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We hold several events throughout the year for our members.
Next ALA Event
2017 ALA Winners' Show
A compiled list of all the 2017 winners was emailed out with the prospectus and notification of the drop off dates and times, with the list of winners. If you won, and did not receive it, you'll need to email the ALA Staff Organization or call Louise Carlisle, 501-779-1475.
Drop off is Friday, December 29, 8:00-4:00pm, or Saturday, December 30th, 7:00am-1:00pm, at the Patrick Hays Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd., NLR.
Everyone is invited to the opening reception/awards ceremony for the 2017 ALA Winners' Show at the Patrick Hays Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd., NLR, from 6:00-7:30 on January 5th!!!
The Winners’ Show is comprised of the total number of pieces of winning artwork in the Monthly Competitions for the year. Since there are five winners selected each month, there will be a possible total of 60 pieces of artwork for this exhibit/competition. There are no categories for this show. This year there will be monetary awards as well as ribbon awards. The monetary and ribbon awards are: $100 for “ALA Presidents’ Best of Show Award;” $75 for First Place; $50 for Second Place; and $25 for Third Place. Ribbon awards for three Honorable Mentions.
The exhibit dates are January 2 through January 31 in the Hays Center art gallery.
The judge for the 2017 Winners’ Show will be Richard Stevens, popular and very talented watercolorist from Hot Springs, http://www.raswatercolors.com/, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssZiwOOeFI).
We hope you will join us in congratulating all of the 2017 monthly competition winners at the 2017 Winners Show!
Monthly Meetings and Artists of the Month Competition
ALA meets the last Tuesday of each month, except for November and December, at 7:00pm at the North Little Rock Community Center. You can Find Us on our About Us page, there is a Google map and physical address for your convenience. Most meetings will have a demonstration by either a member or guest speaker. Our meetings are relaxed, informative, and we'll have refreshments available. Active members are eligible to bring one piece of their artwork to participate in the Artists of the Month Competition. The attending members will vote for the top 5 pieces, the winners will be displayed at area banks and galleries for the following month. The artists who win each month throughout the year, will secure an equal number of places for each win for our Annual Winners' Show, held in December.
This is an annual event held from Spring to early Summer and is open to all active ALA members in good standing. Each member is allowed to enter one piece of original art in one of six categories: Abstract, Animal, Figure, Landscape, and Still Life. This is a judged event with cash prizes for: Best of Show, Silver Award, Bronze Award, and First Place in each category. Each of the above awards as well as Second and Third place in each category also receive award ribbons.
ALA Art Show
This is an juried event where members can enter up to two pieces of their original artwork, and a Juror will select a given number of pieces from the entries submitted, to actually be in the show. Once the show is hung the Juror will then judge for all the awards. Cash and prizes are typically between $3,000 and $5,000.
See this event on www.ALAartShow.com
Annual Winners' Show
Only the Artists of the Month winners are eligible to participate in this annual event, and will be on exhibit throughout the month of December. So any member who won at least once during the monthly Artist of the Month competitions, can enter as many pieces as they've won places throughout the year. An example, if an artist has won 6 times, 1st-5th place, can put up to 6 of their winning pieces in this show, one win = one spot, etc.