Selma Art Guild

508 Selma Avenue

Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Local and area artists will display their talents at the Selma Art Guild Gallery during the entire Pilgrimage weekend. The Selma Art Guild will host a special showing of photographs by Ronald Ellis Nutt as well as watercolors, oils, pottery, sketches and more by other local artists.

Mr. Nutt grew up in Selma and traveled the world with the military. This exhibition is his documentation of his beautiful, historic hometown. Born into a family of generational artists, Ronald Ellis Nutt had always been enamored by the landscapes and idyllic images of the south. With Selma as his hometown, he was deeply exposed to the bygone grace and elegance of the Queen City reflected in his photography. He had early in life fallen in love with the history and architecture of numerous antebellum mansions that line the now Historic District of Selma.

Photography was a natural passion for his family with his father developing prints in the family residence when he was a young boy. With his father’s profound interest in the Selma Bridge, Ronald was fascinated with the structure way before it was thrown centerstage during the Civil Rights March that turned the country upside down. It was during his 27 year absence from his beloved Selma, Alabama that he pursued his love for photography. Using only his cell phone camera, Ronald Nutt mastered his art capturing thousands of images of sunsets, landscapes, flora as well as local color of the Virginia country side.

Upon his return to Alabama in 2019, he threw himself into immortalizing in digital images the sights of Selma, Dallas County and the dirt roads of Alabama. He visited the mansions, the centuries old churches, followed the Alabama and Cahawba Rivers and took pictures under different weather and lighting conditions His photographs are almost lyrical in execution evoking the Songs of Ossian from whence the name of his beloved Selma originated.

Located at 508 Selma Ave. in a turn-of-the-century cottage, the gallery is open for Pilgrimage from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Mr. Nutt’s photographs will be available for purchase at the SAG ranging in price from $30-$150 depending on size. These are suggested amounts as the proceeds are being donated to Sabra Sanctuary which is a non-profit domestic violence program and shelter.

Be sure and stop by. There is no charge for the art show!