Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Artist Invitation - Smyrna, GA


Performing Artists Online Magazine would like to make the members of PAG aware
of The City of Smyrna's call for Artists Submission for The Spirit Talk Art
Walk Fine Arts Festival.

Artist Invitation:

Original works in the following media will be considered:
• Fine art painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor etc.)
• Drawing (pen & ink, pencil, charcoal, archival inkjet)
• Printmaking (serigraph, lithograph, archival inkjet)
• Sculpture (metal, clay, stone, wood)
• Photography (wet process, archival inkjet)
• Ceramics (glass, pottery etc.)


Artist must be 18 years or older and the submitted Works must be ORIGINAL (i.e.
conceived and created by the artist). Publishers, galleries, agents and
collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Works produced through
collaborative efforts (i.e. more that one artist) are not eligible. Only works
that are suitable for general audiences will be considered. The following media
are not eligible: video/film, installations, wearable art (clothing or

1st Place: $ 500
2nd Place: $ 300
3rd: Place: $ 100

Saturday, October 18th
3 PM to 9 PM
Streets of Market Village

$ 35 Non-refundable entry fee
$ 100 Exhibition fee (includes one 10’ x 10’ canopy)

Submission Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked no later than Saturday,
September 27th, 2008.
To enter your submission online visit

**Please do not let the application and tent exhibition fee discourage you. This
is a great chance to network, sell your artwork to individuals looking to buy,
and place yourself in a position for future commissions. You also may be able
to find another artist willing to share a canopy. Hope to see you there!**

Also feel free to contact me or visit for more
details, and thank you for your time.


Performing Artists

Create Better Paintings - International Competition

Don't let your fellow artists miss out on this great opportunity to compete in an international competition! Please tell them that is sponsoring a new painting competition that features a $1000 top prize. Deadline is November 1. For more information on the Painters' Challenge, all artists 18 and over should visit

Jennifer King, Editor

Friday, September 12, 2008

Premiere issue of Artist Advocate magazine

The premiere issue of Artist Advocate magazine will hit the mail this
week, but below is a link to the advance digital copy for your perusal.

We hope you enjoy reading the first issue of our magazine as much as we
enjoyed producing it. View it at

If you desire a printed copy of Artist Advocate, please e-mail me at

If you're an artist, a framer, or a company with a product that needs to
be seen by art galleries and wish to advertise, go to

Jim Gustafson

Each issue of Artist Advocate has two covers: a Contemporary cover and a
Representational cover. Click on either cover and you'll see the entire
publication with both sections.

Finally! A Beach Rental for Plein Air Painters ONLY!

Dear fellow artists,

I hope you will pass this on to all your members for their review or add a link on your website.

“Plein Paradise” is located at 229 Court St. in St. Joe Beach, Florida. This two bedroom one bath house is located 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and is fully furnished with all new furniture. It is 40 minutes east of Panama City, 40 minutes west of Apalachicola and 20 minutes from Cape San Blas. My wife and I decided this year to rent our little hideaway exclusively to artists! I am a member of the Plein Air Painters of Georgia and the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts - GALA. I have been on many paintouts and know how expensive it can be staying in hotels and eating out all the time. We are setting the rent at a very reasonable rate for PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ONLY!

Please visit my website for all the details if you are interested in getting away to paint in a magical area. You will see why they call it “The Forgotten Coast”.

Just go to and click on Plein Paradise at the top of the page.

Thanks in advance,

Allen Rodgers


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Plein Air Paint Out - Newnan, GA - Oct 25

Information and Registration
Fall Garden Gate Tour
Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday October 25th, 2008

Newnan, GA

Sponsors: Coweta County Master Gardeners
and Country Garden Farm and Nursery
3728 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Newnan, GA Tel. #: 770.251.2673

Locations: 5 Gardens at Private Homes in Newnan (maps provided upon registration)

