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MAC Announces Throwdown Competitors

September 29, 2020

The 9th Annual Throwdown is fast approaching! Join us online via Facebook or Youtube to watch the premiere of the 90-minute art competition on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. This year the competition comes to you in the form of a reality show hosted by NBC15’s Darwin Singleton and a special guest host.    Five…

Poetry Out Loud 2020-21

September 4, 2020

Alabama high school students, grades 9th through 12th, are invited to participate in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. By performing poetry, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn more about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to…

July Exhibitions: “Quarantine Walks,” “Nature’s Lens,” and the “Quilts from Quarantine”

June 25, 2020

The Gallery in Room 1927 is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The July exhibitions, “Quarantine Walks,” “Nature’s Lens,” and “Quilts from Quarantine” will hang from July 3rd to August 27th. View the complete exhibitions in our Virtual Gallery online here! Micah Mermilliod presents Fujifilm Instax photographs in…

Summer Camp Roundup: 2020

June 24, 2020

Summer is here and school is out! Despite COVID-19, students can find creative and educational enrichment in the art and science camps listed below. Sign up with a Mobile Arts Council member organization today! Alabama Contemporary Art Center All virtual summer camps include 2 hours of instruction via Zoom at 10 a.m. *A parent or guardian…

Exhibit in the 2020 MAC Members’ Show!

June 23, 2020

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28TH! Annually, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) presents the Members’ Show, featuring all of our artist members together. Side by side, MAC members represent the collective style and level of talent within the visual arts community of Mobile. Our members also represent the spectrum of mediums. The 2020 Members’ Show…

May Exhibition: The “Five” Show

May 27, 2020

This May, the Gallery in Room 1927 reopens with the postponed Five Show exhibition. Artwork by students of the 2019 – 2020 academic year from Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama has been selected and judged, by renowned ceramicists, Charles…

YouTube Raffle: Like, Comment, and Subscribe

May 22, 2020

Radio Woodworks has donated a fine, handmade made walnut and maple cutting board shaped like the state of Alabama. The cutting board is the prize for one lucky person who subscribes to the Mobile Arts Council YouTube channel. Enter the raffle by liking the video featuring Radio Woodworks, leaving a comment on the video, AND…

Gallery in Room 1927 Reopens

May 19, 2020

– The Mobile Arts Council Gallery in Room 1927 will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., showing the postponed college student exhibition, Five Competition. The gallery has been closed for eight weeks amid Governor Ivey’s Stay at Home Order. To keep patrons safe, Executive Director Lucy Gafford has imposed…

Artists Directory Profile Update

May 13, 2020

For the Mobile Arts Council’s Artists Directory to better serve artists members, and patrons searching for artists, please use the steps described and shown below to update your artist profile. Step 1: Navigate to the MAC website, www.mobilearts.org. Step 2: Log in using the link on the top right of the page. Step 3: Enter…

COVID-19 Artist Resources

May 5, 2020

If you are an artist or arts organization, stay tuned – we will be sharing helpful resources with you in the upcoming weeks so that you can effectively report and, hopefully, receive any assistance needed during this difficult time. Below we have assembled a list emergency funding sources for artists, as well as other funding…