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Art Price Guides
Comprehensive and authoritative source on international artists providing auction dates and prices for over 240,000 artists. The book presents auction records from outside of the main auction houses (such as Sotheby's and Christie's) and thus may include results for lesser-known artists whose work is sold through less prominent auction houses.
Mayer's annual guide includes auction results for thousands of artists whose work is sold through auction houses worldwide. The book provides auction results for various media, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, and watercolors.
Art Festivals
Held the first weekend of September, Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham’s loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. The event is free to the public... (from website)
This show is held in Bluff Park in Hoover on the first Saturday of October. Sponsored by the non-profit Bluff Park Art Association, the show has grown into a prestigious annual event. (adapted from web site)
Offers classes in a variety of techniques including drawing and painting.
ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment. (from website)
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future...Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design. (from website)
Organization for inspiration, cooperation and the exchange of information among Alabama craftsmen and those interested in fine crafts. AD/C aims to: encourages wide appreciation for and the appreciation of traditional crafts; to promote appreciation for the aesthetic value of crafts as well as for their utilitarian function; to raise, promote and maintain standards of design and craftsmanship.
Local Galleries & Museums
Features student and faculty artworks, along with local and international guest exhibits.
This gallery in Vestavia represents the works of Central Alabama artists and craftsmen.
General Art Websites
Includes information about artists and their artwork from all around the world.
Information on collecting art for enjoyment and profit. Includes links to art galleries and art blogs.
Art Museums
The Association of Art Museum Directors maintains this list of major art museums in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Information may also be found on current museum exhibitions.
The American Museum of Photography is an award-winning Virtual Museum dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing great photographs with millions of Internet visitors world-wide. Exhibitions are drawn from the Museum's Collection, started by Wm. B. Becker more than 35 years ago. The Collection includes five thousand individual images, from the earliest daguerreotype portraits to the work of Ansel Adams.
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