The Arts Council Gallery

“Present” by artist Carson Grubaugh
August 5-September 30, 2022
Opening August 5 from 5-7 p.m during First Friday Art Walk

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of works by artist Carson Grubaugh in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center Aug. 5-Sept. 30, 2022. “Present” will open on Aug. 5 during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.  

Grubaugh holds bachelor’s degrees in both Art and Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He now teaches Visual Art at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.

He was named the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist of 2011 and placed 3rd in the Portraiture category of the 15th Art Renewal Center Salon. His art is displayed at numerous museums and galleries in the United States, Canada, England, Spain and Germany.

The artist collaborated with Dave Sim on the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel “The Strange Death of Alex Raymond” and the comic book “You Don’t Know Jack: Two-Fisted Comic-Store Manager.” A collection of his short comics works, “Six Macro Cons,” has also been published. Grubaugh recently created the world’s first comic book series entirely illustrated by an Artificial Intelligence, “The Abolition of Man.” The first issue will be released in October of 2022.

Along with his publisher, Sean Michael Robinson, he runs the comics-centric YouTube channel, Living The Line.

The Arts Council Gallery and UA Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m.  For more information about The Arts Council gallery visit

In addition to the galleries of downtown Tuscaloosa, The First Friday Art Walk also features art friendly coffee shops hosting the work of local artists. Visit for complete First Friday information.

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 also Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit for further information.


The Arts Council Gallery is available by invitation only. The Arts Council Gallery located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is one of two galleries managed by The Arts Council. Meeting the demand for additional exhibit space in Tuscaloosa, the gallery hosts a variety of exhibits by artists from around Alabama and the Southeast as well as artists from our own community. Exhibits in The Arts Council Gallery at the CAC and the Junior League Gallery located in the Bama Theatre, are displayed on a rotating basis and are usually booked several months in advance.

Email completed application to Sheriah Gibson

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9-4 p.m.

Fragmented and Forgotten by Artist Amber Quinn- July 2020

 Selected Pieces from The Permanent Collection- June 2020