Thursday, April 22, 2010

Memorial Day - Indian Springs Paint Out


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.


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 for more information.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Annual Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out

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:

Great Awards!

Best In Show ..... $1,000

2nd Place ...... .... $ 500

3rd Place ... ....... $ 250

Honorable Mentions - at judge's discretion


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:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Third Annual Plein Air Paint Out - Madison GA

The Madison Artists Guild announces:

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 or call 706-752-0137.

Artist Guild of NW Georgia

Dear Friends and Fellow Artists,

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 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.

Nikki Davidson
President of Artist Guild of Northwest Ga.

Nikki Davidson

Georgia Council for the Arts - Call for action

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

Watercolor workshop - Macon Georgia

Middle Georgia Art Association
Watercolor Workshop
May 15, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (with a lunch break)
Harriett Buckey - Instructor
478.744.9557 - Please call to make your reservation.