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 exhibit is open themed, with a registration deadline of 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.
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 Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.