includes esteemed jurors
who are selected based on their expertise and prominence in the fine
arts community. They judge the work, selecting the pieces to receive
awards in their respective categories.
The planning of the exhibition involves the members of the Art Ability
committee and the Hospital board, including members who have been
disabled by stroke, polio and brain injury. Feedback from local and
national past Art Ability artists is solicited through each stage of the
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.