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Sep
1
Thu
National Juried Arts Show 2022
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
National Juried Arts Show 2022

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presents the National Juried Arts Show 2022 (NJAS). Artists from around the country can submit up to three artworks each for a chance to win one of six cash prizes. The registration deadline is June 24, 2022 and artists can register on Artsdouglas.org. Registration is $40 (CAC members $35) to submit up to 3 artworks for consideration into the final Juried exhibit. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 1, 6-8 pm, hosted by the Douglas County Art Guild.

The CAC welcomes a panel of three judges from a diverse range of art forms and training. This year’s jury panel welcomes three accredited Judges: full-time studio and exhibiting artist Carrie Penley; visual artist and creator of Black Art in America, Najee Dorsey; and international award-winning fine art photographer, Jennifer Cardinell. The judges will use a point system to determine the top cash awards. Prizes will include 1st place for $500, 2nd place for $250, 3rd place $150, Honorable Mention for $100, and the People’s Choice award for $75. CAC cash prizes are sponsored by Miller Architecture and Planning. The Douglas County Art Guild will hold a private jury in memory of the Mary Ann Carney award for $100. Award recipients will be announced on the night of the reception, and the People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

Once registered online, artists will receive the NJAS prospectus and must follow the guidelines to submit up to three works of art. Artists will be notified with acceptance emails by Monday, July 18. By the end of August, artists who have been accepted must have their work prepared and ready to hang for the exhibit drop off. The final collection of artworks will be on display September 1-29, weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. For questions regarding the exhibit, participants will email Brittany.gilbert@artsdouglas.org.

The Douglas County Art Guild will host the evening of the opening reception on Thursday, September 1, from 6-8 pm. Members of the Guild are practicing artists and friends of the visual arts in Douglasville. The guild was founded in 1973, prior to the establishment of the Cultural Arts Council, and is currently lead by President Linda Britt. Monthly programs have included workshops, studio projects, slide lectures, speakers and other educational programs.

September Pop Up Arts Shop
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
September Pop Up Arts Shop @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County

Featuring Lee Anne Messerschmidt.  All items under $75.

National Juried Arts Show Opening Reception
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Juried Arts Show Opening Reception

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presents the National Juried Arts Show 2022 (NJAS). Artists from around the country can submit up to three artworks each for a chance to win one of six cash prizes. The registration deadline is June 24, 2022 and artists can register on Artsdouglas.org. Registration is $40 (CAC members $35) to submit up to 3 artworks for consideration into the final Juried exhibit. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 1, 6-8 pm, hosted by the Douglas County Art Guild.

The CAC welcomes a panel of three judges from a diverse range of art forms and training. This year’s jury panel welcomes three accredited Judges: full-time studio and exhibiting artist Carrie Penley; visual artist and creator of Black Art in America, Najee Dorsey; and international award-winning fine art photographer, Jennifer Cardinell. The judges will use a point system to determine the top cash awards. Prizes will include 1st place for $500, 2nd place for $250, 3rd place $150, Honorable Mention for $100, and the People’s Choice award for $75. CAC cash prizes are sponsored by Miller Architecture and Planning. The Douglas County Art Guild will hold a private jury in memory of the Mary Ann Carney award for $100. Award recipients will be announced on the night of the reception, and the People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

Once registered online, artists will receive the NJAS prospectus and must follow the guidelines to submit up to three works of art. Artists will be notified with acceptance emails by Monday, July 18. By the end of August, artists who have been accepted must have their work prepared and ready to hang for the exhibit drop off. The final collection of artworks will be on display September 1-29, weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. For questions regarding the exhibit, participants will email Brittany.gilbert@artsdouglas.org.

The Douglas County Art Guild will host the evening of the opening reception on Thursday, September 1, from 6-8 pm. Members of the Guild are practicing artists and friends of the visual arts in Douglasville. The guild was founded in 1973, prior to the establishment of the Cultural Arts Council, and is currently lead by President Linda Britt. Monthly programs have included workshops, studio projects, slide lectures, speakers and other educational programs.

Oct
3
Mon
October Pop Up Arts Shop
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
October Pop Up Arts Shop @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County

Featuring Lisa Blacker.  All items under $75.

Oct
7
Fri
Volunteer Luncheon
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
10
Mon
Members Photography Competition
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm
Members Photography Competition

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presents its first ever Members Photography Competition. If you are a fine arts photographer, you need only be a member of the CAC or the local Sweetwater Camera Club Satellite organization in order to submit up to three artworks in the competition, with each registrant guaranteed to have at least one artwork selected. The registration deadline is August 10.  The exhibit will be on display October 10-November 21, with an opening reception held on Thursday, November 3, 6-8 pm, hosted by the Douglas County Task Force.

