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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
 205-758-5195, x6


 (Tuscaloosa)  The Arts Council is sponsoring its 28th Annual Juried Show for West Alabama artists November 13 through December 18, 2012 at the Bama Theatre Galleries.  A closing reception will be held on December 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the theatre.  One purchase award of $750, one cash award of $300 and three Awards of Excellence of $100 each will be presented.    The purchase award entry will be added to the permanent collection. 

Visual artists 18 and older residing in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties will be eligible.  A $35 entry fee entitles participants to submit up to three works for judging.  Only original two- and three-dimensional works will be accepted.  Entries must have been executed within the past two years and not shown in any previous West Alabama Juried Show, Double Exposure or other exhibits at a Bama Theatre gallery.  All two-dimensional pieces accepted for the show must be ready for hanging and matted, framed and under glass if appropriate.  No work should be submitted that has been executed in a class or workshop.  Maximum size is 5 1/2 feet x 5 1/2 feet, and maximum weight is 50 pounds for all entries. 

Works must be brought to The Arts Council office on the 2nd floor of the PARA Building at 614 Greensboro Avenue, downtown Tuscaloosa, from October 29 – November 2 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The entry deadline is Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.  Works accepted for the exhibit must remain through December 18th. 

Application forms and a complete schedule are available at The Arts Council office or on the web site at http://tuscarts.org/competition-westaljuried.php.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about The Arts Council 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 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.


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Kevin Ledgewood