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Alabama Emerging Artists Show


After the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Alabama Emerging Artists Show is coming back even stronger this year and we have to admit, the lineup of featured artists is quite impressive. Event organizer and artist, Ellen Davis, has a passion for art and created this event in an effort to introduce Montgomery to up-and-coming artists from throughout the state.

Jumping from nine featured artists last year to this year’s nineteen talented emerging artists from across the state of Alabama, a range of mediums and subjects represented. Guests can expect to see two-dimensional paintings, drawings, original prints, textile art, mixed media works and new this year, sculpture! Subjects will range widely to include landscapes, abstracts, figures, florals, portraits, landscapes and cityscapes. Handmade ceramics and handmade fine jewelry will also be for sale. With four days of exhibits, live paintings and demos, along with free admission, you’ll have no excuse not to come meet these wonderful artists and do some holiday shopping. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the talents featured this year!

Madison Elrod Auburn, Alabama

Madison has always known she was meant to be an artist. Growing up in a family of math teachers and accountants, this was a path that was exciting to discover on her own. Studying at Auburn University helped foster her creative capabilities. Each painting Madison creates is customized to each owner and accompanied with a beautiful natural wood grain background available in several different wood stains and sizes.

“I believe as creatives, with our ability to view the world differently, we have a duty to fill the world with beauty and impact people’s lives. My goal as an artist is to be creative, expressive, and intentional.”

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Rabbit Fish Ceramics Auburn, Alabama

Laura Bell and Brian Cooley have together created Rabbit Fish Ceramics - bringing playful and thoughtful imagination to the functional ceramics you use on a regular basis. Rabbit Fish Ceramics is based in Auburn and uses graffito, inlay and various other techniques to make each piece absolutely one of a kind. Handmade and individually carved and glazed, their ceramic work is thoughtfully molded to bring a little more fun into daily life.

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Lynthia Edwards Pinson, Alabama

At an early age, Lynthia and her imaginary friend would spend hours drawing with fat pencils and broken crayons on Piggly Wiggly brown paper bags. She always knew she would become an artist. Lynthia graduated with her associate’s degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Auburn University of Montgomery and completed her education with a master’s in Art Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her pieces grace private collections throughout the United States and have been featured in galleries and exhibits, including Arts Revive Roots and Wings Exhibit of Selma, Alabama and The Attic Gallery of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

“As an artist, I am inspired by the ordinary existence of black girls raised in the south. I create art that expresses her emotions, thoughts and ideas about the world she lives in. I create these works of art with intention and purpose of igniting a dialogue amongst the viewers that glorify black girl magic.”

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Elisabeth Hays Fairhope, Alabama

Growing up in Fairhope, Alabama Elisabeth Hays was constantly inspired by the creative energy found in her southern coastal town. In 2018, after almost 10 years of owning and operating a successful interior design studio and giving birth to her second child, Elisabeth decided to channel her creative energy into original artwork.

The gulf coast and its ever evolving elements are a direct inspiration for much of Elisabeth’s work as can be seen in her “Bay Maps” and hand embroidered “Stitches Collections.” Most recently her work has her experimenting with mixed media to merge her love of textiles and interior design with her love of painting and abstract art. 
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Artists participating include: Gina Budny (Birmingham), Katie Gray Cox (Mobile), Ellen Davis (Montgomery), Lynthia Edwards (Pinson), Madison Elrod (Auburn), Elisabeth Hays (Fairhope), Rosilyn Holladay (Dothan), Carol Pugsley Jones (Montgomery), Mary Kathryn Kendig (Dothan), Jeila Martin Kershaw (Montgomery), Amanda Klein (Hoover), Francie McCullers (Tuscaloosa), Melissa McMurray (Calera), Emily Meisler (Birmingham), Michael Molay (Birmingham), Diana Newman (Fairhope), Kimberly Paige (Birmingham), Carrie Pittman (Birmingham), and Rabbit Fish Ceramics (Auburn).

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6–9 p.m
Sip, Shop, Snack and Meet the Artists!
Hors d'oeuvres & cocktails provided by The Tipping Point & Fridge to Fork
Live Painting + Demos
November 23, 2019 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Coffee and Cookies; cookies provided by MADE Cookies
Show Hours:
Friday, November 22 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, November 24 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lido Event Space, Hampstead 4925 Lake Edge Street Montgomery, AL 36116

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