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Calls for Entry

Call for Entries for Publication

Artful Alchemy: Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating
Barbara Williamson, and Anne Copeland, Editors, are seeking physically challenged fiber artists for an upcoming book highlighting the works and lives of physically challenged artists working in some way with fiber arts (publication date: 2013).

Barbara Williamson is a paraplegic fiber artist who serves as Secretary of the Board for Fiberarts Connection of Southern California, and who has been an active voice for the physically challenged for years. Despite living in two distant parts of California and never having met in person, the two founded a permanent and mutual friendship that continues to grow through the years.

Anne Copeland founded Fiber Arts Connection of Southern California, a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 2003 to assist physically challenged and emerging artists with getting exposure, and also to teach them professional development. Anne's brother is 100% disabled since a brain tumor during the Vietnam War, and a later spinal injury. Anne also is disabled from spinal problems and from neuropathy of the feet, hands and right knee. She has served as a paraeducator for developmentally challenged children and young adults for years, and has served as a volunteer with organizations that serve the physically/developmentally challenged.

This is a juried call for entries. You MUST be legitimately physically challenged, and have made adaptations to your equipment, techniques and/or materials in order to be considered. We will need a bio about you and your disability; whether you were born with it or came by it later, and how it has affected your art. We would also like a statement on how your art has helped you, and whether your goals include being professional, entering exhibits, teaching, etc. The bio may be up to one page long, We also need a resume from you if you have one, along with 4 - 5 overall digital images of your art pieces, and a detail shot for each one, along with the names of each piece. The quality of the digital images is extremely important. You may send your entries via e-mail or by CD. Late entries will not be accepted.

We need your full contact information: Snail mail address, e-mail address, phone, and any web site or blog you might have.

The deadline for submission is December 15. We will notify all participants January 15 whether you have been accepted for publication. Please submit all entries with digital images, etc. via e-mail to Anne Copeland, anneappraiser@yahoo.com or you may submit your entry via mail to Anne Copeland, 35080 Chandler Ave., Sp. 55, Calimesa, CA 92320. My phone is 909-273-9176 for any questions.


Courage Cards Art Search
All artists, particularly those with a disability, are encouraged to submit two-dimensional artwork for the Courage Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection.

Celebration of Life Seeks Artists' Wares for Sale in StoreCelebration of Life is a for-profit store in Warsaw, Missouri that provides supportive and competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The store is currently seeking new inventory for sale by artists with disabilities to include small artwork, prints, crafts, cards and jewelry. Suggested price point - $100 or less. Please contact Jodi Orton, President, if you would like to be considered: mailto:jorton@bcadd.orgor (660) 553-2121.

Art in Embassies Program (Washington, DC)

Established by the United States Department of State in 1963, the Art in Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. To submit images to Art staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions follow directions at http://aiep.state.gov.

Access to Design's E-Mentoring Program
Are you interested in design as a career? Are you looking for a mentor? The Access to Design's E-Mentoring Program may be just what you are looking for.
Adaptive Environments/Institute for Human-Centered Design is re-launching the Access to Design Professions E-Mentoring Program. This Program finds mentors for students with disabilities who have graduated from high school who are interested in careers in design. They might want to learn about design as a career, or where to study in a post-secondary design education program. They may already be enrolled in a design program and want the advice of a professional designer, or they might already be working as entry level designers and want some professional mentoring. We have a new program brochure and expanded informational resources available. For more information, see www.accesstodesign.org. Ruth Lusher, the new E-Mentoring Program Coordinator can be reached at rlusher@adaptiveEnvironments.org.John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC, 20566