by Amy Monthei
This year in Minneapolis, the Friends-in-Art (FIA) art show will be located in the exhibit hall next to the FIA booth. This gives our artists much more exposure and a great chance for other convention-goers to talk to the artists about their work. If you are coming to the convention and intend to exhibit your work, we also invite you to spend a few hours in the booth to meet people, meet other artists and talk about your work.
We will have easels to display 2D artwork and a table to display sculpture and other 3D works. Due to our space restrictions, we are limiting the artwork size to no larger than 18” x 24” (framed). Only original works of art created by blind and legally blind artists will be accepted, including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, prints such as giclee, sculpture, ceramics, wood work or fiber art.
If you intend to display artwork, we ask that you bring it with you to the convention or you arrange the shipping to the convention hotel on your own. FIA will not be responsible for shipping artwork this year.
Space is limited. If you have questions, please contact Elsie Monthei at (515) 277-0442 or Amy Monthei at [email protected]. Be sure to include your contact information, as well as information on what you plan to display; we will inform you about drop-off and pick-up procedures at the convention.