PAST EXHIBITS: SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2022

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)

Regional Works submitted for jurying by SAQA-member artists in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

On display: September 2 – October 29, 2022

The exhibition premise is that creating a work of art begins with a question. The artist might ask: What idea is important for me to communicate? What concept do I want to explore? What emotions do I want to experience and evoke in the viewer?

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” The vision of SAQA is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.

 

EASTERN SHORE CAMERA CLUB 

12TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

On display: September 2 – October 29, 2022

Providing members, from beginners to professionals, with educational and skill building opportunities in the art of photography. Membership in the Eastern Shore Camera Club is open to anyone with an interest in photography and all skill levels are welcome. http://www.escamera.org

2022 Award Winners

Best of Show 1st:    Rodney Kilgore “Pelicans on Turquoise Pier”

Best of Show 2nd:    Debi Parnell “Last Cast”

Best of Show 3rd:    Craig Macdonald “Gulf Shores Storm Clouds”

Color & Composition

  1. Pam Hill “Glimpse of Life”
  2. Georgia Sims “Sally Lightfoot Crab – Galapagos”
  3. Barry Baskin “Nuclear Sunset”

Landscape

  1. Barry Baskin “Nuclear Sunset”
  2. Debi Parnell “Last Cast”
  3. Craig Macdonald “Gulf Shores Storm Clouds”

Wildlife & Nature

  1. Elmo Priest “Save Some For Me”
  2. Jeff Hosterman “Board Buddies”
  3. Georgia Sims “Night Eyes – Swallow-tailed Gull Galapagos”

“A NATURALIST’S SOJOURN IN ALABAMA” Made possible by Alabama Audubon

PRINTS BY PHILIP HENRY GOSSE
On display: August 5 – October 29, 2022

Take a journey back in time to 1830s Alabama with English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse, and imagine a world before field guides or widespread knowledge of our state’s beautiful flora and fauna. In his intricate, hand-painted illustrations of moths, butterflies, and various other insects, Gosse captured the essence of many of our most beloved native plants and insects.

About Alabama Audubon
Founded in 1946, Alabama Audubon (originally Birmingham Audubon) is Alabama’s leading nonprofit organization promoting conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitats, and the natural world. With your support, we provide opportunities for people to explore recreational birding, extend their horizons through educational programming, and engage in conservation actions like planting trees, counting birds, or working with local, state, and national policy makers.

For more info: https://gulfcoastmedia.com/stories/a-celebration-of-a-tiny-natural-world,129208

 

PAST EXHIBITS: JULY - AUGUST 2022​

“ArtSquared”

ONLINE AUCTION & EXHIBIT
On display: August 5 – September 2, 2022

Twenty-four 12”x12” works by regional artists on display and up for bidding starting August 5th. All proceeds go towards ESAC programming. Auction closing September 2, 2022 at 7pm.

BID NOW! https://event.gives/artsquared2022

“BODIES OF WORK”

WORKS BY PINKY BASS, CAROLYN DEMERITT, & SONJA LANGFORD
On display: July 1 – August 27, 2022

“We offer visual interpretations of individual experiences, and we are connected as women because of them. We, women, know our stories,” explains Bass. “It is through this exhibition that we hope to offer a glimmer of the universal collective unconscious.”  

“OFF THE WALL”

WORKS BY BETSY GROSSO 
On display: July 1 – August 27, 2022

A multimedia exhibit featuring colorful mannequins, guitars and other “off-the-wall” items. 

PAST EXHIBITS: JUNE 2022

“RESURGENCE”
Artworks by Ameri’ca Tickle
On display: June 3 – 25, 2022

Fairhope artist Tickle brings nine large mixed media works to our Whiting Gallery. 

“This body of work is the beginning, a resurgence, of looking at the processes and things that have been lifelong for me in a new way. The use of technology paired with my hard work is a dynamic I enjoy and use to tell a story. A balance of two things. This new work takes a deeper dive into purpose of work, intent, and ultimately how to use my work to create change.”

“THE COMMON THREAD”

WORK BY DARIANA DERVIS
On display: May 6 – June 25, 2022

“The Common Thread” theme explores the ways we are connected to one another, digs into the landscapes in which we live, and celebrates the power of home.

PAST EXHIBITS: MARCH - MAY 2022

WHITE LINEN NIGHT
SILENT ART AUCTION ITEMS
On display: May 6 – 19, 2022

Our 4th Annual White Linen Night gala event was held May 19th and featured cuisine and musical jazz stylings of the Big Easy. Attendees danced to the New Orleans Ramblers, enjoyed New Orleans cocktails of the French Quarter, exceptional Louisiana fare and art auctions a la Jackson Square. Our silent art auction items were displayed at ESAC and bidding was done online.

ANNUAL MEMBERS’ JURIED SHOW
On display: March 4 – April 30, 2022

The Members’ Juried Show showcases various work from the Artist Level members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The display will take place in our Whiting Gallery. Artist Members are able to submit 3 original works done in any media, including painting, photography, pottery and more. Out of 170 works entered, 90 pieces were selected for display. This year’s judge: Anna Wall, Chief Curator with Pensacola Museum of Art.

Award winners:

  • Best of Show: Karen Roloson “Vigilant”
  • First Place: Janie Seal “5 Rivers Delta / Mobile, Alabama View”
  • Second Place: Kim Bernadas “The One that Got Away”
  • Awards of Merit:
    • Jack Daily “Along Fairhope Ave #1”
    • Jan Black “Nick”
    • Durand Seay “Commonalities”

“CREATIONS OF A CURIOUS SORT”
WORK BY MARALYN WILSON
Birmingham, Alabama
On display: March 4 – April 30, 2022

Artist Statement

“Creating art reminds me of my childhood, when we would make up plays and do circus performances for the neighborhood. I loved sitting outside with my neighborhood buddies at night watching the fireflies and telling the most fabulous and exciting stories. Our imagination had no boundaries.

When I become immersed in creating a piece, the excitement of the story unfolding before my eyes reminds me of the magic of those firefly nights.

Working in clay brings out memories and feelings that I love to express in my work. I like to tell stories with my art, and the encaustic finish on the clay sculpture adds depth, and a feeling of the past. Each of my sculptures has a story that has unfolded for me, as I created the piece.”