Looking to showcase your photography but not a member? Memberships start at only $20 annually for an individual, and $30 for a family. You can begin or renew your membership at Artsdouglas.org or call the center at 770.949.2787. After membership verification, artists will register through the Arts Council by submitting their registration form and 3 digital images properly labeled. For questions about the process or to request a prospectus and registration form, email program coordinator Brittany Gilbert at Brittany.Gilbert@artsdouglas.org.

The CAC welcomes a panel of three judges from a diverse range of backgrounds: Brian Degaetano, published for over 11 years in journalism, nature, and landscape photography; Darryl Neill, President of the Atlanta Photographic Society; and Rocheal Matthews, professional portrait and event photographer. The judges will determine the first three prizes via numeric scoring. Prizes will include 1st place for $200, 2nd place for $150, 3rd place $100, and a People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of September for $50. Friends of the artists should view the exhibit between October 10-November 21 to vote on their favorite photograph. Cash prizes are generously sponsored by Steve Pritchard Woodturning.

The opening reception on Thursday, November 3, from 6-8 pm will be hosted by the organization Douglas County Task Force. CAC and Douglas County Task Force invite you, your family, and your photo friends to come out and support the community and local artists while enjoying refreshments. Douglas County Task Force is committed to keeping our community safe. Each month local agency representatives and citizens meet to prevent, protect, and educate on awareness of various domestic needs. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of free awareness education, call 678.715.1196 for more information or visit douglastaskforce.com.

Sweetwater Camera Club (SCC) meets the 2nd Thursday of each month to host a wide variety of motivating and educational presentations, competitions, critiques, and exhibits throughout the year. The purpose of the SCC is to share and promote the art and science of photography in a variety of styles and formats, all to provide a forum for photographers of all levels, novice through advanced. Visit www.sweetwatercameraclub.com for more information or to become a member.

The Cultural Arts Council of 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 and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

Oct
21
Fri
Chili Cook-Off
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
1
Tue
November Pop Up Arts Shop
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
November Pop Up Arts Shop @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County

Featuring Colleen Williams.  All items under $75.

Nov
3
Thu
Members Photography Competition Exhibit Reception
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Photography Competition Exhibit Reception

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presents its first ever Members Photography Competition. If you are a fine arts photographer, you need only be a member of the CAC or the local Sweetwater Camera Club Satellite organization in order to submit up to three artworks in the competition, with each registrant guaranteed to have at least one artwork selected. The registration deadline is August 10.  The exhibit will be on display October 10-November 21, with an opening reception held on Thursday, November 3, 6-8 pm, hosted by the Douglas County Task Force.

Looking to showcase your photography but not a member? Memberships start at only $20 annually for an individual, and $30 for a family. You can begin or renew your membership at Artsdouglas.org or call the center at 770.949.2787. After membership verification, artists will register through the Arts Council by submitting their registration form and 3 digital images properly labeled. For questions about the process or to request a prospectus and registration form, email program coordinator Brittany Gilbert at Brittany.Gilbert@artsdouglas.org.

The CAC welcomes a panel of three judges from a diverse range of backgrounds: Brian Degaetano, published for over 11 years in journalism, nature, and landscape photography; Darryl Neill, President of the Atlanta Photographic Society; and Rocheal Matthews, professional portrait and event photographer. The judges will determine the first three prizes via numeric scoring. Prizes will include 1st place for $200, 2nd place for $150, 3rd place $100, and a People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of September for $50. Friends of the artists should view the exhibit between October 10-November 21 to vote on their favorite photograph. Cash prizes are generously sponsored by Steve Pritchard Woodturning.

The opening reception on Thursday, November 3, from 6-8 pm will be hosted by the organization Douglas County Task Force. CAC and Douglas County Task Force invite you, your family, and your photo friends to come out and support the community and local artists while enjoying refreshments. Douglas County Task Force is committed to keeping our community safe. Each month local agency representatives and citizens meet to prevent, protect, and educate on awareness of various domestic needs. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of free awareness education, call 678.715.1196 for more information or visit douglastaskforce.com.

Sweetwater Camera Club (SCC) meets the 2nd Thursday of each month to host a wide variety of motivating and educational presentations, competitions, critiques, and exhibits throughout the year. The purpose of the SCC is to share and promote the art and science of photography in a variety of styles and formats, all to provide a forum for photographers of all levels, novice through advanced. Visit www.sweetwatercameraclub.com for more information or to become a member.

The Cultural Arts Council of 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 and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

Dec
1
Thu
December Pop Up Arts Shop
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm
December Pop Up Arts Shop @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County

Featuring Kristie Books-Paige.  All items under $75.