Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Not a member of PAG..... please join the "Ning" site or PAG on facebook. That alone will make you a member.
UPDATE: The Callaway invitations went out last week so sending a note to Phyllis is no longer an option to get an invitation. They will, however, be putting more information on their web site, so continue to look for that.
Friday, September 10, 2010
We'll be painting both days at the annual "Battle of Tunnel Hill" --- and you're invited to join us!
Two tents are already set up for the artists - one is for display of artwork done onsite and the other is a base of operations.
There is no participation fee except for the $5 main gate entry.
The Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation has graciously allowed us to set up (FREE) - so we're asking each artist to make a donation to the THHF. This can be a percentage of any artwork sales or another amount determined by each artist.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
or call 706-270-1626.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
There is a small group of painters who will be painting around Pine Mountain, Georgia including some spots inside Callaway Gardens on June 15, 16, 23, 24 and 25. Anyone wishing to attend any of these days need only to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 14 so arrangements can be made for entry into the gardens. This will be an informal event with no awards or opportunity for sales but still good for passing out business cards and making new friends. Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden "Victory Garden South", is always great for painting and the magnolia trees are really showing off their best blooms right now. Some over night accommodations may be possible on certain days, so be sure to write if you think you might be able to come and would like to stay over night.
PAG would also like to recognize new and renewing members for the last couple of months. They are:
R. Matthew Songer
If you have renewed your membership and your images are not showing on the PAG website, please let us know. We lost some data and are recovering as we learn of our errors.
Let me encourage you to continue to join the Facebook page so you can keep up with all the news as well as the NING Plein Air Artists forum.
NING Plein Air Artists - Plein Air Georgia
Plein Air Georgia on Facebook
PAG on Facebook has 101 artists and collectors who are interested in what we do and where we will be painting.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Come listen to the live music while viewing the creations of 32 participating regional artists and craftsmen in this juried art show. All are invited to attend and see the wide spectrum of art that will include paintings in acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink as well as pottery, jewelry sculpture, mosaics glass, woodcarving and metal.
Admission cost is waved at the gate when you tell them you are going to the art exhibit at the Discovery Center.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thanks to Generations Gallery, Andi Kulp, Kathy Socha and Preston King our hosts for this event along with Phyllis Franklin PAG representative, the event was perfectly organized. Each artist started the day by checking by the registration desk at Generations Gallery. At the registration desk filled with information about the local area, Preston King, event director and local artist, set each artists off with well wishes, I.D. badges, park passes, stamped canvas or paper and flyers that the artists could pass out inviting the public to a reception to be held later that day.
Indian Springs State Park was filled to capacity for the Memorial Day weekend and the PAG artists were pleased with all the opportunities to show off their talents, pass out their business cards, and connect with old and new friends. Attending this event were, Pat Burns, Peter Potter, Evelyn Henderson, Bambi Rogers,Valerie Chitvanni, R. Matthew Songer, Sandra Babb, Durinda Cheek, Preston King, Bambi Setzer, Shelia Looman and Phyllis Franklin.
Having a diverse mix of talents and mediums proved to be just the right formula for success for the end of day art reception awards presentation show and sale held at Pinky's Café. Each visitor and artist coming to the reception was encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite painting of the day. Best of Show honors went to Pat Burns for her painting "Mossy Oak". Valerie Chitvanni's "Indian Springs Rocks" received First Place and Bambi Rogers' "Break of Dawn" received Second Place. Five paintings were also sold to patrons during the show.
Generations Gallery is planning to host a fall event for Plein Air Artists dates to be announced later in the year.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Opens This Friday!
DATES: May 28 - June 12
TIMES: 10AM until 5PM
LOCATION: Marion Square Park, Downtown Charleston, bordered by Meeting, Calhoun and King
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Event: Brooks County Library
Start Time: Saturday, May 29 at 10:00am
End Time: Saturday, May 29 at 4:00pm
Where: Quitman, GA
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link
Mark the date:
Saturday, July 17, 2010
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Paint Day - Any Medium
Location: Middle Georgia Art Association
Please call the gallery to have your name put on the list
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The Artist Guild of NW Georgia is holding its 3rd Annual Juried Art Competition on July 17, 2010 at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 15. A complete prospectus and appllication is available on our website at www.georgiaart.net
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I wanted to reach out and share the workshops we have planned in the New England area for this Summer. I am delighted to be working with 3 artists as workshop leaders: Ray Hassard, Kirk Larsen and Ken Shuey. All will work with you in the medium of your choice aboard Airielle, a wonderful classic wooden sailboat.
