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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/30/2011

VSA will present emerging artists at the Smithsonian

VSA, the international group that specializes in the arts and disabilities, announced Tuesday it is presenting a special show of work by emerging artists with disabilities in Washington.

The VSA put out a call to artists, ages 16-25, to express the meaning of “momentum” in their lives and work. The results of 15 young artists will be display at the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institution beginning September 7.
"Soul Reader" by Dimelza Broche

“Momentum” will feature 15 award winners, including Dimelza Broche of Jacksonville, Fla., the grand prize recipient.

Broche won the $20,000 grand prize for a work called “Soul Reader.” The runner-ups were Emily McPeek of Van Nuys, Calif and Xi Nan of Decora, Iowa. Among those also cited for their excellence was Will Copps of Washington.

VSA, founded more than 35 years ago and an affiliate of the Kennedy Center, has a partnership with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. to sponsor this program, now in its 10th year.

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