Studio By The Tracks

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Guess what?! I’m heading back to @studiobythetracks this weekend for Studio Saturday!

Studio By The Tracks will offer extended open hours over the weekend, and I’ll be there celebrating with sweets and savory treats and a yummy sandwich, too.

We’re aiming for a beautiful spring day, and it’d be so lovely if you could join us. Shop for some artwork, apparel and gifts in the studio store. Enjoy some good food. Let’s make this a thing.

See y’all this weekend!

Saturday, March 19 — 10am-2pm / Studio By The Tracks / 301 20th St S / Irondale

(PS — if you don’t know about this organization, you should absolutely, 100% go check them out. That’s all I’m going to say.)
Check out these photos from Studio By The Tracks Sustainable Arts Workshop series.
Meet artist Doug Baulos, UAB alum and an award-winning associate professor in the UAB Department of Art & Art History. 💚

In addition to their nature-inspired mixed media art, Baulos is known for their extensive work with community organizations such as Studio By The Tracks, Alabama Audubon, UAB's BLOOM Studio, and more.
O'Neal Steel is excited to be collaborating with Studio By The Tracks to incorporate locally created artwork into our corporate office's renovation.

Studio by the Tracks offers art classes serving adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and emotionally conflicted children living in a group home. SBTT provides a social avenue for self-expression and growth, and an opportunity to focus on their strengths and interests rather than on limitations.

The studio also provides opportunities for adult artists with ASD to sell their artwork. Here's a sneak peek of some of the pieces that will be on display at our corporate office soon.

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Happy Friday!
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Thank you all to those who were able to make it out to Friday night's opening reception in person or virtually. It was a great turnout and we look forward to seeing more of you over the next few months.

If you're seeking other opportunities to have an incredible visual art experience, check out this fantastic Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media article covering several spaces/businesses in the area (including AEIVA).

Samford University School of the Arts Canary Gallery Studio 2500 Vino & Gallery Bar Space One Eleven Studio By The Tracks

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We want to take a moment to thank everyone for another amazing Food & Farm Forum! To our Board of Directors, Forum Committee members and Session Leaders, to our Tech Team, our Graphic Recorder and each and every attendee for sharing their time, thoughts and energy with us; THANK YOU!!

To our sponsors, Southern SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, EBSCO EBSCO Industries, Inc., Birmingham Mountain Radio Birmingham Mountain Radio, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils Alabama Association of RC&D Councils, Alabama AG Credit Alabama Ag Credit, Alabama Farm Credit Alabama Farm Credit, American Farmland Trust American Farmland Trust, Alabama Coastal Foundation Alabama Coastal Foundation, and First South Farm Credit First South Farm Credit: THANK YOU for making this 10 days of knowledge sharing and community building happen!

To our graphic artist, Studio By The Tracks, designer, Brilliant So Brilliant, and graphic recorder, Sara Yukimoto-Saltman: THANK YOU for capturing the magic of these sessions in ways that can be shared for years to come!

We are energized and looking towards supporting our farmers and strengthening our membership in 2022! Join ASAN today and become a part of our growing and active network! There's a place for you in this movement! http://asanonline.org/join-asan

Pictured are a few of the many brilliant quotes from this year's Virtual Sessions--truly there was so much wisdom shared over these last 10 days! 🙏
Mark your calendars, the Studio By The Tracks Holiday Open House and Maker's Market is next Saturday!

Saturday, December 11th
10 am - 3 pm

🌟 Will we see you there?🌟

Find more info here: https://studiobythetracks.org/holiday/
Boos & Brews is back! Join Mitchell's Place and Studio By The Tracks at Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham for a howling good time! We encourage everyone to bring their canine companions, dressed in their best Halloween costume.
October 27, 2021 from 6-9pm
Purchase tickets or sponsorships at
https://mitchells-place.com/event/boos-and-brews/
Thank you to our sponsors:
A'Mano Gifts, Happy Dogs Baths & Grooming and Dr. Kris's Mobile Vet Clinic
Boos & Brews is back! Join Mitchell's Place and Studio By The Tracks at Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham for a howling good time! We encourage everyone to bring their canine companions, dressed in their best Halloween costume.
October 27, 2021 from 6-9pm
Purchase tickets or sponsorships at
https://mitchells-place.com/event/boos-and-brews/
Thank you for accepting our invitation this year Studio By The Tracks artists!
Music Icons by Michael Hall is still up for viewing if you haven’t checked it out! Most of the pieces have sold, but we have shirts for sale online or in-store. Proceeds benefit Studio By The Tracks!

