“Driven” photo courtesy of Mitchel Evans


Now seeking accessible venues. Your ideas, submissions and suggestions are welcome!

Pictures from the show are at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Opulent-Mobility/178272499023481 and at


If you could have a walker, a wheelchair, crutches, prosthetic arm/leg/etc. or a home/workplace with unlimited accessibility of any style and any kind…What would that look like? What secret powers would they have? How do you re*imagine mobility and disability?

 Opulent Mobility is a juried gallery show devoted to re-imagining mobility and disability. The exhibit will run from September 6-8, 2013 at the Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, CA. Show opens September 6th from 6-9 PM. The Bell Arts Factory is beautifully designed for wheelchair and walker accessibility. It’s located at 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001.

 A. Laura Brody created this show. Her re*made mobility device Driven, The Edwardian Cyborg Wheelchair was published in 1000 Steampunk Devices and Le Flaneur, a Victorian-inspired walker with attached parasol and cowhorns showed at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. See her work at http://www.dreamsbymachine.com.

For an article on Opulent Mobility, go to New Mobility Magazine.


 We’re looking for  2D art that helps start a conversation about what works and what doesn’t in mobility and disability devices, designs and everyday living. Submissions can be designs for new devices, fantastical ideas, home/office/playtime layouts and art dealing with the emotions and issues associated with mobility/disability. Accepted formats include drawings, paintings, digital works, photography, multi-media- anything that can be hung on a wall.

We’re looking forward to sharing your work!

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Deadline for submission is now closed.

There is no submission fee.  The gallery takes a 30% commission of sales. All art must be hanging-ready.

Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of art OR for the cost of shipping the art to and from the Bell Arts Factory. We cannot store your art!

 Submissions by email only. In the subject line of your email, write (your name)_Opulent Mobility_submission. In your email, include your name, a one-paragraph art statement and a description of the work(s) you want to submit (including size, media and price). Submit as many pieces as you want, but describe each piece clearly.

Please provide EITHER a link to the works you want to submit or email 72 dpi images of each work. Email the link or the image to laurabrody@verizon.net. The submission form will not accept images. Thanks for your patience!

Artists will be emailed if their work is selected by August 24, 2013. The art must arrive at the Bell Arts Factory (432 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001) no later than Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
If the works are shipped to the gallery, the artist must cover the cost of shipping plus associated fees (ie: packaging materials).

Each accepted artwork must include a 4” x 4” card which includes the title of the piece, the artist’s name, the medium used and the price.


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