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


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) TheArts Council of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce the winners (listed below) of the 2016 Double Exposure Juried Photography competition.  Open to photographers from the state of Alabama only, the annual event is now in its 13th year.

Artists were allowed to enter up to five works in either Adult or Junior categories, and any photographic media was accepted.  104 photos were chosen out of 395 entered. 

Ad Kanyalak served as the judge for both the preliminary and final rounds of judging. He graduated with an MFA (Photography and Book Arts programs) from The University of Alabama in 2005 and 2008.  Formerly an instructor of traditional photography and drawing at Shelton State Community College from 2005-2010, he is now working as an independent photographer and book artist.

Adult Division awards were contributed by Harrison Galleries of Tuscaloosa.

Adult Division:
$500 Purchase Award: Brenda R. Miller, Birmingham, for “Ghost Cat”

$250 Awards of Excellence:
Kay Alkire Brummal, Montgomery, for “In the Limelight”
Mary Meares, Northport, for “Afternoon Sunlight”
Graham Parker, Birmingham, for “Broken”
Rick Shopfner, Tuscaloosa, for “Riding the Trojan Horse”

Junior Division:
$250 Best of Show: Taylor Meadows, Montgomery, for “Peripheral Vision”

$125 Awards of Excellence:
Joe’l Bethany Brock, Birmingham, for “Double Bass Man”
Clint Isom, Mountain Brook, for “Fractured”
Amrita Lakhanpal, Birmingham, for “Perspective”
Lindsey Sampson, Montgomery, for “Leaf”

The Junior Division exhibit is currently on display at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery and will end with a closing reception and awards ceremony on Feb. 21, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. The Junior League Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events.  Enter through the PARA Building, located adjacent to the theatre, during daytime hours.

The Adult Division exhibit is currently on display at the The Arts Council Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. during First Friday with the exhibit closing on Feb. 26. The Arts Council Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Bama Theatre and Dinah Washington Cultural Center are located on the 600 block of 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.