The call for entries is closed and we are no longer accepting
submissions for the 2015–16 exhibition. Our next call for entries will
open April 2016.
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 otherwise appropriately use
the works submitted for the show for various types of publicity,
educational and public relations purposes.
Notification: Artists will be notified of preliminary
acceptance by August 2015. 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 8, 2015–January 31, 2016,
at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pa. The exhibit officially opens
with a Preview Reception on Saturday, November 7, 2015. For ticket
information, email ArtAbility@mlhs.org.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.