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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                                           
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Sharron Rudowski



(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The winners of The Arts Council’s 33rd 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 in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center through Dec. 21, 2018.

The show was open to visual artists 18 and older residing in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. The judge for the show was Jason Guynes, Chair and Professor of Art and Painting at UA’s Department of Art and Art History.


Howard & Michael Goodson and Richard Zoellner Best of Show Award - $750
Rachel Wakefield of Tuscaloosa

Gail Skidmore Memorial Award of Excellence - $300, contributed by The Arts Council
Daisie Hoitsma of Montevallo

Three Cash Awards - $100 each, contributed by The Arts Council
Nick Davis of Tuscaloosa
Debra Riffe of Birmingham
Jason Young of Montevallo

Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The venue is open noon-8 p.m. on First Fridays.

Established in 1985, the West Alabama Juried Show represents The Arts Council’s mission to promote the arts in Tuscaloosa County.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, 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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