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Junior League Gallery

Interior view of the Junior League GalleryLocated in the Bama Theatre, the Junior League Gallery opened in 1983 through fundraising efforts by members of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Originally the balcony lobby, the space was converted to a gallery through the installation of appropriate lighting and the alteration of the walls, making them suitable for hanging art work. In addition to Arts Council sponsored competitions/exhibits, the space is also available to local artists for individual or group exhibits commission free. Artists will be required to have a portfolio and original samples of their work for presentation to the staff before an exhibit is scheduled.  The gallery is the home of the West Alabama Juried Show, Double Exposure Statewide Photography Exhibit and the Visual Art Achievement Awards.



Current Exhibit

Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: February 19-March 8
Closing Reception: March 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Background: The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit that will be on display at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery now through March 8. The exhibit will close with a reception and presentation of awards on March 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Artists and educators Mary and Gary Kerr served as judges for the show. 

The judges awarded the District III Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place winners and also Honorable Mentions to students from local public and private schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level and category. The winners plus additional works accepted to the show will be on display. Group I consisted of middle school students in grades 6-8, and Group II included high school students in grades 9-12. Entries were classified based on medium:  Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, 3-D, Printmaking, Computer Design and Photography.

District III schools that submitted art to the competition included Brookwood MS, Brookwood HS, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Echols MS, American Christian Academy, Rock Quarry MS, Central HS, Northridge HS, Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa County HS, Paul W. Bryant HS, Tuscaloosa Academy and Northside HS.

Select works chosen by the judges for their outstanding merit (separate from the winning entries) will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery in Montgomery, Ala. For a complete list of participants, District III winners, and those chosen to advance to the state level competition, visit tuscarts.org/competition-visualachievement.

A program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

Junior League Gallery Quick Information:

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Also open during all
Bama Theatre events

Located in the Bama Theatre, enter the gallery through The Arts Council offices, located on the second floor of the PARA Building, during weekday hours.

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

Gallery Application for Exhibit