News & Events

 

NEWSLETTERS  

For updated news and events, be sure to enter your email address on this website to receive our Blog in your email box.  We no longer do “snail mail”, so all news comes to you in the form of the Blog.  But below you will find a sneak peak at what’s happening or coming soon…….

“BUY LOCAL” POP UP ART SHOWS…these are fun shows scattered all around our wonderful city, highlighting iconic Birmingham locations and our fabulous Birmingham artists! Venues will be continually announced, and opportunities to show will be given to all BAA members on a first come basis, so sign up for the Blog (Newsletter) today!

Next Pop Up:  Rojo, 2921 Highland Avenue S., February 5-March 3.  Opening reception February 5, 6 pm – 10 pm.

UPCOMING MEMBER GATHERINGS:

Membership Mixers – Next one at Rojo, February 5, 6:00 pm!!  What artist doesn’t need to get out of the studio and network with other artists in the community?  These periodic mixers are networking opportunities for new members, renewing members, and those who want to find out what’s happening on the Birmingham art scene, exchange ideas, and learn more about the BAA!

WORKSHOPS

Photographing Your Artwork – January 31, 2015 , Contact 205-936-8891 today to reserve a place in this limited space Hank Siegel workshop designed to show you how to photography your 2D and 3D art at home with your digital camera.  You will be able to prepare jpegs for submission to shows, galleries, and your webpage.

Pastels With Greg Barnes – October, dates TBA  Greg is a popular North Carolina artist who returns to our Bluff Park Art Show each year.  Landscapes are Greg’s love. He enjoys painting on location, and as a result of working quickly, leans towards impressionism. A mix of realistic and impressionistic elements give his pieces a life of their own, while a free and creative use of color punctuates his style.

Greg currently splits his time between painting in his studio/gallery in Charlotte, NC, selling at national art shows around the country, and teaching.

Watch for other Workshops to be announced……

 

RECURRING OPPORTUNITIES

Kessler Building– 1926 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL

Artists may apply to exhibit up to 5 large (at least 2″x2″) pieces of art each in the street-front windows of this downtown Birmingham building for one month.  The BAA will provide the easels and artists provide labels with prices and contact information.  20% of sales go back to the BAA.

Magic City Art Connection – April 24-26  The Birmingham Art Association maintains an information booth each year at one of the South’s premier art events.  BAA volunteers for the booth may exhibit their art there and promote it to hundreds of potential buyers passing by during the three day event.

Art Walk – September (dates TBA)  This is a much anticipated fall festival that transforms Birmingham’s entire loft neighborhood downtown into and arts district.  The Birmingham Art Association offers our members exhibition space FOR FREE during this two day event that draws over 10,000 people annually.

Birmingham Art Crawl  The first Thursday of each month, 5 – 9pm, rain or shine, turns the center of the city into a happening event, showcasing Birmingham’s pool of creative talent.  BAA has a space reserved each month for a member to participate at NO CHARGE to the member.  Contact us if interested in a month in 2015.  bhamartassociation@gmail.com

 

OUTREACH PROJECTS

$500 donation to the Trevelyn Campbell Memorial Fund at Samford University

The BAA Board voted to use $500 of our funds as a gift of scholarship in the memory of Trevelyn Campbell.  Trevelyn was a junior fine arts major at Samford University in 2014, a gifted and promising young woman, whose life was ended in a tragic accident.  Trevelyn’s pastor, Harry Reeder, said of her, “We could talk a long time about her artistic gifts, her academic gifts, her relationships. She constantly was searching to minister and care for people that other people didn’t care for,” Reeder said.   An endowded memorial scholarship scholarship was established for art students in her honor so she would not be forgotten.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Art On Stage –  a great event at the Birmingham Museum of Art that provides the community with a fun workshop and demonstration by “dueling” artists and local area art pillars.  Past years have seen Scott Bennett & Dori DeCamillis,  Frank Fleming & Barbara Evans, Trent Thomas & Tena Payne,  and Doug Baulos & Eric Johnson

The BAA was able to donate $1000 from the event to the Birmingham Museum of Art’s education programs, and reconnected a historical relationship between the Birmingham Art Association and the museum.

Next Art on Stage coming soon!!!!!!!  Watch for it here!!!!

 

 

 

 

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