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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!

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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leverKen Lever


“Bow-Legged”, Wood

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norrisDon Norris

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

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