National Juried Arts Show at the CAC

CAC Brings Artists from Across the Country

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) anticipates seeing this year’s National Juried Arts Show (NJAS) collection of breathtaking talent. The NJAS exhibit will be displayed September 2-30 at the CAC gallery, Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. The reception will be held September 2, 5-7 pm, free to the public, and hosted by the Douglas County Art Guild (DCAG). Come view the presentation of awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention. The Mary Ann Carney award, a special award presented by the DCAG, will also be announced on the night of the reception. Come back throughout the month with guests to tour the exhibit and submit your vote for your favorite artwork. At the end of the month, one last cash prize will be presented for the People’s Choice award.

Submissions came into the CAC from across the Country, including Ohio and Florida, but spots were limited. The final array of artwork includes oil paintings, acrylic, paper-cutting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage, and more. This year’s jury panel welcomed three accredited Judges with well-rounded backgrounds in various art forms: Nikki Davidson, a professional artist owning Thunder Ridge Studio in Dallas, Ga., trained in California Community Colleges; Valerie Dibble, Professor of Art currently at KSU with a background in printmaking and photography; Shawn Campbell, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Akron and a Master of Fine Arts from UGA.

Follow the CAC on social media to hear announcements about the winners and so much more. Want to personally receive updates and future announcements? Join the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County with a membership this month and be entered into the drawing for a gift card basket drawing worth over $300.00. Memberships must be entered by September 3 for a chance to win.

Reception host, the Douglas County Art Guild, founded in 1973, is an organization composed of practicing artists and friends of the visual arts in Douglas County. The organization’s mission is to promote the arts in the community while advancing local artists through networking and exhibition opportunities. The Guild provides informative lectures, notable speakers, and educational demonstrations across all mediums in an effort to stimulate and inspire its members.

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions or more information, visit


The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.