We hope you will enjoy seeing these De’VIA works that have been categorized by motif/symbols and/or themes for your viewing pleasure. We regret we could not include ALL the fabulous De’VIA artists and their works due to space limit. We hope you will be inspired by these works and in turn create your own De’VIA pieces and/or become a patron of Deaf-Themed visual art.
We thank you for creating and caring about De’VIA.
Chuck Baird and Patti Durr
Curators of this NAD De’VIA exhibit
I, as co-curator, want to take this honor to acknowledge those with much gratitude. If not for them, this would not be possible:
Nancy Bloch and National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for sponsoring this Creative Space and making a room to display these DeVIA Posters.
Brenda Schertz and Dr. Jean Andrew for sharing resources from the recent De’VIA exhibits at the Deaf Studies Today Conference and Lamar University.
NTID/RIT layout artist and student, Beth Karbowski, for designing the posters.
Joan Naturale of the RIT Wallace Memorial Library for copyright guidance and contact information.
The NTID Arts & Imaging Studies for in-kind donation and Troy Oliver for printing the posters.
Paula Grcevic and Barbara Fox, curators of the International Archive of Deaf Artists.
Deborah Sonnenstrahl, author of Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary.
Patti Durr for many invaluable hours to assist as co-curator, the incredible job of contacting artists, collecting images, and writing the commentary.
Last, the most important: all the artists and/or their estates for giving us the permission to reproduce their works in these posters.
Artworks © to the artists. This page cannot be reproduced without permission.
This was made possible through the support of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).