2020 Adult Juried Art Exhibit
The 2020 Adult Juried Art Exhibit opening and gallery reception was held on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 in the Shelby County Arts Center’s EBSCO Fine Art Gallery.
With nearly 150 people in attendance, guests had the opportunity to see work from talented artists from across Alabama. Artists entered work in the categories of drawing, photography, painting, 3D design, and mixed-media. Each entry went through two rounds of judging by juror Brian Edmonds. Out of over 150 entries to the show, less than 60 were selected to be in the exhibit. Edmonds then made his final selections for the best of each category and best of show from the selected works.
A word from Juror Brian Edmonds:
“While reviewing submissions for the show, I was reminded of how many talented artists we have in Alabama. This exhibition reflects the diverse, artistic community within our state. I found it difficult to select a few works from so many worthy submissions. It was equally as difficult selecting winners in each category. I would like to congratulate all of the artists, those that submitted, those that were selected for the show, and those that won an award.
I would like to thank the Shelby County Arts Council for the opportunity to serve as juror. It was my honor to play a small role in putting together such a wonderful show. The community should be proud of the beautiful facilities and those responsible for putting this together. I look forward to visiting future exhibitions and performances.”
These works will be on display until March 5th. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm and during Black Box Theater Performances. Click here for up coming Black Box Theater events.
Artist featured in exhibit:
Emily Stroud- Winner-Best of Show-The Afterglow
Rachel Ann Wakefield-Winner-Best in Painting-Eclipsing
Michelle Branson-Winner-Best in Mixed-Media-Self-portrait
Evan Franklin-Winner-Best in Photography-Untitled (Hoh Rain Forest)
Jennifer Geletzke-Winner-Best in Drawing-We need to get out of the house
Kimberley A. Brown-Winner-Best in 3D-I have my dead
Tracie Noles-Ross-Honorable Mention-Executive Director’s Choice-I am where I am from
Lindsey Greer- Honorable Mention-Staff Choice-We rise by lifting others
Mary Kay Haywood
Brittany Carol Moore
Sarah Jeanne Adkins