ARTISTS & MEMBERS

June Dean

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June Dean, an Alabama-based artist, is known for capturing wildlife in its natural surroundings.  Her works in Genesis, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Color Pencil have all taken artistic awards in competitions.

Coming from generations of artists, June has been involved in the art world since a child.  Her artistic breakout came after taking a 20-year break from the art world.  In her 40’s she began showing her artwork again.  This hiatus gave her a new voice on canvas.  June continues to   experiment and stretch her skills.

June has been active is creating art clubs since the 1980’s.  She is currently President of Artists Association of Central Alabama and established two programs, Open Studio in Dadeville and Open Studio in Alexander City, both a place where artists keep their brushes wet. Additionally, she has run an Art program in Auburn for over 15 years, also called Open Studio.

Janet Gogan

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Hi fellow artist’s! My name is Janet Dunham Gogan.  My mother and brother were artists and would laugh at my pitiful attempts at painting.  As a result I didn’t start painting till I was 60 years old.  My granddaughter wanted me to go to art classes and I just fell in love with it. At the Octoberfest I meet some members of AACA and won their basket of goodies and as a result I joined the club. 

 

These are a great group of artists of all types and degrees of talent.  I enjoy the outings, showing in museums, the demos, and workshops we have.  So if you enjoy painting or just doodling, come join in the fun.  Keep your brushes wet and God bless you Janet.

Diane Hough

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Heres a little bit about myself:  I love to draw with graphite pencil and my favorite subjects are my grandchildren.  I am married with 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  I have been a part of AACA almost from the start of the club and love getting together to share and learn from other members.  I believe that my artistic talent is a blessing from God and should be used for His honor and glory.

Sean Burnley

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I was born in Greenville, Mississippi. Much of my early childhood was spent in the countryside of the Delta. After graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta I built a career in advertising and design. 

 

I was laid off in 2009 due to the housing crash but relying on my airbrush skills I began painting custom cars for a living. Later I opened a sign & t-shirt shop which was a struggle to get going. But my biggest life challenge was losing my wife of 25 years. In 2014 all my passion for Art died with her death. I simply found no joy in drawing or painting.

 

Since then, I have been in a slow recovery to regain that spark. In 2017 I remarried to a wonderful woman who is my rock and my inspiration. I’m learning to feel the emotion in Art and explore the colors of a vibrant palette. Like a Phoenix, I will rise from the ashes. Thank you for your support.

SeanBurnleyArt.com

Rebecca Mitchell

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I am Rebecca Mitchell and I paint with fabric, button, beads and wire.  My current passion is making mixed-media jewelry using glass, wire, beads, thread and found items. I also sew, crochet, knit, draw and embroider.  I learned to hand embroider at age 7, hand sew by 9 and machine sew at age 11 on a treadle sewing machine.  I enjoy the challenge of making something at little or no cost that is both beautiful and functional.  I call my work Designs of the Heart as a part of me is in each piece. 

 

I am originally from Alabama but have lived in several states in my lifetime. I am now retired and live in Alexander City, Alabama.  I enjoy collecting antique sewing memorabilia, traveling, and learning new art and crafting techniques.

April Holdridge

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April W. Holdridge is a self-taught artist in many mediums. April works independently as a freelancer specializing in various concepts such as acrylic paint, graphite, pastels, clay, photography, videography, and writing.

 

April has been advocating suicide prevention for over ten years and is a Mental Health First aider, QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper who is certified to administer Narcan. April's primary focus is using her art to work through her skills to help in suicide prevention and to aid in helping end the stigma of mental health. She is currently working on several pieces for a future show to raise awareness. 

 

Holdridge stays active in many mediums as she has published poetry but recently published her first book "Abandoned Alabama Descent of Days Gone By." April's book blends her photography, her love for history, and her passion for writing. April is currently working on book number two, and April's soft pastel painting "Geo Struck 4" was accepted and shown until October in Montgomery, AL, for the 2021 55th Regions Bank Art Show.

 

An outsider artist April is an active artist working with her community to raise mental health awareness, make it a beautiful place to live and bring all her mediums together for the greater good.

2fishes Studio Website

aprilholdridge36853@gmail.com  •  334-703-8102

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Mary Timberlake

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As a child, I enrolled in art classes with Sarah Carlisle Towery and fell in love with art. After graduating from Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, AL, I entered Auburn University with intentions of pursuing a degree in ART. 

 

After a year of art at Auburn University, I changed my art major to Secondary Education. So, I found myself teaching English and Art Appreciation at Dadeville High School for 29 years.  

 

Throughout the years, I have taken oil painting classes at Central Alabama Community College, studied with outstanding artists at "The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony" and participated in many workshops. Artists Association of Central Alabama provides great opportunities to love and appreciate ART.

