2022 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

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The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual traveling juried art show. The show is open to students from throughout the state that have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The artists are of various ages attending public, private, residential, and home schools.

The show provides artists an opportunity to showcase their special talent and abilities. Children who participate in the show use various media to create one- of- a- kind masterpieces. Art is included in the students’ academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math science, reading and leisure time activities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.

The gallery opening reception was held on Sunday, 1/23/22. Every opening gallery reception is free and open to the public. Artists are also encouraged to attend so that viewers can have a chance to meet the artists.

Work will be on display in the SCAC’s Grande Corridor Gallery from 1/23/22-2/24/22. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm.

Click here to see the 2022 awards ceremony video on YouTube. 

Presented by the Shelby County Arts Council in partnership with the University of Alabama of Birmingham School of Optometry Vision Science Research Center.

If you would like to know more about the Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama or purchase artwork please contact Shirley J. Wilson | Director, Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, sjwilson@uab.edu, 205482-5201.

2022 HKASA Tour Schedule

-January 23-February 24: Shelby County Arts Council-105 W. College St., Columbiana, AL, 35051

-March 3-15: Heritage Hall Museum- 200 South Street East, Talladega, AL, 35160

-April 1-May 21: Wiregrass Museum of Art-126 Museum Ave. Dothan, AL, 36303

-May 24-June 28: Tennessee Valley Museum of Art-511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, AL, 35674

-July 16-September 14: Alabama Center for the Arts-133 2nd Ave NE, Decatur, AL, 35601

-September 16-September 25: TBA

-October 4-October 28: Comer Museum and Arts Center- 711 N. Broadway Ave., Sylacauga, AL, 35150

-November 1-January 4, 2023-University of South Alabama Marx Library-5901 USA Dr. N., Mobile, AL, 36688

Check out these photos from the 2022 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama Opening Reception


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