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It is our pleasure to announce Birmingham artist Ann Trondson has been selected as the 11th recipient of Magic City Art Connection’s (MCAC) Distinguished Artist Award. This honor has been extended to a handful of Birmingham artists over the festival’s 39 years as a tribute to their artistic accomplishments and leadership.

“Ann Trondson is a Birmingham, Alabama-based multidisciplinary artist. Recent exhibitions of her work have been held at Gadsden Museum of Art (2021), Austin Peay State University (2021), Louis B. James Gallery, New York City (2014); College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (2013), and MAK Center of Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2012). Her films have been screened at Salon 94 Gallery, New York (2014) and the Palm Springs Art Museum (2010). In 2014, she was selected to participate in one of two artists fellowships in Giverny, France at the Terra Summer Residency. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California and currently is the Co-Director of Vinegar, an artist-run, women-led nonprofit organization exhibiting new commissions from local, regional, and international artists.”

We are proud to have this opportunity to embrace and share Ann’s remarkable talent with MCAC patrons and the Birmingham arts community. She will be showcasing selected works from The Day Series as a special exhibition at the spring arts festival April 22-24 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

Learn more about Ann Trondson, her work, The Day Series, and the special exhibition planned for the last full weekend in April. Visit Magic City Art Connection’s 2022 Distinguished Artist page.

Look forward to seeing everyone this spring!

Previous MCAC Distinguished Artist honorees have included:

Edith Frohock, 1992
Leah Jones, 1993
Merton Brown, 1994
Al Sella, 1995
Lonnie Holley, 1996
Ellen De Mello Weiland, 1997
John Dillon, 1998
Arthur Stewart 1999
Anne Arrasmith 2000
Amy Pleasant 2019

41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024