According to the U.S. State Department, "these exhibitions provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope, and diversity of both countries' art and culture. AIE has established a presence in more countries than any other U.S. foundation or arts organization." AIE's exhibitions allow foreign citizens, many of whom might never travel to the United States, to personally experience the depth of American art.
The artwork for this exhibition was selected by Florala, Alabama native Ambassador Mark Gitenstein and his wife Libby Gitenstein. The selected works are from the Dixie Art Colony spin-off located on Alabama's Gulf coast.