Saturday, January 26, 2008

Arts Development Council of Georgia

Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 11:11:28 AM
Subject: ADCG February 2008 General Membership/Open Meeting

RE: General Membership/Open Meeting - Arts Development Council of Georgia (ADCG),, Wednesday, February 6, 2008; Winder Cultural Art Center, Winder, Georgia.

Good Morning:

Following is an ADCG Press Release and announcement*** for the bi-monthly General Membership/Open Meeting of the Arts Development Council of Georgia (ADCG), The meeting will be preceded by a monthly meeting of the ADCG Board of Directors.

Please feel free to forward this to any and all media, fellow artists, craft makers and those generally involved with the Arts at all levels.

February marks the "unofficial" First Anniversary of the ADCG. We have come quite a distance in a very short amount of time. Join us as we celebrate our growth and invite you to be a part of the organization.


Bill Ronay


***Press Release prepared and issued by Anne Jenkins, Point of Art Gallery, Union Point, GA.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

MGAA Newsletter

Prime Painters are meeting most Thursdays at the Senior Center, 152 Maple St., Warner Robins, at 1:30 PM. Come and draw, paint, share companionship and ideas. This is free, however the city requires that you have to be over 50 to participate.

· Let's all attend the monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan.17,at Ted Wright Park. Joy Vermilyea will be demonstrating the art of stained glass. She is a new member, moving from North Georgia, and teaches her talent at RAFB. You will be able to sign up for a Saturday workshop at the meeting. The cost will be $50.00, and there is a 5-limit opening. AND…the new officers will be installed! I was told that we have a very creative program for this, and I’m anxious to see it.

· January 8, Tuesday, the Late Bloomers will be at the Gatwick Sr. Village in Perry from 1-2:30 PM. Volunteers are needed to teach art to seniors. Contact Edna Garrett (478) 967-2817 for more information.

· The Sketching Session will be at the Nola Brantley Library, Watson Blvd. from 6:30- 8:30 PM. A live model will be provided. This is a good opportunity to practice your drawing skills in a friendly environment.Bring your own drawing materials, like charcoal, pastels, or colored pencil. Food,drink, and paint are not allowed in the library. Contact Dona Schaeffer at home 788-1529, or at work, 923-0753, for more information.

· Tuesday, January 15, Willa Roseboom will sponsor Movie Night at her home. Contact Willa, 953-3224, or

· February 26 has been set as the day of Houston County’s Annual Career Scavenger Hunt. 10th graders are bussed to the Ag Center in Perry to meet and inquire about careers, and FAS will have a booth to represent the Arts. Leslie will be there, and she’d love someone to help her. Call 929-2263 to volunteer.

· Peggy Maine has an exhibit at Prinnie Mack’s the first 2 weeks in January, with Kay Nanz having her works up the last 2 weeks. In February, Allan Carey and Janice Musgrove will display their creations.

· Joycine's new space is now at 333 Cotton Avenue in Macon. Call (478) 743-3144 for information on painting classes with Barbara Barry (6 week classes), or teen and adult Drawing Classes with Peter Nishanian.

· MGAA's Winter Arts Festival is coming up Feb.15-March 15. Submit your entry now. This is a judged show open to all mid-state artists. Call 477-9557 for a prospectus.

· Jack Shields from Atlanta will be having a collage workshop March 14 & 15. Those of you who attended his watercolor workshop thoroughly enjoyed mee ting this incredible artist, and I’m excited about him being

· Don't forget about the SPRING FINE ARTS SHOW April 20 at the Eagle Springs Clubhouse from 2-5:00. Setup will be on April 19. Get your paints out and get busy!

Sketching Session

THE FINE ART SOCIETY OF MIDDLE GEORGIA Sketching Session: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Monday, January 14, 2008 at the Nola Brantley Library in Warner Robins. Our "model" this month is a near life size sculpture of a head . She is a coquettish little girl but she has promised to be very, very still. This is open to all adults, so bring a friend. Bring your own easel and drawing materials - charcoal, pastels, or colored pencil. Food and drink are not allowed in the library. Contact Dona Schaeffer at home 788-1529, or at work 923-0753.

P.S. Does anyone have a suggestion on what to name her?

Unicorns Quest Art

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

PaintAmerica - Call to Entries

For immediate release PaintAmerica Executive Director

PaintAmerica Announces 2008 Paint the Parks Call to Entries

PaintAmerica, a national, non-profit organization to support and promote the visual arts, has announced the Call to Entries for the 2008 “Paint The Parks” National Artists’ Competition. Paint The Parks will attract many of our nations’ top artists, with a $10,000 purchase award for the Grand Prize. Many other cash prizes and purchase awards will also be available, making Paint The Parks one of the country’s richest art competitions. Full details and entry forms are available at

The 2008 Paint the Parks100 Competition and the Paint the Parks “Mini50” provide the country’s top national venue for established and emerging representational artists to showcase their talents. The competition celebrates our country’s national parks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the National Parks Foundation ( The competition also supports the PaintAmerica mission of providing scholarships for young artists and promoting the visual arts across America.

The Paint the Parks Competition format rewards artists with great potential for sales of their work. It also provides recognition, exposure and awareness through a national traveling exhibition and an online display. The exhibition will be shown in venues such as The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO; The RW Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA; and The CACEG Gallery; Estes Park, CO. Showcasing the beauty and qualities of America’s National Park system as seen through the eyes of its artists is another benefit of the program.

The Second Annual Paint the Parks 100 carries on the tradition of the long-running Arts for the Parks competition. Last years grand prize winners were John Agnew of Cincinnati, OH for his painting “Looking for the Shore” and Ray Hunter of Santa Barbara, CA for his mini painting “Lesson on the Yellowstone”.

Entries representing any of the 390 National Parks are submitted and judged within one of the three National Park Regions. The highest scoring painting from all entries is named the Grand Prize Purchase Award Winner and claims a $10,000 purchase award. It, and the top 33 paintings from each of the three regions advance to the Paint the Parks100. Other artists in the top 100 also have the chance to receive additional cash prizes and purchase awards. Recognition is also given to the “2nd 100” artists.

The “mini” competition is for works up to 180 square inches. The full-size competition accepts work up to 720 square inches. A discounted entry is available for meeting the early deadline of May 1, 2008. The final competition entry deadline is May 31, 2008. Galleries interested in exhibiting the Paint The Parks Top100 should contact PaintAmerica at


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