30th September Competition

Mandy the Tooth Fairy, Dale Lerner (Alberta, Canada), Ceramic

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The 30th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years.  52 artworks selected from over 250 international submissions are included in the exhibition and featured in a full-color print catalog.  This year, the 45 selected artists represent 4 countries, 18 states, and 44 cities.

Juror-designated awards are presented to artists selected from the exhibited works.  A purchase award will be announced at the close of the exhibition.

30th September Competition Artists

Hale Allen                                             Emmett Barnacle                                      Richard Buswell

Laara Cassells                                      Dengke Chen                                                       Edi Chen

Robert Creighton                           Christopher Daniggelis                                   Sasha de Koninck

Shi Dong                                            Patty B. Driscoll                                                   Darcy Edwin

Cheryl Eggleston                                    Zheng Fan                                                  Curtis Frederick

Laura Gates                                           Sheila Grabarsky                                          Inguna Gremzde

Michele Hardy                                         Crystal Hinds                                                     Zach Horn

Nicholas Hullibarger                                   Jean Judd                                        Caitlin Margaret Kelly

Axelle Kieffer                                        Andrew Kuziak                                             Guntis Lauzums

Dale Lerner                                            Joanna Madloch                                              John McCaskill

Tony McDonald                                        Sarah Merola                                                     Paul Murray

Greg Navratil                                             Clark Nunn                                                         Judith Peck

Ronen Raz                                               Winter Rusiloski                                               Richard Salinas

Wendy Starn                                                   Ben Tyjeski                                                        Ira Upin

Xinhao Yang                                                                                                           Michael Yankowski


AMoA proudly welcomes Mark Tullos as the juror for the 30th September Competition.  As the 30th year of our annual competition and the 40th anniversary of the Alexandria Museum of Art, the AMoA staff is happy to welcome back a former AMoA Director as the competition juror.

Mark A Tullos, Jr., has served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of State Museum and Director of the Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has served as Executive Director in art museums and visual arts organizations for over 30 years. In the 1990s Tullos was Director for the Alexandria Museum of Art. Under his eight-year administration, the Alexandria Museum of Art completed a six million dollar campaign for the expansion of museum facilities and the creation of a larger operations endowment. Tullos also served as the founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Tullos has also served as curator and juror for a number of exhibitions of contemporary art over the past two decades. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the National Endowment for the Arts and most recently was nominated for a prize from the Giacometti Foundation in Paris for his work in protecting the rights of art and artists.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge he is a graduate in Fine Art from Louisiana State University and has conducted graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University and Museum Management Institute conducted by the Getty Foundation.


For its 40th Anniversary, the Alexandria Museum of Art will be installing its first permanent exhibition galleries in October, 2017. Because of this and the 30th year of the September Competition, the Alexandria Museum of Art has changed the dates for the September Competition exhibit.  In 2017, the exhibition will be on display from June 2nd through September 23rd, 2017.  In 2018 and following, the September Competition exhibition will be on display for four months, from July through October.