Please note: All quarterly meetings will be at Emmet O’Neal Library, in Crestline Village, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
- May 19, 2016 Quarterly meeting, Thursday, 10-12:30AM (no evening meeting in May)
- September 22, 2016 Quarterly meeting, Thursday, 10-12:30AM
- September 27, 2016 Quarterly meeting, Tuesday, 6-8PM
- November 10, 2016 Quarterly meeting, Thursday, 10-12:30AM
- November 14, 2016 Quarterly meeting, Monday, 6-8PM
- December 2 to December 17, 2016 Holiday Show at Colonial Brookwood Village
- April 22, 2017 Art in the Village annual show, Crestline Village
Note that annual dues for membership in the Mountain Brook Art Association are now $50. You must be a member to participate in the 2 annual shows. Please click HERE for participation rules.
Next meeting is Thursday, May 19th and will feature a demonstration by Troy Crisswell at Emmet O’Neal Library. Please visit his website to see his beautiful figurative paintings. (Note: There will be no night meeting this month.)
“Troy Crisswell is an oil and watercolor painter from Birmingham, AL.
His interest in drawing became apparent in his early teens as he and his good friend spent many summer hours cartooning cynical and exaggerated figures. He began taking art classes at Indian Springs School and continued his studies at Birmingham Southern College. Later, he worked in graphic design during the day and began attending a life drawing group in the evenings. He drew there weekly over the next twenty two-years.
In 1987 he began exhibiting pen and ink drawings and watercolor paintings. By 1991 Troy became a full time, self-employed artist. His painting continued to develop steadily and around 1997 he started to explore painting with oils.
Troy creates a signature mood in his paintings by using both realistic and surrealistic elements. He has won a multitude of awards at art festivals an his work has been featured in many galleries all over the Southeast. He is an established member of the Birmingham art community as well as a guitar player and songwriter. In 2010 he published his first book Thoughts On Painting” (excerpted from his website, troycrisswell.com)
Winner of the 2016 Norton Floral Competition award is Mara Jambor, presented to her by Gus Pappas, owner of Norton’s Florist. Congratulations Mara!
Winner of the 2016 Floral Competition, Mara Jambor! Congratulations!