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Deaf Visual Arts Week The purpose of the Deaf Visual Arts Week is bring communities together to celebrate the uniqueness of Deaf Culture and its Arts. Wednesday, April 28 - Saturday, May 2, 2020 In the Heart of America - St. Louis, MO
Wine, Sign & Art

Thursday Evening,

April 29, 2020

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DVAF Wrap-up Party: Entertainment & Awards Deaf Art and Culture Presentations

Thursday, April 29, 2020

Saturday Evening, May 2, 2020

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Seeking Qualified Artists to Join DVAF 2020 Team

Deaf Visual Arts Festival is seeking for several artists to share their talent during the Deaf Visual Arts Festival week – Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th. This is a paid opportunity. Traveling, lodging and food will be covered.

Tony Nitko

DVAF Chair

This can be YOU!

This can be YOU!

This can be YOU!

This can be YOU!

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Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Join DEAF Inc. as a sponsor for its 4th annual Deaf Visual Arts Festival on April 28, 2020 through Saturday, May 2, 2020, bringing together children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families and members of the hearing community who share the same vision of celebrating the visual, films and performance arts created by deaf/hard of hearing individuals.

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For Artists: Want a Booth?

DEAF, Inc. invites all types of artists to apply for a free booth at Deaf Visual Arts Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Awards will be giving out for best booth, best newcomer and best of show.

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For filmmakers: Submit your film!

DEAF, Inc. invites all deaf/hard of hearing filmmakers to submit their films into 1904 Deaf Film Festival. Awards will be giving out for best documentary, best narrative and audience awards.

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Deaf Visual Arts Week Schedule

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Deaf Visual Arts Day Missouri School for the Deaf TBA Description: Missouri School for the Deaf and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf artists to provide the students some hands-on art projects. This enables the student to see deaf adult artists as their peers and explore art as a possible career choice. The art project(s) will focus on enabling the students to explore and express their experiences as a deaf person. This program is limited to the Missouri School for the Deaf students.
Not Open to Public
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part I) Documentary Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: With the call for "The Preservation of Sign Language" at NAD convention at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, 1904 Deaf Film Festival will be hosted during the Deaf Visual Arts Festival (DVAF), to champion the emerging deaf film-making talents and their work. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films.
FREE
Registration Required >

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Deaf Art and Culture Presentations St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Description: St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf presenters to present to the college students about deaf culture, sign language and experiences as deaf individuals. This provides Deaf Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts and Film-making departments opportunities to provide their students actual in-person experiences. This program is not only limited to students of STLCC-FV, but open to the public as well.
FREE
Wine, Sign & Art DEAF, Inc. 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host an affair where the community will have an opportunity to interact and learn how to paint with nationally well-known deaf artist. Wine & appetizers will be provided. Funds raised will go to youth art program fund. The affair is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. Artist to be announced soon.
Ticket Purchase Required >>

Friday, May 1, 2020

Deaf Artist Conclave DEAF, Inc. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host its annual conclave for deaf artists, locally and out-of-state. At the conclave several artists will give presentations on tools how to succeed as an artist. This conclave has been gaining popularity in the last few years. The conclave is only accessible to the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
ASL Tour at Art Museum TBA 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. is currently making arrangement with a museum to bring an ASL Tour of the museum. The tour is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part II) Narrative Short Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Deaf Visual Arts Festival St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Description: This is the largest component on the Deaf Visual Arts Festival Week. The festival is a celebration of diversity, culture, unique differences and similarities through visual and performance art. We aim to bring together children and adults who are deaf/hard of hearing, their families and the hearing community, who shared the same vision of celebrating the visual and performance arts created by deaf/hard of hearing individuals. Over 24 deaf/hard of hearing artists gather and set-up displays to show their artwork. The mainstream population would be taken surprised by uniqueness artworks and learn about Deaf culture. The festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part III) Narrative Featured Series St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Terry M. Fischer Theatre 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Description: This section focuses on narrative featured films, a collection of selected fiction featured films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
DVAF Entertainment and Awards Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. wraps up its Deaf Visual Arts Festival week with a celebration. There will be entertainment by a deaf performer and an awards presentation. There will be awards from the 1904 Deaf Film Festival, Deaf Visual Arts Festival and voluntarism. This event is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
Ticket Purchase Required >>

