CURRENT EXHIBITS

   ART WALK UPDATE:   April 2, 2021 @ 6-8pm. Visit our Facebook for more info!

Thank you to our April 2021 First Friday Sponsor: Wynona’s Insurance Agency

 

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 adrienne@esartcenter.org.

APRIL 2021

Annual Members’ Juried Show
March 5-May 2, 2021

 

The Members’ Juried Show showcases various work from the Artist Level members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. Artist Members were able to submit 3 original works done in any media, including painting, photography, pottery and more.

 

2021 Exhibit Judge:

Lucy Gafford
Mobile Arts Council Executive Director

 

A native Mobilian, Lucy has been involved with MAC since 2013. She previously served as Programs Director. Her primary focus in this role is to concentrate on community outreach with Mobile-area artists and arts organizations. Additionally, she is responsible for coordinating all community programs, including ArtWalk, Market events, public art projects, and more. An accomplished artist herself, Lucy’s work can be found all around Mobile, including the Oyster Trail, the USA Moulton Bell Tower, and the ArtGO! trail.

The NALL Collection of Alabama Art

featuring Charlie Lucas

January 8 – May 2, 2021

 

Iconic and self-taught artist, Charlie Lucas, is the youngest of a pantheon of outsider artists who rose to public attention in the latter part of the twentieth century. Lucas bridges generations of artists, including Bill Traylor, Jimmie Lee Sudduth and Mose T as the last in a long lineage of black folk artists in Alabama that began over 100 years ago. In his own family, Lucas is the descendent of several generations of artisans and craftspeople, including his grandfather and great grandfather who were blacksmiths. He traces his work directly from them.

Paul R. Jones Museum Museum Director Daniel White describes Lucas: “If you know Charlie Lucas, then you know he has no limits with his imagination, and the universe is his studio.”

Lucas’ work has been included in early, transformative exhibitions of self-taught, outsider artists including the High Museum of Art’s groundbreaking 1988 exhibition, Outside the Mainstream: Folk Art in Our Time. His work was part of Passionate Visions of the American South: Self-Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, 1993; Pictured in My Mind: Contemporary American Self-Taught Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, 1995, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s group show Ogun Meets Vulcan: Iron Sculpture of Alabama with Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Ronald Lockett and Joe Minter in 2007. Lucas’ work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the last four decades including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Rosa Parks Museum and Library at Troy University-Montgomery.

Charlie Lucas‘s studio is in Selma, Alabama.

 

The collection of artworks on exhibit 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.

Members’ Sales Gallery

Exhibit: March 5-May 2, 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.

 

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