The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival announces a call to all artists to submit pieces for a new juried art exhibition on the theme of roosters. "Rooster Call" will be held in conjunction with the seventh annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival set for April 9-10, 2011 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, AL.
We are very excited about this new aspect of the Festival. While it is open to any artist 18 years old or older in the United States, there are many talented artists right here in Alabama and we look forward to seeing how many different ways a rooster can be portrayed!
Previous festivals have been successful in presenting music and storytelling to the community. And, while we have had a variety of arts and crafts vendors on hand, there has been a lack of visual arts for festival-goers to appreciate.
Below, you will find more details on the juried competition. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please forward the information on to them.
Vicki Morese, Event Coordinator
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
BE THE FIRST IN THE ROOSTER HALL OF FAME
The jury panel will select one Best of Show artist, a second place, and a third place. The Best of Show recipient wins a $500 cash prize, a listing in the Rooster Hall of Fame, and the opportunity for the work to be featured in future promotions. Second place and third place will be awarded $300 and $200, respectively. The winning submission will be determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, and overall impression. In addition, 12 pieces will be selected and featured in a new calendar for 2012.
All artistic mediums will be accepted, and along with roosters, artwork on the theme of hens, chicks and eggs are encouraged.
PUBLIC VIEWING OF ARTWORK
All artwork submitted will be on exhibit for public viewing at Art Inspirations of the Valley located at 552 Lawrence Street in Moulton from March 1 to April 29, 2011 and will be presented at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival on April 9-10, 2011.
MEET THE JURORS
Johanna Littleton (Ascribing Artist)
Johanna is a former graphics design editor/illustrator, elementary/middle school teacher, and college professor who now spends most of her time in her third floor studio at Lowe Mill Working Artists Studios in Huntsville, Alabama. She works primarily in acrylic and mixed media and is a member of the Decatur Art Guild, Watercolor Society of Alabama, and the Huntsville Arts Council.
Janet holds an art degree from Connecticut College. Throughout her career, Townsend has exhibited in several galleries in the New England states and metropolitan New York and is a previous member of the National Arts Club in new York City. She has taught many art classes, worked as a commissioned oil portrait artist and commercial photographer. After retiring to Town Creek, Alabama, she opened a small studio at her home near the Tennessee River.
The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older residing in the united States. All entries shall be original work produced by the artist within the past two years. Artwork may be marketed for sale at prices determined by the artist. The Lawrence County Arts Council will retain a 30% commission fee on any sale of art from the exhibition.
Entry fee for up to two submissions is $25 and each additional entry is $5. The deadline for entries is February 4, 2011 and those selected will be notified beginning February 14, 2011. Shipped artwork is due February 23-25 and hand-delivered art is due February 28.
Artists interested in entering can visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com for complete submission requirement and an entry form. Or, for more information, call 256.905.0700.
Please note: Artists renting vendor space are ineligible for the juried exhibition and will have an opportunity to win prizes and recognition through an open arts and crafts competition. Arts and crafts vendors interested in exhibiting can click here for more information and to download an application.