[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Fwd: Seeking artists ages 16-25 for Kennedy Center art program

Scott Baltisberger baltisbergers at tsbvi.edu
Mon Apr 24 17:02:08 UTC 2017

If you have students/former students in the 16-25 age range who have an
arts orientation as well as a visual impairment (or, actually, any
disbility) you might like to share this with them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility <
awalsh at kennedy-center.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:53 PM
Subject: Seeking artists ages 16-25 for Kennedy Center art program
To: "baltisbergers at tsbvi.edu" <baltisbergers at tsbvi.edu>

Apply for Electrify! by May 3, 2017

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[image: The Kennedy Center.]
[image: Graphic logo for Electrify! VSA Emerging Young Artists Program 2017]

*15 winning artists share $60,000 in awards!*

The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility is excited to announce
the call for art for *Electrify!*, the *2017-2018 VSA Emerging Young
Artists Program*
competition and exhibition.

*Electrify! *features artwork by artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who
are living in the U.S. We are seeking artwork that is charged with ideas,
that acts as a conduit for creative reflection on the past, explores the
"now," and invokes a future full of possibility and inclusivity. *Art
should excite our senses, awaken our curiosity, and electrify our very
being. *It has the ability to invigorate and empower the artist and viewer
alike, but just as important, art can spark empathy and ignite

Below are some key details about the program, as well as a link to view or
download the 2016-2017 *(Re)Invention* catalog from our current cohort of
winning artists.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne-Marie Walsh, Visual Arts
Coordinator at *awalsh at kennedy-center.org <AWalsh at Kennedy-Center.org>* or (202)

Samples from the 2016-2017 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program:

*2017 Electrify! Call for Art*

Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. *Grand Prize is
$20,000*, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining
Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winners will exhibit their selected
artwork in a year-long nationally touring exhibition and attend an
all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, D.C.
[image: Graphic of the word "ELECTRIFY!" in neon blue, yellow, and pink, on

The *deadline to apply is May 3, 2017* and winners will be announced in
mid-June 2017. For more information visit
[image: Line.]

[image: (Re)Invention 2017 Catalog: Click here to view or download]

Click above for the 2016-2017 (Re)Invention Catalog
[image: Photograph of Electrify! postcards]

Click above to request printed postcards or flyers
[image: Graphic with Electrify! flyer.]

Click above to download digital flyers and graphics

*Want to hear more from VSA?*

The Kennedy Center
Office of VSA and Accessibility
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Scott Baltisberger
VI Outreach Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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