We’re open 12-4pm today if you want to come check it out!

Studio By The Tracks is a nonprofit organization serving adult artists with autism spectrum disorders with art studio space and gallery representation at no cost.

We also serve youth in residential treatment for emotional trauma with art curriculum. Studio By The Tracks provides opportunities for adult artists with autism spectrum disorders to sell their artwork through our in-house gallery, the Studio Store (open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm), as well as through our annual fundraisers and seasonal gallery shows. Our artists receive 60% of ea

Operating as usual

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/16/2022

Studio By The Tracks is seeking a Studio Intern to work primarily in our Art Garden Program. The ideal candidate should show enthusiasm for the mission of the program: (1) to produce plants that can be used in artmaking and (2) to provide opportunities for connection with nature and hands-on learning experiences for both our youth and adult Studio Artists.

This year we are expanding our growing area and incorporating new lesson plans and opportunities for community engagement around the garden.

The ideal candidate will be willing to help out in the studio in any area as needed, but should expect the majority of their time to be used helping out in one of the following ways:
- Garden bed building
- Weeding
- Seeding
- Watering
- Composting
- Processing plant material into artmaking mediums
- Assisting in lesson plan development
- Assisting in class

The program offers a $250 stipend for 5 hours of work per week for 6 consecutive weeks, starting the week of May 2nd. The work schedule can be somewhat flexible within Studio hours (9am-4pm Monday-Thursday + 9am-12pm Friday). We are happy to work with your educational institution to meet any accreditation requirements. The intern will gain work experience in the following areas:
- Fundamentals of sustainable gardening
- Botanical art techniques (such as indigo dyeing, bundle dyeing, watercolor making)
- Art instruction
- Natural dyeing and botanical printing

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and skills to [email protected].

04/14/2022

Get to know Studio Artist Mychal Hicks!

Mychal primarily creates portraits of his friends and family. Every portrait is a multi-step process beginning with establishing a relationship, capturing his subject on camera, and then bringing them to life with his own style. He interviews his subjects to include biographical information in his composition, layering this text on the background the work. In each portrait, he shares the lives of his personal community giving us a window into his relationships, his creative process, and his unique experience. He also has an in-depth knowledge of games shows and fast food, which often finds its way into his work in delightful and surprising ways.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/12/2022

Look at this awesome new piece by ! You can find it on our Web Store right now by going to studiobythetracks.org!

Color Storm by Austin Thrasher
16 x 20 in.
Acrylic paint, water-soluble wax crayon, oil pastel, and colored pencil on paper.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Like Austin himself, his work is open, observant, and full of energy. While he is always willing to explore new subjects and techniques, his tried-and-true favorites are action painting, trees, flowers, and hearts. Bright colors, dynamic brush strokes, and movement define his work.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/07/2022

We're loving this new piece by ! It's on the Web Store, along with so much more from other Studio Artists! Go to studiobythetracks.org to buy it now.

Pigs by Alan Poole
14 x 10.5 in.
Acrylic paint on found paper.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alan’s artwork reflects his in-depth knowledge of the mechanical and the musical. Textured brush strokes and solid lines characterize his images of vintage cars, musicians, and musical instruments. He calls this trifecta 'cars, stars, and guitars.' He also plays the guitar himself and has been known to perform at SBTT events.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/05/2022

The next installment of our Sustainable Arts Workshop Series is coming up soon! Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 10 am for Mixed Media Botanical Oracle Making with Merrilee Challis.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

In this workshop, Birmingham artist Merrilee Challis will guide us in creating our own deck of mixed media floral oracle cards using organic, botanical shapes as our inspiration. Each student will leave the class with their own unique artworks.

This workshop is suitable for participants of all ages. All materials will be provided.

The workshop has a limited capacity, so go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-oracle-making-with-merrilee-challis-tickets-314600798457 to register now!

This free community programming is made possible by generous grant funding from the Alabama Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/05/2022

Check out this brand new piece from ! You can find it and more on our Web Store right now by going to studiobythetracks.org.

Study in Geometry by Tynesha Carlton
13.5 x 16 x 0.75 in.
Acrylic paint on paper in black frame.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tynesha follows her instinct, usually letting the materials take the lead. She works in any medium that suits her vision including clay, metal, fabric, and paint. When working three-dimensionally, her organic shapes might appear random but are actually carefully considered and a unique result of a very intentional process. Tynesha has grown tremendously during her time at SBTT and has even begun a degree in a creative field.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/04/2022

Become an SBTT Member today!

