Fourth annual art contest and exhibition to showcase West Virginia artists with disabilities

Charleston, W.Va. (May 12, 2017) – The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) invites West Virginia artists with disabilities to enter the 2017 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition. This fourth annual event will feature original artwork created by people with disabilities.

To enter, you must be at least 18 years old, be a West Virginia resident and have a disability. There is no entry fee.

"This annual event has been a huge success," said DRS Director Marijane K. Waldron. "We are proud to have the opportunity to showcase the creative and diverse abilities and contributions of people with disabilities. This event also serves as an important tool to promote National Disability Employment Awareness Month to West Virginia businesses during the month of October."

All entry materials and artwork may be submitted starting June 1 and must be received no later than June 30, 2017. Complete submission guidelines and an entry form are available here.

A juried artist will select the winning entries based on criteria including originality, imagination, visual interest, presentation and skillful use of materials.