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

2016 Call for Art
VSA Ohio announces the 2016 Call for Art for the 20th Anniversary of Accessible Expressions Ohio Touring Exhibition. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 4, 2015.

Click here to download a PDF of the guidelines and entry form.

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Be a Tour Site - Bring AEO to your Community in 2016
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
This year's celebration took place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Westerville Community Center. At Day of Arts for All, VSA Ohio honored award winners from each category of this year's Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition. Attendees enjoyed refreshments, hands-on activities, and live performances by local rock trio, InnerVision.  Artists and community members als had the opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop on marketing and artistic practice. 

Congratulations to this year's award winning works of art pictured below!