Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cutting & Pruning: 8) Eternal Significance

This past week I began to write down all those priorities, affections and labors in my life and quickly became overwhelmed. I began by writing down the obvious, that I’m called to be a husband and a father as well as a son and son-in-law. Followed by church work, activities and committees. Then there is work that puts food on the table, Ascribing Artists, other community organizations and finally personal goals. Eight major categories that make up were I find myself in life right now. They are probably not much different from the ones you have in your life.

Next, I began to list the activities under each of those categories that occupy my time. Some of them overlapped, but many did not. Some were obvious like committees I’m on and some were not so obvious like time spent watching TV. The exercise was to truthfully discovery what it is that I spend my time doing. Honestly, after I wrote them all down I got up and walked away. How do we determine what God would have us cut and prune especially between things that are seemingly “good”? Back to God’s word . . .

Just a little farther in John chapter 15 in verse 16 Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give you.” What? Our fruit should abide! Well, that brings us full circle doesn’t it. Jesus is telling us that the fruit of our lives should:

Reflect us dwelling in the presence of the LORD through His Word, prayer and worship

Reflect us accepting or acting in accordance with the commandments and will of the LORD

Reflect us knowing the Spirit of the LORD will never fade and we will never be lost again

Bottom line, our fruit as Christians should have eternal significance.

Back to the list . . .

Paul LaBathe

Friday, February 26, 2010

You are invited to a gallery show of recent paintings by Judy Bobula

Circular Series III


Party Package

You are invited to a gallery show of recent paintings by Judy Bobula

Place: 31 Church Street Studio, Mountain Brook, AL

Dates: March 12 – 31, 2010

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, or by appointment

Contact: 205-531-2106 or 205-492-3350

Reception Friday March 26, 2010, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm



My early paintings were realistic watercolor landscapes and florals. Over time my work evolved into more abstract, non-objective representations. I now work intuitively, without conscious thought on a destination or path. Only after a vision emerges does my process become more directed. While intuitive, my work reflects what I have done and where I have been, and inspiration comes from what I have seen in the natural world.

I create texture and dimension as I layer, sand, lift off materials, and add found items. My media remains water based on canvas and paper, and color is the unifying force. While shapes provide structure, lines and textures move freely throughout. Working in mixed media painting is a continually changing process and a challenge that allows me enormous freedom of expression.

When creating my works, I am taken to a meditative, relaxed, spiritual state. When these creative journeys succeed, my viewer’s spirit will also be taken to a special time, place or event in their own life.

Call to Artists: Cajun Fest DEADLINE APRIL 2, 2010

Art News from Walt Schumacher, The Huntsville Art League

Call for Artists
Here are some additional opportunities for artists that have been brought to our attention:

Cajun Fest produced by Decatur Jaycees
April 16th – Submission Date Deadline is April 2ndclick here for artist application

Decatur Jaycees would like to invite you to take part in the 2010 Cajunfest Art Walk to be held on Friday, April 16 as part of this year's Cajunfest event. The event will be held at Rhodes Ferry Park in downtown Decatur and will feature live zydeco music and Cajun food. This is the 7th year for the Decatur Jaycees to host Cajunfest, which has annually drawn crowds of 500+. We are expecting to receive an even larger crowd this year because it will be a family-friendly free event and will be in the downtown area.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Art Marketing Workshop: Speakers Trisha Black and Gina Hurst

For Immediate Release:

Contact:Diane Lehr

(256) 656-6588

Art On the Square Gears Up for 2010 Artists

By Diane Lehr

Art On The Square plans to offer multiple artist gatherings and workshops in 2010. A marketing workshop geared to visual artists who work in any medium will kick off the AOTS year. The first workshop will be held on Sat., March 13, 2010, from 9am- noon, at The Club House on Marion Street in downtown Athens. The event is titled Art Marketing! An Artist's Meet and Workshop!

“This is a dynamic event for local artists,” says Lisa Milby, President of Art On The Square. “ It brings a wealth of information to our artists who wish to pursue broader opportunities in getting their art out to multiple communities. It also encourages artists to do the things that keep art alive in our area. We are making this workshop very affordable because we want artists to be encouraged and supported in their work. One way to do that is to sponsor events that facilitate artists meeting with one another and sharing their experiences or learning about concrete ways to continue making art in spite of obstacles that real life brings to the process.”

On Saturday, March 13, at 9am, AOTS will host this first of several planned gatherings of local artists in the area. This particular workshop will include mega doses of marketing strategies specific to art. The agenda will include everything from creating a marketing kit and approaching galleries to developing grassroots marketing strategies.

