About the show
ArtsRevive is pleased to open registration for its 20th annual juried art competition. The show has grown significantly over the past several years in size, popularity and most importantly in the quality of the submissions. Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings is a reflection of that growth. Entry for 2022 is open to artists who are from Alabama although they may now live and work elsewhere (Wings) as well as those artists who currently live in Alabama (Roots).
The ArtsRevive show has built a reputation for its varied sampling of Alabama talent at its finest. The show will be held at ArtsRevive Cultural Arts Center located at 3 Church Street in the heart of historic downtown Selma.
Judge: Bruce Andrews
Here’s my history in a nutshell!
I am currently the Executive Director of the Shelby County Arts Council (since 2013). I’ve always been a working artist in some way shape or form.
That said, in1979, I was a Fine Arts major at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.That lasted about three and a half years! I got married. My wife got pregnant. I ran out of money. I went to work as a freelance artist and a musician working as many side jobs as I could tolerate.
Here’s an overview:
1979-1988: Freelance Artist working by commission and working singer-songwriter. My freelance experience during this time included numerous illustration jobs including three published children’s books.
1989-1994: Regional marketing Executive for Benson Music Group I managed to distribution and promotion of Gospel music under this label in four states.
1994-2012: Freelance Artist specializing in large-scale murals in dozens of commercial and residential spaces.
Working musician/songwriter, twice a finalist in the International Blues challenge in Memphis TN. Inducted into the Alabama blues Hall of Fame.
During this time frame (2005) I also begin to teach for the Shelby County Arts Council. In 2007, I was asked to design a program to bring art/music therapy into the Juvenile Detention Center, in doing so, I learned how to write grants to pay for the programs. It’s fair to say, that from 2007 to 2013, I gradually changed from a working artist to a designated art administrator. That’s where I am now…
Shelby County Arts Council is a 501c3 profit. We not only administer and facilitate outbound Arts outreach programs. We manage a 20,000 square foot Arts and cultural facility in Columbiana, Alabama that includes a Performing Arts space (Song Theater), the Ebsco Fine Art gallery, a Pottery studio and a metal Arts Foundry. Find out more at shelbycountyartscouncil.com
Entrants must be current or former residents of Alabama.
Only work not previously shown in ArtsRevive shows is allowed.
All work must be original and all reference material should be the work of the artist. No paintings made from
other painters' or photographers' work should be submitted for competition.
All artworks must have been created within the past 3 years
Artist must be 18 years of age by April 1, 2022
The following categories will be recognized in the show. Select the category most appropriate for your work. Pieces selected for the show will be judged in the category under which they were submitted.
3D - Clay/ Ceremics/ Fiber/ Furnature/ Glass/ Jewelry/ Metal/ Mixed Media/ Sculpture/ Wood
Drawing - graphite/ pastel/ ink/
Painting - acrylic/ oil/ watercolor/ tempra
Printmaking - Computer Generated/ Printmaking (all forms)
Best in Show: $1000
People's choice: $1000
(awarded the night of the members/artists reception March 31)
First in each category: $200
Second in each category: $100
Third in each category: $50