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Double Exposure Photography Exhibition

Artwork from the Double Exposure Photography Exhibition, 2010In its 13th 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.

 

 

2016 Competition

Information regarding the upcoming 2017 competition will be posted summer 2016.

 

The following winners appeared in the show along with the other accepted entries (below). The judge for the 2016 competition was Ad Kanyalak.

Ghost Cat by Brenda MillerAdult Division:
$500 Purchase Award: Brenda R. Miller, Birmingham, for "Ghost Cat" (Pictured, left)

$250 Awards of Excellence:
Kay Alkire Brummal, Montgomery, for "In the Limelight"
Mary Meares, Northport, for "Afternoon Sunlight"
Graham Parker, Birmingham, for "Broken"
Rick Shopfner, Tuscaloosa, for "Riding the Trojan Horse"

 

 

 

Peripheral Vision by Taylor MeadowsJunior Division:
$250 Best of Show: Taylor Meadows, Montgomery, for "Peripheral Vision" (Pictured, left)

$125 Awards of Excellence:
Joe'l Bethany Brock, Birmingham, for "Double Bass Man"
Clint Isom, Mountain Brook, for "Fractured"
Amrita Lakhanpal, Birmingham, for "Perspective"
Lindsey Sampson, Montgomery, for "Leaf"

 

Adult Division:

LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITY TITLE
Bonnett Madelyn Carr Columbiana Enchanted Forest-Foggy Sunrise
Brummal Kay Alkire Montgomery Watered Silk
Brummal Kay Alkire Montgomery In the Limelight
Fontaine Mitford A. Eclectic Bibb Graves Bridge
Fontaine Mitford A. Eclectic Glory Days
Fontaine Mitford A. Eclectic Six Bottles in the Window
Jackson Carl Camden Coatopa
Jackson Carl Camden John Deere
Lee M. Elizabeth Tuscaloosa Jackson, MI
McLemore Molly Montgomery Sleep
Meares Mary Northport Eye of the Poppy
Meares Mary Northport Afternoon Sunlight
Miller Brenda R. Birmingham Ghost Cat
Miller Brenda R. Birmingham Wavy Staircase
Morris Jim Tuscaloosa Fractal 1007.95
Naugher Martin Northport Busy As A…
Nunnally Timothy H. Tuscaloosa Air and Glass
Nunnally Timothy H. Tuscaloosa The Wrigley Clock as a Backdrop
Parker Graham Birmingham Broken
Shadrick John B.  Trussville Seal Here
Shadrick John B.  Trussville Early Morn
Shopfner Rick Tuscaloosa Carnival Floating: Astride the Trojan Horse
Siegel Hank  Hoover Eye See U
Siegel Hank  Hoover The Empty Bench
Simons Warren Montgomery One Red Leaf
Simons Warren Montgomery Palm Tree Repairs
Terry Barbara L. Centreville Menacing Splendor
White Trenton Tuscaloosa Letting Go
White Trenton Tuscaloosa After the Storm
Whitten Julia Tuscaloosa Café

Junior Division:

LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITY TITLE
Aal Talal Abdel Hoover Circle, Rust, and Little Bro
Adams Ashley Birmingham Dewdrops
Bamford Catherine Vestavia Hills Despair
Bamford Catherine Vestavia Hills Wonder
Berdy Simms Birmingham Holding the World
Berdy Simms Birmingham The Visitor
Brock Joe'l Bethany Birmingham Double Bass Man
Brooks Caroline Birmingham Grand Geyser
Brown Sally Pike Road on the look out
Butler Katherine Birmingham Drop
Butler Katherine Birmingham Falling Star
Butts Jordan Maxwell AFB New York
Butts Jordan Maxwell AFB Typewriter Keys
Cherry Payton Montgomery Little Red
Chinakwe Joi Montgomery Manmade Humanity
Chinakwe Joi Montgomery Sail
Collier Julian Birmingham Liz the Creator
Dale Lily Mountain Brook On the Surface
Dale Lily Mountain Brook Second Thought
Desai Asher Vestavia Hills Shining Through
Donaldson Emma Pike Road Endless Stairs
Doyle Maggie Birmingham Torn
Griffin Caleb Montgomery Spinal Tap
Grissom Callie Birmingham Morning
Grissom Callie Birmingham Shine Bright
Gura Arjun Vestavia Hills The Sorcerer's Kitchen
Guru Arjun Vestavia Hills The Longing
Holcombe Lindsey Montgomery Rusty Rider
Isom Clint Mountain Brook Fractured
Isom Frances Mountain Brook In the Shadows
Isom Clint Mountain Brook Reflection
Kutsch Daniel Pascal Birmingham My Girl's Flower
Lakhanpal Amrita Birmingham Burning Memories
Lakhanpal Amrita Birmingham Perspective
Lakhanpal Arun Birmingham Stuck in Time
Lee Caroline Birmingham Flawless
Lee Caroline Birmingham Spunk
Leonard Maya Birmingham Life in the Shadows
Leonard Maya Birmingham Old Soul
Lynton Claire Birmingham Bound
Lynton Claire Birmingham Revelation
Maldia Isabella  Birmingham A Day on the Sea
McCants Taikhari Hope Hull Exotic
McCants Taikhari Hope Hull Workshop
McKee Sydney Birmingham Faded Faces
McKee Sydney Birmingham Working Hours
Meadows Taylor Montgomery Peripheral Vision
Morrissette Breland Birmingham Old San Juan
Mugweru Matthew Hoover On the Road
Muller Emily Birmingham Miss Ava
Olszewski Maddie Pike Road Angry Eyes
Patel Heli Montgomery National Pride
Patterson Elizabeth Birmingham Future American Farmers
Pigford Harris Birmingham Striving for Greatness
Pritchard Robert Birmingham Train of Thought
Rampy Rachel  Montgomery Lizzie
Sampson Lindsey Montgomery Leaf
Sink Mary Carolyn Birmingham In Your Head
Skidmore Spencer Birmingham Abandoned
Skidmore Spencer Birmingham Dripping
Sottosanti Lauren Birmingham Emotion
Sottosanti Lauren Birmingham Incomplete
Styslinger, IV Leo Joseph Birmingham Eye of the Pier
Styslinger, IV Leo Joseph Birmingham Leaf Stitching
Styslinger, IV Leo Joseph Birmingham Spots of a Different Color
Sutton Angie Birmingham Angie
Taylor Gus Birmingham Frog
Taylor Gus Birmingham Pencil
Trierweiler Anja Birmingham Dying Flora
Triest Alexine Birmingham A Stranger in Her Home
Triest Alexine Birmingham Banished My Mood
Wagner Mary Elisa Birmingham Lily Pad
Wagner Mary Elisa Birmingham Vibrance
Walker Hampton Birmingham Sad Days
Woodall Thomas Birmingham Magic
Wright Rachel  Birmingham The Cat Life

