Thursday, June 24, 2010

Institute on Disability Seeks Artists for its 2011 Calendar

Institute on Disability Seeks Artists for its 2011 Calendar

Are you an artist looking for an opportunity to get your work noticed? Do you know someone who is an artist and might be interested in such an opportunity? Every year since 2000, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has produced a calendar that features 13 original works of art. These highly anticipated calendars are distributed each year to thousands of people around the world who are connected to the IOD's mission of strengthening communities and ensuring full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons. The IOD is currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for its 2011 Calendar.

The theme for the 2011 calendar is reflective of the quote:

“Inclusion is a right, not a special privilege for a select few.” - Federal Court, Oberti vs Board of Education

If you would like to submit, here are some simple guidelines to follow:

All artwork must be 2-dimensional (i.e. drawings, paintings). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept photography and sculpture.
Artwork for submission may be created for the purpose of this calendar or may be selected from an existing portfolio of work.
Artwork should reflect the artist's interpretation of the quote above.
Artists are encouraged to submit artwork with vibrant colors (see links to past calendars below).
Artists are welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) works of art for consideration.
Submissions must include the artist's name, phone number, email address, and title(s) of artwork.
If chosen, the original work submitted will be requested and will need to be sent to the IOD. All originals will be returned to the artists.

Here are links if you would like to see a PDF copy of the 2009 and 2010 calendars.

Please do not send original artwork at this time. Digital copies (scanned or photographed artwork) for consideration should be sent as a JPG or PDF file to with “2011 IOD Calendar Art” in the subject line. If you would like to submit a printed copy (not an original) of your artwork via U.S. postal mail, please mail it to:

Attn: Matthew Gianino
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824

During the final selection process, the IOD may request the original artwork for further consideration in some cases. The 13 finalists will be asked to complete an Artwork Release Form. Please be sure you are able to comply with the terms of the release form prior to submitting. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 30, 2010. All artists whose work is chosen for the 2011 Calendar will be contacted by August 27.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the IOD