Accessible Expressions Ohio
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings, where viewers can pARTicipate and artwork is for sale.

Accessible Expressions Ohio 2014 Collage

“What I love about the [AEO] exhibit is the variety and diversity of both the artwork itself as well as the artists who created it!”
– Anitra, Medina

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AEO 2017 Winners

ABOUT AEO
AEO begins with a Call for Art open to artists with disabilities - any age, any experience level, and all across Ohio. The annual exhibition is selected by jurors from the call for entries. The exhibition is on display throughout Ohio from March through December. Art work is for sale while on tour and artists are sent postcards so they know where their art is on display.
An Opening Ceremony takes place in March where every artist received a certificate and awards are given for Best in Show, People's Choice, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each entry category (youth, emerging, professional).

AEO 2018 Call for Entries - Deadline December 1, 2017 PDF form

Click here to download the Word version of the 2018 Call for Entries
 

 

Be a Tour Site - Bring AEO to your Community

Now Booking 2018 Tour Sites - Call 614-241-5325.
Help inspire your community by partnering with VSA Ohio and hosting AEO at a site in your neighborhood. 

We work to make this easy for you: flexible date availability for scheduling; just the right number of pieces to meet the needs of your space; and a VSAO staff member will assist with installation and deinstallation. AEO is displayed at libraries, government and corporate offices, galleries, and conferences. AEO is a great way to increase the visual appeal of your space while also helping raise awareness about accessible arts. 

Bring AEO to your community. Click here to download the AEO Tour Site Form

AEO Tour Location Dates
Westerville Community Center, Westerville  March 1 - 31
Arts & Autism Festival, Gateway Film Center, Columbus  April 9
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, Columbus  April - December
Decorative Arts Center, Lancaster  April - May
George Streeter Gallery, Art Therapy Studio, Cleveland  May - June
Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus  June
Shopworks Theatre Company, Columbus  July
Ohio State Fair, Columbus  July 24 - August 6
Sandusky Artisans, Sandusky  August - October
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus  September
City of Upper Arlington Municipal Services Building  September
The Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood  October - Dec.
Franklin County Board of DD, Northeast Center, Columbus  November - Jan.
OCALICON conference, Columbus  November 15 - 16
Westerville Community Center, Westerville  March 2018
Decorative Arts Center, Lancaster  April 2018
Visionaries + Voices, Cincinnati  August 2018
Silo Arts Studio, Akron  Aug. - Sept. 2018
Jupiter Studios, Alliance  Oct. - Nov. 2018
Now Booking! Contact VSAO Today.  April - Dec. 2018


day of arts for all postcard, march 25, westerville community center
 

Congratulations, 2017 AEO Winners!
View all the AEO 2017 pieces on VSAO's Facebook Page.
Contact VSA Ohio to purchase your favorite piece for your wall or as a gift.

Stephanie Schmidt, The Queen Bee
Best in Show
Stephanie Schmidt
The Queen Bee
Photograph
Athens; $150

Eamonn Tracy, Celebracion de los muertos

Emerging Artist, 1st Place
Eamonn Tracy
celebración de los muerto
Photograph
Columbus; ​SOLD

Adam Maloney, Atomic Bomber!
Emerging Artist, 2nd Place

Adam Maloney
Atomic Bomber!
Mixed media on paper
Cincinnati; ​SOLD

Shannon Moyer, Little Toad
Emerging Artist, 3rd Place

Shannon Moyer
Little Toad
Photograph
Athens; $150

Wendy Weisz, House on the Hill
Professional Artist, 1st Place
Wendy Weisz
House on the Hill
Ink and acrylic

Grandview Heights; $90​

Concha Castaneda, Syd's World
Professional Artist, 2nd Place AND People's Choice
Concha Castaneda
Syd's World
Recycled acrylic and canvas
Newark; $1,200

Timothy Prenzlin, Best Friend
Professional Artist, 3rd Place
Timothy Prenzlin
Best Friend

Watercolor on paper
Columbus; $65

Gabriel Hund, Chicken Elmo
Youth Artist, 1st Place

Gabriel Hund
Chicken Elmo
Watercolor, pencil
Dublin; SOLD​

Henry Hess, The Professors
Youth Artist, 2nd Place
Henry Hess
The Professors

Mixed
Columbus; $575

Ramiro Castro Vasquez, Bull
Youth Artist, 3rdPlace
Ramiro Castro Vasquez
Bull
Glass blowing
Swanton; NFS