This will be an exciting twist in comparison to the workshops you may have attended in the past. The student/instructor ratio is very low, we'll eat well, and take you to spots you just can't reach other than by boat. And it is really nice to unwind at the end of the day and recount the interesting stuff we did all day. All of these workshops are in reasonably protected waters, and the Summer season weather is typically very cooperative.
The following is a very brief listing of each workshop. Please follow the links to my website for more detail. The rates for the expeditions cover your bunk, food and workshop tuition.
Also, I am happy to pull together a 3 to 4 day painting excursion on another date, so gather up 4 or 5 of your painting buddies and we'll cook up your own expedition (see the sample trip ideas on my website).
June 29 to July 2 - Greenport, NY to Mystic Seaport and back to Greenport w Kirk Larsen - 4 days. $1,080
July 21 to 24 - Penobscot Bay - Camden, ME to Matinicus Island and Vinalhaven w Ray Hassard - 4 days. $1,180
July 28 to Aug 1 - Penobscot Bay - Brooklin, ME to Acadia National Park w Ray Hassard - 5 days. $1,225
September 4 - Clinton, CT to the Thimble Islands w Ken Shuey - 1 day. $250
September 5 - Clinton, CT to Falkner Island w Ken Shuey - 1 day. $250
Please join us! We'll get two sessions in each day, and come home with a pochade box full of great work.
Link to the plein air page of the website: http://www.watercolorssailing.com/Plein_Air.html
This show features work from the Tubman Museum’s permanent collection created by Georgia born or Georgia Based Artists. Forty seven works will be on display, including works on paper, photography, mixed media, fiber art and paintings.
Artists featured in the collection are Ron Adams, Amalia Amaki, Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Trena Banks, Keith Bankston, Beverly Buchanon, Cliff Chandler, Michael Ellison, Walter Ellison, Chi Ezekwueche, Annie Greene. Kojo Griffin, Stephanie Jackson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Ana Bel Lee, Jake Mccord, Wini McQueen, Curtis Patterson, Nellie Mae Rowe, O.L. Samuels, Cedric Smith, Wilfred Stroud and Mildred Thompson.
Special Thanks to All who have come to see this amazing exhibition, and participated in the Community Programming or Special Events!
Show Ends on Friday, May 21st!
If you haven't had a chance to see it - be sure you stop this week, and tell a friend!
Gallery Open T-F 9-pm. Free Admission!
T-F 9-5pm, Saturdays 10-4pm
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Plein Air Painters of America is offering a workshop in which you will be painting with eight of the most respected plein-air masters in the country. It takes place August 29-September 4, 2010, in the Grand Tetons. We are working with the Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in putting on this fantastic opportunity to paint with the top on-location artists in one of the most scenic parts of the country.
In addition to painting five days, evening programs include a visit to Scott Christensen’s amazing studio, a provocative lecture from Joe Paquet, and a trunk show of your works followed by a reception for the PAPA exhibition.
Please see the PDF information sheet for details found on the PAPA website or that of the Art Association of Jackson Hole. If you have questions, feel free to ask!
In pursuit of excellence...
Susan Hallsten McGarry
Plein Air Painters of America
Thursday, May 13, 2010
All artists in the Middle Georgia area are invited to participate in an artistic fundraiser to benefit the Thomaston Upson Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop in Thomaston, Georgia. Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Thank you!
The Thomaston Upson Arts Council (TUAC) is looking for artists to participate in its first ever Art Squared Project, an art auction and fundraiser to benefit the TUAC Gallery. Artists in the Middle Georgia area are asked to donate their time and talents in an effort to raise money for better lighting and other gallery improvements. Emerging and established artists over the age of 18 are welcome to participate.
After receiving the artist application and $10 fee, TUAC will provide each artist with a 12” x 12” canvas panel (1 panel per fee, limit of 3). Artists can use any medium to create artwork in regards to our chosen theme: “Nature”.
