The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery

Visual Arts Achievement Program

Recognizing Students in Grades 6-12 for their Achievement in Visual Arts

April 1 - April 26, 2019


 The Visual Arts Achievement Program, which is in its thirty-third year, is designed to provide local and state recognition for quality visual arts programs in both public and private school systems. The program is limited to students in grades 6-12. In addition to the district and state exhibitions, the program involves a portfolio competition for senior students who wish to pursue their arts training in higher education. The portfolios are adjudicated by professional artists and professors from the art departments of partnering institutions. Five students from the portfolio competition are selected to receive a $500 scholarship from the State Arts Council. Partner institutions match that award, providing a total of $1,000 if a student chooses to attend the partnering institution. This year our partners are: Auburn University Montgomery; Birmingham-Southern College; Jacksonville State University; Savannah College of Art & Design; Samford University; Troy University; University of Alabama Huntsville; University of Alabama Birmingham; University of Montevallo; University of North Alabama.

The exhibit is on display in the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery through April 26. The gallery is operated by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of the RSA Tower, located in downtown Montgomery at 201 Monroe Street.

For additional information on the gallery or exhibitions, please contact: Amy Williamson at (334) 242-5150 or by email at

Past Exhibitions in the Gallery

For information on past galleries and exhibitions featured in the Alabama Artists Gallery, click here.