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Women with their Work is a series of all-women group art exhibitions, co-curated by Peter Prinz and Jessica Dallow, Ph.D. The first group exhibition, Women and their Work I: Affect + Action will open on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 to 7pm where artists will address social issues ranging from institutionalized racism, water pollution, the atrocities of war, and the subjugation of female bodies (human and nonhuman). Birmingham artists in the exhibition are Catherine Cabaniss, Beverly Erdreich, Melanie Grinney, Celestia Morgan, and Miriam Omura. Miami artist Rosa Naday Garmendia’s work will be exhibited, as well as Frankfort, Kentucky artist L.A. Watson.

There will be a panel discussion to explore how artists conceive themselves as activists on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7pm. Exhibiting artists participating on the panel are Celestia Morgan, Miriam Omura, and L.A. Watson. Birmingham social activist T. Marie King will also join the panel, moderated by Jessica Dallow.

The exhibition will remain on display at Space One Eleven through December 29, 2017. Space One Eleven’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.

As a Co-Founder of Space One Eleven, Prinz has organized and presented hundreds of exhibitions exploring social justice issues. Dallow is Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History, and is an authority in the field of modern and contemporary feminist art.

In 2018 there will be two additional women’s exhibitions in the series that will feature emerging artists and sculptors. Accompanying panel discussions will explore the attitudes toward feminist art among women of different generations and shifts from feminist issues of the 80s to broader societal issues of today.

About Space One Eleven:
The mission of Space One Eleven is to provide professional opportunities for visual artists, to create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and to offer arts education to area youth. Space One Eleven’s purpose is to support contemporary visual arts and the artists who make it, while educating the public to its value. A cornerstone of Space One Eleven since its founding is a commitment to artistic freedom and the payment of artists’ fees.

Founded in 1986, Space One Eleven has a history of organizing challenging, thematic exhibitions. Deeply rooted in place, Space One Eleven provides venues where Birmingham artists make and exhibit work with their national and international colleagues. Space One Eleven is one of the few places in Alabama where a culturally and economically diverse citizenry come together for social, educational and entertaining events that result in greater public understanding and appreciation of living visual artists.

Space One Eleven is supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation. Additional support comes from SOE’s Board of Directors, friends of Space One Eleven, corporate and individual donors and volunteers.

Special thanks to Susan Colvin, Carolyn Wade, Engel Family Advised Fund, Barbara Hirschowitz, Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Architects, Shirley Osband and Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Goldstein for their support.





Children and Youth Art Classes 2017!

Fees are based on a sliding scale. Families may qualify
for Free or Reduced Tuition, through the
generosity of local foundations and private contributors.

Grades 2-5
Mondays from 4-6 pm

Grades 6-8
Wednesdays from 4-6 pm

Grades 9-12
Saturdays from 9 am – 12:30 pm

For additional information contact
Arts Education Coordinator, Janna Phillips at

or 205-328-0553 ext. 24

2409 Second Avenue North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Art Education

Summer Art Camps 2017!

Grades 2-5
·I’m An Alabama Artist Too! 2 Week (June 19-30, 9 am to 3 pm)
·I’m An Alabama Artist Too! 1 Week (July 24-28, 9 am to noon)
Grades 6-12, 9 am to 3 pm
·Drawing (June 5-9)
·Animation (June 5-9)
·Clay (June 5-16)
·Painting (June 12-16)
·Illustration (June 12-16)
·Photography (July 10-14)
·Portfolio Dev. (July 10-14) 
·Sculpture (July 10-21)
·Printmaking (July 17-21)   
·Fashion (July 17-21)

Anne Harper Arrasmith, Co-Founder of Space One Eleven, has gone to Art Heaven.

Memorial service will be Monday, February 6 at 1pm:
2116 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35233

Immediately following a celebration of her life at:
Space One Eleven
2409 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations made in Anne’s name to Space One Eleven.

