Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), where she served on the Board for many years in various officer positions. Alys founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3)
Selected Participant, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar (2018-19).
Rage (aka, Out With The Old) painting selected for the National Academy of Medicine’s permanent online galleryand pop-up exhibit in Washington DC (May 2, 2018). Read the National Academy of Medicine‘s press release here: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-sheds-light-on-clinician-burnout-and-well-being-through-art-exhibition-in-washington-dc/
Indiana Arts Commission “Individual Artist Program” Grant Award Recipient FY2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017); series of large scale abstract and semi-abstract paintings representing Life With Hidden Disabilities.
Addiction (textured 2D painting) was selected as an Abstract/Experimental Category Finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s International competition in 2014.
Poem Irish Lines selected for inclusion in an Irish poetry anthology, The Gathering, published in Dublin (2014).
12-minute video won the “Viewer’s Choice” award in The Polk Street Review’s first annual short film competition (2014).
Original poem River was selected from thousands of entries as the Second Place Winner in the 23rd Biannual Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Contest.