2014 Exhibitions

Art of the State Exhibition
January 19 – March 7

The 3rd biennial juried exhibition of works by studio art faculty from Alabama's colleges and universities

Karen Graffeo: 3000 Dreams Explained

March 23 - May 9

3000 Dreams Explained encompasses Karen Graffeo's series from her 2013 Fullbright fellowship in Romania and photographic images from her Sky and Ocean series.

Ethel Davis: A Visionary
May 25 – June 30

This exhibition is part of a series that celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Tennessee Valley Art Association. The Association was founded by Ethel Davis who was a prolific self-taught artist. The collection of Mrs. Davis' work is part of the permanent collection of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. A grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts has provided funding to clean and restore works.

Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama 2014
June 2 - June 30

An annual juried exhibition of works by Alabama children who are visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind. The exhibition tours to various state museums and agency galleries from February through June. The show was established in 1983 as a cooperative project of the University of Alabama Birmingham Vision Science Research Center, UAB Education and Outreach Module, UAB School of Optometry and the UAB School of Education all of which serve children with visual impairments.

ArtWorks 2014

July 20 – August 29

An annual exhibition featuring the work of Tennessee Valley Art Association artist members.

50 Years: Works from the Permanent Collection

September 21 - November 14

The Tennessee Valley Art Association's 50th anniversary exhibition featured works from the organization's extensive art collection. The retrospective includes purchase awards from various TVAA juried exhibitions and gifts from private collectors. Two and three-dimensional work by national and Southeastern United States artists were featured.

The Trees of Christmas 2014
November 30 – December 24

A display of nine 12' tall live fir trees decorated by civic and school groups, businesses and/or individuals. Original themes reflect the cultural stories of the northwest Alabama region.

Event Calendar

Monday June 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Alabama Landmarks: Melissa Tubbs Pen & Ink Drawings
Monday June 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
Sunday June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alabama Landmarks: Melissa Tubbs Pen & Ink Drawings
Sunday June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama


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