“A Celebration of the ADA” Group Exhibition

Call for Art: CELEBRATION!

Arts Access Gallery is excited to host its second exhibition titled “A Celebration of the ADA”, featuring works of art created by North Carolina artists with disabilities. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) commemorates its 34th year, we want to know what YOU celebrate in life.

The exhibition will be on view June 7 through July 26, 2024. An opening reception to celebrate the artists will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 6 pm – 9 pm at Arts Access Gallery located at 444 S. Blount St. Suite 115B, Raleigh, NC 27601. The ADA celebration and closing reception will be held on Friday, July 26, 2024 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

This exhibition is open to North Carolina artists who identify as having a disability and are at least 18 years of age. Works from both established and emerging artists are welcomed. 


All entries must be original works of art, wired and ready to hang. Only one entry is allowed per artist. All work will be juried with the submitted digital image of the artwork. 

Up to 10 artists’ work will be selected.

The submission deadline is April 22, 2024. 

Media Accepted:

  • Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles, and Watercolor.   
  • Digital image submissions must be high resolution (300 ppi or higher).
  • All 2D works must be framed and ready to hang with screw eyes or D-rings and wire. No sawtooth hangers accepted. 
  • Metal frames must have hardware that screws securely in the track. 
  • Plexiglass or glass-covered drawings, prints, photographs, and watercolors are acceptable. 
  • Gallery wrapped canvas must be stapled on the back. Gessoed or painted sides are acceptable.

All submitted artwork may be no larger than 30 inches in any direction. 

Media Not Accepted:

Videos, installations, sculpture, reproductions of original work, and Giclee prints. Frameless glass or plexiglass, frames with tension, or saw-tooth hangers cannot be accepted. No wet paintings.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions open March 27, 2024.

Submission deadline is April 22, 2024.

For digital submissions only: 

You may enter one work of art in JPEG (.jpg) format. The image should include the submission and mat, frame, and background if any.One image per work. 

Note:  if your work is highly textured, or contains mixed media elements, you may supply one additional close-up image.  

Online Application:

The form will ask you to:

  • Enter your personal contact information
  • Upload one entry image of your art in JPEG format OR submit a link for web-based submissions. One additional closeup image is encouraged if the work is highly textured or contains mixed-media elements 
  • Provide details about your entry and how it connects to the theme of “Celebration” 

Fill out application form here

About Arts Access Gallery

Arts Access Gallery is a public facility which caters to families and people of all ages and abilities. Items to be excluded include, but are not limited to nudity, obscene language, or messages that may be offensive to certain groups of people. 

General Guidelines

Regarding religious content, Arts Access North Carolina has a non-religious symbol policy for its exhibitions. Religious symbols are defined as images, symbols and depictions of any kind that promote or imply a particular religious group or world religion. Arts Access NC staff and the Executive Committee of Arts Access NC will decide if artwork does not adhere to the policy. 

All submitted work is subject to review. Submission of your entry constitutes your agreement with all the terms of this Call for Art.

Submission of your entry acknowledges the right of Arts Access NC to reproduce artwork for marketing purposes.Arts Access NC reserves the right to decline a submission for any reason or to remove a selected work for any reason.

Questions? Need help with your submission? Need support addressing any barriers to submitting your work? Contact Makayla@artsaccessinc.org 


Artists are not required to sell their work, but are welcome to do so.

Sales shall be handled through Arts Access NC. Arts Access NC will take a 25% commission on the sale of any artwork that is sold from the exhibition or as a direct result of the exhibition. Arts Access NC will make payment the final day of the month following the receipt of payment from the purchaser.


Arts Access NC carries insurance to cover loss or damage to art on loan for public display at Arts Access Gallery, up to $75,000 with a limit of $10,000 per item. Full coverage will be provided in case of loss or damage provided the item was listed on the show inventory. Each artist of work selected for exhibition will provide the title, owner, and price (or insurance value if NFS). Insurance does not cover work during transport by lender, early delivery, late removal, or works not properly listed on the show inventory sheet. Arts Access NC is not responsible for damages if a piece falls due to improper framing or hanging.

Important Dates:

  • Submission period: March 27 – April 22, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2024
  • Receiving of accepted works at Arts Access Gallery: May 28, 2024
  • Pickup of unsold works: July 29, 2024

Artists bear responsibility for pickup during the time period stated above. Work left beyond the last date is no longer the responsibility of Arts Access NC, and after 60 days becomes the property of the Arts Access NC.

Exhibition Dates:

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2024 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Closing Reception & ADA Celebration: Friday, July 26, 2024 6 pm – 9 pm


Makayla Haag


919-833-9919 ext. 2