 

Adults and Juniors

Eligibility

This is a juried competition open to Alabama residents only. Two rounds of judging will take place, the first (by CD) to select works that will appear in the exhibit, and the second (after accepted works are submitted to The Arts Council staff and the show hung in the galleries) to choose the winners. All photographic media are eligible. All entries must be the original work of the artist and not previously shown in a Tuscaloosa Arts Council solo or group gallery exhibit in the Bama Theatre or Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.  

ENTRY APPLICATION & CD FORMAT

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. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE TITLED; ABSOLUTELY NO “UNTITLED” ENTRIES. 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 of Tuscaloosa, P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403. Accepted entries will be posted on The Arts Council website at tuscarts.org/competition-doubleexposure. Entrant’s email address must be provided on entry form.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

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, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave., 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.

SALES

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. Entries not for sale are not eligible for the Purchase Award.

INSURANCE AND PUBLICITY

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 utilize images of accepted and/or winning entries for publicity or educational purposes and display those images at our discretion.

Adults Only

Adult Division is 18 years or older.

IMPORTANT DATES

November 16-20, 2015:  Accept entry CDs in person and by mail - DEADLINE NOVEMBER 20 AT 4 P.M.- NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE
December 11, 2015: Accepted works posted on Arts Council website at tuscarts.org/competition-doubleexposure
January 4-13, 2016: Accepted works received in person and by mail at The Arts Council office at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and  1 p.m.-4 p.m.
January 22, 2016:  Winners posted on website
January 25-February 26, 2016:  Adult Division Exhibit in Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center; Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Adult Div. Opening Reception at DWCAC on February 5 during First Friday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Week of February 29, 2016: Pick-up of Adult Div. works

ENTRY FEE AND AWARDS

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. No entry fees will be refunded.
$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.

FRAMING (Applies only if work is chosen for exhibit)

Works chosen for the exhibit must be framed using professional standards under Plexiglas or glass and be ready for hanging. Matting must be white or off white, framing must be wooden or metallic and black in color. 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.

 

Junior Division Only

Junior Division is ages 12-17. Those aged 18 -19 can participate if enrolled in high school.


IMPORTANT DATES

November 16-20, 2015:  Accept entry CDs in person and by mail - DEADLINE NOVEMBER 20 AT 4 P.M. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE
December 11, 2015: Accepted works posted on Arts Council website at tuscarts.org/competition-double exposure
January 4-13, 2016: Accepted works received in person and by mail at The Arts Council office at Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL,  35401; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and  1 p.m.-4 p.m.
January 22, 2016:  Winners posted on website
January 25-February 21, 2016: Junior Division Exhibit at Bama Theatre; Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Junior Division Closing Reception at Bama Theatre on February 21 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

AWARDS

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. $250 for Best of Show and four $125 Cash Awards.

FRAMING (Applies only if work is chosen for exhibit)

Works chosen for the exhibit must be matted in white or off white mat board. NO FRAMING ACCEPTED AND NO WRAPPED CANVASES. Total size of work, including the mat 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. ANY WORKS NOT MEETING THE AFOREMENTIONED STANDARDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ELIMINATION.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programs at 205-345-9801 or education@tuscarts.org

For more information contact Sharron Rudowski at education@tuscarts.org

Entry Form 

Guidelines & Entry Form

 1.Open link to show guidelines/application form PDF, located above this text.  Select File-Save As and save the PDF to your computer.  In order to view and complete the form properly, you must have the latest version of Adobe Reader on your computer. 

2.Read all guidelines before completing the form and submitting work to The Arts Council.

3.The application form (page 3 of the PDF) is designed to complete using your computer.  After opening the PDF in Adobe Reader, click the selection in the square on the upper right side of your screen that says “Highlight Existing Fields.”

4.Fill out the form by clicking in the first highlighted field after “Name.”  After you complete each field, push Tab on your keyboard to move to the next, or use your mouse to click in each field.  When selecting “Yes” or “No,” use your mouse to click in the appropriate square.

5.Be sure to select File - Save periodically to save your work for future editing.  If you wish to edit your form, be sure to select the version saved to your hard drive, not the original form on The Arts Council site.

6.Upon final editing and completion, print out page 3 of the form. Either mail or bring your CD to The Arts Council office accompanied by your entry fee, completed application and list of included works and prices (bottom left of form). The completed labels (bottom right of form) are only necessary if your work is chosen to appear in the exhibit, in which case the labels must be taped to the back of the framed work.