Art Show 2016

14th Annual

Roots and Wings

Art Exhibition


Host Charlie "TinMan" Lucas chats with guests

ArtsRevive was pleased to host its 14th annual juried art competition from March 12 through April 2, 2016. Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings was a great success with over 130 entries in the six categories. Entry was open to artists who were from Alabama although they may now live and work elsewhere (Wings) as well as those artists who currently live in Alabama (Roots). The ArtsRevive show has built a reputation for its varied sampling of Alabama talent at its finest and this will expand that showcase. The exhibition coincided with the Selma Pilgrimage allowing patrons from across the south the opportunity to admire the work of our Alabama artists. The show was held in the new Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas Gallery, located on Lauderdale Street near Water Avenue, in the heart of historic downtown Selma.



Best of Show

Momma Complex

Nataki Alexander

People’s Choice Award

Lady in Waiting Anne Wilkinson

Ben A. Smith

Walnut Bowl

1st 3-D

Julian Helms

So Go To

2nd 3-D

Teresa Wamble

Bowtie Man

3rd 3-D

Robert Baynes

The Old 45

1st Acrylics

DaNeal Eberly

Just To Get To You

2nd Acrylics

Barbara Simpson

The Journey

3rd Acrylics

Mary Ann Casey

The Ceremony

1st Mixed Media

Barbara Simpson

Up From the Rubble and Rust

2nd Mixed Media

Julian Helms

Trick Box

3rd Mixed Media

Judity Ivy Hayden

Birth of Beauty

1st Oil

Barbara Simpson

Crossing Over

2nd Oil

Cecily Chaney

Charleston Flower Lady

3rd Oil

 Andrew Swindle

What Comes Before

1st Photography

Tara S. Lee

Monroe County 4

2nd Photography

Viki Hunt

Winter Autauga County

3rd Photography

Jennifer Levins

Selma Avenue Sunset

1st Works on Paper

Mimi Boston

Cypress Grove

2nd Works on Paper

Lynithia Edwards


3rd Works on Paper


SUZANNE JACKSON  received a B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University and holds a MFA from Yale University School of Drama, Design. She has had a distinguished career, exhibiting her work in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide with her paintings and biography featured in numerous publications. She is currently a Foundation Studies Professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Jackson’s works can be found in public and private collections nationally and internationally.  Ms. Jackson is pictured below on the left with Nataki Alexander, Best-in-Show award winner, and Cindy Stoudenmire, Art Show chairperson.

A representative of the Albany Museum writes, “Suzanne Jackson creates large mixed media works that are expressive, spontaneous, and even playful. She creates each piece by layering a vast array of papers with acrylic and canvas. Her work is a hybrid of collage, painting, and sculpture that breaks the conventional rectangular frame. Her highly textured and colorful works seem to dance on the wall, sometimes bursting out into the space of the viewer. Her works mix monumentality and ruggedness with warmth and freedom.”

Her works have been included in the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980”, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, opening July 2013 at Williams College Art Museum; touring from  MoMA PS1, Long Island and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.;  “Places of Validation, Art and Progression”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles; The 30 year retrospective, Marks From the Matrix, Normal Editions Workshop, Normal Il.; The Getty Research Institute Oral History Interviews- “Modern Art In Los Angeles”, “Gallery 32 and Its Circle”;  2013 and 2010 selections, U.S. Embassies, Monrovia, Liberia and Belgrade, Serbia  Art in Embassies Program, U.S Department of State.  One person exhibitions include Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA; Ferst Fine Arts Center, Richards and Westbrook Galleries, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta; Parkersburg Art Center, West VA; Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA; Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.

Suzanne Jackson’s awards include Outstanding Creative Achievement Award; Presidential Fellowship for SCAD Faculty Development; finalist, purchase award, Hermes Scarf Design Commission; Who’s Who in American Art, Special Edition; Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; Cave Canem Foundation Poetry Fellowship; Who’s Who in the World of Women; Yale University Fellowships, Yale Repertory Theatre, School of Drama.


The following categories were recognized in the show:

  • 3-D
  • Acrylic
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil
  • Photography
  • Works on Paper


    • Best in Show received: $600
    • Peoples Choice: $250
    • First in each category: $175
    • Second in each category: $125
    • Third in each category: $75


Call 334.413.0193 or email

To view previous years’ shows, click the year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.