Cahaba River Society and Arts Trussville invite your submissions to our first juried art exhibition, “Cahaba Inspired.”
This themed show will explore our relation to water and nature, embodied by the Cahaba River. The artistic process and the show will encourage artists and audience to immerse themselves in experiences with nature and in nature. We hope the artwork inspires people to value and protect the Cahaba, an essential resource.
If you have never considered this subject matter, now is your opportunity! The Cahaba, famous for the rare and lovely Cahaba Lilies, flows through the heart of Alabama, from its headwaters near Trussville until it reaches the Alabama River southwest of Selma, passing through Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb, Perry and Dallas counties with beautiful scenery along the way.
Creating work for this show is an opportunity to explore these questions: What is your relation to water and to the River? How are other beings – wildlife, plants, and people – related to the Cahaba and to each other because of the River? What do you want the world to know about the Cahaba and the River’s web of life? How can the vision in your art bring more people into relationship with the River and nature, and encourage them to act for the River’s benefit?