(Malvern, Pa.) — Entries are being accepted through June 28, 2010 for the 15th annual Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Ability Exhibit and Sale. Art Ability is a unique program that celebrates the work of artists with disabilities and culminates with an international juried exhibition and sale featuring art and fine crafts. Artists from around the world who suffer physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities are welcome to submit their work to be included in the annual event. This year’s exhibit will run from November 6, 2010 through January 16, 2011.
“All of the work accepted for this annual exhibit and sale must have been created after the onset of a disability or injury,” said Heather Zoumas-Lubeski, Director of Community Outreach and Special Events for Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. "In addition, art submitted for our exhibit must be available for sale and we ask that artists not resubmit work if it has been exhibited at previous Art Ability events.” Ms. Zoumas-Lubeski noted that all media are eligible, including works on paper, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, pottery, fiber arts and any other fine crafts. Reproduction prints are not acceptable, she added.
Artists can submit entries electronically via the Art Ability Web site at www.brynmawrrehab.org/artability. Judges for this year’s event are Jane Golden, Executive Director of City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; Shelley Rae Langdale, Associate Curator of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Stephen Tanis, International, Award-winning Contemporary Painter and Educator. The juried process follows a stringent, two-step procedure that ensures the Art Ability Exhibit and Sale presents highly professional artwork that demonstrates the talent of the artists. The first step in the process is led by Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Curator who reviews the work submitted. The next step brings the judges together to award monetary prizes per entry category.
Art Ability will open on November 6 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA, and will remain open through January 16, 2011. For more information on Art Ability, contact Ms. Zoumas-Lubeski at 484-596-5607 or email ArtAbility@mlhs.org.
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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, the Main Line Health Outpatient Rehab Network provides rehabilitation services at convenient locations in Philadelphia’s western suburbs for patients of all ages. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/rehab.
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