Upcoming Scholastic Events
Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month is celebrated each March. This year the AMA will celebrate by turning the Hodges Sales Gallery into a kids showcase and sales gallery. Children (ages 5-18) will be given the opportunity to submit their artwork and have it shown in the Hodges Gallery from March 1 - April 31. For guidelines and more information on how to submit click here.
It is our hope to show children how an art gallery works, how artists make a living and how the arts contribute to the economy.
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
In its third year, this writing competition invites high school and college students throughout Southwest Georgia to participate. Beginning September 23, students will select a work of art from the list of pieces in our exhibitions on display at the AMA. Students must visit the museum in order to be eligible for this competition, and write an essay no longer than 1000 words, in any style that relates back to the piece the author selected.
Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place with three honorable mentions in each level. All winning essays will be published on the museum’s website and in a special museum publication. All essays can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced at the reception and awards ceremony on November 9 at 7 pm.
Congressional Art Competition
Students in Grades 9 through 12 from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District are invited to participate. Entry details will be released in early 2018. Go to the GA House of Representatives website for more information: house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/
The winner will be invited to join Congressman Bishop at a national awards reception in Washington, D.C. The Albany Museum of Art is offering a $250 purchase award for the Best of Show winner, along with a travel voucher (up to $1000) for a flight and one-night hotel stay that will enable the winner's parents or guardians to accompany them to Washington for the national ceremony. The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings. All participants will be invited to attend a reception at the Albany Museum of Art where the winner will be announced by Congressman Bishop.