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Call for Artists: 6th Annual Juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibition

October 11, 2019

Festival of the CranesThe 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 sixth annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibition.

This show is held in conjunction with the Festival of the Cranes sponsored by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. 2020 marks the eighth year of the annual Festival of the Cranes event in Decatur which will take place January 11-12, 2020. Wheeler Refuge is continues to work to expand the weekend’s activities including events in downtown Decatur at the ACA, Princess Theatre, Old State Bank, and more. In addition to the juried show, the ACA will host an environmental film screening on Thursday, January 9 at 6pm. “America’s Amazon,” a film produced by Ben Raines, will be screened in the ACA Recital Hall. Ben Raines will be in attendance as the special guest speaker.

Entry deadline:  Monday, November 25, 2019
Show Dates:  January 9 – February 21, 2020

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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.

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.