APH InSights Art — Annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition for Artists Who Are Visually Impaired and Blind

Coming Soon! Information on Entering APH InSights 2018!

Make Waves! Make Art…

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai, 1830-1833

Each year the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) invites visually impaired and blind artists of all ages to submit artwork to APH InSights Art Contest. This art competition and exhibition is exclusively for blind and visually impaired artists and draws entries from across the U.S. and around the world. Winners of the 2017 competition are listed below. Learn more about APH InSights Art.

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Collage of juried art from years past

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2017 InSights Art Exhibition

The 2017 InSights Art Exhibition will be up for public viewing from October 12 to 14. Ninety spectacular works by artists with vision loss will be on display at the following location and hours:

Hyatt Regency, Downtown Louisville
The Kentucky Suite
311 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

The Kentucky Suite is on the 2nd Floor, at the top of the escalators.

Exhibit Hours

  • Thursday, October 12, 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
  • Friday, October 13, 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 14, 8:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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Artists in the News

We love it when artists who have entered the InSights Art Contest make the news, and we want to share their stories with you. If you know an InSights Artist who has been featured in the news recently, let us know. We’ll be happy to post it here.

“Dubuque Art Student Wins National Award”

KCRG News, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filmed this report on Reece Drapeau, a grade school student who won first place for his wonderful piece, “Four Seasons” for the 2016 contest. Congratulations, Reece!

Painting of a tree in various seasons, by Reece Drapeau

“Introducing Lynda Lambert, Seasoned Writer and Artist”

AFB’s online magaine, VisionAware wrote a beautiful article about Lynda Lambert, an artist who won third place for her extraordinary beaded work, “My Bleeding Heart,” in the 2016 contest.

Beaded jewelry, by Lynda Lambert

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About APH InSights Art

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APH InSights, an annual juried competition and exhibition, is organized by APH for artists of all ages with vision loss. International in scope, this project reflects our mission to promote independence of people who are blind and visually impaired by encouraging individuals to create original art.

Around 500 entries in all types of media are received each year. Judges from Louisville’s education and art community select pieces for display at the APH Annual Meeting in October. Prize winners are invited to come to Louisville to receive their awards at an evening banquet. Artwork from entries may also be reproduced in the APH InSights Art Calendar and as images on greeting cards. The entry form for the art competition is available in February of each year.

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