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Help our collectors discover great talent! Name 3 favorite artists who you have discovered at MCAC or other art shows over the last 3 years. 

BUTCH OGELSBY, Photography
Walt Strickland, Barry Graham, Rik Lazenby

JILL SHARP, Jewelry
I love and collect Eric Strange’s ceramics: https://www.facebook.com/ericbstrangepottery
Su Abbott makes fantastic art: http://susustudios.com/
And Elaine Rader is one of my jewelry idols: http://elaineraderjewelry.com/

VICKI DENAURG, Mixed Media
Some of my favorite artists showing at Magic City this year are: Carol Carmichael, Marianne Vander Haar, and Tena Payne.

CHIHARU ROACH, Painting
Trent Manning, Olive Kraus and Joachim Knill

BETH CONKLIN, Computer Generated Art
Chad Moore, Mikel Robinson, Claire Cormany

KATE WILSON, Painting
Shana Robbins of Beta Pictoris Gallery, B’ham- a visual and performance artist from Atlanta, GA.
Laura Brookhart of Ice & Coal Gallery, Helena – a multimedia 2-d artist from Helena, Al.
Peter Fox of Beta Pictoris Gallery, B’ham – a painter from New York, NY.

CHRISTY TURNIPSEED, Jewelry
Some of my all time favorites and friends are: my mentor and former boss Maralyn Wilson, Veronique Vanblaere and Jeanne Flint.

A.L. SWARTZ, 2D Mixed Media
Chi Takahashi Roach, Tony Brock, Liz Lane.

ATHLONE CLARK, Painting
Tres Taylor, Frederic Payet and Fleetwood Covington.

CHARLES TERSOLO, Painting
Other MCAC artists I enjoy are Stephen Ray, Holwerda, and many others. I chose to apply to Magic City because of the high number of sophisticated contemporary artists doing the show; If you fall in love with something a little different, don’t count the brushstroches. For art to have the impact to pull you in from a crowd, it has to have a visual punch that can’t be created by simply putting in more hours.

JOEL LOCKRIDGE, Wood
I know quite a few, but I’m terrible with names!

MICHAEL ZAVISON, Metal
Only showed one year and did not have a chance to see much. I do like Matt Underwood though.

MITCHELL BERG, 3D Mixed Media
Lance Heddan and Suzanne Shutz do amazing glass work.

 

41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024