February 23rd, 2013
Carole Young McCollum’s watercolor ‘White-throated Sparrow’ was accepted into the Georgia Watercolor Society’s 34th National Exhibition that will be held at the Blue Ridge Mountains Artists Association Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA from April 5th – May 17th. Seventy paintings were selected from over 300 submissions. She is represented by Mountain Gallery in Clarkesville.
August 27th, 2012
As part of the ‘Art in Georgia’ series, which was arranged by the Georgia Council for the Arts, thirty eight works from twenty eight artists from northeast Georgia were accepted to hang in the executive offices of
the capitol and the governor’s office from August 27 through January 25.
Rabun County and the NGAG were well represented by Honor Woodward, Keith and Sarah Nelms, Peter Macintosh, Libby Mathews, Paula Van Huss and Chuck Gardner.
In the future four other sections of the State will be showcasing their art.
Governor Nathan Deal and NGAG member Dietrich Hoecht
August 3rd, 2012
Each year the Rocky Mountain Outdoors Writers and Photographers Association has a conference and sponsors a competition for writers and photographers. At this year’s conference, held in Taos, NM, one of our members, Terry Guthrie, received seven awards.
He got first price in the Books and Scripts for TV/Movie/Video category for his book “Fall Images of North Georgia”.
“Mountain Highlights”, cover of Terry’s book, “Fall Images of North Georgia” and third place in the Published Images category.
The other six awards, all in photography, included a first prize for “After the Storm” in the Events category, for photographers covering incidents like fire, flood, storms, etc. This image shows the toppled steeple of a church in Mountain City, GA, after a tornado moved through the area in April of last year.
After the Storm
He also received a second and third place awards and three honorable mentions.
“Ancient Barn”, Honorable Mention in the Historical category.
The Atlanta area Alex Bealer Blacksmith Association asked its members to make walking sticks and canes for our Wounded Warriors.
Dietrich Hoecht, one of our guild members, made two such canes out of railroad spikes and square steel tubing.
In August, all the canes and walking sticks will be brought to Fort Benning, which is a major pass-through for our recovering soldiers. So far the total tally is unknown, but it promises to be a rather colorful and varied assortment, which hopefully will give a bit of support to those who need it badly, not just physically but also emotionally.
March 29th, 2012
Gail Watson’s painting Windy Day in Cumberland was accepted into the Thirty-third juried national exhibition for the Georgia Watercolor Society. Eighty works, juried from 336 entries by artists from the United States will be on view at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Ga. The exhibit will be on display from April 2nd through May 25th and the hours are Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Windy Day in Cumberland
Gail is the president of the Currahee Artists’ Guild and a North Georgia Arts Guild member. Her next exhibit will be during the Currahee Guild’s annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 5th in downtown Toccoa.
February 27th, 2012
I know it’s not official till the Vernal Equinox, but the jonquils and crocus tell a different story as they paint the landscape with their bright yellow, purple and orange hues. These warm days also signal the start of the outdoor festival season, where artists “paint” the landscape with their festive tents and colorful artwork. As in the past, our Guild will participate in North Georgia’s biggest outdoor show, Celebrate Clayton Art & Music Festival. This well advertized and well attended show is a great opportunity for us to promote the Guild and our talented artists. All Guild members are invited to display a few pieces of your artwork in the NGAG booth.
In June we join the Northeast Georgia Arts Tour with our informal show, Art At Veteran’s Park, in downtown Clayton. This one day event crosses four North Georgia counties, Rabun, Habersham, White and Lumpkin, and draws thousands of shoppers from all over the region. We’ll be included in all the publicity, listed in the Arts Tour brochure, have a number on the driving map, and pictured on the website.
And that’s not all! In July we host our premier show, the 6th Annual Art At The Lake, in the beautiful lake Rabun Pavilion. In addition to showcasing the art and artists of North Georgia, this show allows us to support our community by providing fund raising opportunities for non-profit organizations such as the Rabun County Band Boosters, the Ferst Literacy Foundation, and Knights of Columbus. As in the past, 10% of art sales is donated to the Lake Rabun Association Scholarship Fund.
Stay tuned for more information on these and many more great opportunities to show and sell your artwork!
If you’re not a already a member, now’s the time to join us and join the fun! Click here to download our membership form http://www.northgeorgiaartsguild.com/about/membership_form.pdf