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2020 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

January 10, 2020

The Mobile Arts Council is accepting entries to the Visual Arts Achievement Program on February 3rd and 4th at the Gallery, Room 1927. This arts education program is an opportunity for students in grades 6 through 12 to be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts at the local and state levels. Concurrently, Young…

The Artys

January 8, 2020

The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made to our arts and cultural community. For sixteen years, the Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of impactful individuals, organizations, and businesses. The community-nominated winners of each category are presented with an Arty, a limited…

January Exhibitions: Jerry Roldan and “Vanishing Point”

January 2, 2020

Artists Jerry Roldan and Hunter Cobb will be exhibiting January 6th to the 31st in MAC’s Gallery at the Saenger’s Room 1927.

2019 Fall Fund Drive

December 4, 2019

This year has been one of transformation. We have rebranded, moved, and undergone changes in our staff – all the while facilitating five major public art projects, maintaining our community gallery, promoting and advocating for the arts, regranting funds to artists and arts organizations, and providing educational outreach programs with at-risk youth. Now approaching our…

December Exhibitions: Erin Revere, Benita McNider, and Leslie Baumhower

December 2, 2019

Artists Erin Revere, Benita McNider, and Leslie Baumhower will be exhibiting December 5th to the 20th in MAC’s Gallery at the Saenger’s Room 1927. Erin takes inspiration from the ever-present contrasts of dark verses light and up verses down that fills the world. She finds balance on a canvas and creates the feeling of being…

#GivingMobileArt on #GivingTuesday

November 19, 2019

#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019, and Mobile Arts Council is #GivingMobileArt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during a LIVE Stream-A-Thon on Facebook. The LIVE event will be hosted by Executive Director Lucy Gafford, Kalenski “Dj Dirty Dan” Adams, “The Voice of Mobile” Barry Silverman, and Mobile Arts Council Board President John Mims. The #GivingMobileArt…

MAC Releases Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Mobile Arts Guide

November 6, 2019

The Mobile Arts Council recently released their first publication in a series of Arts Guides for the greater Mobile Area. The first publication highlights events happening in the Fall of 2019 through Spring of 2020. Inclusion in the publication is one of the many perks of being a member of the Arts Council. MAC has…

“Five” Biennial College Art Competition

November 1, 2019

“Five” is a juried exhibition of work by students at the area’s five colleges and universities, sponsored every other year by the Mobile Arts Council (MAC). The 2020 exhibition will be displayed in the MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 (6 South Joachim Street) from Friday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 29, with a reception and…

November Exhibitions: Paul Gray, Sahar Alford, and Mississippi Art Colony

October 29, 2019

Open November 5th to the 28th, Gallery Room 1927 will feature the exhibitions of Paul Gray, Sahar Alford, and the Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Show. Paul Gray shares a collection of his nature photography, titled “God’s World as I See It.” Paul enjoys a variety of subjects: landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, architecture, children, still life, nature,…

October Exhibitions: Mobile Art Associations Fall Show, Guy Marcinkowski, and SOMI Member Artists

September 27, 2019

This October, see Mobile Art Association Annual Fall Show, Guy Marcinkowski’s environmental abstractions exhibition titled Super Natural, and a collection of paintings by SOMI Club members. Mobile Art Association is an organization of working artists, students, and supporters of the visual arts. Annually, they exhibit a juried and judged Annual Fall Show. The show is…