AEO is a professional development opportunity that helps raise awareness about art and dis/ability by presenting art in inclusive settings. In 2016, VSA Ohio celebrates 20 years of hosting the Accessible Expressions Ohio Touring Exhibition. Artists with disabilities, of any age, from across Ohio, are invited to submit their recent, original artwork for entry. Artwork selected for the exhibit will be on display for an opening ceremony in March 2016, where awards will be presented, and then art will travel to sites around Ohio for the rest of the year. Sales of artwork are encouraged.

 The call is open to artists of any age, who are residents of Ohio and have a disability. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Disability may be physical, developmental, mental, or learning.

 Submissions must be original artwork completed within the last 2 years.

 Artists may submit one (1) entry.

 All artwork must have a visual component. 2D art should not exceed 30” in any direction; 3D art should not exceed 24” in any direction. Artwork exceeding these guidelines will not be accepted and returned to the artist.

 Entries will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished practicing artists, educators, and arts administrators who determine work standards, originality, and diversity. All decisions are final.

 Artists will be notified of results in January 2016. Artists are responsible for delivery of original art.


 Do not send original artwork.

 Submit the following materials:
-Entry Form
- Image of the Artwork (Acceptable formats: 4” x 6” print or JPG file)
-Artist Statement or Biography o $20 entry fee

Mail completed entries to :

VSA Ohio/AEO, 77 S. High Street, 2nd Floor Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Questions? 614.241.5325 or




SAVE THE DATE! AEO Opening at Day of Arts for All, Saturday, March 12, 2016 Westerville Community Center