DAY of EVENT: 3 to7 P.M. Garden Tour
10:00A.M. until 6:30 P.M. Gardens will be Open to Artists
7:00 P.M. Deadline for Delivery of Artwork to Country Garden Farm & Nursery
3728 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Newnan, GA Tel. #: 770.251.2673
7:30 to 9:00 P.M. Candlelight Dinner & Art Sale at Country Garden Farm & Nursery
3728 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Newnan, GA Tel. #: 770.251.2673
Dinner Tickets, without Tour fee, will be available for sale to artists. Price to be announced.
Masters Gardener Volunteers will be on site readying the gardens for 2 weeks prior to the tour.
Artists interested in visiting the gardens should contact Deborah @ 770 301 8990 for details.
Exhibition and Sale:
Paintings must be pre-wired; ready for hanging on "S" hooks (supplied) that hang on standing grid panels (supplied).
Works On Paper will be hung with clips (supplied) on the standing grid panels (supplied).
Artists must supply their own plastic bags.
Label blanks will be provided
10% of each sale will be deducted from the sale price to support the CCMG Scholarship.
The transaction for each artwork sold will be handled by the event staff cashier.
Payment for works sold will be mailed to the address below within 10 days.
Please Return Lower Portion to:

Deborah Johnson Kidwell Participation #:____________
21 Hawthorne Drive to be filled out by event staff
Newnan, GA 30263 or
Street Address_____________________________________________________________________________
City______________________________________________________________ State__________ ZIP_ _____

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Arts Clayton - September Calendar

Celebrate Art!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
5:30-7:30pm FREE
Bring a friend and enjoy amazing fine art from local Georgia Artists as we celebrate the work of Juried Show winner, Keith Barnett, and a retrospective "All Mirth & No Matter"
September Exhibitions
Sponsored by H&H Systems (Pat & Gene Hussey) and Chickfila Jonesboro Dwarf House
“All Mirth and No Matter” – Keith Barnett, 2008 Juried Show Winner
Through the use of a variety of mediums, Mr. Barnett seeks to understand the conflicting and complimentary universal processes of order and chaos. While this quest brings a wide range of interests to explore, his passions of classic portraiture, still lifes and landscapes are most prominent. The results of his process are beautiful studies of the natural world, set expertly in the most appropriate medium pulled from his wide portfolio of color pencil, acrylic, watercolor or paper collage. Show Dates: Sept 3-September 26
“The Road Traveled”
“Oh the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss. Our lives lead us down many roads, whether it is the one less traveled or a heavily worn path. The open road calls to some. For others, only one that matters is that road which leads home. For still others, it isn’t the physical trip through life that is important, but the creative process or spiritual journey. See how the Exhibiting Artists creatively interpret this month's theme in a wide range of mediums and disciplines. thru September 26
“5thAnnual Juried Photography Competition, presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography 10”

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty
Every October, Arts Clayton proudly participates in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival and hosts the Annual Juried Photography Show and Competition. Now in its fifth year, Georgia photographers are invited to submit their very best work to the annual competition. In addition to monetary awards for Best of Show, and first, second and third places, the Best of Show winner is purchased every year to be included in Arts Clayton’s permanent collection. This year's show features work from 39 Georgia photographers Show Dates: Sept 30-Oct 31, 2008.
Join us for the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation October 2, 2008 5:30-7:30pm.
“Mistletoe Market – Arts Clayton Fine Arts & Master Crafts Festival”
Celebrate the season and find the perfect hand-crafted artisan gift for everyone on your holiday gift list at the Arts Clayton Gallery’s annual fine arts and master crafts festival. Jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, fiber art, drawings, prints, photography and more! Admission is free. November 4-December 12.
For many, the holiday season brings back feelings created by those events or times that leave an impression on our souls. See how exhibiting artists, in a wide range of mediums, creatively interpret this seasonal theme. November 4-December 12.
Join us for the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation November 6, 2008 5:30-7:30pm.
Holiday Events!
Mistletoe & Merlot - Holiday Wine Tasting
One of the most popular events of the season is back again! Enjoy an evening of about fine holiday wines, live music and seasonal appetizers. Plus shop for everyone on your gift list at the Mistletoe Market. Presented in Partnership with Highway 138 Package store. $20.00 per person. November 13, 2008 6-9pm
Holiday At Home Parade
Arts Clayton hosts the annual Holidayat Home Parade. Kick off the holidays as Santa Comes to Downtown Jonesboro in this community wide parade event! November 22, 2008
2nd Annual Arts Clayton Holiday Party
All are invited to join the Arts Clayton Board of Directors as we enjoy the spirit of the season. December 4, 2008, 5:30-7:30pm

2009 Preview - Mark your calenders!

"Crazy Quilts" - Georgia Quilt Council Traveling Show, and "Warm the Heart", Quilts & Fiber Art Exhibition - Jan 2009
2009 JAnnual Juried Show & Competition - Feb 2009
13th District Congressional Student Art Competition - March 2009
Georgia Watercolor Society Members Show - August 30-Oct 3, 2009