VSA Wisconsin (Very Specials Arts)

VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition consists of 30 pieces of award-winning artwork by artists with disabilities from youth to adults. This exhibition offers a unique glimpse of the often under-recognized creative talents of people with disabilities.

Each year, VSA issues a Call for Art inviting Wisconsin artists with disabilities to submit artwork for review by a jury of arts professionals, who look for originality, creativity and craftsmanship. Approximately 300 pieces of work are entered. Ten pieces are chosen as winners in the categories of youth, young adult, and adult. Then those ten are added to the collection of previous years’ winners to become the full Creative Power exhibit. The exhibition generates increased public awareness of the artistic and creative talents of artists with disabilities and is viewed by an estimated 10,000 people each year.  Many of the award winners go on to have a career as a working artist or continue their art-making as a hobby.

About VSA Wisconsin:

VSA Wisconsin uses the arts to expand the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for adults and children with disabilities. By using the arts to enhance education, advance socialization and promote inclusion, programs like the Creative Power exhibition make it possible for more people with disabilities to contribute to the social, cultural and economic life of their neighborhoods and workplaces.

VSA Wisconsin conducts multidisciplinary arts programming in more than 30 cities and towns annually. Programs include artist residencies in K-12 classrooms and in community settings; a traveling exhibition of art by people with disabilities; community choirs; creative art and music classes and workshops; art sales events; training and professional development for artists and educators; and disability awareness training.

VSA Wisconsin is a member of the international network of VSA, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

American White Cloud Lady Spring by Romano Johnson

We All Have Abilities by Mauree Childress

Winged Flight by Rosemarie Fortney

Tasting Nature by Sarah Bergstom

The Border Crossing by Seth Albertson

Aphrodite by David Black

4 Totems by Bill Beese

Birch Bark Trees by Erick Vera

Self Portrait by Charlie Green

Derek’s Animals by Derek Flint

Eye of the Kraken by Caleb Duren

First Adventure by Lonnie Lawrence

Bright Colors by Grayson Grueneberg

Panda Beach by Jacon Slovacek

Homegrown by Jon Wos

Shutting Down by Kayla Bethke

Bunn by Lainey Singer

Lion by Morganna Oakley

Me by Nathan James Guzman

Ping Pegasus by Julius Trees

Lively Purple by Samantha M

The Monsteron by Dan Severson

The Ultimate Sacrifice by Kate Horn

Lincoln by Yahja Jarju

Steve by Christine Reyes

3D Explosion of Water and Trees by Torin Wilke

Temple Run by Elisabeth Laswell

Self Portrait by Malcom Wright

A Walk in the Cornfield by Micah Lang

Woof by Sarah Helmer