No Limits: A Celebration of Georgia Artists with Disabilities

Re-posted by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (text by Mark Mason Karelson, Director of Mason Murer Fine Art)
Mason Murer Fine Art
VSA Arts of Georgia

Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 7-10PMVSA Arts of Georgia presents a statewide juried exhibition of visual art.  Eligible works will include: paintings, drawings, collages, photography, sculpture, video, and mixed media.  VSA Arts of Georgia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income.  No Limits will be held at Mason Murer Fine Art, an AIA award-winning art gallery located in Midtown Atlanta.

How to Enter: There is NO ENTRY FEE.  Individual artists may submit up to four works for consideration.  Submissions are preferred via e-mail, with individual images submitted in the form of JPEGs.  Individual jpeg images should not exceed 1 megabyte.  Entries will also be accepted by mail in the form of discs, DVDs, or photographs.  Mailed submissions will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed return envelope accompanies them.

SUBMISSIONS DUE: March 1, 2011. Please include the following information:

Contact Name — E-mail — Phone # — Artist’s Name — Title — Medium — Size — Creation Date — Retail Price

e-mail submissions: No Limits Art Contest

mailed submissions:
Mason Murer Fine Art, Inc.
Attention: Caroline John
199 Armour Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324

Shipping and Delivery: Artists must pay the cost of shipping to and from the gallery.  Pieces may be delivered and picked up by the artists or their designated representatives, but neither Mason Murer Fine Art, nor VSA Arts of Georgia will pay the cost of shipping works to the gallery or back to the artist.  CODs will not be accepted.  Art will not be returned unless the artist provides return shipping.

Eligibility: The exhibit will be juried.  Application is open to all Georgia artists with physical or developmental disabilities.  There will be an Adult Category (age 18 and older) and a Children’s Category (under 18).  Selected artists will be notified by March 10th, 2010.  Eligible works: Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Photography, Sculpture, Video, and Mixed Media.  Works, excluding sculpture and video, must be framed.

Sales: Artists will receive 50% of the proceeds from sales of their works.  VSA Arts of Georgia will receive the remaining 50%.  Mason Murer Fine Art will donate all of its facilities and services.

Awards: Four (4) winners in the Adult Category will each receive a $250.00 gift card from Binders Art Supply.  Five award winners in the Children’s Category will each receive a $150.00 gift card from Binders Art Supply.

About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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