Accessible Expressions Ohio
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings.

Accessible Expressions Ohio 2014 Collage

The AEO tour begins with an opening ceremony early in the year where awards are given for first, second and third place in each category, including Best in Show and People’s Choice. Following the opening ceremony, the exhibit goes on tour across Ohio through December.

“What I love about the [AEO] exhibit is the variety and diversity of both the artwork itself as well as the special artists who created it!”
– Anitra, Medina

2015 Call for Art
2015 Call for Art is now closed. The 2016 Call for Art will go live in September, 2015. Email or call 614.241.5325 if you have any questions. 

Be a Tour Site - Bring AEO to your Community in 2015
Help inspire your community by partnering with VSA Ohio and hosting AEO. With flexible date availability, we make scheduling the exhibit easy. We can also adjust the number of pieces displayed to meet the needs of your space. VSA Ohio will provide a staff member to assist with installation and deinstallation. AEO has been displayed at libraries, government and corporate offices, galleries and conferences, and is a great way to increase the visual appeal of your space while also helping VSA Ohio raise awareness. For more information call 614.241.5325 or click the link above to download the Site Survey and return it to VSA Ohio. 

A Day of Arts for All 2015
Next year's celebration takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Westerville Community Center. At Day of Arts for All, VSA Ohio honors award winners from each category of this year's Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, hands-on activities, and live performances by local student acapella choir, Oakapella.  Artists and community members also have the opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop on marketing and artistic practice. This event is free and open to all. 

Congratulations to the following award winners and artists selected for the 2014 Accessible Expressions Ohio Exhibition!

                                                         Youth Award Winners

                                                       Emerging Award Winners

                                                   Professional Award Winners

                                                           Other Award Winners

2014 Tour Sites

OSU Bricker Hall                           Columbus                            April-May
Short North Alliance Office          Columbus                             April-June
Common Grounds Coffee Shop    Port Clinton                         June-July
Springfield Museum of Art            Springfield                           June-July
Kan Du Gallery                              Findlay                                June-August

We Care Arts                                Kettering                             July-September
Granville Public Library                 Granville                    September-November
Sandusky Artisans                       Sandusky                  September-November
Beck Center for the Arts               Lakewood                October-December
Wild Goose Creative                      Columbus                 November- December
OCALICON                                     Columbus                         November