Participants will drop off their completed work by July 20, 2010. These square works of art will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going towards the TUAC gallery. Artists will be recognized at the Art Squared Project Auction & Reception, scheduled for July 29th, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Each participating artist will receive a complimentary 2010-2011 membership to TUAC and a $10 gift certificate towards any purchase from the TUAC Gallery and Gift Shop, including other Square Art paintings. Participating artists’ web-sites will be listed on the TUAC blog.
The artist application can be downloaded at: http://www.tuac.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Art_Squared_Flyer2010.123124017.pdf
About Art Squared and TUAC:
The Thomaston Upson Arts Council (TUAC) presents The Art Squared Project, an art auction and fundraiser to benefit the TUAC Gallery. Located on the square in Thomaston, Georgia, TUAC is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization and is well known as a presenter of the arts, a supporter of local artists, a contributor to adult and student art education, and an effective influence upon decisions pertaining to the quality of life in Upson County. The mission of TUAC is, "to enrich the lives of all citizens by providing the highest quality arts programming possible”. TUAC will provide artists with a blank panel to create an original work of art to be sold to the general public. All auction proceeds will go towards TUAC Gallery improvements.
About the Artist’s Panel:
From Dick Blick.com: These ready-to-paint panels primed with acrylic provide an exceptional painting surface for oils and acrylics. The fine, canvas-like tooth of the surface allows for great brush control and intensity of color. Gently sanding the surface of the board with very fine sandpaper produces an even finer tooth or a totally smooth surface, ideal for detail work, while still retaining the layer of gesso. The panel is heavy-duty, warp-resistant MDF & feature a cradled birch plywood frame mounted flush to the edge of the panel. The sides can be stained, waxed, or painted if desired.
Send $10 (non-refundable. Checks paid to TUAC), along with all of your contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Website) to the Thomaston Upson Arts Council c/o Art Squared P.O. Box 211 Thomaston, GA 30286. You will receive one (1) blank panel per $10 fee (2 panels for $20, 3 Panels for $30, 3 panel limit). The Art Squared Project theme is “Nature” and is open to interpretation by each artist. Application to the Art Squared Project constitutes a commitment to create and deliver artwork to the TUAC gallery via postal mail or artist drop-off by Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Failure to return panels will not result in a refund of the artist fee. Late panels will not be accepted. TUAC reserves the right to reject or remove any artwork from the project at any time.
About the Art Squared Project Display & Reception:
A reception and silent auction for the Art Squared Project will be held on Thursday, July 29th at 6 p.m. All artwork will have a starting bid of $40. All proceeds will be used towards TUAC Gallery improvements. Artists will be recognized at the reception and will receive a complimentary one year membership to TUAC, along with a $10 gift certificate for the TUAC Gallery and Gift Shop. Information about each artist will be made available on the TUAC blog.
What artistic medium can I use on the panels?
Any medium (acrylics, oil, watercolors, etc.) can be used on the panels as long as the dimensions are not changed. The “Nature” theme is open to artists’ interpretation.
Do I have to be a TUAC member to participate?
Not at all. The Art Squared Project is open to all artists over 18 living in the Middle Georgia area.
What if my painting isn’t sold?
All unsold paintings will be placed in the TUAC Gift Shop or bought from the original artist for a discounted price ($20) after the Art Squared Project Auction.
So, I’m not going to make any money from this?
No, but we appreciate your donation of time and talent and can provide you with information for tax purposes. All participating artists will get a complimentary 2010-2011 membership (a $15 value) for TUAC, a $10 gift certificate, and recognition on the TUAC website. This is an excellent opportunity to get your work in front of the public.
Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions!
Thomaston Upson Arts Council P.O. Box 211 Thomaston, Georgia 30286
Located on the Thomaston Square!
Closed Saturday, Sunday, & Monday. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
706-647-1605 www.tuac.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is used to describe paintings that have been created chiefly outdoors, rather than in the studio.
Sign-up and join fellow artists for a 1-day open air paint out at Indian Springs Village and Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla, GA. Centrally located in the state and convenient to I-75, the park and village offers the artist inspiration in the many natural settings throughout . Capture the light, colors, and energy of the, rolling hills, springs, creeks , whimsical and formal gardens, lake, wildlife native flora, and historical buildings. The many covered gazebos and shelters throughout are readily available for those who choose.
