JURIED ROOSTER ART SHOW
Be the next artist listed in the Rooster Hall of Fame! Send us your best version of a rooster, chicken, or egg. The criteria are listed below for the upcoming juried art exhibition sponsored by the Lawrence County Arts Council. We expect this to be great fun and need your support to make it successful. All art will be exhibited at the Art Inspirations of the Valley gallery after the festival to June 30th. In the event that space is filled at Art Inspirations of the Valley a secondary site such as the Moulton City Hall will be used. All Art will be on display during the festival at the Lions Club Building and then will be moved to Art Inspirations of the Valley for display until June 30th.
To see some of last year's winners and other art samples, please visit our Rooster Call Art Exhibit page.
ELIGIBILITY AND SPECIFICATIONS
Open to all artists age 18 or older residing in the United States. Any media may be used as long as the work follows the theme of the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. All work must be originally executed. Class work or copies will not be eligible. Diptychs or triptychs must be in a common frame. No form of mass production in any media will be eligible. The Lawrence County Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any work of art that does not match the submitted entry. Entrants failing to deliver selected works may be denied entry to future exhibitions. No work may be substituted and none may be removed before the end of the show.
Framed work or unframed stretched canvas - Maximum Size: 48” either horizontal or vertical. Frames: Must be of simple/smooth wood (w/out ornamentation) or gold, silver, or black metal (w/out decorative corners), 3” wide or less. No color painted frames. Frame must be sturdy enough to support artwork without buckling. Framed work must be light enough to be handled by one person. If glass is used it must be Plexiglas, wired with taped ends and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.
Sculpture, pottery, glass, and other 3-D art must be self sustaining. All work must fit through a standard height 36” door. The Lawrence County Arts Council will not be responsible for props or display materials other than tables with cloths.
The Lawrence County Arts Council and the facility of the exhibit will take every precaution against damage or theft, but will not be responsible for damage or loss whatever the cause. Each artist is advised to insure his/her work.
1 or 2 images - $25.00 Each additional image will be $5.00.
DIGITAL ENTRY PROCEDURES
- Color must be accurate for publicity photos. Entrance in the exhibit gives consent of the artist for photographs to be used for publicity purposes and a possible calendar print. Images must be 300 dpi and saved in either JPEG or TIFF format not to exceed 3MB.
- Crop images to exclude frames, mats, and background. 3-D images must be photographed with a solid background.
- Each image must have the artist's last name, an entry number, and title to coincide with entry form.
- Save and name images with first four letters of last name, entry #, and name of piece. (e.g. Smit1Chicken.tif, Smit2Egg.tif, etc.)
- Send completed entry form, check (payable to Lawrence County Arts Council) for fee for number of images submitted, and self-addressed stamped envelope.
- Submit entries, properly identified and formatted according to image requirements, on a CD (no DVDs). Use a marker to identify each image. (See example under Digital Entry Procedures) CDs will not be returned.
- Send CD with completed entry form, check (payable to Lawrence County Arts Council) for fee for number of images submitted, and self-addressed stamped envelope.
Send all completed entry forms, checks, and CDs by first class mail only to:
Lawrence County Arts Council
P.O. Box 66
Moulton, AL 35650
Hand deliver at:
Lawrence County Arts Council
522 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650
• Mail requiring signature will be returned.
• Submit either email images or CD, but not both.
• Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for notification.
DELIVERY AND RETURN SHIPMENT
If accepted, instructions regarding packing and shipping, or hand delivery will be sent. Shipped works of art must arrive by February 24 and must be prepaid. A prepaid return address label must be included. Artwork will be repacked and returned as received. Hand delivery will be February 27 between 10 am and 3 pm.
The Juror of Awards will make the awards selection from the actual paintings displayed in the exhibition. The Lawrence County Arts Council anticipates more than $1500.00 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. The Lawrence County Arts Council reserves the right to cancel awards depending on the number of entries.
Works of Art may be priced for sale or not for sale (NFS). Price is determined by the artist. Changes in price or NFS status are not permitted following acceptance. The Lawrence County Arts Council charges a 30% commission fee on any sale of art from the exhibition.
March 13: Deadline for Receipt of Entries
March 15: Juror Judging Begins
March 15: Notification Begins
April 1: Shipped Works Due
April 5: Hand Delivered Paintings Due
April 8: Judges Make Selections
April 12: Exhibit Begins at the Festival
April 12-14: Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
July 1: Return Shipping Begins and Pickup of Hand Delivered Work
Selection Juror – Belinda McCullough Elliot
Belinda McCullough Elliot graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in interior design. She has worked in sales and design and as a business owner for seven years, all while having a lifelong passion for art and painting. Her mother is an artist, and while their styles are very different, she is Belinda’s inspiration and driving force to paint.
Belinda’s work features plenty of texture, depth, and layers where each stroke has a purpose to draw the viewer inside the painting. She paints in her home studio in Moulton, Alabama.
Her work can be seen at:
Four Season, Homewood, Alabama
Kathleen’s Interiors, Decatur, Alabama
“The Color Show” by Progressive Bank, Huntsville, Alabama Southern Lady Magazine
Awards Juror - Elliot Knight
Elliot Knight is the Visual Arts Program Manager for the Alabama State Council on the Arts. An Opelika native, he is an accomplished photographer, community arts leader, respected scholar and instructor, and is a graduate of the University of Alabama with BA and MA degrees with concentrated areas of study in the arts.
Elliot is the founder and co-director of the nationally recognized Black Belt 100 Lenses Program, a community-based arts program that works with high school students in twelve Alabama Black Belt counties. Previous employments and professional activities include an instructor in the University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History, a guest scholar and lecturer for the Alabama Humanities Foundation, an advisory board member for the Beauty Amid Destruction Project and Alabama Art Kitchen, and a Fellow with the Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) program.
His duties with the State Arts Council include grants management of the visual arts program, services to the field, artist fellowship administration and direction of the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery.