No Boundaries is an annual traveling art show featuring artists with disabilities in the spirit of a tradition began 21 years ago by VSA arts of Washington. It has been an annual exhibit much valued by artists with disabilities, as well as many in local art communities who are aware of and value both Outsider Art and art created by professional artists with disabilities. Deepest thanks to 4Culture for their support.
I have taught art, advocated for and curated exhibits for artists with disabilities for over 30 years. I have worked as inclusive arts in education coordinator for the WA, created inclusive arts programs in numerous cities, presented workshops, trainings and residencies for inclusive arts and teachers.
The 30 artists selected to represent the 2012-2013 No Boundaries tour are artists, both professional and untrained. Many have developmental disabilities, some brain injuries sustained later in life. Some artists are non-verbal with their art being a vital voice in creating community. Each artist has developed skills through adaptation and innovation to speak through their art and imagination.
The Exhibits and Art Gallery, located on the 4th floor of the Library, is an area for exhibiting visual arts. Our gallery displays the creative works of faculty, staff, students and members of the extended community in an effort to provide space for promoting their diverse talents.
Inquiries about exhibiting work in the gallery can be directed to members of the Library Exhibits Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.