The Arts Access for All Artist First exhibition is intended to provide opportunity to demonstrate the capacity of skillful artists with disabilities from the wide array of culturally diverse talent in our communities.
Artwork encompassing all styles and genres from both new or emerging and established artists will be selected by jurors with experience, who value and respect our vibrant diverse arts community.
The Artist First exhibition has no entry fee. The Artist First exhibition is an all-inclusive show that is ADA compliant and will be displayed according to the highest standards for accessible design.
From February 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020 in the fourth floor gallery at
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Museum at the Hjemkomst Center
202 1st Avenue North
Moorhead, MN 56560
HCSCC museum galleries and exhibition space is ADA compliant. To request accommodations or ask questions, contact Sherry Shirek email@example.com or call/text 701-781-3055
For further information about the accessibility at the HCSCC Museum at the Hjemkomst Center visit
November 18, 2019 submissions due
December 28, 2019 artists notified
January 24 & 25, 2020 artwork delivered to HCSCC
February 1, 2020 Show opens to the public at 9:00 am
February 4, 2020 Opening reception
March 31, 2020 Show closes
April 1st to 4th, 2020 Artwork pickup
About the show
Artist First is the title of the exhibit, and it is also the theme.
Artist First is an opportunity to show off the culturally diverse talent and skill of new emerging and established artists in our community who identify as having a disability.
Artist First is a supportive way in which artists can experience the process of a juried exhibition who may not otherwise consider taking that next step.
Artist First is a way for artists to network with art enthusiasts and unite with other regional artists with disabilities and similar cultural backgrounds.
Artist First is a way to break through societal misconceptions about artists with disabilities and cultural differences.
Artist First is a way to demonstrate an art exhibit that is accessible to all people and designed with access as a priority.
Eligibility and guidelines
Awards and Reception
The awards ceremony will take place at the start of the opening reception, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on February 4, 2020
All artists accepted into the show are encouraged to attend the opening reception.
Five prizes will be awarded: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Best in show People’s choice.
To register and submit an application for the Artist First juried show, follow this link: http://www.artsafa.org/
Applicants are required to submit digital photos of up to three pieces of artwork, therefore a “save draft” and return to applications once you complete your registration is available.
Arts Access for All team members are committed to providing the necessary accommodations for all artists to have an equal opportunity to apply for this art exhibition.
To request alternative formats of the application and/or to discuss alternative ways to submit your application, contact Sherry Shirek firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-781-3055
Tagging accepted work
Attach a tag to the back or bottom of your artwork with the following information:
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This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council, made available through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.
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