SAAG is happy to announce, John Stafford will be our guest speaker for the September 13, membership meeting. John will be demonstrating how to make a series of quick sketch paintings in plein air as well as doing an oil painting demo about his technique for laying down a painting and developing it. See samples of his work below.
In 2010, John Stanford, a Florida native, retired to northern Georgia where he paints Southern landscapes ranging from the fishing camps of Louisiana to the barnyards of Georgia. United by their delicate representation of light, their soft, painterly brushstrokes, and traditional compositions, Stanford's oil paintings are impressive examples of contemporary painterliness.”
John Stanford earned his B.F.A. from Florida State University in 1972. He has exhibited widely, and his work is in numerous collections. JOHN WAS THE 2D 2014 SAAG NATIONAL SHOW First Place winner in 2D.
Atchafaya Moon John Stafford - Artist
Tidal Flow John Stafford - Artist
Posted July 31
SAAG is excited to announce, 4th Quarter Artist in Residence, Chris Albertson will be our guest speaker for the November 8, membership meeting. Chris will talking about "How I develop and abstract watercolor". Chris' opening reception is on October 6, beginning at 5 pm.
Party Time Chris Albertson - Artist
Posted June 10
October 4 and October 5 10 am - 4 pm each day Watercolor Landscape and Portrait Technique Instructor: Z. L. Feng (judge for our national show this year) Class Fee: $195.00 non-members $175.50 BRMAA Members To register for this class online, click here.
This course covers master watercolor techniques in creating beautiful transparent landscapes and portraits. In this class, some of the Instructor’s exercises are designed to sharpen techniques, expand students’ imagination, and explore the interrelationship of value and color. Through explanation and demonstration the student will learn concepts and steps to create a master watercolor painting. The workshop will cover landscape demonstration, painting the horizon, atmospheric perspective, reflections in water, shadow, and textures. Along with the landscapes, the portrait demonstration includes facial proportions, capturing likeness (character), skin tone, hair texture and composition. Upon registration a Supply List will be provided. If you would like a copy sooner, you can also email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are welcome to bring a lunch each day. This master class would be a valuable asset to utilize in your future creative watercolor paintings. Click here to learn more about Z. L. Feng
Posted June 10
2018 Fall Plein Air Event & Exhibit Event: September 6 - 9, 2018 Workshop: September 4 - 6, 2018 Exhibit: September 11 - October 14, 2018 Download the fillable registration form below.
The Bowen Center for the Arts held their opening reception and awards celebration for their North Georgia Juried Art Show, last November. 24 artists and 20 photographers juried their pieces, many of whom were present for the opening.
SAAG members, Brenda Esposito and Irene Klangos received Honorable Mention ribbons in the paintings category while David Goodspeed received Honorable Mention ribbon in the photography category. Congratulations!
Congratulations to all the winners of this year's national show. Hover over the images below for winning place and title.
Congratulations are in order to the following SAAG members who entered and won places in the 2017 National Juried Photography Show conducted by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. The show opened last night and will continue until September 30, 2017. First place winners received $400, second place winners received $250 and third place winners received $100.
Debra Vanderlaan won First Place in Digital Art category for her "Mystic Moon" and Third Place in Digital Art category for her "Nature's Stained Glass" image.
Joleen Mahoney Roe won Second Place in Fine Art for “Cuban Ballerina II” and Third Place in Fine Art for “Cuban Ballerina I”.
Congratulations are in order to Nadine Yawn who entered the 15th Annual Photography Show conducted by The Bowen Center for the Arts. The theme of the show is “Light on Subject”. Nadine’s “Destination Dawn” won First Place.