Please share widely.
Thank you.



Your donation to Space One Eleven will enrich the lives of children by providing the life-enhancing gift of artistic self-expression. Your support also provides artists with opportunities to teach our students and to participate in expertly curated exhibitions – all of which enhances the cultural life of our community.

Kristalyn as a 4th grade student at SOE

Kristalyn leads a drawing exercise while teaching at SOE

Please make your contribution today.

 By supporting children and artists you can make Birmingham a better place


Gift Certificates

gift-certificate-for-art-classes-1-imageIf you are looking for the perfect gift for the art enthusiast in your life, Space One Eleven offers gift certificates for art classes! To learn more or to get you gift certificate contact Arts Education Coordinator, Janna Phillips at 205-328-0553 ext. 24 or

Summer 2016 Registration is Open!

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Register Today!

Space One Eleven (SOE) is offering exciting art camps for rising 2nd through 12th graders.  Join professional artists in our studios to draw, paint, and create with clay and fabric arts! Specialized camps in a variety of mediums are available for middle and high school students. Creations will be displayed during the annual Student and Teaching Artist Exhibition to be held in SOE’s art galleries on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Fees are based on a sliding scale. Through the generosity of local foundations and private contributors, families may qualify for free or reduced tuition.





Clay Sculpture Workshop


July 11 – 15 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Screens, Stencils, and Squeegees! Screen Printing 101


July 11 – 15 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fabric and Fiber Fun! Textile Art


July 18 – 22 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portfolio Development


July 18 – 22 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ehren Tool Skeleton cup

Space One Eleven
Ehren Tool
Residency and Workshops
February 22—February 24, 2016

Berkeley resident and Marine Veteran of the  Gulf War,  Ehren Tool crafts ceramic cups with graphic images of soldiers or bombs, and hopes to inspire honest conversations about war and its implications.

Tool has given away over 17,500 cups since he began making them in 2001, saying he cannot put a price on objects that represent soldiers’ lives.

After School Art Classes

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City Center Art: Elementary and middle school students are instilled with basic artistic skill sets and fundamental art studio knowledge. Professional working artists lead activities in studio arts such as painting, sculpture and ceramics. Classes meet once a week.

January 11th – May 11th, 2016 (17 classes)
Grades 2 – 5, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Beginner Studio
Grades 6 – 8, Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Intermediate Studio
Cost: $27 per class, scholarships available

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Alabama Charcoal is an after school art program for committed high school students. The program is designed to enhance technical drawing skills and allow students to explore concepts of their choice using a wide variety of media. Professional artists, designers, and writers serve as mentors—leading workshops, critiques and portfolio assessments. If a student is interested in pursuing a college degree in visual art or design, artist teachers and mentors will guide the student in portfolio development, college applications, scholarship research, and admission essays; thereby increasing the student’s college opportunities.

For more information, call Tara Lee at (205) 328-0553 ext. 24. or email

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Quietly Making a Loud Noise displays works shown at Space One Eleven (SOE) during the past 28 years. SOE looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary exhibition showcasing the works of over 700 artists and youth who have participated in SOE’s art education programs.

In a city that has come to symbolize division, SOE has strived through its exhibitions and artists to have the visual heard and its message felt by both center and fringe in an effort to transform the community through the celebration of art. Of significance to SOE’s mission is the social role of art as seen in neighborhood revitalization, community service and youth education. SOE endeavors to raise awareness of contemporary issues in order to understand and make our world a better place in which to live.

SOE’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5, or by appointment.

Shop Healthy and Support SOE!

Make your list and come on down to
5% Day at Whole Foods Market
Wednesday | January 14, 2015
8 am – 10 pm


Space One Eleven (SOE) is thrilled to have been selected by Whole Foods Market as the beneficiary of its quarterly 5% giving day!
SOE will receive 5 percent of the day’s net sales at Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook store.

