Need a few painting tips before the May show?

Alabama Art Supply always has great classes.  This weekend, there’s a landscape workshop for intermediate oil painters by Alisa Koch.  Check it out!


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SAVE THE DATE! Spring Art Show 2018 is in MAY 12, 9-4PM!

37th Annual Spring Art Show
Mother’s Day Saturday, MAY 12, 9 – 4PM

Screen Shot 2018-03-22 at 11.50.10 AMWe are all very excited this year because, after 37 years in April, we have moved our well-known show out of April to the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend on May 12. Still a one-day show, we hope all members can participate in some way. As we do in the holiday show, our volunteers are an integral part of the show. Our Hospitality Tent is a fun place for volunteers to fan out to booth-sit, run errands and lunches, visit with each other and really feel part of the artist community. In return for their help, the volunteers can hang a painting or two to sell at the booth.

We will have room for up to 100 artist booths. Display tents are not required but they are recommended. We provide lots of information on our web site to find inexpensive tents and make inexpensive display screens.

This is an easy show. The club provides all business licensing. You simply pay your collected sales tax at the end of the show. New artists with lots of questions can be
paired with a mentor. We will do our best to find partners for sharing a booth space. However, each artist still pays the full exhibitor price to help pay for advertising.

• Remember you do NOT need business licenses. We provide all three: city, county and state
• Both the Boy Scouts and the Birmingham Belles will assist in setup and take-down.
• Nortons Floral Competition is open to volunteers and exhibitors.
• Blue Ribbons for best in Show for 3 categories of Professional, Semi-Pro and Emerging
• Six red ribbons for distinguished work, including one for a volunteer work


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Norton’s Floral Competition 2018 is ON – Start Painting!

Once again, Norton’s Florist has provided us with a stunning arrangement to paint in anticipation of the Spring Art Show. START PAINTING! Technique is up to you!

You can use any size, style, 2 dimensional medium, unframed, or framed.
Please have a clear legible signature on painting and marked on the back.
Your completed painting must be ready to hang and must be dry. You can mark it with a sale price if you wish, or NFS. Bring entries to the Hospitality tent by 9AM show morning. Judging will be at 9. Exhibitor entries can be picked up soon after 9 to allow you to sell the painting in your tent. Volunteer paintings may remain on display at Hospitality.

norton's FloristA huge thanks to Norton’s Florist who once again will sponsor the competition within our spring show that is open to volunteers (in any capacity) as well as exhibitors. A ribbon & publicity go to the winner as well as a gift certificate from Norton’s. It’s yet another way the club offers to keep every member involved. New members can get their feet wet as a selling artist. The volunteer paintings can stay all day for sale at Hospitality! Exhibitor paintings go back to their booths after judging. Click on images to view larger.

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