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Emerging Artists Show


Hampstead’s Lido Event Space was the perfect venue for many who found their happy “medium” at the inaugural Alabama Emerging Artists Show on December 7 and 8. The show featured nine talented emerging artists from our great state, and several from right here in Montgomery. Artists included Carlee Arnold, Gina Budny, Ellen Davis, Carol Pugsley Jones, Jeila Martin Kershaw, Michelle Leach, Carrie Pittman, Rebekah Webb and Kimberly Zukley. There were a range of mediums and subjects including two- dimensional works in oil and acrylic, watercolor, resin, charcoal, and mixed media. Subjects included figures, florals, landscapes, seascapes, and abstracts. Handmade ceramics and handmade fine jewelry were also available, and several people brought their children and pets out for clay impressions of their hand or paw, creating a keepsake for years to come. Event organizer Ellen Davis wanted to introduce Montgomery to up and coming artists from throughout the state who buyers in Montgomery may not yet be familiar with. Ellen shared, “I hand selected these artists because of their individual drive to market themselves.These nine artists are a small representation of a new wave of Alabama art - they are painters and potters and jewelers who are harnessing the power of social media to get in front of buyers. Their work is found in shops and galleries all over the southeast and in homes beyond the Mason-Dixon.” The food and drink was complimentary and provided by The Tipping Point, Fridge to Fork and Prevail Union Coffee, but the show would not have been possible without the generosity and support of Leola & Croff, Anna Lowder and Emily Wootten. Rain didn’t hinder the show’s success as approximately 350 were in attendance with over $6,000 in art sold. There is already excitement buzzing about future shows. For more information or if you are an artist interested in participating, follow and send messages through the Instagram page


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