“Five” Biennial College Art Competition

“Five” is a juried exhibition of work by students from the area’s five colleges and universities, sponsored every other year by the Mobile Arts Council (MAC). The 2024 exhibition will be displayed in MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 (6 South Joachim Street) from Thursday, April 4 through Tuesday, April 30, with a reception and awards presentation during the LoDa ArtWalk on Friday, April 12.

The exhibition is open to any student – not only students studying art – enrolled during any part of the 2023 – 2024 academic year at Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile or the University of South Alabama. You may submit up to three pieces in any medium/style, created while enrolled in your current school. 

To be eligible, complete this online entry form by 11:59 PM, Sunday, March 10th. There is a $20 fee for up to three entries, which includes a free MAC Artist Membership ($45 value). You will be notified of the juried decisions by Monday, March 25. Six prizes will be awarded: First, Second, and Third Place; and three Honorable Mentions.

If your work is selected, you must drop off pieces at the 6 South Joachim Street between Tuesday, April 2 (11 AM – 5 PM) and Wednesday, April 3 (11 AM – 5 PM). Works must be equipped to hang, labeled, and ready for display; if you use a mat, it must be white. All entries must remain on display until Tuesday, April 30 and be picked up on Wednesday, May 1 (11 AM – 5 PM). If a piece is sold, MAC will add sales tax (10%) and take a 20% commission and mail you a check at the conclusion of the month. For further information, contact Sydney Cramer at scramer@mobilearts.org or 251-432-9796.

Featured image is “Vroom” by Diana Dyer, University of South Alabama. 2020 Honorable Mention Winner.

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