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Visual Arts Achievement Awards

The Visual Art Achievement Awards is a competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and administered each February on the local level by various groups such as The Arts Council. The exhibit consists of the winners, judge’s choice awards and honorable mentions awarded to students from local schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level. Group I consists of middle school students in grades six through eight. Group II consists of high school students in grades nine through twelve. Entries are classified based on medium:  drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, print making, computer design, and photography.

Select works chosen by the judges for their outstanding merit (separate from the winning entries) will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery in Montgomery, Ala. with subsequent winners traveling to Washington, D.C. for the national level competition.

Local teachers should contact Sharron Rudowski for further information about the 2018 competition. Information is also available at arts.alabama.gov.

 

Follow this link to view a complete list of local winners and those chosen to advance to the state competition in Montgomery.

 

2018 Visual Arts Achievement Awards

February 20-March 8 at the Bama Theatre's Junior League Gallery

Closing Reception March 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Background: The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit that will be on display at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery now through March 8. The exhibit will close with a reception and presentation of awards on March 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Artists and educators Mary and Gary Kerr served as judges for the show. 

The judges awarded the District III Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place winners and also Honorable Mentions to students from local public and private schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level and category. The winners plus additional works accepted to the show will be on display. Group I consisted of middle school students in grades 6-8, and Group II included high school students in grades 9-12. Entries were classified based on medium:  Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, 3-D, Printmaking, Computer Design and Photography.

District III schools that submitted art to the competition included Brookwood MS, Brookwood HS, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Echols MS, American Christian Academy, Rock Quarry MS, Central HS, Northridge HS, Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa County HS, Paul W. Bryant HS, Tuscaloosa Academy and Northside HS.

Select works chosen by the judges for their outstanding merit (separate from the winning entries) will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery in Montgomery, Ala.

For a complete list of participants, District III winners, and those chosen to advance to the state level competition, follow this link to a comprehensive list.

A program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

 

More Information

For additional information contact Sharron Rudowki at education@tuscarts.org

Learn more about the State Arts Council's Visual Arts Achievement Program by visiting their website: