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    Statewide Student Juried Art Competition

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    August 11 - November 27, 2014

    The Shelby County Arts Council and the University of Montevallo invites high school students from across the state to enter this year's Juried Art Show. Students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade are invited to participate. Deadline for entry is October 28, 2014 by midnight.  Catagories are: Painting, Drawing, Photography, 3D media and Mixed Media.  ...more


    Craig Legg Improvisational Reading & Booksigning Party

    Presented by Plainlee Press

    December 5, 2014

    Improvisational Reading & Booksigning Party celebrating release of Plainlee Press booklet "Year of the Mexican Artist," an introductory essay into the important, colorful and...more

    6th Annual Artist Market

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    December 6, 2014

    Visit the 6th Annual Artist Market! 

    Artists will be offering their one-of-a-kind art for sale.  Artwork will include pottery, jewelry, fabric art, paintings, drawings, print...more

    Mastering Still Life Painting with John Rise

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

    Savannah College of Art and Design professor John Rise returns to Forstall Art Center for a three day oil painting workshop. A lecture/demo will be held Thursday evening, followed by two days of...more

    In A Manger Lowly: A Christmas Open House

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Baptist Church at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    This inspiring exhibit of nativity displays will remind you of the miracle of the first Christmas so many years ago. Hear stirring Christmas music performed live by gifted musicians, to...more

    Christmas Tree Mixed Media on Canvas

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 6, 2014

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12 x 16 canvas. We will begin by making a paper collage tree and will add beads, metal pieces and more paper for decoration! Ages 12 +,...more

    Trimtab Brewery Presents: An Evening with the Guerillas of Soul

    Presented by Guerillas of Soul at Trim Tab Brewing Co., Birmingham

    December 6, 2014

    The wonderful staff at Trimtab Brewing Co. have been gracious enough to invite us back for another round of excellent craft beers, groovy house beats, and live art.  Dj's: Ulises and...more

    Flameworks 2014: a group show of art for the holidays

    Presented by Flameworks at Kevin Irwin's Studio, Birmingham

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    This is the fifth gathering of artist at Kevin Irwin’s cool downtown studio. The weekend show brings together twelve artist this year including Kevin Irwin, Melanie Colvin, Sarah Conklin,...more

    Joseph De Sciose

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 9 - December 7, 2014

    "Embracing Silence" is an exhibition of black and white photography of Moss Rock Preserve. This display features images captured at Moss Rock, a 349-acre refuge of boulder fields,...more

    "The More, The Merrier!" presented by Jeffrey Klinner

    Presented by Steel City Men's Chorus at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    November 3 - December 7, 2014

    Don your gayest apparel and join Steel City Men's Chorus as they present their own brand of traditional and not-so-traditional holiday music. The 40+ men of the chorus are joined by Opera...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    Visual Art Student Exhibition

    Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham

    October 10 - December 10, 2014

    Bask in the talent at our student exhibition which is open M-F in the Vulcan Materials Gallery during school hours.  Admission is freee.


    City Center Art

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 15 - December 10, 2014

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven's after school art program for youth in grades 2 - 8. 

    In addition to studio based...more

    Alabama Charcoal

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 16 - December 11, 2014

    Alabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven's after school art program for students in grades 9 - 12.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    September 16 – December 11,...more

    Christmas on the Bluff - Open House at Artists on the Bluff

    Presented by Artists on the Bluff at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 11, 2014

    Christmas on the Bluff! Artists on the Bluff Holiday Open House. Come meet the artists and see what all we do at Artists on the Bluff! Our 11 different artists work with everything from several...more

    The Fountys: An Award Show Celebrating the Heroes of Art History

    Presented by Bottletree Cafe at Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham

    December 12, 2014

    Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's infamous 1917 masterpiece, "Fountain" (the urinal), this award show features some of Birmingham's most beloved artists and art enthusiasts dressed in...more

    Graduating Senior Art Exhibit

    Presented by Samford University at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 8 - December 13, 2014

    Graduating seniors will display their senior projects for professor and professional review, and for community exhibit.


