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Our Premier summer event, the annual Painted Fern Art Festival at the Rabun County Civic Center is the perfect opportunity for you to meet the talented members of the North Georgia Arts Guild and other artists and fine crafters. 

Whether looking for unique art for yourself or the perfect gift, at Painted Fern you will find original works of art and fine crafts that are unique, varied, and represent a spectrum of mediums such as: painting, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber, floral, glass, photography and multi-media.

What: Art & Fine Crafts

When: July 13th and 14th, 2024

           10 to 5 Saturday, 11 to 4 Sunday

Where: Rabun County Civic Center

             201 W Savannah St.

             Clayton, GA 30525

More: Admission and parking are free.

About

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The Painted Fern Art Festival is the North Georgia Arts Guild’s premier members’ show. The festival showcases the broad variety of talent and unique artwork of our NGAG artists and artisans.   

 

The annual members’ show was introduced in 2008 as Art at the Lake, a one-day, outdoor show at the Lake Rabun Pavilion. In 2015 we moved the show in-town and indoors to allow space for a greater number of artists to participate, and overnight security to expand to a second day. Today, the Painted Fern Art Festival showcases over 40 artists during a full weekend at the Rabun County Civic Center.

 

While the Painted Fern Art Festival is an NGAG members show, non-members are invited to exhibit as space allows. The show presents original artwork and fine crafts that are unique, varied, and represent a spectrum of mediums such as: painting, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber, floral, glass, multi-media. 

 

Each year, two talented artists are awarded Best of Show (aka Peoples’ Choice voted by visitor ballot) and Producers’ Choice, selected by the show committee. In 2022, Danny Young received Best of Show for his amazing photographs of wildlife and mountain landscapes. The Producer’s Choice award went to Michael Mason, who creates beautiful wood-turned bowls.

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Artist

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2023 Award Recepients

Amy Strickland

People's Choice Award

for Best in Show

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Kim Adams

Producer's Choice Award for Best Booth

2023 Exhibiting Artist

Kim Adams

Glass/Jewelry

beadtyc1@gmail.com

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Patty Calderone

Painting

pcalderone@earthlink.net

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Silke Cliatt

Fiber

silkecliatt1@gmail.com

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Greg Corbet

Fishing Flies

greg.corbett@ymail.com

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Jim Craig

Knives

jim@jimcraigknives.com

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Chris Grimes

Floral Decor

mchristineg1947@gmail.com

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Cathy Jowers

Painting

cathyhj79@gmail.com

Mary Lengnick

Jewelry

mary.lengnick1@gmail.com

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Fran and Tracy Maddox

Wood

tracymaddox317@att.net

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Gail and Roger Marcengill

Copper/Iron

blacksmithette@hotmail.com

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Jean Mitchel

Pottery

jmliatris@yahoo.com

Joni and Gary  Mitchell

Jewelry Silver and Opal

jonissmith@msn.com

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Jo  Mitchell

Painting

josart75@gmail.com

Jenny Moore

Bird Houses

jjennymoore@gmail.com

Anna-Marie Sullivan Morris

Pottery

themuddprincess@aol.com

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Donna Persinger

Painting

heartrootsarts@gmail.com

Katherine Parker

Fiber

klparker300m@yahoo.com

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Laura Petrisin

Painting/Jewerly

laura.petrisin@gmail.com

Diane Rush

Painting

droyaldtr@yahoo.com

Amanda Seddon

Book Art

nadinetrex@gmail.com

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Dee Simpson

Painting/Photography

dannasimpson6@gmail.com

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Elizabeth Smith

Foral in Acrylic

frozenintimeart@outlook.com

Audrey Stamps

Pottery

audballpottery@gmail.com

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Amy Strickland

Pottery

loveladycreations@gmail.com

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Nicole Tomaszewski

Acrylic Sculpture

nicoleftomaszewski@gmail.com

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Dennis Trubey

Painting

dennistrubey@yahoo.com

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Jerry  Williamson

Wood

jwwoodenboxes@gmail.com

Nancy Williamson

Fiber

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Ebony and Sean Wilson

Wood

aewoodwork@protonmail.com

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Danny Young

Photography

dannyoung56@yahoo.com

2022 Exhibitors

Kim Adams

Dick Albertelli

Joey Aldrich-Burel

Anne Autsolief

Greg Corbet

Sarah Decker

Cynthia D'Angelo

David Dobs

Kathy Ford

Tim Ford

Chris Grimes

Cheri Harrington

Lewis Hinely

Dietrich Hoecht

Eric Hollifield

Brenda Hutchins

Cathy Jowers

Mary Lengnick

Gail and Roger Marcengill

Michael  Mason

Donna McCarthy

Judy Schmidt

"Best of Show Peoples Choice"

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Jean Mitchell

Jo  Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Anna-Marie Sullivan Morris

Donna Persinger

Donna Rainy

Diane Rush

Judy Schmidt

Amanda Seddon

Carolyn Simmons

Mary Beth Stager

Dennis  Trubey

Regina Verani

Nancy Warmath

Lesley Weiss

Jerry Williamson

Nancy Williamson

Diana Winuk

Danny Young

Alan Zarter

Sue  Zarter

Brenda Hudgins

"Producers Choice Award"

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