2021 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit
On Sunday, April 25th the Shelby County Arts Council honored the students participating in the 2021 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit with a closing reception and awards ceremony.
2020 was supposed to be the first year the SCAC held the SHSJAE, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were forced to go digital with a video tour of the exhibit and a live stream awards ceremony. The SCAC was more than excited to host the exhibit in the brand new Shelby County Arts Center’s EBSCO Fine Art Gallery. The participating students got to experience a professional level gallery show in a beautiful new space.
Judges for this year’s exhibit were Richard Gere from UAB and Lee Somers from the University of Montevallo. Read more about the jurors here.
The Shelby County would like the thank our sponsors of this exhibit, UAB’s Department of Art and Art History, the University of Montevallo’s Department of Art and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama’s Caring Foundation!
Congratulations to all the students who participated in this show!
Best in Show
Ashley Luna Mendez
Sun City – Painting
Best in Mixed Media
Taylor Shuford- Zero Through Nine
Best in 3D
Calliope Ross-Iron Pigeon
Best in Drawing
Stella Bell-Morning Light
Elizabeth McEniry-In Your Face
Best in Painting
Malaika Maqbool-Knowledge in the Air
Best in Photography
Samantha Miller-A Rainy Day
SCAC’s Executive Director’s Choice Award:
Catherine Smith-Yours Faithfully
SCAC’s Staff Choice Award:
Konnor Carrie-Shedding New Light
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Ashley Luna Mendez
Briarwood Christian High School
Anna Gardner Herren
Chilton County High School
Hayden High School
Helena High School
Hewitt-Trussville High School
Hoover High School
Pell City High School
Shelby County High School
Shelby Crossings Homeschool
Spain Park High School
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Thompson High School
Westminster School at Oak Mountain