2019 Event and Exhibit Forms As soon as the forms are available from the Blue Ridge Art Center, they will be added below. Please check back often
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild 2019 National Juried Show October 9 - November 9, 2019 Entry deadline: August 1, 2019 (click button below for online registration) You are cordially invited to enter the 2019 National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA). Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded. The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 12th year, will be on display during the peak visitor months of October and November, attracting interest from the surrounding tri-state metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Artworks selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery located in the historic courtroom of the Art Center, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The 2019 show will be judged by Nancy Nowak. SAAG’s mission is to enhance the professional and business development of artists and to maintain the art-centric vision of our artistic community. more info
The 2019 Plein Air Event, in conjunction with the 17th Annual International Worldwide Artist Paint Out, offers four days of art and adventure in the North Georgia Mountains. Recently designated as one of the top five Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Municipal Association, Blue Ridge provides a multitude of opportunities to capture the spirit of plein air art. The 2019 Plein Air Event provides master workshop, a quick draw event, silent auction and county-wide paint outs, all which culminates in the Plein Air awards and exhibit on Sunday.
The 2019 Plein Air Event is an open invitation to all artists, amateur and professional, to paint the natural beauty of our area. Artists are welcome to bring their easels and capture the awe-inspiring fall scenes of Fannin County & Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Additionally, we are continuing our quick draw event for awards at the one-of-a-kind Horse Creek Stable Rescue Sanctuary on Friday. On Sunday, September 8th, artists will return to the Art Center to submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork for judging and exhibition. Prizes totaling $1,000 will also be awarded for this year’s event.
We encourage all participating artists, 18 years or older, to submit their plein air art work for our Plein Air exhibit on display from September 10 – October 13, 2019 in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 2019 Fall Arts in the Park festival, which is estimated at over 7,000 attendees in two days.
Cash prizes totaling over $1000 will be awarded to those who participate in the various opportunities available throughout our Fall event. Participants must be 18 years or older to submit for prizes and awards.
The Plein Air Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, September 8th at 5pm and is open to the public. All works available from this event will be for sale.