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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 35th Juried Show for West Alabama artists have been selected. The exhibit will be on display in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center weekdays through December 17, 2021 and January 4-21, 2022. Holiday hours are 1-3 p.m. and by appointment only from 9-11 a.m.

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 exhibit was juried by Gary Chapman, Professor of Painting and Drawing at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the winners chosen by local artist and retired educator Mary Kerr.


The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Purchase Award - $1,000
“Vivacious” by Joshua Hoggle

To be included in The Arts Council’s permanent collection and displayed at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, 2nd Street in downtown Tuscaloosa, as part of a partnership between the two organizations.

Gail Skidmore Memorial Award of Excellence - $300 Contributed by The Arts Council
“The Things We Lock Away” by Nathan Childers

Three Cash Awards - $100 each Contributed by The Arts Council

  1. “Upward/Onward” by Ashley Bond
  2. “Lancaster Line” by Kate Gurganus
  3. “Jemison – Van De Graaf Mansion #2” by Martin Naugher


Honorable Mentions

  1. “Chinese Montreal Garden” by Deborah Hughes
  2. “Cahaba Lilies” by Jason Daugherty
  3. “Stringers and Squares” by Rhandie Weaver


Established in 1985, the West Alabama Juried Show represents The Arts Council’s mission to promote the arts in Tuscaloosa County and specifically the creative efforts of local and regional visual artists.

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” on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.



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Kevin Ledgewood