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.
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.