Featured speakers include Gina Hurst of Ascribing Artists, who is a long time art promoter with over 20 years experience in the art market. Gina has served on multiple art related non-profits and Boards, has experience managing art galleries, and is considered a networking mentor. Also presenting will be Athens own Trisha Black, Executive Director of the downtown revitalization organization, Spirit of Athens, who has an extensive education and career history in marketing and media.

The cost is $25 for the three hour workshop and includes a continental breakfast and a complimentary one year membership to the Art On The Square organization. Art On The Square has events planned throughout the calendar year that include Children's Art Camps in June, a Preview Party and Silent Auction in August,and a juried Fine Art Festival on the Courthouse grounds in downtown Athens on Sept.11,2010. The fee for this educational workshop in March is set to mainly cover the breakfast and printing costs involved in making this happen.

“We are determined to be an organization that works diligently to meet our mission,” Ms. Milby says, Art On The Square, is a non-profit organization, created by a dedicated group of volunteers, to support local artists, promote art education, and bring cultural events to our area.”

If you are interested in attending the workshop, you may view the website or email artonthesquare@hotmail.comor call 256-444-8156, and reserve your spot, as space is limited.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feed Your Inner Artist at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

Feed Your Inner Artist at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell!
Art & Music Camp for Adults *****April 5-8, 2010*****

Don't miss out on our spectacular lineup of instructors—sure to nourish your soul. Choose one class from the following:

Gee's Bend Quilting, Mary Ann & China Pettway
Photographing Wet & Wild Alabama, Beth Maynor Young
Illustrated Discovery Journal in Pencil and Watercolor, Marilynn Brandenburger
White Oak Basketry, Bill & Mary Ann Smith
Basic Timber Framing—Mortise & Tenon, Stephen Morrison

Guitar Relativity, Einstein!(int/adv), Jim Hurst
Banjo Jedi Training (int/adv), Ned Luberecki
Beginning Banjo, Herb Trotman
Intermediate/Advanced Fiddle, Barbara Lamb
Beginning/Intermediate Mandolin, Jason Bailey

Can't wait until summer camp? Join us for Spring Bluegrass Camp at the Alabama Folk School for ½ the price of other music camps! You'll enjoy 15 hours of instruction plus time to practice, jam, and still go for a hike.

To register or for more details, go to We hope to see you in April! Registration ends March 21, 2010. Call Danielle with questions, 205-563-9990.

Danielle Dunbar

Alabama Folk School
at Camp McDowell
105 DeLong Road
Nauvoo, AL 35578

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cutting & Pruning: 7) Before the Gardener

The devotion last week may have struck a strong chord in you of agreement or agitation. It was definitely not my intent to upset anyone, but bring food for thought so that we may “come now and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). I agree the Bible contains verses of God’s plans to prosper (Jeremiah 29:11) and of Him giving you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). The problem is when people measure righteousness by worldly possessions and prosperity or even worse make it the focus of Christianity and look down in pity on those who don’t measure up. Yes, God may prosper you and then again He may not, He is God. I am certain though that He calls us to see the worth in every individual no matter what their worldly status.

We must remember the main blessings of being a Christian are spiritual blessings like forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7), peace with God (Romans 5:1), an inheritance (1 Peter 1:3), access to God (Hebrews 4:16), a helper, teacher and reminder through the Holy Spirit (John 14:26) and a new covenant of grace through the blood of Jesus (Luke 22) to which material things have no comparison. I’m afraid we overlook some of the most Godly people, because they don’t stand out in this culture of materialism.

Back to cutting and pruning . . . Do you feel like you are running into a brick wall with this cutting and pruning stuff? Are you distracted and deterred? I will admit this past month has been one of great expectations with little real progress. The forces of darkness and my own flesh cry out NO! They are comfortable with the old and take pleasure in their rebellion. They don’t want new life to spring forth that will produce fruit.

If that sounds familiar, you might want to join me this week in writing down the major priorities, affections and labors in your life. Then spend time in prayer before the Gardener and taking an honest evaluation of the true worth of those items. How? Based on eternity. Do you see the Lord looking upon that branch in your life and saying in the end, “well done my good and faithful servant” if not it probably needs to be cut. Maybe this exercise will help move us in the right direction. It is my prayer we will persevere and not grow weary.

Paul LaBathe

Friday, February 19, 2010

Faith Driven Drawing Classes by Rita Campbell

I recently found the article below written this past Oct. by WAAY TV Focus on Faith reporter, Stephanie Beecken. I thought I would share it here.

A woman in Athens teaches art classes and helps people change their perspective on life.

Rita Campbell teaches people how to draw while relating her classes to scripture.

