The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

May 4, 2013

ASU art show to focus on civility


For The News Courier

— The Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur announces a call to artists for a show of works following the theme of “civility.”

In light of recent violent events, many public figures call for Americans to pledge to a new civility. The art center plans to follow that lead with an innovative showing of works of local artists.

“We ask that artists explore the meaning of civility and express their findings through art,” said Dr. Mary Beth Johns, director of the center.

The show is limited to works in 5-inch-by-7-inch dimensions. They must be ready to hang and no work that might be deemed in offense of Athens State University policy will be included. 

In the case of mixed media or relief work, no art should protrude from the 5-inch-by-7-inch surface more than 2 inches and any work may not weigh more than 2 pounds.  Artwork must have the name of the artist, title of the work, medium, contact phone and email secured to the back of the art.  

Artwork should be received no later than June 30 at the Alabama Center for the Arts, either by mail or hand delivery. The show will remain on exhibit until Sept. 30. The dates and times of the show will be announced after the artwork is received.

There will be no pick-up of art from the Alabama Center for the Arts when the show is over, but art may be mailed back to the artist should they wish by including a self-addressed stamped mailer.

Mailed artwork should be mailed to: Dr. Mary Beth Johns, Athens State University, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611. For more information, call 256-260-4291.