Opening Thursday Night: PHANTASM

Join us Thursday the 27th at dusk for PHANTASM, an art show presented in the dark. Bring a flashlight and a friend and discover dark themed artwork from some of Birmingham’s favorite artists. Costumes are encouraged!

Thursday, October 27 · 6:00pm – 10:30pm
213 24th Street North
Birmingham, AL

Featuring the darkest artwork of:
Daisy Winfrey
Doug Baulos
Alicia Roden
Paul Cordes Wilm
Jennifer Wallace
Jonathan Purvis
Kara Hall
Sean Pathasema
Byron Sonnier
Merrilee Challis
Olga Mendoza
Veronique Vanblaere
Wes Frazer
Rebecca Davis
Brian Francis
Aaron Lockhart
Sarah Heath
James Edward Williams
Sara Cannon
Bo Hughins
Beth Ragland
John Lytle Wilson


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Opening Friday: Shana Robbins “Come in – Out of the Darkness” solo show at Beta Pictoris Gallery



Sound collaboration with ALBERTO ROMAN

Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist whose work integrates concepts of “feminine” power, natural and supernatural phenomena, and experimental body movement into a multi-media / multi-sensory exhibition. One-time performance, Snakesandlace, will debut at the show’s opening, Come In—Out of the Darkness, on Friday October 28, 2011 @ 6:00 P.M. This five-hour endurance driven piece incorporates a 17-foot lace installation for which Robbins collaborated with the Shipibo women of the Peruvian Amazon. During her collaboration, Robbins learned the Shipibo women’s unique stitching and patterns that represent communion with healing forces within their handmade works of art. Elements of body movement are also incorporated in the performance in reaction to the sounds, scents, and patterns of her experience with the native people.

In this exhibition, Robbins includes multimedia pieces — from lace, mirrors, sound, crystals, video, sculptural installation, woven and hand-stitched textiles, to photographs and works on paper. Viewers will encounter mannequins dressed in hand-fabricated costumes for characters known as “Tree Ghost” and “Axis Mundi.”
These garments are worn by Robbins in performances—some for the public, others done for the camera and the natural environment—in Iceland, Mexico, New Mexico, and rural Georgia.
“Ronin”, a painting inspired by her experience in the Amazon jungle with the Shipibo people, portrays the spiritual visions of the “Cosmic Anaconda” as it radiates and forms intricate patterns within Shipibo songs and visions. Snakesandlace performance will debut one-time only at the opening on Friday October 28. The installation will remain until the show ends on December 3, 2011.

Robbins has exhibited her work or performed at Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkey Town, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; BECA gallery in New Orleans; Rowan University Gallery, New Jersey; and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta. Robbins exhibited her solo performance/exhibition, Supernatural Conductor, in 2010 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and will be included in the forthcoming Biennial publication (book) entitled Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape in 2011.

show goes from Friday Oct 28th at 6:00pm – December 3 at 9:00pm

beta pictoris gallery

2411 Second Avenue North (between 24th and 25th Street)
Birmingham, AL

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UAB Art Lab Opening: Currency Part 1: Modes of Expression

Carl Fudge

Image courtesy Carl Fudge and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York. It is Komposition Z by Carl Fudge.

Thursday, January 6 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Artlab at UAB
900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL

The first of two exhibitions exploring trends in contemporary printmaking. Part 1 focuses on abstraction across print media, and features works by Polly Apfelbaum, Laura Berman, Carl Fudge, Kevin Haas, Karla Hackenmiller, Gunilla Klingberg. Co-curated by Derek Cracco and Brett Levine.

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Opening: LITE-BRITE art show at Lite Box Gallery August 13th

lite boxLite-Brite is a pop art exhibition curated by John Lytle Wilson, featuring the work of:
Kelly Boehmer, Merrilee Challiss, Aaron DeYoe, Matthew Dutton, Janae Easton, AJ Fontanilla, Linda Hall, Felix Jackson Jr, Adrian Scott, Brian Spolans, John Lytle Wilson, Daisy Winfrey, and Andy Winn.

An array of vivid art will transport the gallery into a wonderful, adventuresome tour of pop imagery. The exhibit will be on view from Friday, August 13th, through Friday September 30th, with an opening reception on Friday the 13th of August, 2010, at 5pm-10pm. Free refreshments and drinks will be served.

