Friday, April 12, 2013

Shared Visions 2013-2014

Deadline: May 15, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Shared Visions 2013-2014
Southern California College of Optometry

Eye Care Center
Fullerton, CA
September, 2013 – mid-August, 2014

The Southern California College of Optometry annually presents the Shared Visions Art Exhibit at the Eye Care Center. This eight-year old, juried art exhibit features artwork from blind and visually impaired artists from around the world. Shared Visions celebrates the artistic achievements of these inspirational artists who continue to create in a visual realm, focusing on their abilities and talents. The Exhibit, one of only four such art exhibitions of its kind in the United States, is open to the public at SCCO's Eye Care Center at 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 and is open during Eye Care Center operational hours for an 11-month period each year.

Selected artwork from the 2012–13 exhibit will be on display for purchase at the Shared Visions Gala Auction and V-Awards. Artwork purchased from the exhibit will not be available to take home until the conclusion of the 2012–13 art exhibit in August 2013.


• All artists must be legally blind: corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, or a visual field limited to 20 degrees or less. This includes those who function at the definition of blindness (FDB), listed above, due to brain injury or dysfunction.
• All entries must be the original works of art, created at any time, provided the artist was legally blind at the time of creation.
• Any artwork accepted for previous Shared Visions Exhibits is not eligible.

Media: Paintings, drawings, photographs, mosaics, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

Art Sales: Artists may offer their work for sale.

Rules of Entry (truncated)

• The maximum number of submissions is six.
• In addition to the enclosed application, artists must send digital photographs (via email, CD or memory stick) that accurately represents the creative work.
• Due to Fire Department regulations, all 3-dimensional pieces must fit into the Eye Care Center’s small display case or be able to be hung on the wall. Large 3-dimensional pieces will not be able to be displayed in this exhibit and therefore will not be accepted into the exhibit. Maximum size for the display case pieces is 10.5” high x 14” wide x 14” deep; maximum size for artwork to be displayed on the wall is: 42” x 42”.

Award Program

In addition to the duties of the panel of judges, they will be deciding on awards in the following categories:
• Best of Show: Shared Visions Art Exhibit signature artwork
• Best expression of how vision loss or blindness impacts life
• Best artwork created with use of low vision aids
• Best artwork created without use of low vision aids
• Best expression of humor

Download Prospectus and Application: SVArtistApplication2013.pdf

Visit website:

Arlene Kaye, Director of Marketing
tel: 714.992.7865

Southern California College of Optometry
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831