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National Exhibits by Blind Artists Shown at Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia will host the Thirtieth Anniversary National Exhibits by Blind Artist (NEBA) at the Central Library, 1901 Vine Street from March to May of 2005.

The NEBA program showcases the work of legally blind artists in juried shows that have been presented in prominent museums and galleries both nationally and abroad. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name only a few of the many venues that have housed NEBA exhibits.

The biennial exhibits are organized by sending invitations across the country and abroad to legally blind artists. The artists then submit slides of their work for final selection to a panel of judges distinguished in the art world. This year’s panel included Jan Baltzell, Jill Rupinski, and Michael Gallagher, all professors at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

More information on the exhibit can be found at the NEBA web site at Interviews with organizers and artists may be possible by contacting Jennifer Berry-McNulty at 215-686-5424 or



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