All artists with a disability causing physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major daily life activities are eligible. Examples of major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, personal care, learning or working.
Artists are invited to submit up to four works of art in any of the six show categories: Graphic & Print Making (charcoal, chalk, crayon, pastel, pencil, or pen and ink,woodcuts, stencils, engraving, etching and lithography, or screen-printing, foil imaging, digital art, computer graphics), Oils (oils, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, ink and wash, tempera, or encaustic paints), Sculpture (3-D art, bronze, stone, marble, wood, glass, jewelry, or clay) Photography, and Mixed Media (hanging art with variety of materials, hanging fiber), Oils and Acrylics and Watercolor.
All art must be for sale. The goal of Art of Possibilities is to celebrate the talents of artists living with disability through the sale of their art. Artists are encouraged to price artwork at a fair market price. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute returns 100% of the sale price to the artist. Please price work to sell, and consider quality, technique, framing and experience. Currency exchange rates will be based on rate, on the day of sale. All artist sales payments will be issued at one time after the conclusion of the show in late June 2023.
A professional jury panel will review all art and present $4,500 in monetary awards. A $500 award will be presented to one artist as “Best of Show”. A $100 award will be presented as an "Encouragement Award." First, second, third and honorable mention monetary awards and ribbons are presented in all six categories – Oil & Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphic &Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography and Mixed Media. Winners receive $250, $175, $125, and $100, respectively. All artist award payments will be issued in late June 2023. All artworks will be reviewed online for awards.
- Four entries per artist.
- Entries must be summitted under artist name and contact.
- Artist must have a disability at the time of art creation.
- Art must be the original work of the artist and created within the past three years.
- Previous entries are not accepted.
- Art (Phase 2) must be the same as the online entry image (Phase 1) – NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
- Art must be for sale at a fair market price. Art priced more than $2,000 will not be accepted.
- Hanging art must not exceed 36 inches in any one direction and must be framed with an attached wire hanging that is at minimum 6 inches wide for the hanger.
- Plexiglas is highly recommended. CKRI is not responsible for glass breakage either in transit or while in our possession.
- Sculpture must not exceed 20 pounds and measure less than 18” width, 12” depth, 24” height.
- All art must include a label with artist's full name, title, medium and price.
- CKRI has the right to refuse any artwork.
- Any artwork that differs significantly from the digital entry, arrives after the deadline, or is sub-standard quality will be disqualified from the art show and sale.
- Graphic & Print – charcoal, chalk, crayon, pastel, pencil, or pen and ink, woodcuts, stencils, engraving, etching and lithography, or screen-printing, foil imaging, digital art, computer graphics
- Oils & Acrylics – oils, gouache, acrylics, tempera, or encaustic paints
- Watercolor Painting watercolors, alcohol, ink and wash
- Sculpture – 3-D art, bronze, stone, marble, wood, glass, jewelry, or clay
- Photography – all types and styles of photography
- Mixed Media – hanging art with variety of materials, hanging fiber art
All artists will have a Biography of approximately 500 words or less displayed near their art and on the online gallery. The Biography is very important. Well-written Biographies help sell the art by making a connection between the art buyer and the artwork.
Biographies may include information about the artist’s background, interest and experience with art, techniques, their philosophy, and personal connection to art. CKRI may edit biographies. Although not required, we encourage artists to include their disability and any special adaptations they use to create their work. Artists are in control of how their story is told and what is disclosed in their biography.
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2-PHASE ART SHOW JURY PROCESS
PHASE 1 is the café digital review of images. Each entrant may submit one digital image of each piece of artwork up to four entries. Images should be in JPEG format. Please take care in photographing your work to ensure a quality image. Artists will be notified after the Phase 1 review with an INVITE or ROSTER to submit selected original art for Phase 2 inclusion.
Phase 2 will be an invitation to have art hung in person at Courage Kenny. All art - INVITED or ROSTER - art from Phase 1 will be part of the jury review. Substitution entries for Phase 2 will not be accepted. Any artwork received that differs significantly from the digital entry, arrives after the deadline, or is sub-standard quality will be disqualified from the art show and sale.
SHOW FORMATS: IN-PERSON or ONLINE-ONLY
Artists may choose to participate in Art of Possibilities in one of two ways:
- In-Person (Roster): Art is physically displayed in-person at Courage Kenny is also featured online.
- Online-Only (Invited): Art is displayed online-only. All art (Invite and Roster) will be reviewed for Jury Awards.
Sold online-only artwork will need to be shipped to CKRI or directly to the art buyers at the conclusion of the show in June. Shipping/delivery of artwork in a timely manner is the responsibility of the artist.
If you wish to be included in the in-person hanging of the artwork, art must be received at Courage Kenny - Golden Valley, by April 5, 2023.
IN-PERSON ART SHIPPING AND LOCAL ART DROP-OFF
In-Person (Roster) art should be shipped to be received between March 27 - April 5, 2023. The deadline for receiving in-person art is April 5, 2023.
SHIP ARTWORK TO:
Art of Possibilities
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Shipped artwork must be packed in a quality container. Please do not use: Styrofoam, peanuts, popcorn, or coins as packing filler.
LOCAL ART DROP OFF:
April 5, 6 and 7, 2023: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55422
All art must be available for sale. Courage Kenny returns 100% of the sale price to the artist. Please price artwork at a fair market price. Courage Kenny will ship/deliver artwork to buyers for all in-person art sales.
SOLD online-only artwork will need to be shipped directly from the artist to CKRI or the art buyers at the at the conclusion of the show. Shipping/delivery of artwork in a timely manner is the responsibility of the artist.
Art is handled with professional care; Courage Kenny is not responsible for damage or loss during shipping. Artists assume all risk for loss or damage of artwork submitted. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is not responsible for glass breakage. The value of any one piece of artwork must not exceed $2,000.
By submitting entries to Art to the Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale, I hereby consent to my Art, Photograph, Biography and/or an Interview for the purposes of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Art of Possibilities promotion for publication in CourageArt.org, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, social media or other printed media or broadcast by television/radio transmission.
I recognize that Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, is acting only as an intermediary, making it possible for said publication or broadcast. As such, I hereby agree to hold Allina Health and Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale free and harmless from all liability arising out of the Art, Photograph, Biography or Interview and subsequent publication or broadcasting.
I assume full responsibility for my submitted Art, Photograph and Biography. I agree to the media release of use of my Art, Photo and Biography for the use of Allina Health and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI) to promote the Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale.
By submitting my café application, I understand I am in control of how my Art and Biography are presented. By submitting my Art to the Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale, I hereby grant to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and art show sponsors the right and license, for a period of two years, to reproduce and distribute, by any means, my Art, for use on marketing materials, Cards, and/or Other Product promoting Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale. I retain the copyright in the Art.
I understand my Art may appear in promotional materials, Cards or Other Product for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and art show sponsors. I hereby grant Courage Kenny the right to modify my Art if necessary for this purpose. I understand and agree that any proceeds from the sale of the Cards and Other Products will be used for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s programs serving people with disabilities.
ABOUT COURAGE KENNY REHABILITATION INSTITUTE
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI), part of Allina Health, provides a full continuum of exceptional rehabilitation services for people with short and long-term conditions, injuries, and disabilities. CKRI empowers all people to live, work, and play to their full potential.
For more information on our programs and services, visit www.allinahealth.org/couragekenny