Our mission is to provide our artists with a social network and career path that enriches our artists’ lives and betters our community. If you believe in what we do, and want to become a part of that, we ask that you sign up to be member today. The stability of continued giving through our membership program gives us the ability to continue investing in our artists and our community.

Becoming a member doesn’t come without its perks, of course. Swipe to check out all of our levels of membership and the official perks that come along with it!

For more information, or to sign up today, go to https://studiobythetracks.org/support/membership/!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 04/02/2022

Today is World Autism Awareness Day!

Providing studio space, materials, and guidance to adult artists with autism is at the heart of what we do. We respect neuro-diversity and different life experiences, abilities, and forms of personal and creative expression. We seek to create an environment that is inclusive and respectful to all.

Our artists receive 60% of the sale of their artwork which we hope provides them with not only income but also a metric to show that their contribution to the art world holds recognized value. This is also one way we seek to incorporate our artists and their work into the local, regional, and national art community.

April is World Autism Awareness Month, and we are so excited to share more about our artists, artworks, resources, and more all month long!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/28/2022

It’s Women’s History Month, and Studio Artist Michael Hall has drawn portraits of women that inspire him!

The last portrait that we’d like to share is of Amanda Gorman, a poet and activist! Gorman was the first person to be named the National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017. Her writing discusses issues of oppression, feminism, race, and more. In 2020, she was made the youngest inaugural poet in US history.

We’re excited to continue sharing Michael Hall’s Women’s History Month portraits all month long! Stay tuned for more!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/25/2022

The Studio will be closed 3/28-4/1 for Spring Break!

All Web Store orders placed during this time will not be fulfilled until we return on 4/4.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/25/2022

Right now our Kid’s Classes are helping us get the Art Garden ready for Spring!

They've been making ceramic snails and mushrooms to put in the garden beds, and are also busy decorating a brand new bee box that we’ll be adding to the garden soon!

We can’t wait for all of the great things we have in store for the Art Garden this year, and we’re so glad to have the Children’s Program helping us to get it ready!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/24/2022

We launched our Art Garden Program in early 2021, and we are proud to report a beautiful and bountiful first year!

Our artists have truly enjoyed creating with the botanical mediums we have grown together in the Art Garden. We’ve used hand-made botanical dyes, inks, and pigments using many different plants from our garden plus some scavenged foliage from neighbors. These materials have been used to create beautiful works of art. We have also used these materials to make merchandise like banadas? Kitchen towels and more, now for sell in the Studio Store. We’ve had an incredible time interacting and experimenting with the natural world in our art-making!

Over the past year, we have also created two thriving community programs centered around the Art Garden — our monthly Sustainable Arts Workshop Series and our K-12 Field Trip Program! In our workshop seri3s we have created foraged vine baskets, hand-sewn quilt squares using found materials, made our own paper from fibers foraged from the Art Garden, and so much more. We’ve also hosted multiple free field trips for local K-12 classes, which include a garden tour and art activity for all participants. We’re excited to announce that we still have a few openings in our field trip schedule through this September, so please reach out if you know of a class that would be interested in joining us!

This year, we have plans to expand our Art Garden. We are currently in the process of cleaning up last year's beds, amending our soil, and adding in some new growing areas. Our first round of seedlings are growing indoors at the Studio right now, and we'll be ready to transplant them outside in the next couple weeks. We can't wait to share everything that we create with materials from the Art Garden throughout this next growing season!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/23/2022

Our artists are hard at work on something BIG! We have some exciting things to share soon, so stay tuned for more...

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/22/2022

Check out this great piece from ! Go to studiobythetracks.org to find it on the Web Store right now, along with so much more from other Studio Artists!

Rainy Day by Austin Thrasher
12 x 8 x 1.75 in.
Acrylic and pastel on wood canvas.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Like Austin himself, his work is open, observant, and full of energy. While he is always willing to explore new subjects and techniques, his tried-and-true favorites are action painting, trees, flowers, and hearts. Bright colors, dynamic brush strokes, and movement define his work.

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/20/2022

It’s Women’s History Month, and Studio Artist Michael Hall has drawn portraits of women that inspire him!

