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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

10 to 4 Sunday

Where: Rabun County Civic Center

201 W Savannah St.

Clayton, GA 30525

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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2024 Award Recipients

Sean and Ebony Wilson

Producers Choice Award for "Best Booth"

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Sharon Mumbi

Peoples Choice for "Best in Show"

2024 Exhibiting Artist

Kim Adams

Glass/Jewelry

beadtyc1@gmail.com

Maria Brana

Painting

mariabbrana@att.net

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Maria Childers

Paper

childers627@gmail.com

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Pam Chiles

Fiber

pam.chiles@yahoo.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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Sea Edwards

Painting

seachi9@aol.com

Chris Grimes

Floral Decor

mchristineg1947@gmail.com

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Lewis Hinely

Painting

lewisngag@gmail.com

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Sandie Hundley

Fiber

we24theroad@yahoo.com

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Cathy Jowers

Painting

cathyhj79@gmail.com

Evie Somogyi Kitchens

Jewelry

simplyaffinity@gmail.com

Dawn Laughlin

Painting

dawnlaughlin@icloud.com

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Mary Lengnick

Jewelry

mary.lengnick1@gmail.com

Gail and Roger Marcengill

Copper/Iron

blacksmithette@hotmail.com

Joni and Gary  Mitchell

Jewelry Silver and Opal

jonissmith@msn.com

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Molly Mitchell

Pottery

mollycarolmitchell@icloud.com

Jae Montano

Painting

paintingwithjae@gmail.com

Sharon Mumbi

Beadwork

sharonmumbi64@gmail.com

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Katherine Parker

Fiber

klparker300m@yahoo.com

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Donna Persinger

Painting

heartrootsarts@gmail.com

Diane Rush

Painting

droyaldtr@yahoo.com

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Judy Schmidt

Paper Mache

papertrails365@gmail.com

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Amanda Seddon

Book Art

nadinetrex@gmail.com

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Emily Sidoruk

Drawing

altheagalleryandgarden@gmail.com

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Elizabeth Smith

Floral in Acrylic​

frozenintimeart@outlook.com

Audrey Stamps

Pottery

audballpottery@gmail.com

Brenda Steele

Painting

uniquebeadsbybrenda@yahoo.com

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Gail Watson

Painting

gailwatson58@yahoo.com

Jerry  Williamson

Wood

jwwoodenboxes@gmail.com

Nancy Williamson

Fiber

jwwoodenboxes@gmail.com

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Sean Wilson

Wood

aewoodwork@protonmail.com

Danny Young

Photography

dannyoung56@yahoo.com

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2023 Exhibitors

Kim Adams

Jordan Adams

Deborah Bryant

Patty Calderone

Silke Cliatt

Greg Corbett

Jim Craig

Chris Grimes

Cathy & John Jowers

Mary Lengnick

Fran & Tracy Maddox

Gail & Roger Marcengill

Jean & Robert Mitchell

Joni & Gary Mitchell

Jo Mitchell

Jenny Moore

Anna Marie Sullivan Morris

Keith & Carol Nelms

Katherine Parker

Donna Persinger

Laura Petrisin

Diane Rush

Amanda Seddon

Dee Simpson

Elizabeth Smith

Audrey Stamps

Amy Strickland

Nicole Tomaszewski

Dennis Trubey

Jerry & Nancy Williamson

Ebony & Sean Wilson

Diana Winuk

Danny Young

Amy Strickland

People's Choice Award

for Best in Show

Kim Adams

Producer's Choice Award for Best Booth

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