FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK:   OCT 2 @ 6pm. Visit our Facebook for updates!

Art Center galleries are currently open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from our online galleries, please contact Marketing Director, Adrienne Clow at


“The Sky is a Circle”
Work by Douglas Pierre Baulos & Jerry Lavelle Slayton

Exhibit: September 4 – October 31, 2020


About Doug:

Douglas Pierre Baulos received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He regularly teaches workshops and lectures on his research in book arts, drawing and visual ecology. In 2009 Baulos won the President’s Award For Excellence In Teaching at UAB.

He currently is the Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the curriculum director at Studio by the Tracks, an art center that provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other mental illnesses. His drawings, installations, and books have been exhibited/published both nationally and internationally. His current works are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on his ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope.

“Although I work with the feelings of loss, mortality, and the power and delicate nature of memory, my work is a reflection of my attempt to live my life in fragile exultation.” To read more of Doug’s Artist Statement, visit his website at


About Jerry:

Jerry is currently based in Austin, TX. “As an artist I want to make work that is a reflection of my thoughts and feelings regarding the natural environment. I’m interested in encapsulating the shelter, comfort, and connection I feel when in natural spaces and making them tangible for an audience through the creation of objects. These objects usually manifest as drawings, prints and animation. For me the woods are a place for healing, a place to learn through observation. It’s not an ecstatic state, it’s not always filled with pure joy, but rather a consistent and unfolding wealth that sometimes challenges me and yet allows me to connect with my surroundings and myself. There is a profundity to this feeling that I want to explore and share.” To see more of Jerry’s work, visit his website at

10th Annual Photography Exhibit
Eastern Shore Camera Club

Exhibit: September 4 – October 31, 2020


The Camera Club provides 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. The club meets once per month. Find more information via their website at


This year’s Judge is JoAnn Cox.
Judge’s Statement: “I am a painter and graphic artist, not a photographer. I have very little knowledge of the technical aspect of photography. And although the tools, techniques and skills used in painting, drawing and photography differ, I believe as visual artists we share much in common. We share a need to express ourselves, to convey emotions, to tell our stories. And we share our attempt to learn to see.”



2020 Award Winners:


Best of Show

Jennifer Clifton “Lily of the Nile”


  1. Hailey Clifton “White Star”
  2. Janet Nall – “Peruvian Lily”
  3. Tommie Peterson- “Ambush”


  1. Georgia Sims – “Patchwork Quilt – Sanbittern (eurypygahelias)”
  2. Laurie Schaerer – “Cheese”
  3. Janet Nall – “One Eyed Gator”


  1. Jeff Hosterman – “Lamps of Green”
  2. Rodney Kilgore – “OH Shell No!”
  3. Debbie Goddard – “Shake, Rattle, and Roll!”


  1. Susan Allison – “As the Fog Recedes”
  2. Stephen Savage – “Beach Umbrella II”
  3. Cleveland Brown – “Pines”


  1. Tommie Peterson – “Heads Up”
  2. Angie Carn – Toddler Antics”
  3. Jack Daily – “Bogey Needs a Drink”

Members’ Sales Gallery

Exhibit: September 4 – October 30, 2020


This exhibit offers ESAC members at artist level or above the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Eastern Shore Art Center. Each member may submit one piece and if sold can bring in a replacement. This gallery changes out every other month.

The NALL Collection of Alabama Art

featuring Betty Sue Matthews

Extended through SEPTEMBER 26, 2020


Betty Sue Matthews, 1944 – 2018, was a completely self-taught, Alabama “outsider” artist working in unconventional materials. Her life-size tin cutouts of “fat babies, gentlemen, ladies and little biddies” feature the original rust and cracks in the tin.


Matthews painted on both sides of the tin with house paint, and hand-cut them out “like paper dolls.” Subject matter in the exhibit also includes pigs, dogs, roosters and cows. Nationally acclaimed artist Nall Hollis, a Troy native, met Matthews in Brundidge, Alabama before she gained notoriety and immediately began collecting her work. Nall has stated “I was so impressed. I knew I had discovered an Alabama genius.”


Matthews’ work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian and the Rosa Parks Museum. She has also been featured in National Geographic magazine, and in Kelly Ludwig’s 2007 book “Detour Art: Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast.”


The collection of artworks is now part of the Nall Collection of Alabama Art at ESAC. All work is for sale to benefit the Eastern Shore Art Center and Alabama Artists.


What will be here next month!



What just left:(


Fairhope Website Services