About the Art Exhibit

The Shared Visions Art Exhibit at MBKU, a juried art show established in 2004, continues to showcase the talents of blind and low vision artists across the nation and abroad as part of an annual exhibition on campus.

Now, with the addition of our College of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and new Ketchum Health facility in Anaheim, Marshall B. Ketchum University has broadened the vision of this special event to include art from artists with all disabilities, community art, cultural art and children’s art.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork, please contact Wayne Heidle at 714.992.7888 or Artwork purchased from the exhibit will not be available to take home until the conclusion of this year’s art exhibit in May of 2017.

2016/2017 Awardees
(Click the artwork to enlarge)
Signature Art Work: Karl Lorenzen

Karl Lorenzen - Ichthyology

Best in Show: Josie Weber

Josie Weber - Yellow Shawl

Best Expression of How Vision Loss Impacted Life: Kurt Weston

Kurt Weston - Outside Looking In

Best Expression of Humor: Barbra Romain

Barbra Romain - Re-cycle

Best Expression of Historical Meaning: Marleena Barber

Marleena Barber - Yellow Brick Wall

Best Expression of Local Culture: Joey Hernandez

Joey Hernandez - They Still Owe Me Coffee

Best New Artist: Constance Avery

Constance Avery - Collage of Arborem Spem #2, Arborem Spem #1, The B Train, Music Calms the Fires

Featured Artists

For the 2016/2017 Art Exhibit, we will have seven featured artists that will have all of their art work displayed throughout the new Ketchum Health Facility. The featured artists are:

Josie Weber

Kurt Weston

Barbra Romain

Nicholas Zaffarese

Joey Hernandez

Anthony Sanaee

Arlissa Vaughn

Children’s Galleries

We will also have a children’s gallery and a gallery for artists of all disabilities located on the second floor of the facility. These galleries include art from:

  • The children of Blind Children’s Learning Center
  • The children of Braille Institute of America with Art 4 Kids
  • Art dedicated to children with visual impairments by twelve chapters of the YMCA kids after school program.

For the 2017/2018 Exhibit, art for display is accepted in the following categories and will include featured artists only. To apply to become a featured artist, please check back in August 2016 for further details.

Art from Blind and Visually Impaired Artists

Art by Artists of All Disabilities

Community Art

Cultural Art

Children’s Art