Art Show 2017

Opening Night 2017

The 15th annual ArtsRevive Art Show has grown significantly over the past several years in size and popularity, and most importantly, in the quality of the submissions. The 2017 Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings was a reflection of that growth. Entry was open to artists who are from Alabama although they may now live and work elsewhere (Wings) as well as those artists who currently live in Alabama (Roots).

2017 Best in Show: “Soul, Cotton and Van Gogh”
by Mary Ann Casey


Dothan native Mary Ann Casey won the Best of Show award at the Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings Art Exhibition for her acrylic painting, “Soul, Cotton and Van Gogh.”


Casey was presented the $1,000 prize in a competition that included six categories and almost 200 works. Her “art from the heart” is heavily influenced by the Southern Experience, and she uses paint, clay and salvaged materials to create primarily acrylic, 3D and mixed media art.

Other 2017 Awards
Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Photography Warren Simons

for “Connie’s Pond

Keith Farrar

for “Hypno Hat

Karen Weir

for “Marbles

Oils Pamela Copeland

for “23rd Psalm

Lisa Price

for “From The Garden

Michael Sims

for “Redhead Profile

Acrylic Jeff Hughes

for “Winter Forest

Carolyn Mitchell

for “Not Sharing Move On

Nataki Alexander

for “AL-KEY

Mixed Media Vicki Hunt

for “Beloved

Lynthia Edwards

for “Beloveds

Tara S. Lee

for “Amazing Grace: How Sweet The Sound

Works on Paper Paul Andrus

for “Bridle Buddies

Mimi Boston

for “Sea Grove

Michael Sims

for “Pretty Roses No. 2

3-D Phillip Counselman

for “Dispersal

Betty Bain

for “Nantucket Bowl

Teresa Wamble

for “Humans With Hats


Jurist Jamie Adams, right

The jurist for this show was Jamie Adams, an Alabama based sculptor and printmaker whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South. Now, spirituality continues to be a prominent theme in his work. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent uses of new technologies in his work. Adams’ work has received many awards, including awards at the Edinboro Print National, Ceramics Biennial in Manchester, NH and at the Gulf States Rising Exhibition at the George Ohr Museum. He has exhibited his artwork in many group and solo exhibitions, from Missouri to Washington. Adams currently serves as Division Chair of Fine Arts at Judson College in Marion.

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