Call Detail
2023 Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale
Entry Deadline: 2/5/23
Days remaining to deadline: 9
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Minnesota
Budget: na

ART OF POSSIBILITIES ART SHOW & SALE

Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale is a project of the Allina Health Foundation and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI). It is one of only a handful of juried art shows in the world exclusively featuring artists with disabilities.  Held every year since 1963, the Art Show & Sale is a much-anticipated celebration of fine arts attracting hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors from Minnesota and around the world.  The Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale provides a forum for artists with disabilities to sell their work, promotes the talents of artists with disabilities, and creates a cherished and inclusive community event for people of all abilities.

A HISTORIC EVENT 

The annual Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale began in 1963 and was known then as the Art Show for Disabled Artists. The art show was the very first of its kind anywhere in the world. The first show attracted 42 artists from eight countries and four continents. Since then, Art of Possibilities has become a major showcase of fine art and has attracted thousands of artists from nearly 50 countries.

A CELEBRATION IN QUALITY VISUAL ARTS

Nearly 200 artists with disabilities showcase their art each year. Artwork is reviewed on-site by a jury of professional artists, collectors, influencers, educators in the local arts community.  All art is original, completed in the last three years and available for sale.

A MISSION OF WHOLE PERSON CARE

Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale embodies Allina Health’s vision of Whole Person Care bringing together mind, body, spirit, and community into the healing process. Art goes beyond physical health and benefits patients, families, caregivers, and all of us who experience it. The Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale celebrates the abilities of artists and inspires individuals who come to Courage Kenny for therapy and rehabilitation who face similar barriers.

2023 ART SHOW DATES

  • February 5, 2023: Café Entry Deadline
  • February 28, 2023: Email Invitation to Participation
  • March 27 - April 5, 2023:  Shipped Art Received
  • April 5, 6 and 7, 2023:  Local Art Drop-off 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • April 27, 2023: Opening Reception at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
  • April 28, 2023: Online Art Sale Opens
  • April 28 – May 31, 2023:  Show Dates
  • June 7- 9, 2023: Local Art Pick-up 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • June 30, 2023: Artist Payment Checks Mailed

IN-PERSON ART SHOW LOCATION

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

3915 Golden Valley Road

Minneapolis, MN 55422

There is no entry fee for submission.  Artists may submit up to four art entries in any category.  Each artist must submit a biography. 

Artists with a disability causing physical or mental impairment of one or more major life activities are eligible.  Examples of major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, personal care, learning or working.