Douglas County Biennial Art Guild Exhibit

Douglas County Biennial Art Guild Exhibit

Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) presents the Douglas County Art Guild Biennial exhibit 2024. The exhibit, on view from May 13-June 21, features pieces by local artists and craftspeople in one of the most eclectic collections of the year. The exhibit is available for tours on weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, May 23, 6-8 pm, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Pi Zeta Chapter.

The exhibit includes photography, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass, mixed media, recycled art, wood-turning, pottery, drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, and some surprises in between. Over 20 artmakers will present 100 works of art to inspire visitors through May and June. The variety of the collection represents the inclusiveness of the Guild, with all modes and mediums aligning in their shared pursuit of free expression.

“Untitled” by wood-turning artist Steve Pritchard is an elegant sculptural piece made from rich, glowing walnut.  Different grains and colorations are lathed and combined to create visual contrast between elements of the piece.  Its rounded, low 9×7 bowl, adds to the luxurious effect.  On the other end of the spectrum, Penelope Davis has multiple pieces that exude vibrant color, energy, and emotion.  Her acrylic work entitled “Growing Love” is an explosion of flower hearts, stars, and blue sky.  There’s no doubt that the young female subject at the center of the painting has a crush, and you can see it in the way her eyes are rendered!

If you are an artist wanting to connect with other artists in the area, the Douglas County Art Guild offers informative lectures, notable speakers and educational demonstrations which bond and inspire its members. Currently presided over by Linda Britt, the 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 community arts as a whole while advancing individual local artists through networking and exhibition opportunities.

Often imitated but never duplicated, Zeta Phi Betas introduced a new standard of excellence for women in 1920, when Finer Womanhood became the hallmark of their society.  Tireless in their efforts, Zeta is community-conscious and action-oriented; dedicated to positively transforming the lives of others. They are a long-time partner to the CAC in supporting artistic opportunities in Douglas County.

 The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Streetin 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.

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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.