Rita's been an artist for years. 3 months ago, she began teaching a drawing class in Athens.

"I believe we're all artists and so there's a creative nature in us. I'm just one who has found it by the grace of God and wants to share it," said Rita Campbell.

While teaching, she relates the act of drawing to the word of God.

"I'm just giving honor where honor's due and I say that's the Lord Jesus Christ and that He is the link between the creator and the creation. He is creativity," said Campbell.

Rita said learning how to be creative can work in and improve every aspect of life.



I have asked Rita if she would like to be a featured artist on the Ascribing Artists blog. Awaiting her reply. :)

APRIL: Ascribing Artists Exhibit: A Work of Heart

Immediate Press Release

February 19, 2010

Contact: Gina Hurst, Art Consultant

(256) 361-4960 or

Ascribing Artists Exhibit: A Work of Heart

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery, 220 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

(Across from Hampton Cove Elementary School)

April 1-30, 2010. Reception and Art Talk April 11, 1-3PM

The Ascribing Artists is a creative ministry bringing together visual artists who wish to "Ascribe to the Lord the Glory due His name." Ascribing Artists recognize that anything they do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord. The Ascribing Artists ministry is inspired by Psalm 29:1, 2 we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do.

As a part of this creative ministry, Ascribing Artists is an avenue to bring together artists with this same belief and offer a creative outlet for artists who "Ascribe to the LORD."

For more info visit or email:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mentone, AL: Call for Artists- Spring Fling Art Show- FREE SET UP

Art News From Brad Lackey,

Calling All Artists
Spring Fling Art Show
May 1-2, 2010
Mentone, Alabama

On Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, the Mentone Area Arts Council will sponsor the Spring Fling Art Show in Mentone, Alabama. This is one of Mentone's busiest weekends as visitors from all over the southeast descend upon Mentone to enjoy the beginning of a season of warm weather in clear and refreshing mountain air.
In addition to the Art Show, there will be an automobile show at the Mentone Inn and another art show in Valley Head, just a few miles from Mentone. Also on Saturday night, a Spring Fling Party will be held at the Mentone Springs Hotel which will include food and entertainment by the Collard Greens, a jazz ensemble from Rome, Georgia.
The Art Show will be held at Mason Park, the Mentone Springs Hotel, grounds of the Mentone Inn, and in Rue Gardens. All of the above sites are within ready waking distance of one another and are located in the Town Center of Mentone.
The Show will run from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday. Artists are also encouraged to show their work at the Mentone Springs Hotel during the Spring Fling Party on Saturday night with the condition that the Hotel has requested a 10% price reduction for sales made during the Party as an incentive for the general public to attend the event(the cost of the Party for members of the general public is $35 per person).
There is no charge for participating in this Show. You will be assigned a general location for your booth and setup is on a first come, first serve basis at the assigned location.
The Show will be advertised throughout the region and a large turnout for the Show is anticipated.
Please reserve your place in the Show by emailing Neal Whitt, President of the Mentone Area Arts Council at We hope to see you there. We think you will have a really great time.
As always, please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested in participating.
Neal Whitt
Mentone Area Arts Council

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mural Panel Artist Wanted

Terry Cornett of Heritage Drum Company is looking for a local artist to paint mural panels on his handcrafted rope-tensions drums. See examples posted.

Terry has been paying $200 for artwork. This is the price he charges the customer. He does not profit from another's work. All work can be signed (so it is not anonymous art).

While oils may be more correct for "period reproductions" Terry thinks acrylics are more stable and quicker. Artwork will be painted on a 16" diameter cylinder and total size of art will probably never exceed 13" x 13" Terry has painted one bass drum, whose art was closer to 16 x 16 over all. PLEASE forward this info to anyone you think might be interested in doing some contract work. Usually it is one drum at a time. Terry has an order which will be ready for paint in 30 days.
If you are interested please contact Terry at:

Terry Cornett

4021 Apollo Dr. SW

Huntsville, AL 35805



(web page)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ascribing Artist John Stout Featured in The Horseman

Ascribing Artist, John Stout (Texas) is featured in The Horseman Publication. John creates the all the artwork including the art murals, pin striping and gold leafing on the stage coaches produced by J. W. Brown Stagecoach Works. Several of the stage coaches have appeared in Wells Fargo Commercials and movies such as Maverick, Around the World in 80 Days, Wild Wild West and Night at the Museum.

