Annapolis, MD (April 24, 2023) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues (CODI), and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County announce a call for artists for the 2023 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit. Submissions are open to Anne Arundel County residents of all ages with disabilities. Entries must have a maximum of 24 inches in all directions. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County will serve as a juror. This year marks the tenth annual Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit.
"It is an honor to recognize and celebrate the work of these talented artists." said Karrisa Kelly, Director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities "Art provides an outlet for individuals with disabilities to express themselves without limitation, communicating their thoughts and feelings, and improving their sense of connectedness to their communities."
April Nyman, executive director of The Arts Council, stated, "This is the tenth year we've had the opportunity to partner with the Commission on Disability Issues on this exciting art exhibit. As jurors for the exhibit, we were so impressed with the quality of the artwork submitted. It's great that we can give this kind of exposure to artists with disabilities."
Katie Collins-Ihrke, chair of CODI, stated, "This art exhibit gives people with disabilities a platform to showcase their artistic talents in a highly visible way. It is our hope that this event and the exhibit celebrate the many skills and aptitudes of people with disabilities and our interconnectedness as human beings."
The deadline for entries is Monday, May 22, 2023. Interested artists can submit an online application at https://artscouncilofannearundelcountynew.submittable.com/submit. Applications can also be submitted by mail or email to:
The Artists Without Limits 2023 Art Exhibit
Attn: Vickie Martin
Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues
2664 Riva Road, Suite 170
Annapolis, MD 21401
A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The art exhibit will be on display at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library from July 26, 2023, thru August 18, 2023, and at the Arundel Center from August 21, 2023, thru September 18, 2023. The exhibits are free and open to the public.
About The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues (CODI) advises the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs, and services for people with disabilities. For more information, you can contact CODI at 410-222-4464 voice or via TTY using Maryland Relay 7-1-1. You can also visit the CODI’s website at https://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/CODI/.
About The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, a.k.a. The Cultural Arts Foundation, works to create a strong financial support system for the entire spectrum of arts groups in the County. Through a partnership of public and private interests, it provides funding for music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. You can visit the Arts Council website at https://www.acaac.org/.