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“In Solitude, Unity”: A Juried Exhibition

Yellow background with a cartoon woman with a face mask in the left top corner and a cartoon group of people walking, including a person in a wheelchair in the right bottom corner. The text is in black: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Call for Submissions,

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) is calling all Deaf and disabled artists to submit artwork for a juried exhibition with an opening reception on Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2020. The theme for the exhibition is “In Solitude, Unity”.

Often those with disabilities are isolated from the larger community as a result of physical or social barriers. With the need to self-isolate during the pandemic, the general community has experienced the solitude that those with disabilities often face in their daily lives. This experience has made the larger community more aware of the issues faced by those with disabilities and we are beginning to see more accessibility being offered, such as curb side pickups, online exhibitions and presentations, home deliveries, etc. This exhibition hopes to celebrate the unity that the disability community has experienced with the larger population as we have all had to live in solitude these last few months. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme as they wish. Artist fees will be paid to chosen artists.

Images of the selected works will be projected onto the side of the AANM office building at 329 Cumberland Ave. for Nuit Blanche and will be part of an online exhibition. All artwork will be professionally photographed by AANM and must be delivered to the office by September 16th 2020 to accommodate the photo shoot.

All two-dimensional works and flat sculptural works (such as beadwork) will be accepted. If you have any questions about whether your artwork would qualify please contact Jenel Shaw at (204)336-2366 or

Entry Requirements:

  1. Artists must be a current member of AANM at the time of submission (go to or contact executive director Jenel Shaw ( for information on becoming a member).
  2. Artists must self-identify as an artist with a disability or Deaf artist.

Please submit the following:

  1. Artist CV
  2. Artist Statement: Explain why you would like to be a part of this exhibition and how your work relates to the theme. 500 words max
  3. Images: Submit up to 3 images in the following format:

-JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)

-1.5 MB max

-RBG colour mode (full colour mode)

-file names: 01InitialsYearTitle.jpg (Image number, applicant’s initials, year of the work, title of the work)

All information is to be submitted by email or Dropbox by September 10th 2020 to by September 10th 2020.

Preference will be given to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC ) artists. If you need any assistance with your application contact Jenel Shaw at or (204) 336-2366

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