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For Immediate Release

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


(Tuscaloosa)  The Arts Council will present the 27th Annual West Alabama Juried Show exhibit November 14 through December 14, 2011 at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery.  The exhibit will feature original two- and three-dimensional works by West Alabama artists in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, acrylic, fiber, wood and photography, with most pieces available for purchase.  An opening reception honoring the winners and the artists accepted to the exhibit will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the gallery.  The public is invited to attend.

The competition was open to artists 18 and older in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties with 43 artists participating and 76 pieces accepted.  Ruth O’Connor, local artist and art educator, served as judge.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The gallery is also available for viewing during Bama Theatre events.  Patrons should enter the gallery through the Arts Council offices, located on the second floor of the PARA Building, adjacent to the theatre, during daytime hours.

Call 205-758-5195, visit tuscarts.org or follow the Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Howard & Michael Goodson and Richard Zoellner Purchase Award ($750):
Sarah Marshall for "Lagniappe" (lithography)
Second Place – Gail Skidmore Memorial Cash Award ($300):  Daniel Dugan for "Salt" (oil)
Award of Excellence ($100): Janice Edwards for “The World Spins” (collage, mixed media)
Award of Excellence ($100): Maurice Clabaugh for “Birds” (spalted maple root)
Award of Excellence ($100): Tana Thomas for “The Assured One” (oil)


For press inquiries and other public relations matters please contact:

Kevin Ledgewood