In the photos: “Picasso Palmer,” by Jowayne Palmer, a second grader from Miami, FL.; “Lighthouse on the Sea,” by Joy Duke, an independent artist from Yucaipa, CA.
American Printing House for the Blind’s (APH) InSights Art, is celebrating the artistic creations created by students and adults who are blind or low vision with its first in-person InSights Arts ceremony since the pandemic began. The ceremony is part of APH’s Annual Meeting, which will be held Wednesday, October 5 through Friday, October 7. The InSights Art ceremony will be held on Friday, October 7. The InSights Art ceremony hosts a “meet the artists” session at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting and the InSights Art ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in downtown Louisville.
“I am looking forward to meeting artists that I have not been able to meet before. I am truly grateful that we are able to do an in-person exhibit, ceremony and dinner,” said Meg Outland, Special Programs Coordinator, American Printing House for the Blind. “I think it’s really great that artists from around the country and even around the world can come together and meet one another, and share their inspiration, and their artwork because they’re extremely talented.”
Since 1992, APH has hosted the annual international art contest for artists of all ages who are blind and low vision, and meet the definition of legal blindness. The competition is open to all artists and anyone can enter the competition and showcase their work in the InSights Art show. With more than 200 entries, the contest is separated into six categories based on student grade levels and three categories based on artistic medium (2-Dimensional, Sculpture, and Craft) for adult artists. Entries range from drawings, fibers, metal, paintings, print makings and wood.
Winners in both student and adult categories include first, second and third place, honorable mention and visioneer. Student prizes include: First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50, Honorable Mention $25 and $100 for visioneer. Adult prizes include: First Place $500, Second Place $400, Third Place $300, Honorable Mention $200 and $100 for visioner.
This year’s winners can be found online at www.insights-art.org.
About APH InSights Art
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 the independence of people who are blind and visually impaired by encouraging individuals to create original art.
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.
About American Printing House for the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind is a worldwide leader in designing innovative lifelong learning solutions for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. In this fast-changing world, we believe in the power and necessity of learning to open the doors to educational success, satisfying employment, social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal well-being. We level the learning playing field by providing specialized technology, materials, products, and services that are essential for education and life. American Printing House for the Blind is headquartered at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, please visit www.aph.org.