Jennifer Solt

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Jennifer Solt is a self-taught abstract artist, painting primarily in acrylic and ink. Her love of fluid form, color, and light combine to create a unique, compelling visual statement in each of her abstract works.

 

A voracious autodidact, Jennifer has now fully immersed herself in her earliest artistic impulse, with a focus and passion to create beautiful and attainable art for the home.

Based in Gadsden, Alabama, where she lives with her husband and daughter, Jennifer finds inspiration in the everyday beauty of nature and architecture found throughout Alabama and the Southeastern United States. Blending her artistic talent, keen eye for design and years of successful entrepreneurial business experience, Solt has begun to position herself as a rising star in the Southern art world.

 

Jennifer serves on the board of the Artists Association of Central Alabama, and is a member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, Alabama Women’s Caucus for Art, Montgomery Art Guild, Alabama Arts Alliance, and Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.

jennifersolt.com

Janice James Eubank

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Janice is an award winning artist and lifetime resident of Birmingham, Alabama. She has been married to her husband, Bill, for 35 years. She likes to say that she was a Child Bride. They have two rowdy little dogs: “Rockstar”, a Schnauzer and “Bonjovi”, a Westie. 

 

After 35 years in the Corporate World, Janice “retired” and began to fulfill a Life’s Ambition in Visual Arts. She works with Fused Glass, Pottery, Mosaics and Metal Wall Sculptures. In addition, she makes Jewelry, Paints with Various Mediums, and makes Candles and Soaps. 

 

She is a member of several art organizations including The Shelby County Arts Council, Mountain Brook Art Association, Alabama Designers Craftsmen, The Kelly Fitzpatrick Gallery, Artists Association of Central Alabama and The Hoover Arts Alliance. 

 

Her work has been displayed in many venues across the country. She was awarded First Place in the 2018 Vestavia Walk of Art. She has been accepted into the Kentuck Festival of Arts twice and was awarded the Patron’s Award in 2021. Her painting of “ Cannon Balls 1862” is a Permanent Piece of the Alabama Bicentennial Collection. 

 

TheJaniceArt.Com 

Adrian Alsobrook

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Adrian Alsobrook is a true southern abstract artist.  Adrian attended Southern Union State Junior College, Auburn University and the Art  Students League of New York.  He has studied with Joseph Stapelton and Steve Wheeler (a student of Hans Hoffman).

 

When creating his artwork, Adrian is expressing what he feels and sees around him including architecture, landscape, satellite images and weather forecasts.

(334) 707-0453 — Note: Mr. Alsobrook has a speech impediment that can make communication challenging. He would love to talk to you, but please be patient.

Jill Floyd Holt

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I started painting in oil at the age of 14. Art carried me to Auburn University in 1977 where I received a BA degree in Fine Art. Studying under renown masters like Daniel Greene and John Howard Sanden helped me produce fifteen years of portraits by commission. Workshops with masters like, Roger Dale Brown in 2009, Gil Dillenger in California on the Northern Coast when I turned 50, and August 2020 with Craig Nelson in The Dolomites and Venice, Italy, all have played a profound roll in plein air painting for me. 

Today, after working in the family business for twelve years, my return to life as an artist this past year has taken me to lots exciting places to paint with extraordinarily talented painters. At times I have been in the presence of such great talent that I have asked myself, "Why do I own a paintbrush?" But each person's art is has a individual voice to be heard. 

My most recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 2022 National Plein Air Convention with 60 renowned artist instructors from across the United States and about 1000 of my closest fellow artist plein air painters was a life altering experience.

"Somewhere between a plethora of rules and complete abstract chaos lives Intentional Intuitive Art. This is the creation and representation of our world, knowing the rules to break and feeling your way through it. The product of such art reveals a suggestion so real it can not be denied but so full of color and movement and depth and variety and definition against ambiguity that it moves you. This is my journey. I'll let you know when I get there.."

"Painting outside is a mysterious interlude with nature played out through a dance of colors, which often brings an evanescent transcendent encounter.”                                                

—Jill F. Holt

 

"Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the  world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy." 

—Albert Einstein       

 

www.jillfloydholtfineart.com

Joe Fehrmann

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Hello—thanks for exploring our website and looking at my paintings.   I have enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood, but it is only now, after a long business career, that I am able to devote my full time and energy to it.  My focus is landscapes—I love the outdoors, especially our National Forests, and landscape painting is the perfect excuse to pack up and disappear in the woods for a few days.  My goal is to give your eyes a pleasant place to linger and enjoy.   I hope you enjoy them and wish you all the best.  Joe Fehrmann.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

Nancy Curley
Vicky Currem

Sharon Evers
Joseph Fehrmann

Ann Hooey
Donna Johnson
Elaine McWaters
Larissa McWaters
Christi Mitchell
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Elaine Western