Located near the Museum entrance and adjacent to ARTWORKS, the ARTWORKS Corridor Gallery is devoted to temporary exhibitions of student art. Throughout the year, the Museum hosts juried shows of student work, designed in relation to temporary exhibitions in the main galleries. Exhibition guidelines encourage teachers to develop lesson plans inspired by Museum exhibitions, and students become engaged with the artwork on view by creating their own responses. Young artists from throughout the state enter work in the juried exhibitions, and at least one artwork is selected from each school and/or teacher whose students enter. The artists whose work is exhibited and their families are invited to attend special opening receptions.
Discover how your students may exhibit their artwork at the Museum. Student exhibitions in the ARTWORKS Corridor are designed to go hand-in-hand with art in the galleries. Detailed guidelines and entry forms are available by request. A jury of art professionals selects works for each show. Contact Kaci Norman, 334.240.4363 or email@example.com for more information.
Exhibition Dates: September 21 through November 12, 2017
Eligibility: Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 P.M.
Project: This student exhibition will run concurrently with the exhibition showcasing the prints of Frank Stella, one of the most influential and important contemporary American artists. Known for his prints and paintings (and later structural and architectural designs), Stella turned the art world on its head in the late 1950s. Making a strong statement against the gestural brushwork of Abstract Expressionism, he gained instant recognition with his impersonal, geometric, striped paintings. His work inspired the minimalist movement of the 1960s and almost exclusively employed line, volume, color, and shape, removing the illusion of three-dimensions and highlighting nonrepresentational shapes on a flat canvas. Students are invited to create works that are inspired by the prints represented in the Museum’s retrospective exhibition of Stella’s prints. Submissions may include prints, painting, sculpture, photography and/or other mixed media.
Size: Entries may be no larger than 24” x 24” (they may be smaller than this). Photographs and works on paper must be presented in mats. Three-dimensional works of art may not exceed six inches in depth and must be ready to hang on the wall.
Calls for Entry and Guidelines for Next Juried Exhibition of Student Art:
Call for Entries
Emergent Viewpoints: Art in Alabama Today
Artwork Due: November 3, 2017
Exhibition Dates: November 16 through January 21, 2018
Eligibility: Middle School through College
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.
Project: This exhibition, which is open to middle school, high school, and college students, will highlight emerging young makers. Contemporary student artists who are using materials in an innovative way or who have altered the way we understand traditional art forms like painting, photography, and sculpture are invited to submit. We will showcase a mixture of two-and-three-dimensional artworks that celebrate innovation, creativity, and a fresh perspective on the world we live in, our place in it, or any concept the artist wishes to explore. Submissions may include photographs, paintings, sculptures, prints and mixed-media works. Each entry should include a brief (100-word maximum) artist statement. A group of professionals will jury the show to determine which selections will be exhibited.
Size: Entries may be no larger than 18 x 24 inches. Photographs and works on paper must be presented in mats. Three-dimensional works of art may not exceed six inches in depth and must be ready to hang on the wall.
Coming up this winter!
The Southern Lens: Photographs of the South
Artwork Due: Friday, January 12, 2018
Exhibition Dates: January 25 through March 5, 2018
Eligibility: Kindergarten through 12th Grade
More details coming soon!
ARTWORKS Corridor is sponsored by Regions Bank and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board.
Student Art Collection
The museum has purchased artwork from many of the student art exhibitions held in the ARTWORKS Corridor Gallery, forming a significant student art collection that spans over 25 years of creative expressions by young artists. Work from the student art collection is on view at various times and places and was included in two recent exhibitions in DC hosted by the Department of Education.