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31st September Competition

July 6th to October 20th

Click here to see award winners

The 31st September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years.  50 artworks selected from over 500 international submissions are included in the exhibition and featured in a full-color print catalog.  This year, the 47 selected artists represent 3 countries, 18 states, and 35 cities.
Juror-designated awards are presented to artists selected from the exhibited works.
Selected artists:

Marie-Ange Ackad                                                     Andy Astencio                                               

Alexis Avlamis                                                           Brandin Barón                                                           

Emmett Barnacle                                                       Anne Bascove

David Blow                                                                Dana Brown                                                               

McCormick Brubaker                                                 Campbell Critz

Jeff Chyatte                                                                 Nicolas Coleman

Harriett Cortez                                                           Robert Creighton

Karen deClouet                                                          Christian Duran                                                           

Beth Edwards                                                             Michael Elliott-Smith                                                 

Lisa Flowers Ross                                                      Ernie Fournet                                                               

Donna Futrell                                                              Laura Gates                                                                 

Jeffrey Gelick                                                               Lucretia Glorioso                                                         

Gwen Gunter                                                               Dorothy Hanna                                                             

Anne Harkness                                                            Dee Hood                                                                     

Kathryn Jill Johnson                                                    Guntis Lauzums                                                           

Craig LeBlanc                                                             Jenna Lynch                                                                 

Roberta Masciarelli                                                     Donna Meeks                                                               

Sarah Merola                                                               Paul Murray                                                                 

Mihee Nahm                                                                Jeffrey Neumann                                                         

Clark Nunn                                                                  Elizabeth Panzer                                                           

Thomas Pickarski                                                         Katrina Ruhmland                                                       

Art Vandenberg                                                             Margaret White                                                             

Michael Yankowski                                                      Rick Yasko


The Alexandria Museum of Art is happy to welcome William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, as the juror for the 31st September Competition.

A native of Sprott, Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He has a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. Eiland has edited and contributed to more than 60 publications. He has served on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries; was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors; and was chairman of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2013 he has been a trustee of the International Council of Museums. Among his many honors, Eiland, in 2013, received the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the field on a national level. Most recently, in October 2017, he received a Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities for his service to Georgia.





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