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For Immediate Release

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


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The winners of The Arts Council’s 32nd Annual Juried Show for West Alabama artists have been selected. 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. A public closing reception honoring the winners will be held on Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the gallery.

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.


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"

Gallery hours are 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. 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 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.



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