waltonA recent news release reports that April 3 to 30, 50 award-winning pieces of art from artists with disabilities across Georgia will be displayed at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities (GAWD), Inc’s 28th annual statewide tour and also on exhibit at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.

Nancy Shealy, GAWD chair, emphasizes that the organization is, “proud to be an advocate for the disabled in communities across Georgia and honored to put their art on display every year for the public to enjoy.”

The entries in the 2012-2013 exhibit include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, mosaics, textiles, and other mediums the fall under the fine art umbrella. According to the release the 10-city tour began in Camilla in September and will end in Brunswick in July.

Walton Rehabilitation Hospital reports that the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc was founded by the Pilot Clubs of Metro Atlanta and is supported by Georgia District Pilot Clubs. The release notes that a key goal at the center of the Pilot International Foundation is “full citizenship for individuals who are disabled.”

The Georgia Artists With Disabilities aims to offer avenues through which Georgia artists with disabilities can display artistic accomplishments in all disciplines of art, and to create public awareness of the artistic skills the artists have developed as a result of overcoming the obstacles they have faced.

Source: Walton Rehabilitation Hospital