So, get cookin’!
Check out these yummy and seasonal recipes, like the budget-friendly “Zesty Black Bean Soup”, at, make your list, and shop healthy to support Space One Eleven at the only Whole Foods Market in Alabama!

Learn more about the Whole Foods Market commitment to community giving.

Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook
3100 Cahaba Village Plaza | Birmingham, AL 35243
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The Fountys

Thank you all for coming out to the best show of the night!

An Award Show Honoring
Heroes of Art History

Fountys Final Poster

Please join Space One Eleven and Max Rykov Productions for “Art’s Biggest Night”.
“Mix and mingle” from 8:00-9:00 PM. The show begins at 9:00 PM.
 Purchase tickets in advance for $12, and $15 the day of.

Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous 1917 masterpiece, “Fountain” (the urinal), this award show features some of Birmingham’s most beloved artists and art enthusiasts dressed in costume as some of the most influential figures from the history of visual art. We’ll have Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, the Mona Lisa and many more presenting Fountys (small clay replicas of “Fountain”) to winners of categories like “Most Confusing to the General Public”, “Most Whimsical Representation of the Human Body”, “Most Posthumous Success”, and plenty more–all leading up to the final award of the evening, “Best Picture”. The event will be both entertaining and educational, with presenters describing the lives and work of the historical artists.

Celebrate with us on Friday, December 12, 2014 as we present the winners of the categories at the Bottletree Cafe.

See what Weld for Birmingham had to say for The Fountys in the article, And the winner is…

Thank you for supporting Space One Eleven!
What a great turn out and delicious food at Slice Pizza.

Let’s Raise Some Dough!

Come enjoy delicious food at Slice Pizza and help raise some dough for Space One Eleven (SOE) on Tuesday, December 2nd.  It’s easy!  On the day of the Dough Raiser (December 2nd) present a copy of this ticket along with your food order during LUNCH, DINNER, and TAKE-OUT:Ticket-SpaceOneEleven

10% of all sales (excluding alcohol) will be donated to SOE’s quality arts programming. Please share this flyer with your friends and family; the more tickets presented, the bigger the impact on the arts in Birmingham!

Slice Pizza and Brew is a local venue and is located in Birmingham’s Lakeview District:
725 29th Street South

Thank you for supporting Space One Eleven.

See you at Slice!

by artist Steve Lambert

PUBLIC FORUM was created by New York artist and SOE’s 2014 artist in residence, Steve Lambert. Designed to create a large scale forum around current events and fundamental myths, PUBLIC FORUM asks you to vote whether the statement on the sign’s changeable marquee is true or false. Imagine a mix of Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, the front page of the newspaper, and the best college seminar class you ever took, while discussing topics that are important to you.

PUBLIC FORUM is designed to bring critical thought and movement to entrenched and fossilized ideas about our culture through community dialogue and participation, using the format of a game show.

Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert has a means of addressing difficult subjects through humor and kindness. Lambert’s artist statement contains the following:

“I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives.”

Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In the summer of 2011 he began a national tour of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – a 9 x 20foot sign allowing people to vote on whether capitalism worked for them. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is the founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art), and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).

Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company, and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek.

He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and led workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from an reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.


Mentor-Mentee Windows Exhibition


“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway


“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway
“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

Space One Eleven’s ongoing Mentor-Mentee Windows program showcases art mentors and their mentees, and is proud to announce the current program participants. Mentor Stacey Holloway, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), is joined by her mentee and UAB student, Jacob Phillips. The installations will be unveiled to the public on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Art on the Porch

Space One Eleven to unveil works by UAB art professor, student, July 11

Space One Eleven 2407
Second Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition

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Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition
February 9, 2014 – May 9, 2014
2407 Second Avenue North

Space One Eleven presents Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition; From traditional printmaking processes to digitally derived art, this exhibition explores how artists are using the print process to produce their work.  Participating artists are:

Pinky Bass, Derek Cracco, Darin Forehand, Jane Marshall, John Northrop, Sonja Rieger,
Mary Ann Sampson, Melissa Springer, Scott Stephens and Erin Wright

As part of Multiple Methods, SOE will is exhibiting the works of artists participating in a Lithography Workshop led by Darin Forehand. Forehand is a Master Printer from Houston who lead the artists in a 2 ½ day long workshop at SOE. Artists had the opportunity to print on an 1860 French lithography press during the workshop.

