Capitol Showcase

Enter the 2020 Capitol Showcase Art Exhibition!


Since 2005, ADMH has hosted an art show at Alabama's state Capitol. Artists from around the state with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders are invited to have their abilities showcased throughout the month of May in the Capitol in observance of National Mental Health Month.

 

Eligibility
Artists who have experienced mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders currently living in Alabama

 

Rules
Artwork must be original, two-dimensional and matted, or on canvas — NO FRAMED ARTWORK, no exception
Artist’s STORY is just as important as their artwork — no entry will be accepted without a story

 

Dates
Entry Submission must be RECEIVED no later than March 6, 2020
Acceptance Notification will be mailed or emailed by March 20, 2020
Exhibition dates: May 2020

 

Sales
Artwork may be sold per artist's permission, all proceeds go to the artist

How to Enter


Submit

  1. Signed ENTRY FORM download or fill out online
  2. Your STORY, please type
  3. A PHOTO of the artwork you would like to enter
  4. A self-addressed and stamped ENVELOPE if you would like to be notified by mail

Via Email: peggy.olson@mh.alabama.gov Or Mail:
ADMH, Capitol Showcase
Office of Public Information
RSA Union Building
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When will I know if my artwork was accepted?
A: Acceptance Notification will be mailed or emailed by March 20, 2020. Acceptance Notification might be sent after this date for submissions that were received after the deadline.

 

Q: When do you need my artwork for the show?
A: If you received an acceptance letter please send in your artwork by April 10, 2020.

 

Q. Can view the show online?
A. Yes, you can view the artwork here soon, in the meantime this is last year's show: Capitol Showcase 2019

 

Q. When is the reception for the show?
A. Information regarding the reception is detailed in the acceptance letters.

Peggy Olson, Web Designer
334-353-7538

How to Purchase the Artwork


Some but not all of the pieces are for sale. All proceeds go to the individual artists. If the piece you like has a price in the bottom right corner, please contact Peggy (info above) to make payment arrangements (cash or check only). Artwork that is sold will be available after May 2020.

Where to Mail / Drop off Entries


ADMH, Capitol Showcase
Office of Public Information
RSA Union Building, Suite 554
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410

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