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“Art of Being Southern: 14×14” Call for Entry is Announced!

Juried Competition — $3,500 in Cash Awards

hdr_southern_art_01The art of being southern is practiced when we appreciate the geometry and aroma of a newly plowed field; the colors of flowers and the varied colors of the faces of our friends; the contemporary movement of dance and the rhythmic twang of bluegrass; the emotion of spirituals backed by the power of the Symphony; the earthly color of fresh greens, ripe tomatoes, and candied yams; the portraits of ancestors, young and old; the satisfying tastes of ice cold sweet tea and aged Tennessee bourbon; and the works of original art created by Southern artists.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Tues., August 15, 2017 before midnight.

HOST: The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama will host a juried, regional art exhibit open to any artists, 18 years or older, living in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

EXHIBITION DATES: October 11—December 30, 2017

AWARDS: $3500 IN AWARDS!!! Includes: Best of Show ($1,000); Board of Directors Award ($500); and Eight (8) Individual Juror’s Awards ($250 each).

JURY PROCESS: Juror will select art from digital images and will select award winners by viewing the actual art at the Johnson Center for the Arts.

JUROR: Richard Mills—a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at Auburn University Montgomery.

FOR MORE DETAILS: GO HERE!

42nd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition announces “Call for Entries”

Exhibition dates are announced for the 2017 Museum Exhibition sponsored by MAG and the MMFA— April 28 through August 6. Deadline for entries is Saturday, February 18.

mag_main_picJuror for this event is Jim Neel who is an artist and professor at Birmingham-Southern College, where he served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. Jim was also the Chair of Visual Arts at the Alabama School of Fine Arts from 1973–2002. Mr. Neel will be awarding over $7,500 in sponsored awards including THE MMFA DIRECTOR’S AWARD ($2,500) made possible by Margaret Berry Lowder; the FOY GILMORE GOODWYN MEMORIAL FUND AWARD ($1,000) which is donated by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts ; and the MMFA JUNIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD AWARD FOR FIRST-TIME EXHIBITORS($500)!

For comprehensive details and the Call for Entries, download the full prospectus here.

 

Summer Exhibition at City Hall

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This Summer Exhibition at Montgomery City Hall presents works of arts by select semifinalists in the “Alabama Visions: Selections from the Montgomery Art Guild”. 

The competition was sponsored by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the City of Montgomery for an art exhibition in Palazzo Panichi, Pietrasanta, Italy, Montgomery’s sister city.  The competition challenged artists to create art works that represented the beauty and charm of Alabama.  Since the Italy venue was limited in scale, the selection committee determined to display some of the finest semifinalists at Montgomery City Hall. This Exhibition represents some of the finest works by local artists.

Coming soon is a list of all selected exhibitors!

Alabama Visions: Selections from the Montgomery Art Guild

EXHIBITION OPENS WITH A RECEPTION ON JUNE 25, 2016

Thanks to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts the members of the Montgomery Art Guild have the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with Montgomery’s sister city, Pietrasanta, Italy. Art work by MAG artists were sent to Pietransanta, the City of Art, by MMFA. The art work will hang in a gallery in the Palazzo Panichi in the city center. The exhibition will open on June 25th with a reception which Mayor Todd Strange and his delegation will attend. The exhibition will be on display until July 31, 2016.

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SELECTED EXHIBITORS

The SUBJECT for the selected art was that it should be reflective of the character and culture of Montgomery and Alabama, as the marble is reflective of Pietrasanta and Italy. The installation will be in the city center, in the Palazzo Panichi Gallery. Below is a list of the selected artists and by clicking here you can view the complete list with images:

Nathaniel Allen, Sue Blackshear, Edward M. Brummal, Jr., Kay Alkire Brummal, Libby J. Christensen, Mark Dauber, Barbara Davis, Steven Thomas Davis, Elmore DeMott, Joan R. DiLaura, Marguerite Whitehead Edwards, Elana Hagler, Nancy Mims Hartsfield, Don Norris, Rachael Sherer, Michael Vaughn Sims, Paige Smith-Wyatt, Melissa B. Tubbs and Timothy L. Vaught.

Upcoming Art Opportunities (Spring 2016)

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Deadline April 1

The members of the Montgomery Art Guild have been offered an exciting opportunity!!

Mayor Todd Strange of Montgomery and Mayor Mallegni of Pietrasanta, Italy, Montgomery’s sister city, have participated in cultural exchanges for several years.  Last year Montgomery residents were treated to an Italian marble exhibit to honor the most recent swearing in of Mayor Strange.  These pieces were by local artists from the Pietrasanta area and exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  It is Mayor Strange’s desire to reciprocate in honor of Mayor Mallegni by sending art from the Montgomery Art Guild artists to Italy!

