April 18, 2013
Druid Arts Awards
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Exhibit in the Junior League Gallery: April 4-30, 2013
Reception: April 15 from 5-7 pm
Exhibit in the Greensboro Room Gallery: April 4-30, 2013
Reception: April 15 from 7-9 pm
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In its tenth year, the Double Exposure juried photography competition is open to photographers in the state of Alabama with divisions for both Juniors and Adults. Images to appear in the exhibit are chosen from digital images on disks mailed to The Arts Council then the purchase award, cash prizes and honorable mentions are selected after the exhibit is hung in the gallery prior to the opening reception.
$500 Purchase Award/Best of Show- John Demotte, Birmingham, for "Blue Eyes"
$250 Cash Award- Philip E. Griffith, Birmingham, for "Fallen"
$250 Cash Award- Elliot Knight, Tuscaloosa, for "Master Boat Builders"
$250 Cash Award- Lynn Schmidt, Birmingham, for "Waffle House Old Greensboro"
$250 Cash Award- Joi West, Tuscaloosa, for "Escarpment"
$300 Cash Award/Best of Show- Kate Perry, Birmingham, for "Gnobi Woman"
$175 Cash Award- Marguerite Edmonds, Birmingham, for "Jump Shack"
$175 Cash Award- Summer Johnson, Pike Road, for "Nager"
$175 Cash Award- Megan Stewart, Montgomery, for "Housewife"
$175 Cash Award- Charlotte Weaver, Mountain Brook, for "Market"
Congratulations to all of the winners. The judge for both rounds was Dominic Lipillo, Assistant Professor of Art, Mississippi State University. Adult Division awards are contributed by Harrison Galleries, LLC, and the Junior Division Awards by American Shutterbug.
The first round of judging is complete for the competition. Please refer to the following links to view the accepted works:
Adult Division List (PDF)
Junior Division List (PDF)
If your work was chosen, please read the guidelines for framing, size and other requirements. Framed entries will be accepted in person at The Arts Council office and by mail January 7 - 11, 2013 from 9 am - noon and 1 pm - 4pm. The exhibit will be hung in the galleries for the final round of judging on January 14th and 15th. It is necessary that all accepted works be delivered or arrive no later than January 11. Please remember to tape the completed label (provided on application) to the back of the frame, upper right corner.
November 1 - 28, 2012: Accept entry CDs in person and by mail - DEADLINE NOVEMBER 28 AT 5 PM
December 14, 2012: Accepted works posted on this page
January 7 - 11, 2013: Accepted works received in person and by mail at the Arts Council office; 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4pm
January 17, 2013: Winners notified by email
January 17, 2013: Exhibit begins; Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm and during Bama Theatre events
February 17, 2013 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm: Exhibit ends with closing reception; Works may be picked up at conclusion of reception
Week of February 20, 2013: Works to be returned by pre-arranged shipping mailed back to artist
Adult Division: $500 Purchase Award for Best of Show (will remain in The Arts Council’s permanent collection) and four $250 Cash Awards. Purchase Award winner will be invited to have a solo exhibit at a Bama Theatre gallery at a later date.
Junior Division: $300 for Best of Show and four $175 Cash Awards.
This is a juried competition open to Alabama residents only. Two rounds of judging will take place, the first (by CD) to select pieces that will appear in the exhibit, and the second (in person) to select the winners. All photographic media are eligible.
Adult Division is 18 years or older. Junior Division is ages 12-17.
All entries must be recent, original work, executed within the last two years and not previously shown in a Bama Theatre solo or group gallery exhibit.
Works chosen for the exhibit must be framed using professional standards under Plexiglas or glass and be ready for hanging. NO WRAPPED CANVASES. Frames must be equipped with wire securely attached for hanging. Loose wires, metal brackets or other hangers are not acceptable, and the work will be rejected prior to final judging.
Framed work should be no larger than 32” x 32”. All works accepted for the exhibit must have the provided identification tag attached to the back upper right corner of the piece including name, title of piece and price.
There will be no substitutions for accepted works.
All works will be accepted at the discretion of the Arts Council.
Any works not meeting the aforementioned standards will be subject to elimination.
Adult Division: A fee of $35 will be charged to enter three images. Two additional images may be submitted (for a maximum of five) for $5 per piece.
Junior Division: A fee of $25 will be charged to enter three images. Two additional images may be submitted (for a maximum of five) for $5 per piece.
No entry fees will be refunded.
Entrants must submit images on a CD. The CD must be labeled with the artist’s name, address and phone number, and should be labeled with a permanent marker on the top side and protected with a case or sleeve.
The provided entry form must be completed in full, including phone number and email address. File names MUST BE NAMED with the TITLE of the corresponding photograph. If title is “untitled,” provide a description for clarification on entry form.
Format must be compatible to a PC with Windows, JPG file, 72 dpi, 800 x 600 pixels maximum.
The following must be submitted together: (1) Entry fee (checks payable to Arts Council of Tuscaloosa County), (2) CD and (3) entry form. CDs will not be returned. Send to: The Arts Council, P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.
Accepted entries will be posted on the Arts Council website at tuscarts.org/competition-doubleexposure.php However, entrant’s email address must still be provided on entry form.
Works may be delivered to The Arts Council office in person or shipped. Works to be shipped must be mailed prepaid in sturdy reusable crates or cartons via UPS, FedEx or USPS. Ship cartons to: Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, 600 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401. Return shipment will be made according to prepaid method specified by the artist. A money order or pre-paid return postage must be included with those works that are to be shipped back.
Works will be for sale if so designated by the artist. The Arts Council charges no commission. The Arts Council will not act as a sales agent, but will provide the collector the necessary contact with the requested artist.
Be sure to list price of work on the entry application. If the work is not for sale, indicate with NFS, but still include insurance value.
All works will be insured while in the custody of the Arts Council, however, works will not be insured or considered to be in our custody prior to or after the designated dates, including during shipping prior to and after the show.
The Arts Council reserves the right to photograph all accepted entries for publicity or educational purposes and display those images at our discretion.
For more information contact Sharron Rudowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon final editing and completion, print out page 4 of the form. Cut the labels from the page and tape each to the upper right side on the back of the corresponding work.
Deliver or mail the completed application, entry payment and CD to The Arts Council offices from November 1 - 28, 2012 between the hours of 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm.