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The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, in partnership with the St. Mary's Center for Children, the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, and the ARC of Evansville will proudly present The Art of Autism from October 13th through 27th, 2016. The exhibit will feature artwork by individuals on the autism spectrum and will highlight their talent and creativity from childhood through adulthood. All media accepted and all work accepted 'with the exception of any work deemed inappropriate." Deadline: 9/16/16.
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Announcing a contest for autistic artists to create original DVD cover art for “A Sound Paradigm: A Film About David Royer, Community, and Futures in Autism," a feature-length documentary. Artists may use any medium in a 2 dimensional format. Artists with autism of any age are welcome to submit.
View details and submission instructions online >
"We welcome contributions from autistic/neuro-atypical persons." Deadline 2/28/17.
Find details about the call for Autism narratives >
"We are always collecting submissions here at The Art of Autism." The Art of Autism is the website of an international organization based in California.
How to submit visual art and blog postings to The Art of Autism >
An international organization was recently established to promote and support musicians with disabilities from all over the world. "We are looking for passionate musicians with challenges to profile on our website and be a part of this unique new organisation. So far we have attracted people from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela." Musicians with disabilities can submit the online form located on the Can Do Musos homepage.
A free webinar sponsored by VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, has been archived for your viewing convenience. Presenter: Sonja Cendak, Artist Services Assistant Manager, Office of VSA & Accessibility, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Intended Audience: Organizations that want to provide better technical assistance to beginning visual artists or to established artists who want to make the transition to the more public, commercial art world.
Download a "Quick Links" document from the presentation >
View the archived webinar (you must have Windows Media 9 or higher) >
See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
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Mark Smith lives in Brazil, Indiana. He is a trained artist who served in the military as a medic in combat and other missions. Pictured above: "Anima Animus."
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Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana who is deaf and has autism.
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Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Miller's painting "George Veditz."
Melissa Draper recalls that in school "they automatically labeled me as special education. They just stuck me right into that label." Now she is the author of a memoir, Follow Your Dreams and is a public speaker. She lives in Monticello, Indiana.
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Allan Yates lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Above: Photograph taken at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, copyright Allan Yates.
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New Albany, IN artist Thaniel Ion Lee has exhibited his art at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast, among other galleries. Pictured above: The Mountain Valley.