Voting open for favorite on Holiday Card Lane until Dec. 20

MADISON – Individuals can vote for their favorite design on Holiday Card Lane through Dec. 20.

Madison Arts Alliance or MAA sponsors Holiday Card Lane as a venue for local artists to spread holiday cheer. During December, the painted cards are on display in historic homes’ front lawns on Church and Front streets in downtown Madison.

This year, individuals will vote on Facebook/Madison Arts Alliance. Click the photo of your favorite card, and click “Like” for your vote.

“You can vote on your favorite new holiday card by liking the photo. Please share (the Facebook post) to recognize these wonderful local artists,” MAA President Rosalie Holcombe said.

Seven new entries on Holiday Card Lane are vying for prize money:

* “Merry Christmas” by Suzette Smith – A traditional holiday scene with a decorated gingerbread house, the clock on Madison’s Main Street, gingerbread men and women dancing and peeking from Christmas trees and three residents’ cottages with pretty wreaths and trees. Sponsor is Madison Station Historical Preservation Society.

* Santa Claus’ arrival by Meigan Bailey – A nostalgic depiction, including a touch of fantasy, of Santa Claus arriving in his (Rotary) sleigh in a neighborhood. A girl stretches from a ladder to finish painting the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). A happy polar bear sits atop Santa’s bag of toys. A boy magically paints a faraway treetop star. Sponsor is Rotary Club of Madison.

* The Nativity by Raven Mobley – A respectful painting of the Nativity scene with the Star of Bethlehem shining brightly above Mary and Jospeh admiring Baby Jesus. Angel Gabriel hovers in a beautiful sky of Van-Gogh-esque stars and orbs. A Wise Man arrives with a gift as a docile camel rests. Sponsor is Beltone Hearing Aid Center of Madison.

* Christmas wreath by Savannah Blackwell – A solitary Christmas wreath heralds the season with its evergreen boughs, tiny points of light and an oversized red bow. The simple but attractive design represents traditional trimming that many families use in holiday decorations. Sponsor is Chapman Sisson Architects.

* Santa’s reindeer by James Clemens High School students – A collection of animals waits for Christmas. An exhausted reindeer has massive antlers with a string of intertwined multi-colored lights. A calico cat stands upright to open the red barn’s door for the reindeer. A mouse wearing a candy-cane hat peeks from a coffee mug. Sponsor is Madison Station Historical Preservation Society.

* Christmas tree in nature by Liberty Middle School students – A massive Christmas tree stands in a snow-covered field by a frozen pond. Evergreen branches frame the view, illuminated by a star’s beam. Inquisitive deer admire the shiny tree, with its pinkish-coral glow. Sponsor is Madison Station Historical Preservation Society.

* Christmas bells by Discovery Middle School students — Two golden bells rest among evergreen branches. A bow of maroon and red brightens the bells. A heavy snowstorm howls around the bell. Like in nature, each snowflake bears a unique design and shows meticulous detail. Sponsor is Madison Station Historical Preservation Society.

Holiday Card Lane’s awards include “Best in Show” with $450 prize money; first place, $300; second, $200; and third, $100.

For more information, visit madisonartsalliance.org.

Bob Jones High School

CMSgt. Ellis Clark awarded title of Drill Master

Events

Huntsville Botanical Garden and UAH partner for Shakespeare in the Garden

Madison

Chess league honors Epling as ‘Coach of the Year’

Harvest

Luna Koi to bring its vibe to ‘Sounds of Summer’

Bob Jones High School

Seeing students as rewards, Word selected Midtown’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Huntsville

Pre-K Center selects Parameswaran as top teacher

Discovery Middle School

Robotics team, Say Watt!?!, takes FIRST LEGO awards in California

Harvest

TARCOG lands $1.5-million grant from EPA for cleanup

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Mental Skills Coach Assists Team To National Championship Game- Roger Kitchen Builds Character

Bob Jones High School

Journey welcomes Ben Smith as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Madison

Chandrakasem, Koswoski excel in DAR essay contests

Harvest

American Legion, VFW to retire flags on Flag Day

Madison

Stundtner proves skills as Midtown’s ‘Staff Member of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Guo, Mysore, Saha dominate awards at regional, state science fairs

Harvest

Madison Hospital names Brandon Jones ‘Employee of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

MCS to present ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ sessions

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 12, 2024

Events

Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

Bob Jones High School

Braden Booth Named Mr. Baseball, Super All-State, Class 7A All-State

Harvest

Low-key races (on foot and couch) pivotal for Rotary’s ‘Parrots 0.5K’

Bob Jones High School

Mill Creek names Deberry as outstanding staff employee

Bob Jones High School

Madison Public Library readies for Summer Reading experience

James Clemens High School

Moore honored as ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at James Clemens

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to honor D-Day’s 80th anniversary

x