Please join us in appreciating the art of artists with disabilities at Momentum: Works of Growth and Recovery. This one-night only event is held annually in October and boasts a diverse range of talent. This is a free, family-friendly event. Come enjoy wonderful art and learn more about the impact of art and disability services.
Oct. 10, 2019 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hoyt Sherman Gallery
1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
Each year Momentum chooses a new juror to select the works included in our exhibition.
- 2018 Guest Juror was Susan Watts, Owner at Olson-Larsen Galleries.
- 2019 Guest Juror will be announced soon!
If you or someone you know might be interested in being next year’s juror, please or email Shannon Kaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Community Partners help us keep the Competition & Exhibition free!
Momentum is only possible through the generosity of our community partners. If you are interested in sponsoring our show, you can learn more on our Become a Sponsor page or you can contact Christina Smith at email@example.com to become a Community Partner.
My brother was a person that enjoyed and created art his whole life. Don’s drawings, sketches or paintings of real life subjects were wonderful. Don had a great admiration for the realism of the old masters and many of the new ones. However, Don seemed to prefer more abstract designed and colored creations. He was also a person who did not accept praise and acceptance of himself of his creations easily, if at all. It is to be expected that your family might rave over something you create. However, when others also admire, praise and understand your work, it can have a much more profound response. This is exactly what the CSA Annual Art Show did for my brother.
During some of the more challenging times of Don’s life, he found writing and creating artwork to be helpful. Don displayed some of his art in his apartment, which caught the eye of his CSA staff and the idea for the Art Show was born. The creation of art as a means of having an expressive outlet was not unique to just Don. At the time, however, he was in need of having a way to ‘put himself out there’, connect with people and hopefully grasp the validity of the positive response he would receive. That was just what happened. Don was so pleased that what appealed to him as an artist also appealed to many others. Even the years his work was not as successful, Don enjoyed the experience and even accepted the thoughtful suggestions and critiques of the judges. Don also enjoyed the feeling of fellowship it gave him with the other artists who presented their creations. Don would be pleased to be remembered as having helped inspire this event.