Students of SOE’s City Center Art program were introduced to the printmaking process by artist and UAB Professor Derek Cracco, who instructed them in the making of collagraphs. These young artists are proud to be showing their work as part of this exhibition.

SOE gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5, or by appointment. SOE looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary exhibition showcasing the works of artists using print media.



SOE_Interchange_Inv_low_res_Page_2I N T E R C H A N G E is organized by Space One Eleven (SOE) and is an artist exchange between SOE in Birmingham, Alabama and Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas where the two organizations “put each in the place of the other.”  In March 2013 SOE sent Alabama artists to PRH to create site specific work in the row houses.  PRH will likewise send Texas artists to Birmingham in November 2013 to create new work in SOE’s galleries.

The exhibiting artists from Alabama are Derek Cracco and Jürgen Tarrasch, and the Texas artists are Darin Forehand, and  M’Kina Tapscott.

Click here to visit the first of two exhibitions “Interchange – Alabama, Space One Eleven / Texas, Project Row Houses”



Order & Chaos

Invitation to Order & Chaos

Space One Eleven

Order & Chaos

A live event featuring wearable art made by University of Montevallo Students

Friday, December 6, 2013
6 – 8 pm

2407 Second Avenue North

(205) 328-0553

Please join us for a fun-filled evening featuring a live runway presentation. Expect fashion informed by art, live music and video, and above all expect the unexpected!

University of Montevallo Professor of Art, Karen Graffeo, will direct students from her course titled “Clothing as Art” in which students explore art and its relationship to clothing.

Items range from garments that express the sacred, the playful, as well as clothing that makes social commentary. Garments include beautiful items and sculptural and challenging wearables.

Participating students are: Mary Hannah Barrett, Lessie Dingler, Brantley Hall, Erika Hargrove, Joseph Whitt, Jordan Spinks, Virginia Phillips, Sabrina Pearson, Pansy Nelson, Bethany Moody, Kaylyn Liner, Ian Krusinski, and Halley Jones.

It is an evening guaranteed to intrigue and is open to the public free of charge.

Posters Without Borders


Space One Eleven presents
Posters Without Borders
an International Poster Exhibition
Organized by Erin Wright of Birmingham, AL
Antonio Castro of El Paso, TX
and Eric Boelts of Boulder, CO
Posters Without Borders
is an invitational exhibition by artists from all over the world
exploring the issues of immigration and refugee populations.
September 6, 2013 – October 4, 2013
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 6, 2013 6-8pm

Somos Humanos/We Are Human and Red State Blues


Photo Retablos & Drawings: Somos Humanos/We Are Human

Space One Eleven presents

Photo Retablos & Drawings:

Somos Humanos/We Are Human

by José Torres-Tama

Torres-Tama’s work documents the post-Katrina public demonstrations organized by the Congress of Day Laborers, and explores the struggle of New Orleans Latino immigrant workers in defense of their human rights.

José Torres-Tama is Space One Eleven’s 2013 artist in residence.  During his residency, Torres-Tama will be lecturing and conducting workshops at universities and organizations.


Red State Blues

 by John Northrop

In his photo composite essay “Red State Blues,” Northrop casts a wry and sometimes acerbic look at Alabama history, culture, and politics.


