Becky Blaylock (left) and Jo Pate of the Selma Art Guild prepare the gallery, located at 508 Selma Ave., for the annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit, held Sunday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., will display art work from Selma artists and others from throughout the state. -- Sarah Cook
Becky Blaylock (left) and Jo Pate of the Selma Art Guild prepare the gallery, located at 508 Selma Ave., for the annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit, held Sunday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., will display art work from Selma artists and others from throughout the state. -- Sarah Cook

Art Guild to host Summer Juried Art Show

Published 9:07pm Thursday, June 6, 2013

Artwork from around Selma and the state will be featured this Sunday at the Selma Art Guild as the guild prepares to host its annual Summer Juried Art Exhibition. 

Already adorning the walls of the guild, located at 508 Selma Ave., are artworks ranging in mediums of acrylic and oil to photography and mixed media. Jo Pate, art guild member, described the quality of this year’s art exhibition as “simply outstanding.”

“We’ve had an incredible number of submissions,” Pate said, adding that more than 100 works were considered for the show. “We’ve been rearranging the guild for several days and making room for all these fabulous pieces.”

Donna Pickens, an Atlanta artist who has worked with sculpture, installations and large-scale public and private art commissions since 1986, will serve as judge for the art show. Pickens’ work has been featured globally in places including Argentina, Mexico, Germany and England.

“We’re really excited to have her as judge,” Pate said.

Community members can view the works Sunday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pate encouraged all residents to schedule time to stop by the guild Sunday, as it will be “something you don’t want to miss.”

“We have artists from Prattville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham — just all over,” Pate said. “The beautiful thing about this art show is it exposes all the creative talent we have not only in Selma, but the state as a whole.”

All work included in the show will be available for sale unless designated otherwise by the artist. Categories include transparent, opaque, photography, 3-D, works on paper and mixed media. Best in show will be awarded $500, best in category $100, second in category $75 and third $50.

After Sunday’s show, the artwork will remain on exhibit throughout the month of June.

“Just the variety of work that was submitted — it’s amazing,” Pate said. “We’re all really excited at the guild to host this.”

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