The Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Huntsville Museum of Art

Entry Deadline: Apr. 12

300 Church St. S.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone (256) 535-4350 x216

This biennial all-media competition is open to artists over 18 residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA. Juror: Gerry Bergstein. Entry fee. Prospectus available online. Enter online beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017.



The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional competition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. The exhibition recognizes and encourages excellence, and provides a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. The Red Clay juror has the option to select up to 3 works per artist for inclusion in the show (artists may submit up to 6 works for consideration). Works selected for the exhibition will be displayed in 5 galleries in the Museum’s elegant facility, located in Big Spring International Park in Downtown Huntsville.


Over $10,000 in cash awards, including:

  • Museum Purchase Awards
  • Juror’s Choice Award (Best in Show)
  • Alabama Artist Award
  • Merit Awards
  • People’s Choice Award

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