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31st Annual West Alabama Juried Show
October 31, 2015
The Arts Council is sponsoring its 31st Annual Juried Show for West Alabama artists during the months of November and December at the Bama Theatre galleries. A $35 entry fee entitles any West Alabama artist to submit up to three works for judging. One Purchase Award of $750, one Cash Award of $300 and three Awards of Excellence of $100 will be presented. The Purchase Award entry will be added to the permanent collection of The Arts Council. Works labeled Not For Sale (NFS) will not be eligible to receive the Purchase Award. Include value of art even if labeled NFS.
Only original two- and three-dimensional works by artists 18 and older living in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties will be eligible. Entries must not have been previously shown at the Bama Theatre or Cultural Arts Center galleries. All two-dimensional pieces accepted for the show must be ready for hanging and matted, framed and under glass if appropriate. Frames must be equipped with wire securely attached for hanging; Loose wires, saw tooth brackets or other hangers are not acceptable, and the work will be rejected prior to judging. Any special installation requirements must be handled by the artist. Works of this nature will be accepted at the discretion of The Arts Council. Works executed in a class or workshop will not be accepted. All works should be labeled on the back upper right corner with the completed labels provided. All works must be titled with none labeled “Untitled”. Maximum size is 5 .5 feet x 5.5 feet, and maximum weight is 50 pounds for all entries. All media types are eligible.
Works must be brought to The Arts Council office on the 2nd floor of the PARA Building at 614 Greensboro Avenue, downtown Tuscaloosa, October 12-16 during office hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Accepted artwork and winning entries will be posted on our website by October 26 at www.tuscarts.org/competition-westaljuried. Works not accepted for the exhibition must be picked up October 26-30 during office hours. Works accepted for the exhibit must remain until the conclusion of the exhibit. Pick up will be December 15 after the conclusion of the closing reception through December 19. All works will be insured while in the custody of The Arts Council, however, works will not be insured or considered to be in our custody prior to or after the designated dates. Any work accepted for the show (with the exception of the Purchase Award winner) may be priced to sell to the public. The gallery charges no commission on sales for this competition. The Arts Council reserves the right to utilize images of accepted and/or winning entries for publicity or educational purposes and display those images at our discretion. Call 205-345-9801, 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for more information.