B18: Wiregrass Biennial

JULY 20 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

B18: Wiregrass Biennial showcases the region’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the South’s rich cultural heritage. The exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art forms and media and will feature paintings, sculptures as well as mixed media, new media, and installation art. This year’s show features forty-one artists from eight states.  

Featured Artists Include:

Alex McClurg
Alex McKenzie
Amanda Morgado
Amelia Briggs
Amelia Key
Amy Fleming
Anne Herbert
Austin Wieland
Barbara Balzer
Brian Edmonds
Chiharu Roach
Chintia Kirana
Dale Lewis
Donald Keefe
Elysia Mann
Emily Stroud
Frederic Lecut
Hank Gray
J. Bradley Adams
Jacob Phillips
Jared Ragland & Cary Norton
Jodi Hays
Kathryn Jill Johnson
Katie Baldwin
Katie Hargrave
Keith Crowley
M. E. Gover
Maggie King
Maria Theresa Barbist
Meredith Knight
Michael Webster
Rachel Ann Wakefield
Randy Gachet
Randy Shoults
Shawne Major
Suzanne Dittenber
Tom Wegrzynowski
Tracie Noles-Ross
Vivian Liddell
Wanda Sullivan

Featured Above: Jared Ragland and Cary Norton, Bessemer Mounds, Jefferson County, Alabama, 2017, archival pigment print from wet-plate collodion tintype

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.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.