Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern

It’s just around the corner… This October 3rd and 4th, posAbilities’ 13th annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale will feature unique creations from over 150 artists with diverse abilities, and live art demonstrations! These talented individuals use art as an outlet to express themselves creatively. We will be displaying art from artists working independently or in studios supported by Community Living organizations all around Metro Vancouver, including:

  • Alternative Creations Studio, artists at large (posAbilities)
  • PotteryWorks & Studio Seventy Three (Community Living Society)
  • Developmental Disabilities Association
  • Avenues (Richmond Society for Community Living)
  • Bridge Art Studio (Langley Association for Community Living)
  • Vicuna Studio (Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living)
  • Semiahmoo House Society

In the spotlight this week, we have three gifted artists who are eager and ready to share their beautiful pieces with you in the upcoming show. Their disabilities don’t hold them back one bit from producing stunning art through a variety of mixed media. We can’t wait to showcase their hard work this October, along with many other artists with diverse abilities. Join us at the INCLUSION Art Show and Sale to personally meet some of the artists and hear about their unique perspectives and stories. Don’t miss the chance to experience live art demos and captivating works of art you may just have to take home with you!

Get a closer look at…

Rebecca Nosella

At the age of 25, this artist’s peaceful personality allows for her to conceptualize the amazing artwork that she creates. Due to Acardi’s syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, Rebecca has limited vision and cannot talk. However, this doesn’t stop her from selling out shows. Known for her abstract style and vibrant colours without the use of lines, Rebecca uses various everyday objects like pot scrubbers and squeegees, along with acrylic paint. She was even featured in the Burnaby Now, check it out here!

Dan Tell – PotteryWorks

Dan has been a part of the PotteryWorks’ studio for approximately 13 years, creating various pottery pieces, as well as landscape and scenery paintings. As a “thinker”, occasionally you will catch him lost in thought. Dan also loves to make people laugh. He sometimes pretends to paint his ear, or pretends to wash his brush in people’s drinks. Dan really enjoys painting flowers. He’s excited to share his process for creating beautiful flowers on bowls at this upcoming art show. Click here to see more of Dan’s beautiful artwork!

Manny Ravelo – Semiahmoo House Society

Manny’s independent nature has enabled his artistic style, creating amazing art pieces that have always caught people’s attention. Growing up he had a strong passion for automobiles. Near the height of his career as an Automotive Mechanic, Manny suffered a stroke. Adapting to the new lifestyle wasn’t easy, but he gained a new love for art and nature. Inspired by the beauty of nature and culture, Manny produces stunning art pieces both solo in his studio, and at the Semiahmoo House Society. Check out Manny’s Facebook page and show him your support!


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We need volunteers!

We need help in a variety of areas from greeting guests at the door to preparing and serving food. Rally your kids, partners, friends, co-workers, and family members to come out and support this fantastic event. Contact Tianna Wattum at [email protected] if you’re interested in volunteering.