2017 Exhibit Schedule
Oklahoma Skies March 26 - May 12, 2017
The work of Oklahoma-native Veda Reed, a collection of paintings inspired by the wide-open skies of the western prairies, will be on display at the
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art until May 12.
An opening reception was held for Reed at the museum where she met and talked with visitors and TVAA members.
Reed received her BFA at the Memphis College of Art and began working at the college the year she
graduated, 1956. Reed said she’s influenced by a variety of artists, including Mark Rothko.
“It’s not ideas for me, but the way in which Rothko approached things,” Reed said. “I guess that’s why I get Rothko, not only his color, because I rely strictly on nature, but for the spiritual aspects I get from looking at his works.”
She added, “I hope that people are perhaps inspired by my work to pay more attention to nature and how beautiful it truly is.”
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.
For more information and to view examples of work displayed in Luminosity: The Power of Pastel, check tvaa.net.
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 22 - September 6, 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.