Friday, October 17, 2014

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

© David Jay | The Alabama  Project

© David Jay | The Alabama Project

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Huntsville, Ala. — The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14.
The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium.

The exhibit will be on display also at the Nov. 17 Tie the Ribbons luncheon at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

The Alabama Project, by fashion photographer and creator of The SCAR Project David Jay, document moments in the lives of breast cancer survivors from around the state. Captured in the places survivors inhabit each day, surrounded by friends and family or during quiet moments when a survivor stands alone, the images illustrate the richness, the passion, and the struggles of each woman’s experiences.

The Alabama Project also conveys the possibilities for addressing cancer health disparities that persist not only in our state but in regions throughout the world. Some of the Alabama women who participated in this project are members of New Light, a support group organized through the University of Alabama at Birmingham that brings together those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease that disproportionately affects certain populations. HudsonAlpha actively researches triple-negative and other forms of breast cancer and frequently collaborates with UAB.

Through the NIH/NCI-supported Deep South Network for Cancer Control at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, many of the survivors pictured in the exhibit were reached by Community Health Advisors trained as Research Partners who assisted them in recognizing the warning signs of breast cancer and accessing treatment for their disease. In turn, several responded by becoming advocates for cancer education and prevention in their own communities.

The photos offer glimpses of lives affected, but not overshadowed, by cancer.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for Art Donations to help SNAP Prevent Pet Overpopulation

Call to Artists- Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation! SNAP is asking for donations from artists for their silent auction. If you would like to help, please contact Erin Braley at 256-424-3934 or Thanks for your support!

Logo Kitten

Don't miss the Drawing for a Samsung Galaxy III Tablet.

The Drawing will be held October 11th
at 8:30pm at Straight to Ale.
You don’t have to be present to win.

$5.00 donation - 1 ticket
$20.00 donation - 5 tickets

Event & drawing tickets are available in Huntsville:

The SNAP Thrift Shop

2905 Bob Wallace Avenue
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm

Goin’ to the Dogs Pet Supply &
Dog Wash

814 Wellman Avenue N.E.
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Open Sunday 12pm-5pm

The Artery

816 Wellman Avenue N.E.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm

The party starts at 6pm on
Saturday October 11th.

Good food, good friends, good cause.

All proceeds benefit the Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP), a 501(c)(3) organization that serves Madison County, Alabama.

SNAP on Tap event tickets are $20 at the door,
or $15 in advance.
NOTE: If you purchase tickets online, your name will be on a list at the door.

Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation!

Join us at

Straight to Ale Brewery

3200 Leeman Ferry Road, turn at the Matrix
Beer for sale from Straight to Ale • Adults Only

Music by Microwave Dave!

Lots of Great Silent Auction Items

Auction closes at 9pm. You don’t have to be present to win.

Sponsored by:


Friday, September 12, 2014

Volunteers Wanted: Monte Sano Art Festival, Sept. 20

Monte Sano Art Festival
September 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monte Sano State Park

Featuring over 120 of the region's top artists.

Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano Mountain5105 Nolen Avenue SE Huntsville, AL 35801

For more info, please visit:

To volunteer to help with the festival, please contact Gina at  

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Juried Online Art Competition and Exhibit October 3-31, 2014

The Artists Association of Northern Colorado Presents
The prestigious Artists Association of Northern Colorado (AANC) announces an art call for the Association’s inaugural Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. The Association invites all 2D artists including digital artists and photographers from around the world to make online submissions for entry into the Association’s inaugural online art exhibition. AANC encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to enter their best works.
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2014
Artwork must be submitted online via the digital entry program Online Juried Shows at Instructions for submission can be found on that website.
Juror: Mike Beeman PSA, IAPS-MC
Best in Show: $250
$100 First Place Awards in the following categories
1. Painting:  oil and pastel
2. Painting:  acrylic, mixed media  and watercolor
3. Photography (traditional)
4. Enhanced digital work from photography
5. Created digital work (no photographic elements)
Honorable Mentions as determined by the juror