WANT TO SEND YOUR ART TO ITALY? Read more specific instructions on first page of this MAG website. Additional questions, contact Linda Cappelluzzo at 334-399-2223.

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It is not too late to pick up a birdhouse!

birdhouse_sampleWe hope that all those that participated in last year’s event will join us and encourage others to get involved in the fun as well. Jean Belt was our judge last year and has graciously accepted the fun challenge of deciding who will be our top three winners.

  • The birdhouses will go on display at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts this year during the 2016 Flimp Festival. We will continue the tradition of having visitors to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts select a winner for the Viewer’s Choice Award during the Flimp Festival Event.
  • The Birdhouses will be on display throughout the year in various local businesses and winners will be recognized at the unveiling and press conference in June.
  • All birdhouses completed will be part of a silent auction at the main event in September that will benefit the Family Sunshine Center.
  • Winners will receive tickets to the main event.
  • Birdhouses will need to be completed, delivered to Stonehenge Gallery by Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th during regular business hours. Judging will take place on Saturday, April 30th at noon.
  • Specs of Birdhouses are as follows: 11 inches width x 14 inches height x 12 inches depth. They are made of plywood and will need to be primed and painted.
If you have any questions, please call Alisa Koch at 334-301-8180.

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April 9, 2016
NaturePlex at the Alabama Nature Center
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival – Nature at its Finest!

Enjoy nature at its best at the 12th Annual Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at the NaturePlex in Millbrook, Alabama on Saturday, April 9, 2016. This artistic celebration of Alabama’s magnificent plants and wildlife will feature the original nature-themed works of Alabama artists in a variety of mediums and style, to include ready-to hang wildlife and floral paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, wood, ceramics/pottery, glass, metal sculpture and much more!

CLICK HERE for more details!

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B16: Wiregrass Biennial

Call to Artists

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is excited to announce its B16: Wiregrass Biennial exhibition and invites you to submit in an open call to artists.

We encourage innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media and look forward to receiving entries from across the Southeast region. This year we will also consider performance work in conjunction with the B16 exhibition opening event.

Please find the application for the B16: Wiregrass Biennial here :http://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/b16-biennial-mail-application/

Applications are due by April 23. Exhibition dates are July 21September 24.
Feel free to contact me at (334)794-3871 ext. 26 ordlemmer@wiregrassmuseum.org with any questions.

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Winners Announced for 49th Annual MAG Regions Bank Exhibition

Thursday, September 17, was a magical night of celebration as another successful Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition was unveiled to the public. There was a terrific turnout by artists, patrons and the community at large—even Mayor Todd Strange was in attendance and was quoted as saying something that we can all appreciate—”art IS important!”.

Please peruse the images and comments that were uploaded already to MAG’s Facebook page. Stay in touch and certainly feel free to share your own images and comments as we all enjoy seeing input from many.

Below is a comprehensive showcase of all award winners for this year’s exhibit:

 

Best in show: Rachael Sherer Deep South Snow

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Artist Awards Announced for 41st MAG Museum Exhibition

Friday, June 12, was a night of excitement and a visual feast as the 41st Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition opened at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Many artists and patrons alike were anxious to hear the judge’s decisions with over $22,000 dollars to be dispersed among hopeful artists.

For a complete copy of the exhibition catalog, click here.

Below are the winners’ names along with the descriptions of their winning works and their associated donor:

hitchner2The Noble Seay Jones Best in Show Award donated by Renis Jones, in honor of his wife, who was a longtime member of the Montgomery Art Guild$3,000

Chie A. Hitchner

“Unfolding”, Weaving with detail

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hulettThe MMFA Director’s Award, which is made possible by Margaret Berry Lowder, MMFA President, 2002-2004$2500

Cicely Hulett

“Genesis”
, Mixed media

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schumacherFoy Gilmore Goodwyn Memorial Fund Award donated by The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts – $1,000

Sheri Schumacher

“Margins”, Mixed media textiles

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copelandKelly Fitzpatrick Award donated by Tranum and Martha Fitzpatrick – $1,000

Pamela Wesley Copeland

“Rouen Nights”, Oil

 

 

 

 

 

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seawallHalvorson Award donated by Dr. Melanie Halvorson – $1,000

Kate Seawell

“Cadmium Orange”, Mixed media monotype

 

 

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brugginkThornton and Pat Clark Award donated by Dr. Donald R. Sohn – $1,000

Lindy Bruggink

“Casey in Black”, Oil on panel

 

 

 

 

 

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percyDoster Award donated by Charles and Juliette Persons Doster – $1,000

Larry Percy

“KERYGMA SERIES: Journeys to Holy Ghost Canyon XX/Dodged Bullet: Incident 3401”, Saggar fire earthenware, charred wood, concrete

