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19th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

April 11 through May 9, 2014



Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region as it brings in several hundred applications from talented artists across the nation. All the exhibit entries are judged in an anonymous fashion by the juror. This process requires each piece of artwork to be accepted or denied based solely upon the level of quality each piece exhibits in relation to the other entries.

April 11 – May 9, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-8 PM, Open to the Public

In additon to our Juried Exhibit, each year OCAF also presents the SOUTHWORKS: DIRECTORS CHOICE EXHIBIT. This year the Director’s Choice will showcase selected works by Ron Myers and Rich Panico. Please check back as more information will be posted closer to the Exhibit date.

This year's SOUTHWORKS National Juried Art Exhibition, 2014 Award Winners




Previous Southworks Exhibits:


To see the artwork from the 2011 Southworks Exhibit , click here.


18th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, 2013

Award Winners

Best in Show:

Manda McKay
Love You To Death
Oil on canvas, 22” x 28”




Merit 2D:

Elizabeth Barton
Pump Baby Pump
Wall Quilt, 42”x 53”




Merit 3D:

Berman_1-Bulbous_Figure-19x11x9.5in-Stoneware_and_glaze-850Jorie Berman
Bulbous Figure
Stoneware and glaze,
19”x 11”x 9.5”






Additional Merits Awards:

Mary Porter        
Midnight on Hiawassee,
Acrylic on canvas, 36x48





Noah Saunders    
Sun Fighter
Galvanized steel wire
32”x 27”x 10”





Ginger Goekjian    
Miss Mae’s Room,
Photography, 20.5”x 26.5”






Southworks DIRECTORS' CHOICE 2013




B.F.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.F.A., The University of Alabama

Jim Neel's sculpture, drawings and photography have appeared in regional and national exhibitions that include Winston-Salem's Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, the Montgomery Museum of Art, and the Alexandria Museum of Art as well as academic galleries at Memphis State University, Mississippi State University, the University of Montevallo and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Working as a freelance photojournalist covering the wars in Central America and life and death among the Serpent Handling Holiness of Appalachia, his work has appeared nationally and internationally in over thirty newspapers, magazines and hard cover publications that include the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Birmingham News and Post Herald, Oxford American magazine, Esquire magazine and Dennis Covington's Salvation on Sandmountain, L'Eglise aux Serpents, and Redneck Riviera.