Arts Alive 2019

ARTS ALIVE!Arts Alive’s 2019 Exhibition runs through June 21,2019 at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. The Arts Alive Exhibit displays artworks in various mediums and disciplines from artists and craftspeople from all over the country. This year’s exhibition judge Kay Jacoby, community arts coordinator for the Alabama State Council on the Arts selected the winners of nearly $5,000 in artistic awards. 

The Arts Alive exhibition is one of two fund raisers for the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers. Arts Alive supports Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers Endowments to school art programs in Lauderdale and Colbert counties. Last year’s Arts Alive Festival endowed nearly $10,000 to local schools for art programs and projects.

Arts Alive Award Winners 2019


First Place – Tim Stevenson, “Just Looking”

Second Place – Dale Lewis, “Miro Does Egypt”

Third Place – Sue Leatherman, “Wash Day”

Merit Award – Kelly Morton, “A Night in Paris”

Merit Award – Amita Bhakta “Whispering at the Base of Almighty”

Merit Award – Spears McCalister, “Sossusvlei: Dunes and Grass”

Merit Award – Robin Matthews, “Mathew’s Treehouse”

Merit Award – Dennis Leatherman, “Reaching Out” 

Special Gallery Awards

Jack Opler Award – Spears McAllister, “Gray Galley”

Betty Hairston Award – Martha Beadle, “Shoals Theatre”

Donald G. Waterman Award – Vanessa Bowser “Sunrise over the Fields”

Mhairi Frank Award – Helen Fielder, “Tea Pot”


1st Place – Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, ceramics

2nd Place – Jim Goshorn, Metal Sculpture

3rd Place – Amy Lansburg, driftwood art

Best Display – Anne Moore, jewelry 

Merit Award – Eve Styles, fabric design

Merit Award – Cracker Harris, folk art

Merit Award – George Jones, brooms

Merit Award – Martha Beadle, fiber art

Merit Award – Leslie Bennett, painting

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