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ART OF POSSIBILITIES ART SHOW & SALE
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale 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 event 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. These diverse artist styles range across a wide spectrum and are featured in six main broad categories: Photography, Oils & Acrylics, Graphic, Sculpture, Mixed Media and Watercolor. 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 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 also inspires individuals who come to Courage Kenny for therapy and rehabilitation who face similar barriers.
IMPORTANT 2022 ART SHOW DATES
March 15, 2022: Café Entry Deadline
March 25, 2022: Email Invitation to Participation
April 18 - 29, 2022: Shipped Art Received
April 26 - 29, 2022: Local Art Drop-off 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
April 29, 2022 On-site Art Deadline
JUNE 2, 2022: Art Show Opening Reception at Courage Kenny
JUNE 3, 2022: Online Art Sale Opens
JUNE 3 – JUNE 24, 2022: Show Dates
June 27 - 30, 2022: Pick-up/Shipping of Sold Art
June 27 - 30, 2022: Pick-up/Shipping of Unsold Art
July 15, 2022: Artist Payment Checks Mailed
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.