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Gallery panoramaThe 2015-16 season at the ...

The Durbin Gallery, located within the Kennedy Art Center/Azar Studios complex, provides our students, faculty and community with an outstanding resource of traveling, faculty and student exhibitions. The various traveling exhibitions highlight the work of regionally as well as nationally recognized artists working in a wide variety of media.

Annual exhibitions include the work of the art department studio faculty, the Southeastern Regional High School Art Competition, the BFA senior exhibition. and a competitive Juried Student Exhibition open to all students enrolled in art courses during the course of each school year.

Durbin Panorama

Gallery Hours

8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday

The 2015-1016 Season

Current exhibition:

Shackled by Individuality, Samuel Shin, Bob Jones High School, Award Winner

January 10 - 27
Southeastern Regional High School Art Competition
Sunday, January 10
Awards presentation: Norton Campus Center, Norton Theater | 2:00 p. m.
Reception: Kennedy Art Center /Azar Studios | 2:30 - 5:00 p. m.

The Biennial Southeastern Regional High School Juried Art Competition and Exhibition at BSC has a nearly 40-year history. Open to students at high schools across the Southeast, the show is juried by full-time BSC art studio faculty with monetary and honorary awards presented.


View a slideshow of this year's entries.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

February 5 - 25
BSC Faculty Exhibition
Reception: Friday, February 5 | 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.
Recent works by the art faculty of Birmingham-Southern College.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

March 4 - 18
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Reception: Friday, March 4 | 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.
2016 BFA seniors display current works of art.

Lesley Dill April 4 - 28
Lesley Dill Art Exhibition
Reception: Friday, April 8 | 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.

As part of its participation in the National Endowment for the Arts' "Big Read" program, BSC will host events this spring focused on Emily Dickinson's poetry, including a lecture and exhibition by New York-based artist Lesley Dill, who incorporates Dickinson's text in her creations. Dill works in sculpture, photography, and performance to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. Her pieces have been widely exhibited and are in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.

May 5-13
Juried Student Exhibition
Awards announced on Honors Day, Thursday, May 5