To read more about this copyright story and view more images of John's artwork please visit pages 10-13:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cutting & Pruning: 6) Receiving

Before we leave this section of God’s Word I have to address verse 7 of chapter 15, “ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” In my early Christian walk I stumbled all over verses like this and I John 3:22 “and whatever we ask we receive from Him”. I stumbled because my flesh cried out for comfort and pleasure and possessions. So, the “whatever” I was asking for really was whatever “I” was asking for.

If you happen to look those verses up or know them you realize I wrote only a portion of each verse. The first verse is, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” And the second verse is “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” The key is we will receive whatever we ask for when we are abiding and keeping His commandments, because our will is in submission to His will.

Here is my version of a story I heard a long time ago that may help our understanding. There was a little boy who was anticipating the coming of Christmas. He knew presents were involved and had even asked for some. His father thought he was old enough to own a bicycle, so weeks before Christmas day he went out and bought a red BMX off-road bicycle with wide knobby tires for his son and hid it in the garage. From that day forward the father subtly began to talk to his son about, “how nice it would be to have a bike” and “how exciting it would be to have one with wide knobby tires that he could ride off-road ” and “how fast a red one would look”. Well, his son was finally convinced that was exactly what he wanted and so asked for it for Christmas. When Christmas day came guess what he received, a red BMX off-road bicycle with wide knobby tires!

Prayer has little to do with swaying God to give us our wants and desires. Jesus taught to pray, “give us each day our daily bread” . . . not cake. Many people would say, well you just don’t have enough faith to obtain the comfort, pleasure and possessions God wants to give you, but it doesn’t have anything to do with whether I can muster up enough faith, because even my faith is from God. Just ask those first century Christians who were mocked, imprisoned, tortured and put to death. Hebrews says they went about in sheepskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated, wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. Can we honestly say they just didn't have enough faith? Hebrews says they were, "men of whom the world was not worthy". Prayer has everything to do with having faith in Christ who is able and allowing the Spirit to transform our desires to that of the Father, so that "whatever we ask we receive from Him", because it is already in the garage!

Have a blessed week!

Paul LaBathe

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Calling all Painters!

Click on image for larger view

Art News from Walt Schumacher, Huntsville Art League Gallery Director

The Rotary club of Huntsville is looking for a few painters to attend their Gala this year (at no cost to you)!

This is a black-tie event with tickets going for $125. What they want is a few painters to “populate” their Paris street scene, and do some actual painting…!

Certainly you would have the attention of the attendees, and who knows where those contacts could lead?

For more info, see … to sign up, contact Ray or 655-4964.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2010 Alabama Art Show Info with Submission Deadlines

2010 Art Show Info with Submission Deadlines

Jerry Brown Arts Festival Location: Hamilton, AL Date: March 6-7. 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: February 6, 2010 Info:

Spring Show- North East Alabama Craftsman Association- NEACA Location: Huntsville, AL Date: March 19-21, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE February 1, 2010 Info:

58th Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Location: Fairhope, AL Date: March 19-21, 2010 Juried show. ENTRY DEADLINE: October 9, 2009 Info:

39th Annual Outdoor Art Show Location: Fairhope, AL Date: March 19-21, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: October 22, 2009 Info:

Fountain City Arts Festival Location: Prattville, AL Date: March 27-28, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: February 2, 2010 Info:

First Fridays Location: Florence, AL Date: April thru December Info:

Madison Arts Council's Art on Main Location: Madison, AL Date: First Saturday of each month April thru September Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE two weeks prior to art show each month Info:

Dogwood Arts Festival and Exhibit Location: Knoxville, TN Date: April 2-30, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: February 22, 2010 Info:

Mule Day Festival Location: Columbia, TN Date: April 8-11, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: Waiting List for space starts in January Info:

45th Annual Eufaula Pilgrimage Art Show Location: Eufaula, AL Date: April 9-11, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: March 5, 2010 Info:

Mobile Arts Alive Location: Mobile, AL Date: April 9-11, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: March 19, 2010 Info:

Fourth Annual Montevallo Art Show Location: Montevallo, AL Date: April 10, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: January 29, 2010 Info:

45th Annual Southern Weekend of the Arts Location: Fayetteville, TN Date: April 16-17, 2010 REGESTRATION DEADLINE April 1, 2010 Info:

49th Annual Art on the Lake Location: Guntersville, AL Date: April 17-18, 2010 REGESTRATION DEADLINE April 1, 2010 Info:

26th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Location: Cullman, AL Date: April 17-18, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: January 1, 2010 Late Fee after Jan. 1 Info:

Sucarnochee Folklife Festival- UWA/University of West Alabama Location: Livingston, AL Date: April 17, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: April 2, 2010 Info:

29th Annual Panoply- Art Market Place Location: Huntsville, AL Date: April 23-25, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: February 8, 2010 Info:

