Past Events and Exhibitions

Senior Exhibition Fall 2016 Athens State University Senior Show, “LOOK”

In the Walking Gallery through December 12, 2016

Hall of Fame Exhibits

Alabama Center for the Arts Hall of Fame Exhibition

Show Dates: October 21 through December 12, 2016

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6pm

For tickets call 256-260-4293 or 256-260-4299

Purchase Hall of Fame Ceremony Tickets

3rd Faculty & Alumni Show - "Joyance"3rd Faculty & Alumni Show – “Joyance”

Featuring alumni artists, faculty, and staff of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College

Show Dates: July 25 – September 29, 2016

Meet the Artists Reception: Friday, August 19, 6-7pm during Downtown Decatur 3rd Friday event

Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual ShowWatercolor Society of Alabama’s 75th Annual National Exhibition

Show Dates: May 9 – July 15, 2016
Opening Reception & Awards Presentation in the ACA Gallery: Sunday, May 15, 1:00-4:00pm (light refreshments served)

Free watercolor demonstration (open to the public as seating allows): Friday, May 13, 6:00-8:00pm in Room 208 (2nd floor) at the ACA

Visit the WSA website at: http://www.watercolorsocietyofal.org

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Look Senior Art Exhibition LogoAthens State Senior Show 2016

“Look” Show Dates: April 15-May 4, 2016
Opening Reception in the ACA Gallery: Friday, April 15th, 5-9pm during the Downtown Decatur 3rd Friday Event

Artists: Kenyetta Aldridge, Sydni Boone, Julie Brown, Hannah Busing, Emerald Hammon, Kayla Hills, Katlyn Mason, Zita McCall, Michael McWhorter, Alyssa Mitchell, Amberly Reese, Jacob Roop, Kelsey Shaneyfelt, Linda Smith, Patricia White, Timberlin Zink

Youth Art Month 2016Youth Art Month 2016

Sponsored by Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Alabama Center for the Arts, and Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak
Show Dates: March 3 – April 7, 2016
*The ACA will be closed March 23/24/25 for Spring Break. Sorry, but the ACA is closed on weekends.*

This annual showcase of young talent celebrates its 13th annual show! YAM Exhibit features 135 works of art by area art students, in elementary school through high school, in coordination with area school art teachers. Art Awards presented by Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak.

The exhibit is free to the public.

Robert Bean's 'Memory Theater' PosterRobert Bean’s Memory Theater

Show Dates: November 30, 2015 – February 26, 2016
Reception and Artist Talk:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:30pm

Festival of Cranes PosterFestival of the Cranes Exhibition in the Walking Gallery

On display through February 26, 2016

In conjunction with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge’s Festival of the Cranes, January 7-10, 2016.

The juried exhibit features selected artwork from students, alumni, artists, and faculty of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College. The show includes a diverse collection of art forms and media that depicts cranes, birds, waterfowl, ducks, eagles, owls, wildlife, and nature.

Look - Senior Show 2015 PosterAthens State Senior Show 2015

Show Dates:October 28 – November 19, 2015
Opening Reception in the ACA Gallery:  Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:30pm

Artists: Rachel Greathouse, Kristin Harbin, Linda Howe, Renée Thomas

Athens Voices USA ’15

Show Dates: August 28 through October 19, 2015

The Dairy Barn Arts Center of Athens, Ohio is proud to present this touring juried multi-media exhibition featuring 48 artists living or working in eight Athens communities in the United States. The exhibition features works by local artists representing Athens, Alabama including Gary Anderson, Katelin Harris, and Pamela Keller.

2-and-2Two & Two

Show Dates: May 15 through August 5, 2015
Special Event: Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, May 15, 6-7pm in conjunction with Downtown Decatur’s 3rd Friday event

The Two & Two group exhibition features four current graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin. Two & Two artists explore themes of language, the body, memory, and transitional states of being, emphasizing pairs, doubles, and repetition. Through painting, sculpture, and works in new media, these artists showcase the diverse modes of making encouraged in the Studio Art program at The University of Texas at Austin.

The four artists are: Laurel Shear, Adam Crossen, Peter Abrami, and Gracelee Lawrence

Look_Final_Poster2015 Spring Senior Art Exhibition, Look

Show Dates: April 3 – May 6, 2015
Special Event: Exhibition Reception in conjunction with Downtown Decatur’s 3rd Friday – Friday, April 17th, 6-8pm

YAM-2015Youth Art Month 2015

Sponsored by Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Alabama Center for the Arts, and Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak
Show Dates: March 2-31, 2015
*The ACA will be closed March 25-27 for Spring Break*
Special event: Gallery will be open on Friday, March 30th, 5:00-8:00pm for Downtown Decatur’s 3rd Friday event.

The YAM Exhibit features over 100 works of art by area art students, grades K-12. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center presents this exhibit in coordination with area school art teachers, Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak and the Alabama Center for the Arts. The exhibit is free to the public.

Cranes-PosterFestival of the Cranes Art Exhibit

in conjunction with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge of Decatur, AL
Show Dates: January 10 – February 27, 2015
Special event at the ACA: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information on the Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge visit: www.FriendsOfWheelerRefuge.org

liu-championsPaper and Portraits by Michael Liu

Show Dates: December 16, 2014 – February 25, 2015
Artist Reception: December 16 at 5:30pm

SeniorShowPostcardAthens State University Senior Show

Title: Look
Show Dates: November 10 – December 13, 2014
Artist Reception: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Alumni-Faculty-Show2nd Annual Juried Faculty and Alumni Show

Show Dates: September 4 – November 7, 2014
Artist Reception: October 21, 2014 at 5:30pm

solomons-houseSolomon’s House

Photography Exhibition by Sarah Cusimano Miles
Show Dates: July 10-August 28, 2014
Artist Reception and Lecture: August 21, 2014 at 5:30pm

sara-goodSeed to Soil to Sediment

Artist Sara Good’s Installation Art
Show dates: April 14 – June 26, 2014
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 26th
Reception at 5:30pm; Artist Lecture 6-7pm

WAFF’s Bobby Bama does a story on Artist Sara Good and her art exhibit. View the story.

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sr-showAthens State Senior Thesis Show

Show Dates: March 24 – April 9, 2014
Reception: March 27, 2014

YAM-14Youth Art Month 2014

Show dates: February 24 – March 20, 2014
Reception: March 6, 2014, 5pm – 6:30pm

The YAM Exhibit features over 100 works of art by Decatur City and Morgan County art students, grades K-12. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center presents this exhibit in coordination with area school art teachers, Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak and the Alabama Center for the Arts. The exhibit is free to the public.

HummingbirdMichael Liu’s Paper Cuttings

Show Dates: August 29-November 7, 2013
Artist Reception: August 29 at 5:30pm with a demonstration at 6:30pm