*All 2-dimensional mediums accepted. Artists will paint at any outdoor location within Indian Springs Village and State Park (no reference photographs. )
*Bring your painting supplies, an easel, chair (if needed) .
*Completed pieces must be turned in to Generations Gallery by 3:30 pm for an exhibition of completed pieces for public viewing and an optional silent auction.
*People’s Choice Award will be presented at the end of the day and decided by secret ballots cast by both participants and guests.
*The Paint Out is open to artists age 18 or over (or with written permission of legal guardian if under 18 years of age).
*The entry fee of $15 includes registration, refreshments, reception, with $5 going toward the People’s Choice Award, the dollar amount to be determined by the number of registered participants.
* Optional silent auction participation with 30% commission going to Generations Gallery.
Artists from all over Georgia are invited to join Plein Air Georgia and Generations Gallery for the Memorial Day Weekend Plein Air Paint Out. It promises to be a fun filled day and great opportunity to promote art.
WHERE: GENERATIONS GALLERY
DATE: May 29, 2010 (Saturday)
TIME: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Early Registration Fee: $15 ( $20 if after May 14 )
Contact Generations Gallery and leave a message for Preston King (478-972-2404), paint out cooridinator or register by calling Phase One/Generations Gallery at 1-800-352-7212.
Visa, MasterCard or Discovery Card accepted or you may mail you check (after pre-registration by phone) to Generations Gallery, attn: PAG, 1825 Hwy 42 South, Flovilla. Georgia 30216. Email email@example.com for more information.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out
Make Your Plans to Participate!
August 11 - 14, 2010
Everyone had so much fun last year that we're doing it again. In August, professional and amateur artists will gather for 3 days of painting in the beautiful Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Island Ford and select sites along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell. You will find tranquility, inspiration and beauty for you and your work as you enjoy three days of on-site painting.
Download a registration form, today:
Best In Show ..... $1,000
2nd Place ...... .... $ 500
3rd Place ... ....... $ 250
Honorable Mentions - at judge's discretion
RULES & REGULATIONS:
Paintings for the juried show may include river scenes, landscapes, marshes, wildlife and wildflowers along the Chattahoochee River.
All paintings must be executed on site, out-of-doors, during the three days of August 11 - 13.
An unlimited number of pieces may be worked on during the contest dates, but only 2 pieces may be submitted for contest judging and exhibit.
Submitted pieces will be shown at a special reception on August 14.
Works may be in Oils, acrylics, pastels, and water media. No photography or non-paint media allowed.
Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell - Host Hotel
909 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Reserve under Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out
$89 per night + tax
Full Paint Out details at: www.visitroswellga.com/great-chattahoochee-river-paint-out.html
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Third Annual Plein Air Paint Out in Beautiful Madison Georgia!
This annual paint out is part of the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes. Tour homes are among the many beautiful settings in which to paint.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 8:00 AM check in 4-5:00 PM turn in. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded after the judging.
Judging begins by 5:15, reception and auction run concurrently 5:15 - 6:45 on the lawn of the Madison Morgan Cultural Center.
Prizes will be awarded during the reception/auction. Painters set the opening bid for their paintings (be sure to include 30% commission to the Guild). Buyers pay the Guild and the guild will cut the artists checks no later than one week from the paint out and mail them.
Deadline for $25 entry fee is 4/20. Fee is $40 after deadline. No refunds will be given.
For more info email Karen Strelecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-752-0137.
Hard to believe that it's that time of year again but we are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition for 2010 for the Artist Guild of NW Georgia to be held on July 17 - September 11, 2010. This year our show will be at the Marietta/Cobb Arts Museum in Marietta, Georgia.
We were so pleased that you all participated last year because it was your art that made our show the great success that it was and we are excited to have that opportunity again this year.
To get more information or to download the application, please go to our site at http://www.Georgiaart.net/ and click on the 2010 application statement.
I'm looking forward to a great exhibition and a chance to talk with you again. If you have questions, please feel free to give me a call.
President of Artist Guild of Northwest Ga.
Georgia Council for the Arts was eliminated ("zeroed out") by the House Appropriations Committee.
The House is scheduled to vote on the budget sometime today.
PLEASE e-mail or call your representative NOW! Use the link below to access contact information.
State of Georgia Legislative Directory