ONB Magic City Art Connection Location: Birmingham, AL Date: Apr 23-25, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: October 30, 2009 Info:

Troy Fest 2010 Location: Troy, AL Date: Apr 24-25, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: March 1, 2010 Info:

10th Anniversary Auburn CityFest Location: Auburn, AL Date: April 24, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: April 5, 2010 Info:

Garner Street Farmers Market Location: Madison, AL Date: Each Sat. May thru October Info:

6th Annual International Dogwood Festival Location: Winchester, TN Date: May 7-9, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: April 2, 2010 Info:

7th Annual George Washington Carver Arts & Crafts Festival Location: Tuskegee, AL Date: May 8, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: Unknown Info: 334-727-6619

Monrovia Artfest Location: Huntsville, AL Date: CANCELED THIS YEAR Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: Info:

Arts Alive Location: Florence, AL Date: May 15-16, 2010 Juried Show: ENTRY DEADLINE March 5, 2010 Info:

30th Annual Alabama Hot Air Balloon Classic Location: Decatur, AL Date: May 29-30, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: NOT YET POSTED Info:

Mountain Valley Arts and Crafts Show (In conjunction with the Will Rogers Heritage Festival) Location: Guntersville, AL Date: May, CANCELED FOR 2010 Info:

31st Annual Hank Williams Festival Location: Georgiana, AL Date: June 11-12, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: May 20, 2010 Info:

Unity in the Community Festival Location: Atmore, AL Date: Jun 12, 2010 Info: 251-368-6023

Side Walk Arts Stroll Location: Huntsville, AL Dates: June 17, July 15, August 19, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: Two Weeks Prior to Event Info:

Helen Keller Festival Location: Tuscumbia, AL Date: June 26-27, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2010 Info:

Alabama Butterbean Festival Location: Pinson, AL Date: September 3-4, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: INFO NOT POSTED YET Info:

Annual Athens Art on the Square Location: Athens, AL Date: September 11, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: June 19, 2010 Info:

Fall Show- North East Alabama Craftsman Association- NEACA Location: Huntsville, AL Date: September 17-19, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE August 1, 2010 Info:

Monte Sano Art Show Location: Huntsville, AL Date: September 18, 2010 Juried Show. INVITATIONAL ENTRY DEADLINE July 1, 2010 (Limited Space) Info:

Jubilee Festival- Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Event Location: Daphne, AL Date: September 25-26, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: June 11, 2010 Info:

Artwalk Location: Birmingham, AL Date: September 10-11, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: April 17 (early discount) May 15 (final) 2010 Info:

Scottsboro's First Monday Arts on Sunday Location: Scottsboro, AL Date: September 5, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: August 29, 2010 (Late fee applies afterwards) Info:

The Bluff Park Art Show Location: Birmingham, AL Date: October 2, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE April 1, 2010 Info:

44th Annual TN Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Location: Athens, AL Date: October 1-2, 2010 DEADLINE: September NOT YET POSTED Info:

The Madison Street Festival- Artists Alley Location: Madison, AL Date: October 2, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: August 27, 2010 Info:

Southern Wildlife Festival Location: Decatur, AL Date: October 2010 Day Not Posted Yet Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: NOT POSTED YET Info:

Alabama Renaissance Faire Location: Florence, AL Date: Oct. 30-31, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: NOT POSTED YET 256-740-4141 Info:

40th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts Location: Northport, AL Date: October 16-17, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: June 1, 2010 Info:

Moss Rock Festival Location: Hoover, AL Date: November 6-7, 2010 Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE: June 1, 2010 Info:

Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair Location: Pike Road, AL Date: Nov 6, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: NOT POSTED YET Info:

Christmas Show- North East Alabama Craftsman Association- NEACA Location: Huntsville, AL Date: December 3-5, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE November 1, 2010 Info:

Santa’s Art Market sponsored by Sidewalk Arts Stroll Location: Huntsville, AL Date: December 2010- Dates to be determined ENTRY DEADLINE: Two Weeks Prior to Event Info:


Annual list compiled by Gina Hurst, Art Consultant. January 2010.

If you know of other festivals that should be added to this list please let me know and I will include them.

Also check periodically, art shows and festivals are posted on the and

Below is a link to the Alabama Arts Directory, which was published in early 2009 as a culmination of the 2008 "The Year of Alabama Art" tourism promotion. It lists museums, galleries and art festivals, which are great venues Ascribing Artists can contact to promote their artwork.

Another great resource for finding out other art shows and festivals: “what’s going on where” in Central Alabama. Check their web-based events calendar at