With more than 100 artists with diverse abilities participating, there are many techniques and styles on display at posAbilities’ 16th annual INCLUSION Art Show. This year, you can view it all from the comfort of home! Check out our online show at www.inclusionartshow.com and purchase artwork directly from participating artists.

Looking for something to display in your home or office? (Or home office?) Allow us to introduce you to some of our seasoned painters!

Alternative Creations Studio

Alternative Creations Studio, located in East Vancouver, is a collective that supports artists with developmental disabilities. Our studio provides the opportunity for artists to hone their skills, working both figuratively and abstractly and sometimes the space in between. Since 2013, our focus has been to enrich the lives of our artists, their families and the broader community. We pride ourselves on collaborating in like-minded initiatives, sharing studio space, and connecting with the wider public by hosting community workshops and other events. We have exhibited locally and abroad at various venues and events. This includes installations for charitable events such as Bright Nights in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, posAbilities’ INCLUSION Art Show, and as part of Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl. We have also shown in Auvillar, France as part of a collaborative show put on by Art Outside Ourselves entitled De L’enveloppe à la Silhouette.

Three paintings from Alternatives: a koi fish, a standing woman, and a cat wearing headphones.

Daryl Dickson

Daryl Dickson sitting outside on a rock ledge with a forest and mountains behind him.

Daryl Dickson was born into SEKW‘EL’WAS Band, Lillooet and STL’ATL’IMX Nation on October 29, 1969. Art is an important means of expression as his speech is limited. He’s exhibited his work at: Artists Helping Artists (Burnaby), The Gathering Place (Port Coquitlam) and the INCLUSION Art Show & Sale (Vancouver).

A collage of Daryl's works: three large, colourful, abstract heads rendered in marker and watercolour.

Steven Farr

Steven Farr holding a pointsetta plant.

Hello, I’m Steven Farr. I have a neurological condition affecting my coordination and balance so I drive myself around in a power wheelchair. It’s my 11th year at the art show. I enjoy my family, painting, photography, dogs, tea, home improvement shows and taking care of my house plants. My North Vancouver view inspires me to create and share it with you.

Two paintings by Steven: a ship and a bridge rendered in simple black lines on painted canvases.

Developmental Disabilities Association

The Developmental Disabilities Association is a community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children, adults and their families with developmental disabilities in Vancouver and Richmond. We create extended networks of support, investing in individual needs, and always striving for an inclusive and safe community. Over 1600 individuals and families in the Vancouver and Richmond are served by the Developmental Disabilities Association every year.

Three colourful DDA paintings: a tucan, apartment windows, and an abstract painting of round birds.


BridgeArt is a group of artists supported by Inclusion Langley, formerly known as The Langley Association for Community Living (LACL). The studio began in 1998 as a small group of individuals who had a desire to develop their artistic skills and to express themselves creatively. Their art includes a variety of subject matters and styles, including realism, abstract, impressionism and naïve art. The majority of the paintings are done with acrylic paint on canvas. However, each artist also experiments with different mediums that include collage, 3D sculptural forms, painting on glass, and creating one of a kind cards and functional art. BridgeArt artists show their works at local art exhibitions and by participating in community events and projects.

Three paintings by Bridge Art: an impressionistic dance, a ranch house in a landscape with a lake and mountains, and an abstract painting in green and orange.

Like what you’ve seen so far? Check out these artists and many more at www.inclusionartshow.comThis year’s show features photography, paintings, illustrations, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, fabric art and cards all for sale directly through the artists.