Art Show 2015

 13th Annual

Roots and Wings

April 11 – May 2, 2015

ABOUT THE SHOW                                                                                    

art showThe 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.


Best of Show

Kellie Newsome, Playful Self, Best of Show

Playful Self

Kellie Newsome

People’s Choice Award

 Cindy Stoudenmire, Dallas Academy Building, People's Choice Award
Dallas Academy Building
Cindy Stoudenmire 

Theresa Wamble, Turtle Bowl, First Place 3-D

Theresa Wamble

Turtle Bowl

1st 3-D

Randy Shoultz, Bird Trap, Second Place 3-D
Randy Shoultz

Bird Trap

2nd 3-D

Dannie C Pettway, Dinosaur, Third Place 3-D

Dannie C Pettway


3rd 3-D

Michael V Sims, Big Blue Head, First Place Acrylics

Michael V Sims

Big Blue Head

1st Acrylics

Mary Ann Casey, Wedding Attendants, Second Place Acrylics

Mary Ann Casey

Wedding Attendants

2nd Acrylics

DaNeal Eberly, In The Wind, third Place Acrylics

DaNeal Eberly

In The Wind

3rd Acrylics

Elliot Consoli, Watercolor FL, First Place Mixed Media

Elliot Consoli

Watercolor FL

1st Mixed Media

William (Rich) Richardson, Mary, Second Place Mixed Media

William (Rich) Richardson


2nd Mixed Media

Wanda Fontaine, Getting Wood To Market, Third Place Mixed Media

Wanda Fontaine

Getting Wood To Market

3rd Mixed Media

Kellie Newsome, Maya, First Place Oils

Kellie Newsome


1st Oil

Stephen H Smith, Oakhill Cemetary, Second Place Oils

Stephen H Smith

Oakhill Cemetary

2nd Oil

Michael Sims, Dicsksonia Stair Hallway, Third Place Oils

Michael Sims

Dicksonia Stair Hallway

3rd Oil

 Jerry Seigel, Deer Heads at J&R's, First Place Photography

Jerry Seigel

Deer Heads at J&R’s

1st Photography

Mitford A Fontaine, Red Rust Morning, Second Place Photography

Mitford A Fontaine

Red Rust Morning

2nd Photography

Jerry R Johnson, Sequentially Ravenesque, Third Place Photography

Jerry R Johnson

Sequentially Ravenesque

3rd Photography

Debra Riffe, Tug O'War, First Place Works on Paper

Debra Riffe

Tug O’War

1st Works on Paper

Cory Casella, Koi One Liner, Second Place Works on Paper

Cory Casella

Koi One Liner

2nd Works on Paper

Michael V Sims, Kirkpatrick Slave Quarters, Third Place Works on Paper

Michael V Sims

Kirkpatrick Slave Quarters

3rd Works on Paper



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.

To view previous years’ shows, click the year: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.