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Since 1963, the mission of the show is to showcase the talents of artists with a disability, provide a forum for artists to sell their work and create a cherishedand inclusive event for people of all abilities. Art of Possibilities highlights the abilities of artists with disabilities helping to achieve health, wellness and independence.
We are proud to showcase approximately 300 pieces annually. Artists are limited to two entries each.
Artists with a disability from around the world submit work for review. The work is juried by a panel of judges and artists are invited to participate in the show and sale. All artists have a disability.
All the works featured in the Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale are original pieces of fine art. However, some art mediums do have editions (photography, linocut prints, etc.). The artist determines the total number of reproductions. Please let us know if you have specific questions!
Each artist determines the price for their art. Artists are encouraged to set prices at a fair market value. A 25% commission of sales supports the Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale.
Art comes ready to hang. Most artwork is framed by the artist with a wire hanging. The frame is part of the work therefore included in the price.
Art sizes are listed on the art page. Art sizes are approximate and may or may not include the frame. If you need exact dimensions, please let us know.
Art purchases are not considered tax-deductible. If you would like to support the show with a tax-deductible gift, please visit our donation page. Thank you!
The Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale is proudly presented by Smead Manufacturing Company. The show is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. In addition to our generous sponsors, the art show is supported by Art of the West magazine, the Courage Kenny Foundation along with individual contributions from donors, artists and volunteers.
Yes, we have volunteer Art Advisors who schedule 30-minute guided sessions. They can provide art advice and will guide the guest through the show using Zoom. Please send an email to email@example.com to request and schedule an art advisor tour.
1. Click on the artwork you like to view the art product page.
2. Click on INQUIRE ABOUT PURCHASE button. The art will be added to your cart.
3. Once you have all the pieces that you would like to purchase in your cart, click on PURCHASE INQUIRY FORM
4. Fill out your contact information. An Art Advisor will follow up with you within 24 hours to answer any questions and complete your sale via credit card.
Art inquiries will be responded to in the order they are submitted. If the art is not purchased within 48 hours, the art will be released to the next customer inquiry.
A submitted art inquiry does not guarantee a final sale. Inquiries will be responded to in order that they are received. We will be sure to post SOLD on the art product page as soon as possible after a sale, and will respond personally to all art inquiries.
Art purchases will be made by credit card only.
The art will be available for pick up or shipment at the conclusion of the art show (early June). However, this year, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute building is currently closed. We will keep art buyers informed as to when the art will be accessible for pick up or shipment.
Art may be picked up by appointment at no extra cost. For shipped artwork, there will be a 7% added charge to help cover the costs of shipping. Art may only be shipped within the United States.
We are sure that this won’t happen! 100% of our buyers are very happy with their art purchases because the art looks even better in real life. Given the nature of this art show supporting artists with disabilities and the costs incurred by the artists to submit the art, all art sales are final. We will do everything we can to help make sure the piece you select meets your expectations! Thank you.
Many of our artists accept commissions so please let us know if the work you love is no longer available. We would love to further support artists this way!
For the current show, if the work has been sold, it is indicated on the artwork page. If you are unable to find another work that you love, do not hesitate to get in touch with us as we can suggest other works and some of our artists also accept commissions. Previous show galleries on CourageArt are still viewable, but the art is no longer for sale.
It is a great idea to give the gift of artwork to another person. Not only is art one of a kind, but art from Art of Possibilities is a gift that gives twice. The first gift is the fine art piece to the lucky recipient and the second is the gift of encouragement and validation to the artist with a disability. If you need help with your decision, please reach out to us.
Email is the best way to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you prefer a phone call please email us your phone number, the best time to reach you and we will be happy to give you a call.