PWL’s INK ONLY: Call for Entries

Call for Entries — Paper Workers Local — INK ONLY

Paper Workers Local is hosting their first juried exhibition in partnership with UAB’s Department of Art and grant support from the Alabama Council on the Arts.

The juror for this show is amazing printmaker and UAH professor of art Katie Baldwin.

First Prize: $300 plus a solo show at Paperworkers Local in the following 12 months.

From the PWL website:

“PaperWorkers Local is a 501(c)(3) non-profit artists’ co-operative established in the summer of 2013 in Birmingham Alabama. Our mission is to enable and nurture the making, exhibition, and appreciation of original fine art prints and works of art on and of paper. We do that by building community among Birmingham’s printmakers, providing professional quality studio and exhibition space and by providing workshops at all levels.”
For more information, contact PaperWorkersLocal@Gmail.com.

GMA’s Art Play

Yesterday marked the first of many new and exciting things happening at the GMA.


 

 

We have updated and renovated our children’s area, now named GMA Art Play, under the direction of our new Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jill Edwards.

 

 

Kids can create their own cubist faces in the style of Pablo Picasso.

 

 

 

We have widened our demographic to include all age children and altered the available activities to be centered around art.

 

 

A pop art mural in the style of Keith Haring lets kids pose to mimic the art.

 

 

 

 

Artist-themed activities feature homage to Kandinsky, Picasso, Haring, Hirst, and Warhol.

 

 

 

 

This summer we will be offering two weeks of summer camps for students grades 1-7. Registration is now open.

 

Jill details the renovations for guests at the Art Play grand opening on May 2nd.

 

Additional upcoming events this summer at the GMA include a photography class, small group private art lessons, and more. Official dates and times are to be announced.

 

The GMA is proud to introduce its new Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jill Edwards.

 

 

About Our New Education Coordinator:

Jill received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Alabama and has taught Art History classes to elementary students at Eura Brown for the past ten years. She is currently teaching classes in her on-site classroom and has exciting outreach plans that include art lessons for local elementary and homeschool groups.

 

 

 

 


For inquiries or information, contact GMA staff at (256) 546-7365.


 


FOCUS 2017

The annual FOCUS Photography Exhibit is currently on display at the GMA.

Sorrow by Lisa Johnston

 

FOCUS features artists of all ages working in traditional or digital photography.

Vertigo by Madelyn Carr Bonnett

Each submission was reviewed by a blind jury and those selected to be a part of the competition are now on exhibition.

An experienced, credible judge will evaluate each piece and Cash prizes will be given to Best in Show, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention award winners.

 

A Splash of Lime by Hank Seigel

 

Submissions include photographs from the southeast United States to New York.

 

All Night Every Night by Gary Ricketts

There will be an opening reception for FOCUS as well as our other two current exhibits on Friday, May 5th from 5-7 pm.


Southern Realism by Rachel Wakefield

 

 

 

“Through the use of observation and reference photography I create paintings that feature subjects immersed in bodies of water. Water surrounds the subject and represents the weight and pressure of life, but also makes us feel like we are dreaming — floating and free.”

 

 

“I want to recreate a quiet place where sound is muffled and vision is blurred — capturing those vulnerable moments we keep to ourselves. Though sometimes detailed and complicated, or simple and abstract, these intimate feelings that we have are the most meaningful parts of being.”

 

 – Rachel Ann Wakefield

 

 

The water is symbolic of the dominant weight and pressures of life while also juxtaposing the “floating,” still silence of such submersion.

 


PaperWorkers Local Presents Methods: Traditional to Digital

Currently on display on the second floor is an exhibit from PaperWorkers Local, titled Methods: Traditional to Digital

above: Tug O’ War by Debra Riffe (Linoleum block relief)

 

PaperWorkers Local is an non-profit organization of artists who come together to produce, display, and appreciate original art involving a paper format/medium.

As per their mission statement, the goal of PWL is “to enable and nurture the making, exhibition, and appreciation of original fine art prints and works of art on paper.”

 

Above: Barred Owl Family by Jane Marshall (Hand-colored etching)

 

Above: He’ll Grow Into It by Richard Stockham (Woodblock)

 

PWL plays a large part in the cultural resurgence of fine art on paper in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

They realized the lack of access to the medium and an exodus of talent from the Birmingham area and published “An Argument for a Printmaking Facility in Birmingham.”

 

 

Above: Artes in Allegretto by Artes Hicks (Intaglio)

 

Below: Busyness by Sarah Marshall (Mixed Media Print)

 

PWL hosts exhibitions, workshops, and classes for both accomplished and aspiring artists.

 

 

Above: Self Portrait by Artes Hicks (Intaglio)

 

A closing reception for the three current exhibits will be held on March 3, during First Friday Downtown.

 

Visit the PaperWorkers Local website here


A Tale of Six Counties

(above) “Me and Kathryn-Anne” (Cuyahoga County) – Pamela A. Canzater

 

In celebration of Black History Month, the works of Pamela A. Canzater are on display in the Leo Reynolds gallery.

 

(above) “In the Midnight” (Portage County) – Pamela A. Canzater        

                                 

(below) “Walking with My Savior” (Portage County) – Pamela A. Canzater

 

Her exhibit, “A Tale of Six Counties; How One Black Family Nurtured Their Southern/Northern Daughter,” is a biographical walk through her life of being an African-American woman raised in six different counties from Alabama to New York.

 

(above) “Am I Black Enough?” (Queens County) – Pamela A. Canzater                                                

(below) “Bedtime Stories” (Perry County) – Pamela A. Canzater

 

An closing reception for the three current exhibits will be held on March 3, during First Friday Downtown.

 


Night of Jazz Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous

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