 

 

 

 

 

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millsJimmie Sabel Award donated by Katherine Sabel Gayden and Keith Sabel,  in honor of their father, a Past President of the Montgomery Art Guild- $1,000

Richard Mills

“The Poletoads Nesting in Lucerne”, Watercolor, gouache, collage

 

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dilauraEdward L. Robbins Award donated by Chrys Robbins, in honor of her husband, a Past President of the Montgomery Art Guild – $1,000

Joan DiLaura

“Irises”, Mixed media

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crockettChuck Whitehead Award for Figurative or Portrait Art donated by Marguerite Whitehead Edwards, in honor of her father – $1,000

Scott Crockett

“Self-Portrait”, Graphite

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hallVivian Butler Scott Award donated by Jim Scott – $1,000

Amber Hall

“Tornado Aftermath at Lake Martin East 1”, Oil on canvas

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lewisAUM College of Arts and Sciences Award donated by Auburn University Montgomery – $1,000

Dale Lewis

“Heart of Gold”, Wood and Metal

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simsMoore Wealth Management Award- $1,000

Michael Vaughn Sims

“Mount Carmel”, Mixed media

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simonsMMFA Junior Executive Board First-Time Entrant Award donated by the Junior Executive Board of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts $500

Warren Simons

“Palm Tree Repairs”, Digital inkjet print on paper

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shererClark Walker Award donated by Elizabeth Crump – $500

Rachael Sherer

“Rodrigo”, Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

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warrMidstate Advertising Award donated by Bo Potter – $500

Darrell C. Warr

“Blue Haze”, Oil

 

 

 

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gluhmanMcKenzie Award donated by Shirley McKenzie – $500

Margaret Gluhman

“Journey: Unknown”, Collage

 

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morganVincent Cappelluzzo Award for Figurative or Portrait Art donated by Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Cappelluzzo – $500

Cecile W. Morgan

“Different Drummer”, Oil

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barksdaleTerrell Stokes Award donated by Lee Terrell and Carl Stokes – $500

Carol Barksdale

“Indigo Vibes”, Mixed media

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wolfeDoug’s 2 Award donated by Doug Rice and Guy Wallace – $500

Virginia Wolfe

“Out to Paint the Town Red”, Watercolor

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pickensThe Sandra Hicks Larson Award donated by her family in honor of a Past President of the Montgomery Art Guild – $500

Donna Pickens

“Variations on the Ladder Theme”, Charcoal, conte, collage, graphite

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brummalThree (3) Art Galleries and Artists of the South Advertisement Awards Donated by AGAS Publishing

Kay Alkire Brummal

“Depth Perception”, Color photograph on paper

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“Bow-Legged”, Wood

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norrisDon Norris

“Carpenter Gothic, Moselle, Mississippi”, Digital inkjet print on paper

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Tom Butler Makes Selections for 41st MAG Museum Exhibit

Thanks to all who entered the Montgomery Art Guild’s 41st Museum Show that opens on Friday, June 12, at 5:30, and congratulations to those whose art was selected.

The interest in the show was outstanding. Michael Panhorst, the MMFA Curator who is coordinating myriad details required to make the show a success  comments that “the competition was stiff.” He reported that the juror selected just 98 works by 74 artists from the 439 works entered by 127 artists. This means fewer than one in four works entered will be in the show this summer. The good news is that more than half of those who entered got a work in the show.

41st MAG Museum Exhibition 2015 Selected Artist List: Continue reading

Safe Haven Painted Birdhouse Event

WOULD YOU LIKE TO………….
TAKE PART IN A FUN PROJECT ,
GET RECOGNITION AS AN ARTIST,
AND DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?

Many of you are familiar with the annual Making Homes Safe Haven Painted Birdhouse Event. Last year Montgomery Art Guild and The Family Sunshine Center partnered to sponsor a competition that will incorporate the painted birdhouses. We will continue the tradition for 2015.

Our efforts with this project are to give artists an opportunity to give back to the community in raising awareness about domestic violence and its victims by providing its top sponsors with the gift created by local talented artists. We certainly have some wonderful artists and would like to have an enormous presence and support for the Family Sunshine Center. Continue reading

Call for Entries—41st Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition

Organized by the Montgomery Art Guild and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Sponsored by the 2014 Junior Executive Board of the MMFA and Co-Sponsored by Sterling Bank and Margaret Berry Lowder.

Deadline for entry into the 41st Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition is Saturday, April 3, 2015. This year’s exciting exhibit will be juried by Tom Butler, longtime director of the Columbus Museum. More than $20,000 awards will be presented.

For more information and the downloadable prospectus, click on the image below.

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