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The Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is one of two galleries managed by The Arts Council. Meeting the demand for additional exhibit space in Tuscaloosa, the gallery hosts a variety of exhibits by artists from around Alabama and the Southeast as well as artists from our own community. Exhibits in The Arts Council Gallery at the CAC and the Junior League Gallery located in the Bama Theatre, are displayed on a rotating basis and are usually booked several months in advance.

Exhibit openings at both The Arts Council and The University of Alabama Galleries in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center take place on First Fridays from 5-8 pm and are free and open to the public.

 

Current Exhibit:
Alabama, Then and Now Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: March 7-28
Reception: March 7 from 5- 8 p.m. featuring catering by Jim 'N Nicks

 

(Left: Image by artist Anne Stickney, "Old Capitol at Tuscaloosa")

 

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host “Alabama, Then and Now,” a traveling Bicentennial art exhibition by members of the Alabama Plein Air Artists. Taking place March 7-28 in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, the exhibit will open with a reception on March 7 from 5-8 p.m.

"Alabama, Then and Now" is a commemorative and educational art exhibition of 30 original paintings in honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial. All paintings were created by members of the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA) who gather monthly around the state to paint en plein air (in the "open air") outdoors, from life. The paintings depict landmarks and regions of Alabama where these artists live or have traveled and painted from life. Subjects include bridges and barns, gins and mills, the natural beauty of Alabama, industry, architecture, sports, government and popular culture.

From October 2018 - November 2019, this juried exhibition will tour through Hoover, Fort Payne, Athens, Tuscaloosa, the State Capitol in Montgomery, Pike Road, Auburn, Mobile, Hamilton and Huntsville. Many paintings will be for sale and entry is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. A tour schedule can be found at alabamapleinairartists.com and paintings can be viewed by visiting www.hooversmagazine.com/alabama-then-and-now.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about the CAC, The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

Upcoming Exhibit:
“… buy Hyacinths to feed thy Soul,” an exhibit of fine art photography by Madelyn Carr Bonnett

Exhibit Dates: April 5-26
Reception: April 5 from 5- 8 p.m. featuring catering by Heritage House

(Left: Image by Madelyn Carr Bonnett, "Midway Geiser Basin with Silhouettes")

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present “… buy Hyacinths to feed thy Soul,” an exhibit of fine art photography by Madelyn Carr Bonnett in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit will take place April 5-26, 2019 and will open with a reception on April 5 from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk.

Comprised of both color and black and white shots, the eclectic collection will be made up of 12-14 series of images, with each series comprised of 2-7 photos that are similar in some respect. All images were shot digitally over the past 14 years and are some of Bonnett’s favorites.

Bonnett has been a serious amateur nature and fine art photographer for over 30 years. She founded MadArtz Photo in 2004 and offers her original works as photo prints and canvases, note cards and wall calendars. The artist’s favorite subjects include flora, fauna, forests, national parks, skies and other natural wonders. Shooting exclusively with natural light, Bonnett often uses intentional camera movement (ICM) techniques to achieve photo-impressionist and abstract effects. Additional areas of subject matter also include representational, landscape, black & white and still life photography.

Bonnett has won local, state, regional, national and international awards for her images and continually adds new exhibitions to her schedule. Her images have placed in art/photo exhibits throughout Alabama and in Georgia. In 2005 she won Grand Prize in the Scenic Category of the Ritz/Wolf Camera International Photo Contest. Awards in 2018 included 2nd Place in the Coastal Life category of the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest, Merit Award in the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa’s Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibition, Best in Show-Photography in the 66th Annual Birmingham Rose Show and Merit Award in the Auburn Arts Association PHOTO XIX Juried Photo Exhibit.

The artist can be contacted at Mad@MadArtzPhoto.com with information also available on www.facebook.com/MadArtz.

Gallery Application for Exhibit

Email completed application to Sharron Rudowski 

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays
9:00am-12:00pm & 
1:00-4:00 pm

First Friday Hours:
Noon to 8:00 pm

Don’t forget to enjoy samples by our community partner for this month (during reception on May 7),
Jim 'N Nicks

Website: www.jimnicks.com