2019 Exhibitions

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View our current and past gallery exhibitions below.

Mobile Arts Council coordinates monthly exhibitions in its satellite gallery space at 6 South Joachim Street, mostly emphasizing work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area. Shows focus on work by students, emerging artists, artists not represented in a gallery, and/or established regional artists. Exhibitions are usually displayed from the first Monday of the month through the last Friday. The public is invited to meet the artists from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Artists may submit a proposal for consideration.

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September Exhibitions: Alma Hoffmann, Conz8000, & Throwdown Artists

This September, see works by the five artist competitors in this year’s Throwdown, a collection of paintings by designer Alma Hoffmann, and the “DON’T Campaign” by local graphic artist Conz8000.

Are you ready for The Throwdown? On September 20th, five local artists will compete to create works of art in just 90 minutes, which will then be auctioned off at the end of the evening. While these artists work, guests will enjoy libations, musical performances, a fantastic silent auction, and delicious eats. This year’s event will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the air-conditioned Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. This year’s competing artists – Anna-Marie Babington, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Brandin Stallworth, Patrick Tucker, and Ginger Woechan – will have samples of their work on display at the gallery this month.

Alma Hoffmann is a professor of graphic design at the University of South Alabama. In her exhibit at MAC, Hoffmann falls away from the structure and order of her design career. She seeks to contrast the “mundane” aspects of making art – the tediousness of the daily grind – to the “sublime” moment in which the artist’s ideas manifest themselves physically on paper. Hoffman describes what inspires her to create: ” From events on the news, a keen awareness of my sense of duality in the present societal context, being a bilingual speaker, living navigating two cultures within me, and the need to say something collide to knit a piece that manifests my being.”

A native of Puerto Rico, Hoffmann is a design educator with her own freelance practice, as well as a part of the editorial board at Smashing Magazine. Her book, Sketching as Design Thinking, will be published later this fall.

Conz8000 (a former Throwdown competitor himself) is a local comic book and multimedia artist and educator. His graphic, colorful work is inspired by animation, specifically anime of the 80s and 90s. His September exhibit at MAC is a collection of pieces from his Don’t Campaign, a series of guerrilla art pieces meant to provoke questions in the viewer about social and political matters.

Gallery hours at Room 1927 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays. The exhibitions will hang from September 4th through 27th, with a special reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 13th, LoDa ArtWalk night.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Inner Transcendence

Dates: July 1-31, 2017
Painting by Lisa Hancock

Artist Lisa Hancock’s exhibit in the Danielle Juzan Gallery is an exploration of the boundaries – and lack thereof – between ourselves and our environment. In serene, ethereal layers of watercolor, Hancock seeks to bring awareness to our own ability to foster the growth and development of ecosystems. In her own words, “nature has a transcendental quality, and I strive to illustrate this inner connection between man and surroundings”. Hancock received her BFA from the University of Alabama and got her MFA in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. She has participated in numerous juried and solo shows and has exhibited her work at the Mobile Museum of Art. Most recently, you may remember her as the champion of the first annual LoDa Squares sidewalk chalk art competition at SouthSounds in 2016. She lives and works in Mobile in the company of her husband and two children. Hancock’s exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 – 9 PM)!

Eliza Coral’s Animals

Dates: July 1-31, 2017
Painting by Eliza Coral

Eliza Coral is a painter and illustrator whose love of animals shines through in her work. Using acrylics and mixed media, Coral captures the individual spirit of every animal she paints. Her lively pet and wildlife portraits will be on display in the Small Room along with prints and cards for sale. Coral grew up in England and moved to the Gulf Coast two years ago, where she finds inspiration in local nature and wildlife. She was a featured artist at MAC in August of 2015. You can see more of her work at www.elizacoralart.com. Coral’s exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet her during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 – 9 PM)!

Endless Summer

Dates: June 1-30, 2017
“Flock at Twilight” by Cat Pope

This June, the Skinny Gallery will feature works by Cat Pope – an artist madly in love with color relationships, dramatic energy, and confident brushwork. Her childhood in Clearwater, Florida instilled in her a love for the natural landscape and the unique sense of light found along the Gulf Coast. Most known for her oil paintings, Cat’s work depicts the coastal South using post-impressionist and contemporary realist techniques. Layers of color, bold shapes, and manipulation of surface texture illustrate a fascination with the nature of the medium itself and its rapturous capacity for memory. Cat currently lives and works from her studio in Mobile, Alabama. When not in the midst of creating, Cat enjoys teaching workshops at the Eastern Shore Art Center (Fairhope, AL), and the Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL). Her works have been collected throughout the United States. According to Cat, “As an artist I cherish adventure, and I am continually enchanted by color and its power to translate atmosphere.  This exhibition, as with most of my work, explores the coastal lifestyle, past and present, with the soul of a simpler, romanticized era.  Industries of travel and entertainment may change, but nostalgia never grows old.” The exhibition will be on display through Friday, June 30. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, June 9 (6 – 9 PM)! For more information and images, Cat’s portfolio can be found on her website: www.catpope.com.

