2006 Big Read Art Show

Contest: Art of the Jazz Age
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is soliciting original artwork for “Art of the Jazz Age,” a juried art show sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. This “Gatsby”-inspired art show will accept works related to the 1920s, jazz, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Zelda Fitzgerald and her art.
Download an Entry Form (PDF)
Rules & Information

$5 fee per entry.
Artwork must be original (no reproductions).
No dimension larger than 40 inches.
Any 2-dimensional media will be accepted.
Limit three entries per artist.
Works will be judged on originality, technical skill, and subject matter.
The library encourages a 20% donation for any artwork sold.
All submissions must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2006.
Prizes will be announced on the Huntsville Public Library website.
“Art of the Jazz Age” will be on exhibit March 27-April 15 in the First Floor Atrium Gallery of the Main Library in Downtown Huntsville. We will host a reception for the artists April 9, 2-4pm at the Main Library in Downtown Huntsville.
Call Diane Metrick at the Downtown Main Library (256)532-5950 for more information.

This event is part of The Big Read,
a program of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with Arts Midwest.

“The Big Read”
The Huntsville Public Library is sponsoring this community-wide reading project in April, 2006. The library will encourage the entire community to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and will hold discussions of the book throughout Madison County.
The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community. It is designed to revitalize the role of literature in the nation's popular culture, and to bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. Through this initiative, the NEA is working with multiple partners across the country to encourage Americans to read for pleasure and enlightenment.
The National Endowment for the Arts believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Big Read exemplifies the Arts Endowment’s commitment to help the arts become accessible to more Americans.