National Juried Arts Show 2021


National Juried Arts Show 2021

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presents National Juried Arts Show 2021 (NJAS). Artists from around the country can submit up to three artworks each for a chance to win one of six cash prizes. Registration is $40 (CAC members $35) to submit up to 3 artworks for consideration into the final Juried exhibit.

The CAC welcomes a panel of three judges from a diverse range of art forms and training. Nikki Davidson a professional artist owning Thunder Ridge Studio in Dallas, Ga., trained in California Community Colleges; Valerie Dibble, Professor of Art currently at Kennesaw State University with a background in printmaking and photography; Shawn Campbell, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography from the University of Akron and a Master of Fine Arts in studio art from UGA.

The judges will jury the artworks into the exhibit, and will use a point system to determine their top-rated entries. Prizes will include 1st place for $500, 2nd place for $250, 3rd place $150, Honorable Mention for $100, and introducing this year the People’s Choice award for $75. The Douglas County Art Guild will hold a private jury in honor of the Mary Ann Carney award for $100.

Once registered online, artists will receive the NJAS prospectus, including the registration sheet (see below), and must follow the guidelines to submitting up to three works of art. Any submissions that do not follow the guidelines given may be subject to disqualification. The final collection of artworks will be on display September 2-30, weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. For questions regarding the exhibit, participants will email

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 2, 5-7 pm, when award recipients will be announced. The Douglas County Art Guild will host the evening. 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. Monthly programs have included workshops, studio projects, slide lectures, speakers and other educational programs.

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 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.