Conz8000

Dates: June 1-30, 2017
Illustration by Conz8000

Conz8000, most recently showing at Alabama Contemporary’s “Art of Perception”, will be displaying a new series of his works in the Small Room. The artist’s series will be focused on a character he created and her life in an unknown Mobile, Alabama, after a regional terrain changing event. According to Conz8000, “the story of her life is very emotional and driven.” It will be told through illustrations, paintings, and other works – unfolding as the pieces of art are created. His exhibition will be on display through Friday, June 30. Meet Conz8000 during ArtWalk on Friday, June 6 (6 – 9 PM)!

The Many Hats We Wear

Dates: June 1-30, 2017
“Heroic Smile” by Frances Ashcraft

Karen McGahagin has organized yet ANOTHER Hat Show. This time, the group exhibition has a more focused theme. The idea of “the many hats we wear” shifted to focusing on Mobile’s public service community and honoring our First Responders. According to Karen, “All of us are enthusiastic about the upcoming event because of the people it represents.” The group exhibition will be on display in the Danielle Juzan Gallery through Friday, June 30. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, June 9 (6 – 9 PM)!

Aquila Sunrise

Dates: May 1-31, 2017
Painting by Devlin Wilson

The Danielle Juzan Gallery will feature “Aquila Sunrise”, a new painting series by Devlin Wilson. “This show, for me, is representation of the innate inspiration of bays, beaches and sailing adventures I experienced over the past year.  Reflections of turquoise and the entire spectrum of colors that silhouette flora and fauna, birds and boats, water and sky, depict my love of everything beautiful about living on and loving the Gulf Coast”.  – Devlin Wilson Devlin’s exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, May 31. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, May 12 (6 – 9 PM)!

Space: the Final Frontier

Dates: May 1-31, 2017
A student’s work from St. Igniatius Catholic School

The Skinny Gallery will be out of this world! St. Igniatius Catholic School students, under the guidance of art teacher Brennan Gibson, have created works around the theme “Space: the Final Frontier”. Their yearlong mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new art and new techniques, to boldly go where no class has gone before. Brennan Gibson is the art teacher at Ignatius Catholic School. She studied Elementary Education and Studio Art at the University of South Alabama and is currently working on a Masters in Art Education. Her favorite thing about being an art teacher is getting to know all of the amazing artists at St. Ignatius and being continually ​inspired by their creations and ideas. The exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, May 31. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, May 12 (6 – 9 PM)!

Denise Inge: A Retrospective

Dates: May 1-31, 2017
“Crab” by Denise Inge

The Small Room will display works by Mobile artist Denise Inge. “Denise Inge: A Retrospective” will celebrate the life and work of the Gulf Coast painter and long time MAC member – serving as a memorial to the artist. “Denise Inge was a friend to all and a mentor to many up-and-coming artists in the area. For those that frequented Market on the Square, Denise was always present with a plethora of paintings and prints. Spunky, cheerful, and full of energy, Denise was an immensely talented and kind soul. We are honored to have the exhibition, and share our condolences to all of her friends and family.” – MAC Program Director, Lucy Gafford Denise’s exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, May 31. Meet her friends and family during ArtWalk on Friday, May 12 (6 – 9 PM)!

Mobile Art Association – Spring Show

Dates: April 1-30, 2017
Featured work from the Mobile Art Association

Members of the Mobile Art Association are exhibiting their annual Spring Show in the Skinny Gallery.  Each member could enter up to two pieces of work, which could be 2D or 3D. The judge for the show was Craig Reynolds, currently of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Craig is a professional artist and instructor who has primarily done Plein Air painting since 2006, winning many awards along the way. Participating artists include Joseph Formwalt, Melissa Stuart, Anne Rose, Julie Andel, Corky Goldman, Sondra Carlisle, Sherry Ann Roy, Harriet Cain, Michael Carmichael, Barbara Rettig, Matilde Tellaetxe, Philippe Oszuscik, Benjamin Shamback, Nola Powell, Tamara Jordan Lindsay, Karen McGahagin, Judy Boswell, Jeff Johnston, Claudia McClure, Doris Amster, Deborah Hall, Juli Day, Susy Fox, Marcy Matherne, Karen Smith, Missy Patrick, Karen Spaulding, Gail Bramer, and Carol Wiggins. The exhibition will be on display through Friday, April 28. Meet the artists during award reception at ArtWalk on Friday, April 7 (6 – 9 PM)!

South Mississippi Art League

Dates: April 1-30, 2017
Featured work from the South Mississippi Art League

The Danielle Juzan Gallery will feature works from The South Mississippi Art League, an artist collective that was established in 2015 with the goal of creating traveling exhibits and providing an outlet for MS Gulf Coast-based professional artists to promote and display their work.  Featured artists include Pat Abernathy, Sandra Halat, Cissy Quinn, Norma Seward, Paulette Dove, Patt Odom, Stacey Johnson, Carmen Lugo, Carolyn Busenlener, Julia Reyes, and George Ann McCullough. Their exhibition will be on display through Friday, April 28. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, April 7 (6 – 9 PM)!

The Artys is an annual awards program that celebrates the important contributions that individuals, groups, and businesses make to the Mobile cultural community. Finalists have been announced in the remaining nine award categories, with winners to be announced live at the event.

Artys attendees will enjoy a night of celebration, complete with food, drinks and entertainment in many forms. A jazz trio comprised of John Milham, Chris Spies, and Chris Severin will play, with performances by Mobile Opera and Joe Jefferson Players throughout the ceremony.

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