2017 Exhibit Schedule
Luminosity: The Power of Pastels May 21 - July 6, 2017
The highest designation a pastel artist can receive from the Pastel Society of America is that of Master Pastelist.
Of the 125 artists in the world who have achieved this honor, Elaine Augustine of Florence and Carrie Raeburn of Coffee Springs, are the only two from Alabama.
The TVMA is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Luminosity: The Power of Pastel, featuring the work of Augustine, Raeburn and New Orleans Master Pastelist, Sandra
The artists will greet the public at the opening of the exhibition May 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 6.
Augustine said her work will be abstract, while Burshell mostly works with interiors and Raeburn focuses on cityscapes. She added that seeing work like this will give patrons a different perspective on the medium.
“The more you see, the more you understand. This is a real opportunity for anybody to see good pastel art,” Augustine said.
Sarah Thomas, a student at Paine Elementary, Trussville Al. Artwork title: “Rainbow Dash”
Grey Mayfield, a student at The Helen Keller School at AIDB. Artwork title: “Clock”
Purchase Awards are selected by the following individuals and agencies:
Patty Johnson Award-Helen Keller Foundation Board
Colbert Co. Board of Tourism and Convention Bureau
UAB Vision Science Research Education and Outreach Module
The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Visual Impairments
UAB School of Education Curriculum & Instruction
The Nelson Family Award
ArtWorks July 23 - September 8, 2017
An annual exhibition featuring the work of Tennessee Valley Art Association artist members.
Hooked Rug Textiles Exhibition October 1 - November 17, 2017
An exhibition of hooked rugs with 10 local artists participating in the show.
Trees of Christmas December 1 - December 24, 2017
An annual display of nine 12' tall live fir trees decorated by artists, civic and school groups and individuals. Original themes and decorations reflect the cultural stories of the northwest Alabama community.