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2018 SECAC Juried Exhibition

September 10 - October 19

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 2018 SECAC Conference, Oct. 17-20. SECAC is a national non-profit organization devoted to education and research in the visual arts. More than 500 artists, art historians, designers, curators and educators will come together for 120 sessions focusing on a wide range of historical and contemporary topics, including art history, studio art, education, design, and community engagement.

The conference will include the 2017 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and 2018 SECAC Juried Exhibition. The exhibitions will run Sept. 10-Oct. 19 at AEIVA.

The 2018 SECAC Juried Exhibition will feature 55 works by 43 artists across all media including painting, photography, printmaking, design, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition was juried by Peter Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

CB 3 2018 Tradigital On Acrylic
Carla Rokes, CB#3, 2018;Tradigital on Acrylic; 36" x 24"
You Are Welcome Here But Next Time Bring Your Baby
Aggie Toppins, Palimpsest: You Are Welcome Here, But Next Time Bring Your Baby, 2017; Silkscreen and Digital Printing on Pink Paper; 24" x 36"
Immersive Stenopes Thomas Store
Tony M. Bingham, Immersive Stenopes: Thomas Store, 2018; Pinhole Photomural & Link to Audio Sound file; 10' x 12'
Tri Colored Bam What
Chris Boyd Taylor, Tri-Colored Bam What !?, 2018; Plywood, Wood, Canvas, Rope, Hardware, Acrylic Paint; 96" x 96" x 96"

“I was excited to discover great pieces by artists with whom I was not familiar, alongside some of the Southeast’s most recognizable talents,” Baldaia said. “I carefully considered the submissions in repeated viewing sessions that spanned several weeks, honing my selections to those that continued to engage my eye, mind and spirit. Some of the final selections are subtle and understated, while others possess an undeniable swagger. Overall, what I think unifies much of the exhibition is a palpable sense of dislocation, fracture and mystery, which is perhaps not surprising given the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves living.”

Founded in 1942, SECAC provides advocacy and support for arts professionals and engenders opportunities for the exchange of scholarship and creative activities through an annual conference and publications. Though founded initially as an organization of artists, scholars and arts professionals from the Southeastern states, SECAC has grown to include individual and institutional members from across the United States and around the world, becoming the second largest national organization of its kind. The conference regularly draws participants from the United States and other countries. Individuals who present their research or creative work at an annual conference gain national exposure for their work in the fields of studio.

Participating artists include:
Tony M. Bingham, Miles College; Joshua Brinlee, University of Mississippi; Jason Sheridan Brown, The University of Tennessee Knoxville; Jessica Burke, Georgia Southern University; Gary Chapman, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Charles Clary, Coastal Carolina University; Derek Cracco, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Amy Feger, University on Montevallo; Carrie Fonder, University of West Florida; Diane Fox, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Sharon Lee Hart, Florida Atlantic University; Kelly Hinder, independent artist; Jonathan W.Hils, University of Oklahoma; Stacy Isenbarger, University of Idaho; Kathryn Jill Johnson, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Shannon Johnstone, Meredith College; Meena Khalili, University of Louisville; Ann B. Kim, Indiana University East; Clive King, Florida International University; Lily Kuonen, Jacksonville University; Danielle Langdon, Columbia College, in collaboration with Physicist Jesse Kremenak; Gregory Martin, Mississippi State University; Erica Mendoza, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Jessica Mongeon, Arkansas Tech University; Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University; Duane Paxson, Troy University; John Douglas Powers, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Carla Rokes, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Kristin Skees, Christopher Newport University; Alan Skees, Christopher Newport University; Lee Somers, University of Montevallo; Katie St. Clair, Davidson College; Jason Swift, Plymouth State University; Chris Boyd Taylor, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Aggie Toppins, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Jim Toub, Appalachian State University; Clifford W. Tresner, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Pamela Venz, Birmingham Southern College; Patrick Vincent, Austin Peay State University; Christina Renfer Vogel, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Claudia Wilburn, Brenau University; Diana Zlatanovski, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Derek Cracco, Dawn, 2017; Acrylic on Panel; 46" x 30"Derek Cracco, Dawn, 2017; Acrylic on Panel; 46" x 30".

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