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.firstname.lastname@example.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.