AL 200 for 200 Nominations Open

The Alabama bicentennial commission has officially endorsed a Mobile Arts Council project to be a part of the state’s bicentennial celebration.

Alabama 200 for 200: Celebrating those who shaped Alabama will celebrate those individuals and groups who have played a role in shaping the state of Alabama. MAC will commission 200 portraits of Alabamians who have made a significant impact on the state. Over twenty Alabama artists will depict these individuals and groups for inclusion in a show slated for opening in September-October 2019. The RFP for artists is available now and artists can apply online here through June 15th. The full RFP instructions are also available for download here.

MAC is seeking the community’s input to determine which 200 individuals and groups should be portrayed. Members of the community can submit names through an online survey, found here, through Friday, May 4. A selection panel will then narrow down the submissions to 200.

“We’re excited and honored to join the arts with the rich history of Alabama,” said Shellie Teague, MAC Executive Director. “Alabama 200 for 200  will have a great statewide impact and will celebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going as a state.”

ALABAMA 200 is an unprecedented opportunity to experience and explore the state of Alabama. It is a chance to celebrate our place in each of the 67 counties that stretch from the Shoals to the shores. Between 2017 and 2019, ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain.

Alabama 200 for 200: Celebrating those who shaped Alabama is made possible through the support of Bienville Books, City of Mobile, and the History Museum of Mobile.


  1. Virginia Edington on May 4, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Robert Edington. While a State Representative he wrote the bill that established the University of South Alabama, Mobile Historic Development Commission and Battleship Park. He has served on over 20 boards. He served as an attorney for more than 60 years. He was responsible for the ships coming during every Mardi Gras. He has been Mobilian of the Year and Veteran of the Year.

  2. Ernest L. berger on May 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Henry deTonti……Old Mobile’s ambassador to native tribes, Circa 1703-1705. “Bra de Fer” (Iron Hand) was LaSalle’s chief officer before joining the Bienville brothers in tne founding of Mobile. The trading agreements he negotiated literally insured the early survival of the colony. He died of yellow fever in 1705.
    I have reenacted deTonti at Mobile historic events for 15 years.

    • Ernest L. berger on May 5, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      LeMoyne Brothers! Bienville was the middle bother of three involved in the founding of our Mobile. Note: Never construct emails before your morning coffee!

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