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Expanding your Imagination with Mixed Media Collage - Joan Fullerton Workshop

Joan Fullerton Workshop
Expanding your Imagination with Mixed Media Collage
September 18—20, 2014

Location of Workshop: Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment,
2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville, AL 35805

To Register: Registration Deadline: 10 September, 2014
Cost: $350.00 for Huntsville Art League members; $380.00 for non-Members

Biography: Joan Fullerton’s work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70’s and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. Her work was published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media book, Visual Journey, Art of the 21st Century. In 1985 she returned to college and achieved BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming. She worked as a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, WY. After a recent move to south Denver, she is now hosting workshops in her studio and teaching across the nation. — Website:

Description: Classes will begin 9 a.m. until noon, take an hour for lunch, and then resume from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In this 3 day class we will explore a variety of techniques designed to offer you new options in your art making. Each day will incorporate demonstrations, unique design lectures, and plenty of time for students to create.

Materials List:
Brushes: Inexpensive 2” hardware brush for gel medium, a 1” synthetic flat brush, and a round brush for detail. I like to use a brayer, but that is optional.
Paint: Any acrylic paint you prefer in your favorite colors. You just need a handful of colors plus black and white. (I use black and white gesso.)
Palette: Whatever you like, paper plates, pages of books, freezer paper.
Water container
Paint rag and paper towels Masking tape
Protection: You might want latex gloves or barrier cream, an apron or a smock.
Surfaces: Your choice of 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper, canvases, or painting panels. Minimum of 2 surfaces per day, in whatever dimension you wish to work. Cheap Joes Primed Really Good Cradled Painting Panels are great, but gesso them ahead. If you use watercolor paper, bring a lightweight support.
Cutting and Marking tools: Palette knife, scissors, and motel key cards or other scrapers; pens, pencils, and a couple sticks of vine charcoal. Rubber nibs and stencils are optional.
Xerox or Laser copies: (Not ink jet copies.) Select images you resonate with. Use your own photographs of people, birds, houses, trees, horses, etc.
Collage Material: Pages from diaries, poetry, musical scores, patterns, newspaper text, etc. Print a variety of sizes from small to very large.
Optional collage materials: Old newspapers, books, rice paper, lace paper, paper dollies, old stamps, letters, receipts, craft paper, post cards, etc.
Adhesives: 16 oz (or larger) of regular gel medium (matte or gloss.) Polymer medium for color glazes. You can use water if you wish. Journal/Notebook: For notes, ideas, drawing, etc.

The most important ingredient you can bring to the workshop is your sense of adventure and play.

Questions may be directed to: Shirley Barnes, Workshop Chairperson
Email:, PH: 256-883-1977

Teri Hartmann, Education Director
Huntsville Art League
Email:, PH: 256.339.6432

Art Museum announces Fall Art Classes and Workshops

Fall Art Classes and Workshops

            The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy will offer art classes for age 3 through eighth grade. Classes will include Fall into Art, Clay Play, Brushworks, Easel Painting, Whimsical Clay, Mixed Media, Ceramics and Saturday Studio Art Adventures.

The museum will offer several high school and adult classes. Adults can enjoy ceramics, drawing, oil and acrylic painting, Floral Watercolor, Drawing in the Galleries, Color Made Easy and Stained Glass Expressions.

Fall classes begin the week of September 22.

Master Artist Workshops will also be offered this fall East Meets West: Chinese and Watercolor Painting with Lian Quan Zhen and Watercolor Portraits with Ted Nuttall. More workshops are being offered in 2015.

More information or to register online at or call 256-535-4350, extension 222. All classes and workshops will be held at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the Museum Academy classrooms located in downtown Huntsville at Big Spring International Park.
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
256.535.4350  FAX  256.532.1743