(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will be sponsoring its annual West Alabama Juried Show January 10, 2024 through February 2, 2024 in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. An closing reception will be held on February 2, during First Friday, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Awards will consist of the $1,000 Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Purchase Award; the $500 Gail Skidmore Memorial Award of Excellence; and three cash awards of $100 each. The winners will be announced at the opening reception during First Friday on December 3, 2021.

Following the conclusion of the exhibit, the Purchase Award will be displayed at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama offices at 2222 9th Street. In partnership with The Chamber, selections of prior and upcoming Purchase Awards will be displayed throughout the building.

Visual artists residing in Bibb, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties will be eligible. A $35 entry fee entitles participants to submit up to three works for judging. All original two- and three-dimensional works will be accepted including photography. Entries must not have been shown in any previous West Alabama Juried Show.

All dates, entry requirements, payment procedures and applications are available on The Arts Council’s website at

The completed application and up to three digital images should be emailed to from Friday, December 1, 2023 through Thursday, December 7, 2023. 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.

For questions about the West Alabama Juried Show including the entry procedure, call 205-758-5195, ext. 6 or email

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should follow and like “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Twitter and also Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit for further information.