The next portrait we’d like to share is of Viola Davis! Davis is an actress that has won many awards including an Academy Award, Emmy, and two Tonys—she was the first Black woman to achieve this “Triple Crown of Acting”. She has been named one of Time’s Most Influential people, as well as one of the greatest actors of the 21st century by the New York Times. Davis has also been recognized for her advocacy of human rights and activism for equal rights for women and women of color.

We’re excited to continue sharing Michael Hall’s Women’s History Month portraits all month long! Stay tuned for more!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/18/2022

We're so excited to be hosting Abadir's during our Studio Saturday event tomorrow!

This Greensboro-based bakery serves "wholesome dishes and pastries rich with Egyptian flavors, crafted in a Southern kitchen." They were a favorite at our Holiday Open House Vendor Market, and sold out in only a few hours! Enjoy good, unique food while you shop our Studio Store.

Join us for Studio Saturday on March 19th from 10 am - 2 pm to shop everything in the Studio Store and enjoy some of this amazing food! See you there!

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/17/2022

Look at this great new artwork by ! It's on the Web Store, so go to studiobythetracks.org to check it out now.

Jurassic Shark by Robert "Bebo" Davis
12.75 x 12.75 x 0.75 in.
Acrylic paint on found vinyl record cover in a white frame.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Robert, also known as Bebo to friends and family, has a wry sense of humor that clearly comes through in his artwork. Not afraid of a bold palette or a little whimsy, his work reflects his energetic nature and hints at the influence of comics and animation. Some of his favorite subjects are animals, insects, superheroes, and community helpers such as policemen and firefighters.

03/16/2022

Studio Saturday is coming up soon and we have some big news for members... We're doubling our membership discount to 20% for all original artwork!

We look forward to the chance to say 'hello' and 'thank-you' in-person! See you at Studio Saturday this Saturday, March 19th from 10 am - 2 pm.

03/15/2022

Who else is excited for Studio Saturday this weekend?!

Guess what?! I’m heading back to @studiobythetracks this weekend for Studio Saturday!

Studio By The Tracks will offer extended open hours over the weekend, and I’ll be there celebrating with sweets and savory treats and a yummy sandwich, too.

We’re aiming for a beautiful spring day, and it’d be so lovely if you could join us. Shop for some artwork, apparel and gifts in the studio store. Enjoy some good food. Let’s make this a thing.

See y’all this weekend!

Saturday, March 19 — 10am-2pm / Studio By The Tracks / 301 20th St S / Irondale

(PS — if you don’t know about this organization, you should absolutely, 100% go check them out. That’s all I’m going to say.)

Photos from Studio By The Tracks's post 03/15/2022

Check out this great new piece by Michael L. Moore! Go to studiobythetracks.org to find this and so much more on the Web Store now!

The Duke by Michael L. Moore
13.25 x 19.25 x 0.75 in.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper in a black frame.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael is laser focused on his work–unless he his talking trivia with the staff. His areas of interest for trivia talk are peacocks, oil companies, and vintage movies and television. His artwork is most often inspired by the graphic design of the 50s, 60s, and 70s and looks to music and movie posters and vintage advertisements as source material. Fans can check out Michael, his trivia, and his artwork in the documentary short "Do You Like Peacocks?" by Mary Clay Fields.

03/14/2022

Studio Saturday is only 5 days away! Join us on Saturday, March 19th from 10-2 pm to shop the Studio Store!

We usually have limited retail hours (every Monday thru Thursday from 10-3pm), so we are delighted to be able to open our Studio Store on Saturday, March 19th from 10-2pm. Located at 301 20th Street S, Irondale, AL 35210.

Our store is overflowing with artwork, apparel, and gifts — so come explore! The Studio Store is perfect for anyone looking for an approachable way to start their art collection. If you’re already an established collector or interior designer, we will have meaningful work to add to your walls.

We’re so excited to be hosting Abadir's during our event! This Greensboro-based bakery serves “wholesome dishes and pastries rich with Egyptian flavors, crafted in a Southern kitchen.” They were a favorite at our Holiday Open House Vendor Market, and sold out in only a few hours! Enjoy good, unique food while you shop our Studio Store!

Our Story

Studio by the Tracks is a studio and gallery for artists with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We provide a social network and a career path that enriches our artists’ lives and betters our community.

Artists receive 60% of any sale of their art works. The Studio provides all services and materials to artists free of charge.

OUR ADULT ARTISTS

Most of the art you see on our website and at our exhibitions is created by SBTT adult artists - these artists have ASD diagnoses. Our Adult Program constitues 2/3 of our organization.

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301 20th St S
Irondale, AL
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