Friday, December 5, 2008

Call for Entries to Regional University of Mobile Juried Art Exhibition

The University of Mobile is calling for entries of original artwork from artists in seven southern states for the second annual University of Mobile Juried Art Exhibition.

The competition is open to visual artists working in any media, and only original artwork is accepted. Artists must either be born in or currently live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee or Texas.

Deadline for entries is Feb. 6, 2009. An entry form and rules may be downloaded from the University of Mobile website at or contact Phillip Counselman, assistant professor of art, at (251) 442-2283 or . The entry fee is $25 for the first work and $5 for each additional entry. All works must be original and completed during 2007 or 2008.

Melissa Crum Morgan, executive director of the Pensacola Museum of Art in Pensacola, Fla., will serve as juror.

Prizes include a $1,000 award for first place, $500 for second place, $300 for third, $200 for the Southern Humor Award, and three $100 prizes for honorable mention. The show will be open to the public May 3-30 at Thomas T. Martin Hall on the University of Mobile campus. A reception will be held May 3 from 2-5 p.m. in Martin Hall.

More than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the University of Mobile in the College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Performing Arts, Center for Adult Programs, and schools of business, Christian studies, education and nursing. For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or contact Enrollment Services at (251) 442-2273 or
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