Membership Meeting March 14, 2019 5 pm - social gathering 6 pm - program begins
Guest Speaker is Keith Burgess
Keith's painting, "Stone Mountain Lake", shown above, is a 9 x 12 oil (Plein Air). It received “Honorable Mention”, for the 2018 Stone Mountain Plein Air Paint Out as well as “Best In Show”, for the Georgia Art League Fall 2018 Exhibition.
Keith's presentation for the meeting will include his approach to Plein Air. More information added, as soon as it becomes available.
2019 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) Guild Exhibition Submit Deadline: May 1, 2019 Exhibit Dates: June 14 – July 28, 2019
For more information and to download this and all exhibition forms, please visit the Forms Page.
Posted February 16
Join the professional artists and the young artists and create trading cards to start the celebration of Youth Art month at the Blue Ridge Art Center on Feb 28, 4 to 6 pm. Make a few little quick paintings and swap for trading cards from the wonderful young artists who come looking to swap art. It makes life good!
Youth Art Month is a national celebration of the visual arts in education. YAM is held annually in March and is designed to emphasize the importance of quality art education for all children.
Check out the fun trading cards from Suzanne Deslauriers.
Artist In Residence Tom Chambers
Come see the stunning creations of our new Artist-in-Residence, Tom Chambers. His work will be on display through March 30th at the Art Center. Below are a few images from his opening reception.
Cork and Canvas Event - March 9
Support the arts as you enjoy wine samplings from various area vintners.
This year's event includes a wine grab, silent auction, count the corks raffle, savory food and live entertainment.
Ticket prices are $35, $30 for BRMAA members, and includes free samples of local area vintners, a commemorative BRMAA wine glass, and gourmet food selections and a complimentary glass of wine with each event ticket.
All proceeds from this event benefit our youth arts programming including our Youth Art Summer Camp and our ongoing youth arts scholarships.
Posted January 23
Membership Meeting May 9, 2019 5 pm - social gathering 6 pm - program begins
Guest Speaker is Margo Locke
Margo Locke's style combines the expressive feeling of Vincent Van Gogh with the simplicity of American Folk Art but in a watercolor media. Like Grandma Moses, she depicts many rural scenes of people and places, and like Van Gogh, her emotions are presented through her subjects.
As with both artists' works, the planes and perspectives are not exactly realistic, proving that the painting exists in the higher realm of the heart.
Posted January 23
Membership Meeting September 12, 2019 5 pm - social gathering 6 pm - program begins
Guest Speaker is Dylan Pierce
Dylan currently resides in the Atlanta, Ga area where he studied at Chris diDomizio’s art school for ten years. What he acquired from his teacher's insights of works by various masters of art through history became a strong influence in Dylan's work.
Dylan's paintings have been featured in International Artist, Watercolor, Wildlife Art, L'Art de Aquarelle, and numerous other publications.
Dylan’s oeuvre depicting the people of Africa is inspired by his visits to Swaziland, Botswana, and South Africa. Experiencing the extraordinary beauty of Africa and its astonishing variety of wildlife has been something Dylan dreamed of as a boy; yet meeting the people of Africa deeply affected him. The beauty of God’s varied wonders continues to inspire him – as he paints the beauty and breadth of wildlife and people with an ability to “capture the soul.”
Posted January 23
Membership Meeting November 14, 2019 5 pm - social gathering 6 pm - program begins
Guest Speaker is Jerry Mucklow
"Halfway through my four years at the Atlanta College of Art, I found the camera and darkroom were a faster means to express my creativity than the paintbrush or pencil . Choosing photography was a good choice as my graduating portfolio of photographs earned me the faculty's Outstanding Achievement Award.
I started my career in photography as a darkroom assistant. This led to a position teaching college level classes in darkroom skills. Eventually I was teaching the entire curriculum for the photography program at the school.
About the time digital photography made its debut, I left the comforts of my teaching zone and took a position as a photographer... not just a photographer, a digital photographer. That move for me was monumental, because prior to my first day on the job, I had never even powered up a computer. Over the next seven years, in addition to mastering digital photography, I acquired the experience and clients I needed to venture out on my own and be successful.
The landing has been a soft one. Since founding Jerry Mucklow Photography seventeen years ago, I have enjoyed continued success. I have learned many things, acquired new skills and continue to evolve in my art and craft. I have a diverse client base, which reflects the various styles of photography in which I consistently produce quality results. Let me show you what I can do for you."