The Art Gallery at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

Upcoming Exhibitions:

The May Show – Seasons & Cityscapes

May 6 – June 11

An exhibition of new and recent fabric works by members of Studio 222.

RECEPTION: May 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

2021 Cityfest juried art show and preview reception and award winners.

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Association would like to thank artists and community members for taking part in the 16th annual Juried Art Show and Preview Reception. This free to the public event was held on the evening of Thursday, April 22nd. 

Local and regional artists submitted original works of art from an array of mediums such as paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional (ceramics/sculptures), mixed-media and photography. All submitted artwork was available for viewing and purchase at the historic Nunn-Winston House in Kiesel Park. Working in conjunction with the 20th Annual Auburn CityFest, the art exhibition remained open to the public during the festival on Sunday, April 25th.

Guest mingled with artists while they enjoyed live musical entertainment by Philip Rowton and delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by The Cup & Saucer.

This event would not have been possible without our sponsors: The Auburn Arts Association, The City of Auburn, Auburn-Opelika Tourism, and The Cup & Saucer Market and Café.

During the evening, twelve awards were given, including two best-in-show awards awarded by Auburn-Opelika tourism. Auburn-Opelika Tourism is a non-profit service organizing driving economic impact and improving the quality of life in our community through tourism and travel. Each Best in Show Award equaled $250. These two awards were presented to the artists below.  

Scott Melville – “Apples and a Pot of Flowers”
Bay Kelley – “Toomers Corner Sit-in”

Other winners of the evening included

Auburn CityFest Merit Awards

Shay Collins – “#533”

Penelope Redlick-Stroik – “Wither Thou Goest”

Auburn Arts Association Merit Awards

William Blake Brown – “Feelin’ it”

Robert Ekelund – “Gladiolas in Blue Vase”

Shelby Newman – “The Cloud”

Ethel Sell Vaughan – “Little Boy Reading”

Alana Whitehead – “Waterfall at Kreher Preserve”

Michael Zabala – “My Love”

Amy Kaiser – “Chattering Vase”

Graham Nahikian – “Personal Propaganda”

Past Exhibitions:

Thirty-one Works – The Fall Invitational

October 2020

A curated exhibition of new and recent works by area and regional ceramic artists.

Photo XXI Juried Photography Exhibition

June – August 2020

A competitive exhibition displaying work by area photographers.

Gallery II
open Studio spring exhibition // June 2 – 19

New and recent works by the Open Studio collective.

New Works 2020

March – June 2020

A selection of new and recent works in three specific art mediums by three Alabama artists: Julie Plasketes, sculpture; Marg Laughlin, photography and Conrad Ross, drawing.

yART Sale

February 8 2020

A creative spin on the traditional yard sale. This fundraiser featured unusual items and quirky treasures.

For more information about the Art Gallery or to schedule a tour, please contact the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center at (334) 501-2963.

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