Big Top 2022 is just a week away! Each year, our silent auction plays a big role in raising funds for children with autism. In addition to some of the fabulous items such as sports memorabilia, vacation rentals, and fine wine and spirits, we are proud to offer pieces created by some incredibly talented artists! These are just a few of the artists who’s works you will have a chance to win in this year’s auction. THANK YOU to these wonderful creators for donating their works to our cause.
Janice James Eubanks
“I have lived in the Birmingham area all my life. In 2013, I decided to fulfill a life-long dream to learn how to paint. I expanded my Mediums from Oil, Acrylic and Water Color to Gouache, Kiln Formed Glass, Resin, Alcohol Inks, Candle Making, Jewelry Making, Pottery, Mosaics and Metal Wall Sculptures. I am a member of The Mountain Brook Art Association, Hoover Arts Alliance, Shelby Council Arts Council, Alabama Designer Craftsmen, Artists Association of Central Alabama and The Kelly Fitzgerald Gallery. Some of the venues in which I have shown: The Stewart Heath Gallery in Spanish Fort, The Kentuck Arts Festival where I won Patrons Ribbon by WVUA, Ruffner Mountain, Art Walk of Birmingham, and the Vestavia Walk of Art where I won First Prize. My paintings of Cannonballs 1861 is a permanent part of the Alabama Bicentennial Showcase.”
“Broken Crayons Still Color”
“Painting, for me, is a heartfelt passion and becoming an artist is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Although I have been inspired by and painted with many artists over the years, I am mostly self-taught.”
Jessica Kime is an artist in Birmingham, Alabama. She delights in being a wife to Jared and a mom to three little boys and a new baby girl! She is a lover of Jesus, family, community, and creativity.
“In real life, I’m somewhat shy. When I paint, I think all those things I left unsaid just come pouring out of me…happiness, sadness, wonder, fear, anger, anxiety, excitement, amusement, gratitude. Those little pieces of me are woven into every canvas, layers upon layers of meaningful colors, drippy paint and all the emotions of my day.
So the shy girl gets to say everything without really saying anything at all. ”
Sherri Van Pelt
Sherri Van Pelt is perhaps best known for her work to promote opportunities in the arts for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. As an occupational therapist and nonprofit executive, she frequently lectured both locally and nationally on the therapeutic value of the arts. Sherri’s professional career, anchored in the medical arena and surrounded by the arts community, spanned a period of more than 40 years. She began working in kiln formed glass in 2010 and retired to become a full-time glass artist in 2015. She is an award winning artist and her work has been included in Birmingham’s most prestigious juried art shows and festivals. She describes her work as, “Happy Glass” and states that she is inspired by “art, nature and all the wonders of life that make me smile!”. Sherri is honored to have her work at Artists Incorporated.
Ann Phillips – Glenwood Art Director
“I have always enjoyed art in one form or another. Growing up, I admired my grandmother crocheting blankets for the grandchildren in vivid colors. In the past 6 years, I have concentrated more on painting rather than other forms of art. I like the the quickness of acrylic paints and all the color creations. A self-taught artist, experimenting with different materials and surfaces makes me appreciate texture in my paintings. Painting outside in the spring and summer is a favorite activity of mine. Often my fellow painters and I go to the beach for some relaxing painting.”