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!
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.
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