Deaf Artists of America

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Rochester, NY ---- Deaf Artists of America (DAA) has announced publication of its 1995-1996 membership directory.

The 92-page directory includes information on hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing visual artists, performers, writers, and art educators, along with performing arts groups. Artists are indexed by state and type of artist, making it easy to locate information. The directory includes a list of all state arts councils and Very Special Arts organizations, and features numerous photographs of deaf artists and their work. Headshots of performing artists are also included.

There are numerous uses for the directory, says DAA founder and executive director Tom Willard. "If you want to buy artwork for your home or office, or locate an entertainer for your banquet, or contact a deaf poet, you'll find what you're looking for in the DAA directory," he said.

To order a copy of the directory, send a check or money order for $18 for each directory ordered, plus postage ($2 for 1 directory; $3 for 2-7 directories; and $4 for 8 or more.) to : Deaf Artists of America, Inc., 302 N. Goodman St., Suite 205, Rochester, NY 14607.

Inquiries may be mailed to that address or faxed to 716-244-3690.

Deaf Artists of America is a non-profit arts service organization founded in 1985 to bring recognition and support to America's deaf and hard-of-hearing artists. The organization is not as active as it was in the late 1980s, when it ran an art gallery and sponsored art classes, conferences and special events, but it still serves as a valuable resource center.

"Like many arts organizations, we've been affected by cutbacks in funding for the arts," said Willard, "but we're still here. The money we earn from selling the directory goes a long way towards keeping the organization alive and active."

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