Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thomaston Upson Arts Council

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:

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 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.

To Participate:

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 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.


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