Visitors are also invited to enjoy a special performance from local indie band Delicate Cutters at 9pm (donations accepted).(

John Lytle Wilson’s own work stems “from the power of images…. exploring consciousness, free will, and mortality.” Wilson is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and earned his MFA at Florida State University, where he also served as Artist in Residence at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

Lite Box Gallery @ Pepper Place
2825 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
205.716.1665 gallery – 205.913.5284 appointments



Boutwell Studios
2917 Central Avenue
Homewood, AL

Come join us at Boutwell Recording Studios for yet another fantastic Art Opening, Friday, July 30th from 5 – 8PM.
Be sure to check out our website for more information about us, and enjoy our award winning podcast series!

On Friday the 30th we will be enjoying beer, and light refreshments, while we admire Bo Hughins’ & Paul Cordes Wilm’s newest works, here at Boutwell Recording Studios.

For some images of these fine gentlemen’s art stylings, please check out Bo’s flickr page:
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Some other special treats include, selected pieces by the students at Studio by the Tracks: , and the ever popular mingling of the most interesting people from the Arts and Advertising worlds!

See you there!
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Steep: An Exhibit of Teapots at Red Dot Gallery

Steep: An Exhibit of Teapots at Red Dot Gallery
Thru 9/18

Opening reception on Friday, August 6, 5-9 p.m.
Recent work from 19 artists representing seven Southern states. Includes pieces from Scott Bennett, Fong Choo, Tony Wright, Tim Sullivan, Steve Loucks, Virginia Scotchie, Chris Kelly, Doug Balous, Janice Kluge, Chris Greenman, Connor Burns, Suzie Bowman, Mark Knott, Adam Sterrett, Juan Granados, Lynette Hesser, Paveen Chunhaswasdikul, Bradley Birkhimer and Dori DeCamillis.

1001 Stuart Street, Homewood. 870-7608.

Paint the Town Red – Call for Entries

On April 17, 2010 the Birmingham-Jefferson Chapter of the American Red Cross will turn a section of Birmingham’s “Loft District” into an outdoor digital art show featuring digital artists from around the globe! Illuminated art will be projected on screens and buildings along 2nd Avenue North between 22nd and 24th Street. We will accept entries between January 1st and March 15th, 2010. The top thirty pieces will be projected and juried by a panel of judges. We are looking for innovative and visually compelling examples of: digital graphic art, digital animations (less than 2 min.), digital photography, digitally altered photography, and interactive concepts. Digital photographs of fine art will not be accepted this year.

Artwork can be vertical or horizontal format. Strong consideration will be given to pieces using the color red. The top 30 artists will be notified no later than April 1st, 2009. Each artist may submit 2 pieces of art for free. Additional work can be submitted with a $25 entry fee. For examples from last year’s festival visit

Pieces will be judged and prize packages given to pieces in the following categories:

§ Best of Show
§ Best Graphic Art
§ Best Animation
§ Best Photography

ARTISTS RETAIN 100% OWNERSHIP OF THEIR WORK, although please note that by submitting an entry you agree to allow the American Red Cross the right to use photographic reproductions of your artwork for promotional purposes, both in print and online.

1. Submissions should be in one of the following formats: JPEG, MPEG, WMV, or AVI. Multiple pieces of artwork may be submitted; each artwork requires its own entry form.
2. Complete the application IN FULL on page two of this packet and submit with your piece. Artists are not required but encouraged to attend the show.
3. Email submission information to or mail on disk to the following address:

Birmingham Area Chapter
American Red Cross
950 22nd Street North Ste. 750
Birmingham, AL 35206

For more information about Paint the Town Red, please visit our website: You may also email Kevin Burke at or call (205) 458-8262.

submit with the form below or submit online!

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_____ Digital Graphic Art _____ Digital Animation _____ Digital Photography

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If submitting more than 2 works, please include $25 entry fee. Make checks payable to the American Red Cross, and mail to the address on page one.
Please include C.V. /Resume with submission if possible.

Fabric of Time by Sara Cannon – Friday the 18th Installation Art Show

No matter who or where:

everyone grows up.

everyone has memory.

everyone wears clothes.

– this interactive installation explores the fabric and communities combined with nostalgia, forward movement, associations, and memory. – Sara Cannon

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Fabric of Time by Sara Cannon from sara cannon on Vimeo. music by the triceratops

FRIDAY THE 18th – Installation Art Show

friday-the-18thThe Birmingham Art Collective Presents:
Friday the 18th

Dec 18th + 8:00pm
Phoenix Loft 303

jason burgess
atreus sacco
sara cannon
andrew thompson

come by the house to see some installation as a preview for a future joint project between the artists – exhibiting in Birmingham in February!

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