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CALL FOR ARTISTS – 2023 Festival of the Cranes Art Exhibit

September 14, 2022

The Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) is excited to call students, alumni artists, faculty and staff of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College for the ninth annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibition.

We encourage innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media that depicts Whooping cranes, Sandhill cranes, birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, raptors, eagles, falcons, owls, fish, deer, other wildlife, nature, and anything to do with General Joe Wheeler (“Fighting Joe”) or his home, Pond Spring, in nearby Hillsboro, Alabama.

This event is in conjunction with the annual Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Festival of the Cranes event to be held on Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15, 2023. (Note: ACA will have special hours on Jan. 14 & 15, 9am until 5pm). There will be events throughout the weekend at the ACA, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Princess Theatre, Cook Museum, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Old State Bank and more.

Artists may submit up to three works of art in JPG form along with the entry form for consideration by our juror. No more than three works per artist will be selected. Works selected for the show will be displayed in the walking gallery (first floor) of the Visual Arts building at the Alabama Center for the Arts in historic Downtown Decatur.

Questions? Call (256) 260-4299 or email with any questions.