All across the nation, March is recognized as Youth Art Month, a celebration of the creativity among students in the visual arts. Youth Art Month activities connect more than 800,000 K-12 students and over 200 art educators all across America. The CAC is proud to participate in this national effort and to recognize our local young artists with this exhibit. The show opens on March 2 and runs through March 29. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 2 from 5-7 pm, hosted by The Never Alone Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity to meet our emerging young artists, including the families and teachers who encourage them.
No life source better compliments our stories than plants, chosen to reflect the milestones throughout each year. From birth to death, flowers are a symbol of every event along the path of life. Petals become companions to us at all the intervals, from baby showers to funerals and countless stops along the way. Perhaps we see a reflection of ourselves in plants and petals, reaching and growing, full of life and celebrating, yet fragile and finite in lifespan. The “Reflective Flowers” collection is a master garden of brushstrokes and mixed media by artists Beth Cullen, Leeann Slotkin, Lucy Thomas and, as her name reiterates, Camyljah Rose. The collection will remain on display July 6-27, 9 am to 5 pm, with an opening reception on Thursday, July 6 from 6-8 pm, hosted by Douglasville Community Theater.
Barns & Brush is an exhibit to celebrate the countryside, including scenic views, animals, fruits, trees, and rustic landscapes. The collection of paintings on display August 3-30 includes works by Allison Doke, Elizabeth Bame, Lorraine Kimsey, and Larry Smith. The exhibit is a breath of fresh air for the spirit, bringing viewers back to their homegrown roots. Farmers and City dwellers alike will enjoy the brushstrokes of nature’s simplicity. The opening reception on August 3, 6-8 pm is hosted by Beyond the Front Porch.
Artists from around the Nation have been invited to submit work to the CAC, and the top artworks have been selected for a chance to exhibit for 6 cash awards. The exhibit will remain on display from September 7 to September 28, with a reception and awards ceremony on September 7 from 6-8 pm, hosted by the Douglas County Art Guild. The artworks represented include all mediums and subject matter, with the winners being selected by three judges reflecting a diverse array of experience and backgrounds. Cash prizes include 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention, and a People’s Choice award to be announced at the end of the exhibit once all votes have been cast. The Douglas County Art Guild will select a winner for an award selected by their committee.
Cash prizes are sponsored by Connally, Jordan & Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants.
NJAS 2023 judges include:
Donald Holdman is a classically trained artist, receiving his education in the fine arts from both The University of Colorado and Trinidad State College. He has received accolades as a graphic artist, illustrator, and was the first black designer/illustrator hired by the Turner Outdoor advertising art department, among numerous other distinctions.
Susan James is a printmaker, specializing in intaglio etchings and copperplate photogravures (photographs etched into copper). James received her education in New York City from Parsons School of Design and Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, as well as intensive studies in Florida, NYC, and Italy.
Miles Davis is an award-winning painter working in the Southeastern United States. Davis received his BFA from Auburn University and hsa been included in grant projects from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about Miles Davis, visit massiveburnstudios.com
The Wilderness Photography Foundation (WPF) presents an exceptional collection of diverse nature photography into an annual traveling exhibition on public display in multiple galleries around the southeast. WPF is a group dedicated to promoting environmental conservation through fine art nature photography, believing that photography can not only record the beauty of countless ecosystems in peril but also motivate public involvement in protecting these fragile spaces. The exhibit promotes public interest in and concern for endangered wilderness and wildlife, while also providing increased exposure and recognition for the photographers and hosting galleries that contribute their expertise. The exhibit will be on display October 9-November 20 with a reception on Saturday, November 4, 5-7 pm, hosted by Keep Douglasville Beautiful.
In a spirit of sisterly encouragement, and in honor of Black History Month, five artists share their life journeys and deepest hopes through art and the written word. From January 8 to February 23, Monday—Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, the exhibit on display will showcase work by Selma Glass, Martysta Shoemake, Margaret Warfield, Renae R.D. Simmons Walker, and Roxanne Perinchief. Artwork in the collection will communicate spiritual connection, interconnecting pathways of life, the universality of the human condition, and our search for love, hope, and purpose. Above all, the exhibit will express the power of using art to share our voices and stories and to find meaning in our stories, no matter what life brings. Be a part of the experience — share your stories and sisterhood, on Saturday, January 27 from 5-7 pm, at the exhibit reception, hosted by Douglas County Connection.
Join us to celebrate the artists of tomorrow at the CAC!
The CAC strongly believes that art plays a crucial role in a child’s growth and development. It fosters critical thinking, and self-expression while encouraging children to explore the world around them. We are delighted to be part of the national effort to promote the arts and recognize the talents of our local young artists during the Youth Art Month exhibit.
The exhibit will run from March 4th to March 29th and features artwork created by students in Douglas County, as part of projects assigned by their art teachers. The exhibit will showcase diverse art forms such as sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!
Celebrate the artists of tomorrow on March 7th at the opening reception hosted by the Never Alone Clubhouse.