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UA Painting Grad Student Juried Into International Show

Nathan Childers, “The Things We Lock Away,” oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches.

Graduate student Nathan Childers recently had work accepted into the international juried exhibition Cohorts Alone Together.  The online exhibition is open to currently enrolled graduate students in the visual arts, both nationally and internationally, and is juried by MFA students from the University of Montana and Montana State University. The exhibition runs from November 15, 2021, through October 1, 2022, and can be viewed at this link.

Childers also had work accepted to the regional West Alabama Juried Show. The exhibition runs December 3-22, 2021, and January 3-21, 2022. A reception and awards presentation will take place during First Friday Art Walk, December 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center’s Arts Council Gallery. The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Purchase Award ($1,000); Gail Skidmore Memorial Award of Excellence ($300); and three cash awards of $100 each will be presented to the winners.

Childers ​writes that he ​is a contemporary Southern LGBTQ artist ​”​whose paintings aim to honor people and places that might not otherwise receive a second look by taking the time to faithfully render and appreciate all their wrinkles and rust and the stories behind them.”

Nathan Childers was awarded a UA Graduate Council Fellowship for 2021-2022. Childers recently won an honorable mention at the Georgia Watercolor Society 42nd National Exhibition in Carrollton, Georgia. His work has also been juried into Ink Only III National Juried Print Biennial, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College, Mark Arts Oil Painting National Exhibition and Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition. He holds a BFA in painting, cum laude, from the University of West Georgia.

For information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.