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: “First Impressions” at Lite Box Gallery in Young & Vann Building

Opening reception, Friday, January 14, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

From the Lite Box Website:

Lite Box Gallery will exhibit this show from January 14 through February 26 in the ArtFolk space at the Young & Vann Building in downtown Birmin…gham, Alabama. The show will be one of the largest exhibits of its kind in the state, featuring more than 30 Alabama artists who are exploring the increasingly popular medium of printmaking. Featured artists include many of Alabama’s most talented printmakers as well as emerging artists.

Printmaking can take many forms, from colorful screenprints and bold block prints to the delicate lines of intaglio and the nostalgic look and feel of letterpress. Visitors to “First Impressions” will see examples of each type of printmaking and gain insight into the different artistic processes, including the new frontier of digital printmaking. In addition, weekly workshops, demonstrations, and artist talks will enable the public to experiment with printmaking and make their own art pieces. Upcoming classes are listed at

Artists include:

Justin Banger
James Cormier
Michelle Ray
Debra Riffe
Bethany Moody
Rebecca Munkachy
West Finlayson
Tenisha Hicks
Michael Swann
Jane Marshall
Brandon Oswalt
Lauren Faulkenberry
Suzanne Sawyer
Helga Mendoza
Cathy Wright
Sarah Marshall
Aaron Drew
Drea Zacharenko
Rebecca Reynolds
Chris Bisset
Mimi Boston
Shelleigh Buckingham
Ashley Lindsey
Scott Stephens
Kathy Baty
Patrick Mayton
Jill Marlar
John DeMotte
Scott Fisk
Timarie Fisk
Jeremy Markham
Charles Buchanan

Lite Box Gallery is Now at the Young and Vann Building

Lite Box Gallery at Young & Vann, a view from 1st AVenue North at 18th Street. The gallery entrance is located on the back side of this historic building.

From their site:

Just a little note to say Lite Bax Gallery has temporarily moved to the Young & Vann Building located at 1731 First Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Our next show, First Impressions: An Introduction to Alabama Printmaking, will open with a reception on Friday, January 14th, 2011. Please make plans to join us!

Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Other hours by appointment.

Young & Vann Building
1731 First Avenue North


Call for Submissions: the Literary Journal Aura

We are accepting submissions now through November 6. We are interested in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography from UAB students, alumni, employees, and Birmingham-area writers and artists. I would like to encourage you, your friends, and your students to consider submitting work for our Fall 2010 issue.

You can check out the website at (it has not yet been updated for fall, but the submission info is still valid) or send submissions and/or questions via e-mail to



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:
and Paul’s website:

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!
Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=133597443343053

ALIAS: Established & Emerging Artists – Litebox Gallery


An exhibition at Litebox Gallery May-June

Litebox Gallery will hold an opening reception for the show ALIAS, curated by Lisa Michitti, Friday, May 14 from 5-9pm. The show’s premise is that contemporary artists in various mediums can be identified by their artwork in addition to, and often instead of, their physical appearance. The artists exhibiting in the show share the commonality of a strong personal style and a striving for excellent craftsmanship. On view will be paintings, sculpture, book arts, printmaking, and photography as well as installation art.

Lisa Michitti is a local artist from Nashville, TN. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Birmingham Southern College and her Master of Fine Art from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her personal work can be viewed at She currently resides in Eastlake and teaches in the art department at the University of Montevallo.

Local artists featured are Alan Skees, Pat Snow, Isabelle Rohr, Paul Wilm, Palo Pallas, Laura Ledbetter, Roger Jones, Kevin Whitman and Justin Banger along with an artist who works under the alias Big Fat Monster. Many Tuscaloosa artists will also be included: University of Alabama professors William Dooley and Sarah Marshall, alumni Michael Merry and Jamey Grimes and current graduate students Rebecca Reynolds and Abi Wright.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday noon to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. The gallery phone number during the run of the show is 205.716.1665; for an appointment at another time please call 205.246.6503 or 205.913.5284. The show runs from Wednesday, May 12 through Friday, June 18.

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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ENTRANT INFORMATION (to be used for print listings and inquiries about the entry)

City / State / Zip: ____________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________
E-mail: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Please select one of the following categories:
_____ 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.