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DVAF 2020
presents
Deaf Visual Arts Week The purpose of the Deaf Visual Arts Week is bring communities together to celebrate the uniqueness of Deaf Culture and its Arts. Wednesday, April 28 - Saturday, May 2, 2020 In the Heart of America - St. Louis, MO
Deaf Visual Arts Festival 2020 Saturday, May 2, 2020
1904 Deaf Film Festival
Wine, Sign & Art
Deaf ARTISTS Conclave Friday Morning, May 1, 2020
DVAF Wrap-up Party: Entertainment & Awards
Deaf Art and Culture Presentations
Seeking Qualified Artists to Join DVAF 2020 Team
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
For Artists: Want a Booth?
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
For filmmakers: Submit your film!
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
Deaf Visual Arts Week Schedule
Deaf Visual Arts Day Missouri School for the Deaf TBA Description: Missouri School for the Deaf and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf artists to provide the students some hands-on art projects. This enables the student to see deaf adult artists as their peers and explore art as a possible career choice. The art project(s) will focus on enabling the students to explore and express their experiences as a deaf person. This program is limited to the Missouri School for the Deaf students.
Not Open to Public
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part I) Documentary Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: With the call for "The Preservation of Sign Language" at NAD convention at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, 1904 Deaf Film Festival will be hosted during the Deaf Visual Arts Festival (DVAF), to champion the emerging deaf film-making talents and their work. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films.
FREE
Registration Required >
Deaf Art and Culture Presentations St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Description: St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf presenters to present to the college students about deaf culture, sign language and experiences as deaf individuals. This provides Deaf Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts and Film-making departments opportunities to provide their students actual in-person experiences. This program is not only limited to students of STLCC-FV, but open to the public as well.
FREE
Wine, Sign & Art DEAF, Inc. 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host an affair where the community will have an opportunity to interact and learn how to paint with nationally well-known deaf artist. Wine & appetizers will be provided. Funds raised will go to youth art program fund. The affair is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. Artist to be announced soon.
Ticket Purchase Required >>
Deaf Artist Conclave DEAF, Inc. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host its annual conclave for deaf artists, locally and out-of-state. At the conclave several artists will give presentations on tools how to succeed as an artist. This conclave has been gaining popularity in the last few years. The conclave is only accessible to the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
ASL Tour at Art Museum TBA 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. is currently making arrangement with a museum to bring an ASL Tour of the museum. The tour is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part II) Narrative Short Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
Deaf Visual Arts Festival St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Description: This is the largest component on the Deaf Visual Arts Festival Week. The festival is a celebration of diversity, culture, unique differences and similarities through visual and performance art. We aim to bring together children and adults who are deaf/hard of hearing, their families and the hearing community, who shared the same vision of celebrating the visual and performance arts created by deaf/hard of hearing individuals. Over 24 deaf/hard of hearing artists gather and set-up displays to show their artwork. The mainstream population would be taken surprised by uniqueness artworks and learn about Deaf culture. The festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part III) Narrative Featured Series St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Terry M. Fischer Theatre 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Description: This section focuses on narrative featured films, a collection of selected fiction featured films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
DVAF Entertainment and Awards Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. wraps up its Deaf Visual Arts Festival week with a celebration. There will be entertainment by a deaf performer and an awards presentation. There will be awards from the 1904 Deaf Film Festival, Deaf Visual Arts Festival and voluntarism. This event is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
Ticket Purchase Required >>
DVAF 2020
presents
Deaf Visual Arts Week
The purpose of the Deaf Visual Arts Week is bring communities together to celebrate the uniqueness of Deaf Culture and its Arts.
Wednesday, April 28 - Saturday, May 2, 2020 In the Heart of America - St. Louis, MO
1904 Deaf Film Festival
Deaf Visual Arts Festival 2020 Saturday, May 2, 2020
Wine, Sign & Art
Deaf ARTISTS Conclave Friday Morning, May 1, 2020
Deaf Art and Culture Presentations
DVAF Wrap-up Party: Entertainment & Awards
Seeking Qualified Artists to Join DVAF 2020 Team
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
For Artists: Want a Booth?
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
For filmmakers: Submit your film!
MORE INFO, CLICK HERE
Deaf Visual Arts Week Schedule
Deaf Visual Arts Day Missouri School for the Deaf TBA Description: Missouri School for the Deaf and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf artists to provide the students some hands-on art projects. This enables the student to see deaf adult artists as their peers and explore art as a possible career choice. The art project(s) will focus on enabling the students to explore and express their experiences as a deaf person. This program is limited to the Missouri School for the Deaf students.
Not Open to Public
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part I) Documentary Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: With the call for "The Preservation of Sign Language" at NAD convention at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, 1904 Deaf Film Festival will be hosted during the Deaf Visual Arts Festival (DVAF), to champion the emerging deaf film-making talents and their work. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films.
FREE
Registration Required >
Deaf Art and Culture Presentations St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Description: St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley and DEAF, Inc. will partner to bring three deaf presenters to present to the college students about deaf culture, sign language and experiences as deaf individuals. This provides Deaf Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts and Film-making departments opportunities to provide their students actual in-person experiences. This program is not only limited to students of STLCC-FV, but open to the public as well.
FREE
Wine, Sign & Art DEAF, Inc. 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host an affair where the community will have an opportunity to interact and learn how to paint with nationally well-known deaf artist. Wine & appetizers will be provided. Funds raised will go to youth art program fund. The affair is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community. Artist to be announced soon.
Ticket Purchase Required >>
Deaf Artist Conclave DEAF, Inc. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. host its annual conclave for deaf artists, locally and out-of-state. At the conclave several artists will give presentations on tools how to succeed as an artist. This conclave has been gaining popularity in the last few years. The conclave is only accessible to the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
ASL Tour at Art Museum TBA 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. is currently making arrangement with a museum to bring an ASL Tour of the museum. The tour is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part II) Narrative Short Series Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: This section focuses on Narrative Shorts, a collection of selected fiction short films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
Deaf Visual Arts Festival St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose Room 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Description: This is the largest component on the Deaf Visual Arts Festival Week. The festival is a celebration of diversity, culture, unique differences and similarities through visual and performance art. We aim to bring together children and adults who are deaf/hard of hearing, their families and the hearing community, who shared the same vision of celebrating the visual and performance arts created by deaf/hard of hearing individuals. Over 24 deaf/hard of hearing artists gather and set-up displays to show their artwork. The mainstream population would be taken surprised by uniqueness artworks and learn about Deaf culture. The festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
1904 Deaf Film Festival (Part III) Narrative Featured Series St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Terry M. Fischer Theatre 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Description: This section focuses on narrative featured films, a collection of selected fiction featured films. The audience will be voting on these films. The film festival is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
FREE
Registration Required >
DVAF Entertainment and Awards Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Description: DEAF, Inc. wraps up its Deaf Visual Arts Festival week with a celebration. There will be entertainment by a deaf performer and an awards presentation. There will be awards from the 1904 Deaf Film Festival, Deaf Visual Arts Festival and voluntarism. This event is accessible to both the mainstreamed population and the deaf community.
Ticket Purchase Required >>