The Adult Juried Art Exhibit is competition sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council (SCAC) and its partners. This juried art exhibit is open to all Alabama residents 18 years old and up.

*All artwork must be original. Copying other artists’ work is prohibited. Artwork cannot have been entered into any previous SCAC exhibit.*

Accepted art work categories and examples of mediums:

Drawing-Examples: pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel, pen and ink, etc

Painting-Examples: oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, etc.

Photography-Examples: digital and film

3D-Examples: wood work, assemblage, sculpture, pottery, fiber/textile art, etc.

Mixed Media-Examples: collages, encaustic, printmaking, multi-media work, etc.


-Exhibition dates-January 21, 2021-March 4, 2021

-Submission deadline-December 11, 2020

-Notify artist (accepted or declined)-December 18, 2020

-Accepted work delivery dates- January 4-8, 2021 (unless otherwise arranged with SCAC)

-Gallery opening reception/awards ceremony- January 21, 2021

-Show closes-March 4, 2021

-Artwork pick up-March 8-12, 2021 (unless otherwise arranged with SCAC)


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A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted and there is a $30.00 non-refundable submission fee. Submission fee is due at time of entry. Entry and submission fee do not guarantee acceptance to this show. After the submission deadline (December 11th) the juror will make entry selections and those accepted will be notified no later than December 18th. Entrants must complete an entry form through the SCAC website and submit digital images of work. Digital images must be in a high quality JPEG format. All artwork must be the artist’s original creation and must not have been exhibited in any previous SCAC exhibition. Artists are allowed to submit up to two (2) photos for each entry-a full shot of the piece and detail shot. Please label entry photo file names as follows: Artist First initial, underscore, Artist last name and a number for the file. (Example: B_Smith1  (For a detail photo: B_Smith1detail)) 

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Artwork must be original and ready to display (hanging wires/frames must be attached or ready for appropriate installation). Display pedestals will be provided for appropriate work.

For work requiring specific installation: If an installation work wins entry, the artist must provide specific installation instructions or be willing to deliver and install the work themselves. If the artist chooses to deliver and install, he/she is then responsible for the de-installation and pick-up of the work the week following the close of the exhibition at his or her own travel expense. The installation, if equipped with electronic functions, must be set up by the artist to be viewer activated or be able to run continually for 7 hours daily. Such lengths of time present problems of wear and tear on an artist’s machinery and should be considered before submitting an entry with electrical or mechanical components. All equipment must be provided by the artist, unless otherwise arranged. The SCAC is not held responsible for artwork damaged during the artist’s installation.


The SCAC cannot be held liable for lost or damaged work during shipping or transportation. The SCAC will be held liable for only the cost of supplies of the artwork should a piece become damaged while on display in the gallery. Proof of supplies cost is required for reimbursement.


Artwork Delivery Dates: January 4-8, 2021

Artwork Pick Up Dates: March 8-12, 2021

Artists are responsible for the delivery and cost of all items shipped to and from the SCAC.  Works must be shipped by common carrier (Fed Ex, UPS, USPS) or hand-delivered. Crated or boxed works must conform to standard carrier length and girth requirements. No oversized / freight shipments will be accepted. Artists who choose to hand-deliver their work must also pick up their work the week immediately following the close of the exhibition. The SCAC is not held responsible for work damaged during shipment. Artwork must be delivered to the SCAC by 5:00pm on January 8, 2021.



Best in Show-$750

Best in Painting-$250

Best in Photography-$250

Best in Drawing-$250

Best in 3D-$250

Best in Mixed Media-$250


The Shelby County Arts Council reserves the right to use digital images of accepted artwork and to photograph or videotape exhibited works for use in print media, website, email, or social media marketing or advertising associated with the exhibition.


Please contact Lindsay Dyess,, or call 205-669-0044 for information and questions.