You are here

Read more about The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is showing through August 31st 2017 at The Edge of Chaos.  The UAB stop is part of a State wide tour that began with an awards and reception event in February at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute honoring students for their artistic abilities and creative works. The Show is  traveling throughout the State and ends at The University of South Alabama.  The students are from Alabama and all have been identified as having some type of visual impairments.

 The purchase award winners of the Patty Johnson Award- Helen Keller Foundation Board and The Colbert County Board of Tourism and Convention Bureau are invited each year by the Foundation board members and Sue Pilkerton, Executive Director Helen Keller Birthplace Ivy Green to be VIP guest at the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia, A. The Helen Keller Festival is held the last weekend in June. The artist will ride as Grand Marshalls’ in a city-wide parade, be recognized as VIPs and attend the play, Miracle Worker" on the grounds of Ivy Green. The entire art exhibit will be on display across the street from Ivy Green at The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art during the festival. This is an exciting time for the artist, their family, and the teachers. 

Winner of the Patty Johnson award sponsored by the Helen Keller Foundation Board: Sarah Thomas, a student at Paine Elementary, Trussville Al. Artwork title: “Rainbow Dash” 
Winner of the Colbert County Board of Tourism and Convention Bureau: Grey Mayfield, a student at The Helen Keller School at AIDB. Artwork title: “Clock”

Other Purchase Award winners for 2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama were:
UAB Vision Science Research Education and Outreach Module -“We Are Family” by Kray Bennefield, Helen Keller School, Talladega AL
The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama—“Perfect Vacation” by Christopher Thorn, Hueytown High School, Hueytown, AL
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital – “Crazy Candy Mountain”, by Angel Meyer, ASB at AIDB, Talladega, AL
Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Visual Impairments – “Joy” Jamel Vaughn, Center Point High School, Center Point AL
UAB School of Education Curriculum & Instruction – “Friendship is Colorblind” by Gabby Guerrier, The Helen Keller School, Talladega, AL
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind – “”Cheerful Camelia” by Saniya Sanders, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Talladega, AL
The Michael Lee MacMackin Family - “Momma Bailey and Baby Daily”, by Adalynne Parrish, Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, Talladega, AL

2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama Tour Schedule

February 1

Grand Opening

February 26

Grand Reception
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 520 Sixteenth St. N. Birmingham, AL 35203 
Contact: Ahmad Ward Email: 205-328-9696 ext. 203

April 1 – May 15

Wiregrass Museum of Art 
126 Museum Ave. Dothan, AL 36303 
Contact: Dana-Marie Lemmer 
Email: 334-794-3871 x26

June 1 – June 30

Tennessee Valley Museum 511 North Water Street Tuscumbia, Alabama 
Contact: Stephanie Qualls 286-383-0533

July – August (TBD)

UAB Lister Hill Library Edge of Chaos Gallery University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Mailing address: 1720 2nd Ave S - 300 LHL, Birmingham AL 35294-0013 
Contact: Stefanie Rookis Email:, 205-934-4475

September – October(TBD)

Heritage Hall Museum 200 South Street East Talladega, Alabama 
Contact: Valerie L. White Email: 256-761-1364

 November 15 - January 18, 2018

University South Alabama Marx Library 5901 USA Drive North 
University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 36688 
Contact: Dr. Richard Woods 251- 460-7021



Please take a moment and enjoy an online tour of the wonderful 2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama. Included are photos of the awards and reception event.
2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

Dispatch from the Edge