April 19, 2013 – May 17, 2013

Opening Reception:

 Friday, April 19, 2013 6-8 pm

Space One Eleven is supported, in part, by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the board of directors, friends of Space One Eleven, private, corporate and individual donors.  This project is made possible, in part, through support from the National Performance Network’s Visual Artists Network.  Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

WASH – Margaret Wrinkle

Join local author, Margaret Wrinkle at
Space One Eleven
Thursday, March 28, 2013
at either noon or 6 pm
For book club and small group discussions
2409 Second Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 328-0553
 click on the book cover to visit Margaret Wrinkle’s page

Wash Book Cover

On Thursday, March 28 at noon and 6 pm, Space One Eleven will be hosting book clubs and small groups for discussions with Margaret Wrinkle about her debut novel, WASHWASH has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Vanity Fair, Shelf Awareness, Chapter 16, and was recently featured in People Magazine as its “Book Pick.” For full reviews, please visit

Margaret held the launch of her novel at Space One Eleven on February 1, 2013, accompanied by an exhibition of images of slavery-related sites that she photographed during her research for the book. Nearly 400 people attended the event, which was covered by Birmingham News columnist, Susan Strickland and photographed by Walt Stricklin.  The article can be viewed at:  Space One Eleven has added the March 28 event especially for book clubs and small groups to provide for fuller discussion of WASH and more interaction with readers.

Your book club or small group is invited to attend.  Space One Eleven’s hope is that multiple clubs/groups will discuss the book together. There will be two sessions, one at noon and one at six.  You will also be able to view Margaret’s photography exhibition which runs through March 29, 2013. Please email Cheryl Lewis at to make your reservation for the discussion.

If your book club is unable to attend the discussion with Margaret, your club may hold a private meeting in Space One Eleven’s gallery, while surrounded by Margaret’s photography exhibition. Feel free to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during your club’s discussion.  To schedule a time for your book club to hold a private meeting at Space One Eleven, please email Cheryl Lewis at


Opening Reception and Preview Book Launch Celebration

Friday, February 1, 2013 – 6-8PM
2407 2nd Ave North, downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Photography Exhibition February 1 – March 29

Margaret Wrinkle, a Birmingham native who is a writer, filmmaker and visual artist, will present her debut novel at a preview reception, reading and book signing at Space One Eleven from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 1. Published by Grove/Atlantic, WASH reexamines American slavery in ways that confound our contemporary assumptions about race, history and healing. Space One Eleven presents this event to mark Black History Month in February, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

The WASH exhibition also includes photographs taken by Wrinkle during her research at slavery-related sites around the South. The photography exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven from February 1 through March 29. Wrinkle can be available for artist talks by appointment.

The February 1 opening reception begins at 6, and a reading will be at 7, followed by a book signing sponsored by Space One Eleven and Alabama Booksmith.

Space One Eleven is an artist-run visual arts non-profit organization that has a 25 year history of commitment to civil justice and is honored to be hosting this event.

Wrinkle has written a remarkable first novel, one that will haunt readers with the questions it raises, and the disturbing glimpse it offers into an unfathomable world.


Gallery Installation  - One of Tully's canvas paintings (10' x 28')

Gallery Installation – One of Tully’s canvas paintings (10′ x 28′)

An exhibition honoring the life and work
of the beloved Birmingham artist

Toni Tully


Opening Reception

Friday, November 9, 2012 – 6-8PM
2407 2nd Ave North, downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Space One Eleven (SOE) presents “Relationships,” an exhibition honoring Birmingham’s beloved artist, Toni Tully (1939-2010), a pioneer in Birmingham’s contemporary arts. Along with selected works by Toni Tully, including watercolors, fabric, and paintings, the show will feature works by her daughter, Rebecca Tully Fulmer, as well as the following prominent artists who had close professional relationships with Tully: Sara Garden Armstrong, Catherine Cabaniss, Carol Cooper, Carolyn Goldsmith, Beverly Erdreich, Scott Fuller, Betty Kent (deceased), Scott Stephens, Cumbee Tyndal, Ellen de Mello Weiland (deceased), and Maralyn Wilson.