Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability program is now accepting
artist entries for the 2016–17 Exhibition and Sale. This marks the 21st
year of the international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine
crafts by artists with disabilities.
Eligibility: Open to artists with physical, cognitive,
visual and/or hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset
of a 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. Please note: acceptance of a
work based on electronic images does not guarantee inclusion. The jurors
reserve the right to final selection for exhibition when viewing actual
work. We will decline exhibiting work that arrives damaged.
Acceptable media: Works on paper, works on
canvas or board, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry
and fine crafts.
Size: No dimension should be less than 13” or
more than 48” framed. Each piece is not to exceed 25lbs in
Finishing: All works must be sent ready for
display. Two-dimensional pieces require appropriate framing and
hanging hardware. Framing is not required if painting is a
wrap-around or has been painted on the sides. Framed works
require plexiglass instead of glass.
Stipulations: Reproduction prints will not be
accepted. Work that arrives damaged will be returned to artist.
Sales and Liability: Artists earn 80 percent of the
sales of exhibited work, multiples and those commissioned in the 12-week
show. Unsold works are returned after the exhibit closes. Artists may be
invited to take part in Art Ability’s ongoing sales and exhibition
programs. A consignment agreement would then be sent for artist
approval. For work sold during Art Ability’s ongoing sales and
exhibition programs, artists receive 60 percent of the sales. All
payments are made by check in US dollars after the close of the
By applying to this exhibition, permission is granted to allow Bryn Mawr
Rehab Hospital to photograph, publicize and reproduce the works
submitted for the show, in whole or in part, for various types of
publicity, educational or public relations purposes or otherwise for the
hospital’s benefit. This right is perpetual and non-royalty bearing.
Notification: Artists will be notified of preliminary
acceptance by August 2016. Initial review of submissions will be
conducted by the Art Ability committee and exhibition curator. Artists
accepted will be asked to send actual work.
Jury and Awards Process: Distinguished members of the
greater Philadelphia arts community award prizes in each media category.
More than $7,000 in prizes will be awarded. All accepted work will be
eligible for prizes of up to $1,000.
All materials should be submitted in digital format through the CaFÉ™
website at callforentry.org (search Art Ability).
Interested artists will be required to create a CaFÉ™ profile to apply.
The preferred method of submission is online via CaFÉ™. Please contact
the Art Ability office if you do not have access to a computer or need
Art Ability will be on display from November 6, 2016–January 29, 2017,
at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pa. The exhibit officially opens
with a Preview Reception on Saturday, November 5, 2016. For ticket
information, email ArtAbility@mlhs.org.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.