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Junior League Gallery

Interior view of the Junior League GalleryLocated in the Bama Theatre, the Junior League Gallery opened in 1983 through fundraising efforts by members of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Originally the balcony lobby, the space was converted to a gallery through the installation of appropriate lighting and the alteration of the walls, making them suitable for hanging art work. In addition to Arts Council sponsored competitions/exhibits, the space is also available to local artists for individual or group exhibits commission free. Artists will be required to have a portfolio and original samples of their work for presentation to the staff before an exhibit is scheduled.  The gallery is the home of the West Alabama Juried Show, Double Exposure Statewide Photography Exhibit and the Visual Art Achievement Awards.




Current Exhibit

Judging is complete for the 32nd Annual West Alabama Juried Show.


2016 WAJS Purchase Award Winner

"Meditation" by Lorrie Lane

Howard & Michael Goodson and Richard Zoellner Purchase Award - $750

Lorrie Lane for “Meditation”

Gail Skidmore Memorial Cash Award - $300
Contributed by The Arts Council
Anna Humphreys for “12:00”

Three Awards of Excellence - $100 each
Contributed by The Arts Council
Rachel Dobson for "Large, Green, Wary Dragon"
Hallie O'Kelley for "Autumn Hues"
Tom Rogers for "Balanced Rock"

Visiting the Exhibit and Attending the Reception

Exhibit: The winners’ art plus those pieces chosen to appear in the exhibit will be on display at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery Oct. 3-Nov. 15, 2016.

Reception: A public closing reception honoring the winners will be held on Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events. Visit the gallery by entering through The Arts Council’s office, adjacent to the Bama entrance, located in the PARA portion of the building.

The show was open to visual artists 18 and older residing in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. The judge for the show was Bruce Andrews, Executive Director of the Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana, Ala.

Established in 1985, the West Alabama Juried Show represents The Arts Council’s mission to promote the arts in Tuscaloosa County. “This show represents the West Alabama visual arts community’s desire to bring richness to our area through their talent and creativity. We are very pleased with the results of this years’ juried show,” said Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programming and Gallery Coordinator.       

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, CAC or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 for further information.



Junior League Gallery Quick Information:

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Also open during all
Bama Theatre events

Located in the Bama Theatre, enter the gallery through The Arts Council offices, located on the second floor of the PARA Building, during weekday hours.

For more information contact Sharron Rudowski at education@tuscarts.org

Gallery Application for Exhibit