April 11 – May 2, 2015
ABOUT THE SHOW
The 13th annual Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings Juried Art Exhibition and Sale is open every Friday and Saturday from 11-4 through May 2. The show features the works of artists in and from Alabama, and most works are for sale. Genres represented are acrylic, oils,works on paper, three-dimensional, photography and mixed media.
The show has grown significantly over the past several years in size and popularity, and most importantly, in the quality of the submissions for consideration. It has built a reputation for its varied sampling of Alabama talent at its finest and this will expand that showcase.
The exhibition coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Selma commemoration allowing patrons from across the South the opportunity to admire the work of our Alabama artists.
The show is held in the ArtsRevive Carneal Building, 3 Church Street, on the banks of the Alabama River in the heart of historic downtown Selma.
Jere Hardy Allen, a Selma native, is an internationally known artist and a former Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, MS. His work can be described as figurative: strong colors, images, and symbols are often melded with portraits, providing a sense of an artist looking for answers and a reality that never fully materializes. His work is typically inspired by myths and symbols. These factors combined had him labeled in 1999 by a regional newspaper as “the Mississippi Rembrandt”. Art & Antiques has described Allen as a “modern-day master” known for his “dramatic, electric colors.” His work can be found in galleries and private collections throughout the region.
Cumbee Tyndal graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, with a B.A. in Art History. She worked as Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Birmingham Museum of Art where she was instrumental in the organization of two large scale traveling exhibitions: “The Expressionist Landscape” and “Looking South: A Different Dixie.” In 1991, Ms. Tyndal earned an M.A. in Art History and Criticism from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she studied under the notable critic Donald Kuspit. She then worked for two Manhattan galleries, Michael Werner Gallery and Pamela Auchincloss Gallery. Both represent contemporary artists. In 1995, Ms. Tyndal earned an M.A. in Art Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and became a Visual Arts instructor and the Director of the Vulcan Materials Gallery at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She curates two professional exhibits for the gallery and exhibits her own work annually with 21st Street Studios in Birmingham, AL.