    Portrait Drawing with David Baird

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    December 12 - December 13, 2014

    This portrait drawing workshop will focus on the two crucial phases of the development of a drawing. David will review, demonstrate and help students practice the "block-in" phase of...more

    Mixed Media Workshop - Steam Punk Theme

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 13, 2014

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas with a Steam Punk theme! We will throw in a little stenciling, radio tubes and assorted other items to...more

    Strut

    Presented by Guerillas of Soul

    December 12 - December 13, 2014

    The Blue Monkey Lounge and The Guerillas of Soul are celebrating our one year anniversary of Strut as well as dj Ghenji's birthday. Come celebrate with us while enjoying some of birminghams...more

    Blue Light Special Art Show

    Presented by Cahaba Clayworks and Cahaba Clayworks at Cahaba Clayworks and Earthborn Studios, Leeds

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Celebrating its 26th anniversary, this unique event embraces the imperfect or flawed ‘seconds’ that never see the light of commerce, as well as the best each artist has to offer....more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Craft Bazaar at Naked Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Join us for the annual Craft Bazaar organized by REV Birmingham and the Forest Park South Avondale Business Association!

    Featured artists at Naked Art are Katie Elkins and Shawna Ross!...more

    Wednesday Night Studio Night

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local

    June 25 - December 17, 2014

    Every Wednesday night Paperworkers Local will be hosting an Open Studio for making art, discussing art, group projects and generally building community. Occasionally we might even take a field...more

    “It’s Not the Mall Y’all!”

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    December 19, 2014

    “It’s Not the Mall Y’all!” during Third Friday in Forest Park

    Get your photo taken as a wall trophy in our Kitschmas deer photobooth by multi-international award...more

    Mountain Brook Art Association Holiday Art Show

    Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association and Hand in Paw

    December 5 - December 19, 2014

    The talented artists of Mountain Brook Art Association invite you to visit a two-week annual holiday art show at Brookwood Village , in the lower level, just steps inside the mall from all those...more

    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 20, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    yard art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 4 - December 24, 2014

    “Yard Art” Functional art for the garden, by various artists

    Opening receptions: Friday April 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (Refreshments served)
    Guest bartenders are Kathy and...more

    Kitschmas

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    November 21 - December 24, 2014

    “Kitschmas” Gift-sized artwork and ornaments made with recycled materials by over 60 artists.

    Annual holiday open house:

    - Friday November 21st, 5:00 - 9:00 pm in sync...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Collage a Costume

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 27, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Collage a costume with Bart the Art...more

    Slow Art Sunday

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 7 - December 28, 2014

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide...more

    Family Tour: What’s In A Face?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 30, 2014

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    ArtBreak

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 30, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!


    So Close to Heaven

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    October 25 - December 31, 2014

    So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes pieces that date from the fifth to the twentieth centuries and come...more

    Artistic Perseverance

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Josef Breitenbach Photographs

    Presented by AMW Gallery

    October 30 - December 31, 2014

    Please join us at AMW Inc. October 30 through December 31, 2014 for our tenth anniversary exhibition. On view will be photographs by Josef Breitenbach.

    Josef Breitenbach was born in Munich...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    January 1, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Craig Wedderspoon Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 14, 2013 - January 4, 2015

    Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    Bob Moody's Birmingham - A City in Watercolor Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Bob Moody’s 65 watercolors take you on a tour through downtown Birmingham, Southside, Five Points, Highland Avenue, Forest Park, and Redmont, capturing the beauty and vitality of the...more

    Sketching in Oils with David Baird

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 8, 2015

    Oil sketches have been used by artists for centuries to work out compositions and study scenes and objects. Today the vitality of a painted sketch is appreciated as an art form in itself and an...more

    AD ASTRA

    Presented by T-Rex tiny gallery

    November 7, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    T Rex is honored to have Sarah Heath presenting new work in her solo show, AD ASTRA.

    “Ad Astra Per Aspera” is Latin for “To the Stars Through Difficulties”. I grew...more

    Impressionist Landscape Painting with David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

     David Nichols' approach to impressionism is to capture the essence of the subject through soft, alluring colors and contrasting light. He will focus on design and composition, how light...more

    Fundatmentals of Mold Making with John Rodgers

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 10, 2015

    Fundamentals of Moldmaking with John Rodgers

    *A One Day short course on mold making with application to pottery and slipcast ceramics.
    *Includes tools of the trade, materials and...more

    Wonders of the Universe

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show” presents small, affordable works by local artists. The exhibit opens with an artists’ reception on Friday,...more

    RELAXED CREATIVE PRODUCTIVE Adult Evening Painting Class

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 5 - January 26, 2015

    •Relaxed Studio Class, you decide your project.
    •No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome.
    •Personalized attention given by professional painting...more

    Relaxed Creative Production Adult Afternoon Painting Class

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 5 - January 26, 2015

    You chose your subject we provide instruction and assistance in completing your painting!
    Relaxed Studio Class. No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome. Personalized attention...more

    Painting Vibrant Animals Workshop

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    January 31, 2015

    Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful animals Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion...more

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