UA Announces 2nd Alabama National Biennial Juried Art Competition

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History presents the 2nd Alabama National Biennial juried art exhibition, open to all artists 18 years or older. The prospectus is here.Installation view, Alabama National Juried Art Exhibition, Sella-Granata Art Gallery.

The Exhibition: The 2nd Alabama National Biennial exhibition will be held August 15 – September 2, 2016, in The University of Alabama’s Sella-Granata Art Gallery, in historic Woods Hall, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A reception will be held Thursday, August 25 4-6 p.m., and will be open to the public.

The Juror: Barb Bondy is a visual artist and Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Auburn University where she served as exhibitions and lectures coordinator from 2003 through 2012. She received an MFA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a BFA at the University of Windsor, Canada. Bondy, who is a recipient of an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship, is currently involved in a collaborative research project with cognitive scientists Dr. Jeffrey Katz and Martha Forloines. The project titled, Drawing and Cognitive Neuroscience, bridges art and neuroscience and aims to study drawing practice from a cognitive perspective and the impact learning to draw has on the brain.

Bondy’s creative research interests in metacognition (thinking about thinking) have been explored primarily through drawing and photography. For the past 15 years, Bondy has taught drawing classes from introductory through advanced levels. Additionally, she has taught drawing classes with the Alabama Prison Art + Education Project (2005-2011). Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has presented papers on the topic of her work and on drawing practice at regional, national and international conferences.

Sella-Granata Art Gallery
2014 1st Alabama National Biennial 

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