B20: Wiregrass Biennial now available to view online

B20: Wiregrass Biennial is a juried exhibition that encourages innovative and progressive work and showcases the South’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the region’s rich cultural heritage. Selected work utilizes a variety of art forms and media, including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, new media, and installation art. Three jurors chose from a field of over 130 entries for this year’s exhibition — the first virtual exhibition ever for WMA — featuring 39 artists from 11 states.

Inspired to Learn

Virtual First Saturday Family Day

Want to make some art while getting to know the art and artists in our Permanent Collection a little better? Follow the Facebook event to participate in the fun! Learn about artists and their work, and create your own work alongside WMA’s educators with posts beginning at 10 am.

Join us on October 3rd for a full day of activities for the whole family!

Educational Resources

Are you homeschooling, teaching virtually, or needing curriculum-based lessons? We’ve done the work for you with resources that can be found on WMA’s Educator’s Lair blog, with new posts on the first Monday of the month throughout the summer, and 23 unique lesson plans for preK-12 students.

Stay Connected!

Tune in to the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube channels to see digital and video content created just for you. Each Wednesday will feature an art project you can do at home.

Community Outreach

We know not everyone in our community has access to internet resources, or the art supplies at home to participate in our activities. That’s why WMA partnered with Dothan City Schools to provide take-home art supply kits to include in the Meal Distribution Program in April and May. Kits included lessons and all of the supplies needed to create for over 2,400 students. And additional 500 kits complete with lessons and supplies will be distributed throughout the summer!

In June and July WMA will partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Wiregrass, Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center, and the Dothan Housing Authority to supply students with 600 art kits and supplemental video instruction. Many thanks to the Wiregrass Foundation for supporting our efforts to inspire creativity in these young artists!

Inspired to Connect

Check the museum’s social media accounts often! We’ll have original content from artists including Instagram takeovers, live art talks, and virtual residencies which support artists in the creation of new work.

Instagram Takeovers with B20: Wiregrass Biennial Artists!

Join us for a Thursday series of Instagram takeovers with B20 artists! Learn more about these artists as they present details about their studio and artistic practices throughout the day. Be sure to check out their work represented in the biennial at wiregrassbiennial.com

July – 23 – Jessica Caldas

July – 30 – Katie Mae Adams

August 6 – Matthew N Barton

August 20 – Maggie Evans

August 27 – Mär Martinez

September 3 – Heidi Carlsen-Rogers

September 10 – S.A. Maples

September 17 – Victoria Sauer

September 24 – Tara Stallworth Lee

Inspired to Gather (virtually!)

House Party for Art - August 13-15

WMA presents House Party for Art, a virtual art, music, and tech festival on August 13-15, 2020. Visit housepartyforart.com for the full lineup of artists and musicians, as well as interactive elements available on WMA’s free, digital app, and ways to give back to WMA!

WMA’s annual outdoor art and music festival, Yard Party for Art, has been postponed until 2021.

Virtual Art of Yoga

WMA’s Art of Yoga series continues online! Join WMA’s own Robin Johnston for a virtual hour of yoga broadcast from WMA’s galleries. Grab your mat and join us on Facebook Live (@wmafan) from 9-10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month. All levels welcome.

Virtual Artist Talk with Beverly West Leach

Did you miss the virtual artist talk with Beverly West Leach on June 23rd? You can catch Leach's talk over on WMA's YouTube channel to hear her speak about her artistic practice and the inspiration for her WMA exhibition Telling on Myself, on display now through December 31.

Inspired to Give

You can support WMA's mission by becoming a member or making a donation today. During this time, every amount given to the museum is critical to its success. Your membership funds and donations, combined with foundation, corporate, and government support, allow WMA to keep admission free, create exhibitions and artist projects, ensure safe learning environments, and encourage strong community connections. With your help, WMA will continue to strengthen the social, cultural, and economic cohesion of our Wiregrass community.

If you’re looking to contribute in a meaningful way during this time, consider making a gift to WMA, a 501(c) nonprofit organization.

Thank you for supporting the Wiregrass Museum of Art! We value the health and well-being of our Wiregrass neighbors, and will continue to fulfill our mission and uphold our shared values as we reopen with safety measures in place to protect all staff and visitors.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.