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Energen Art Show
Energen has sponsored its annual Art Competition at its Birmingham headquarters for 16 years, displaying about 200 paintings by a wide range of Alabama artists. The exhibition is usually two weeks in the Spring. The five winning entries are purchased by Energen and become part of Energen’s "The Wonders of Alabama Art" Collection, displayed year-round at Energen Plaza, the company’s headquarters in Birmingham.
Purchase awards include a $7,500 Grand Prize, and four $3,000 awards in the categories of landscape, non-representational, wildlife and employee choice.
Since it began, the art competition has grown over 10-fold. The first year, Energen received only 29 entries. In past years, Energen’s art committee has had over 400 entries to review to select the pieces that appeared in the exhibit. Each year, a portion of the proceeds benefits local nonprofit 501c3 charitable organizations.
The competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older who currently reside in the state of Alabama or who have lived in the state. Artwork must be original and have been painted no more than three years prior to the date of the competition. Eligible work must be two-dimensional and in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink or mixed media.
The next Energen Art Competition and show will run from March 7 to 18, 2016. Call for Entries will be mailed out and available online in November 2015. Those interested in being added to the call for art entries mailing list can send mailing and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org