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

2018 Competition Open for Submissions!

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The Jolly Boatmen
George Caleb Bingham, 1846

Entry form for the 2018 art competition now available!

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

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Collage of juried art from years past

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.