Attention, 3-D Artists!

The Hangout in Gulf Shores—yes, you know the place, located at the main beach—needs your help. Well, maybe more appropriately, they would like your participation or your assistance to spread the word.

2012 art contest winning sculpture, orange beach arts center, the hangout, gulf shores

Pictured is the 2012 winning sculpture “When I Visit Your Home.” Maybe your entry will be the 2013 winner!

Partnered with Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, The Hangout is asking artists to consider submitting an entry for the 2nd Annual Hangout Public Art Competition. Your work should be a large-scale, weather-friendly, 3-D sculpture relating to this area. If your work is chosen, you will receive a $3,000 stipend and the displayed art will become property of The Hangout.

While last year’s contest was open to college/university students, this year it is open to all artists.

If you are interested in taking part in this competition, email your contact information to Juli Jordan at Be sure to include “Hangout Public Art Competition” in the subject line. Deadline for this initial contact is October 14, 2012.

November 18 is the deadline for a written concept design plus photos of detailed sketches or models. Your presentation of the model—including why you chose the design and the requirements of installation—is due December 16. Announcement of the winning design will be January 15, 2013.

For further information, contact Juli Jordan at the email address above or 251-981-4111.

Be sure to stop by The Hangout to see the winning sculpture from 2012 or 2013. If you need a place to hang your hat while doing so, consider staying a few days or a few weeks at a condo in Gulf Shores. Meyer Vacation Rentals has a wide selection of condos and houses to fit your budget and number of guests.

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Ceramic Sculpting Workshop in Orange Beach

Our hands are remarkable. Have you ever thought about that? Whether we are motivated by necessity, function or beauty, our hands are constantly called upon to create and shape our world.

Learn clay sculpting in the first class of Orange Beach Arts Center's Alabama Craft Artist Series May 15.

Discover or become reacquainted with specific hands-on skills during The Alabama Craft Artist Series at the Orange Beach Arts Center, where you will experience a unique sense of fulfillment through the creation of art.

Decorous by Nada Boner, clay sculpture artist from Birmingham, Alabama.

Nada Boner, clay artist and sculptor from Birmingham, presents the opening workshop of this new series on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Known for her emphasis on nature’s beauty, her passion will be evident as she assists attendees in the start-to-finish process of clay sculpture.

Share a full day (9 a.m. until 4 p.m.) of instruction and camaraderie with other interested artists from first-timers through professionals. The $120 fee includes all materials and the firing process. For more details and to register, call 251-981-2787.

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