Saturday, September 1, 2012

Events For Fall 2012

Why don't you join me for some of these events

... much fun will be had, and I would love to visit with some of you I have not seen in some time.

I have been busy painting and creating ... and planning! Here is a list of what is coming up:
  • (1) Sept. 14-16, 2012 (Fri.-Sun.) -- Fall Plein Air Festival, Blue Ridge GA in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters' World Wide Paint Out. Here is thea link to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association page for the festival:;
Rocks & Roses
Pastel Plein Air
The Plein Air Festival is always a great time. We schedule this event to participate in the World Wide Paint Out ... where there are artists all over the world that have registered to paint this particular weekend. The organization is the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) and a link to their web site is: This is a great organization, so be sure to have a look at different pages on their site.

I have four artists coming from Florida and one of my friends from Darien, GA! I know there will be many of our local artists participating and painting around the town of Blue Ridge and the surrounding Toccoa River area. On Sunday afternoon, there will be a showing of work done in The Art Center ... and some ribbons/awards will be given to artists that wish to participate in the "competition" part of the event.

Not every artist needs to feel pressure to participate in the competition ... it is more about being outdoors and painting from life. And ... getting to know other artists! So, if you have ever wanted to try plein air painting, this is the time. Several of us have said we will gladly take inexperienced artists under our "wing" and give them the benefit of what we have learned. Won't you come join in the fun ... you just never know what you might accomplish.
  • (2) Sept. 22, 2012 (Sat.) --  One Day Plein Air Workshop, Rome GA, sponsored by the Rome Art Coterie. Here is the information they have put out about the workshop ... and it is coming close to being full;
Oil Plein Air
"The Rome Art Coterie presents A Fall Plein-Air Workshop with Artist Marsha Savage on Saturday, September 22 at Oak Hill in Rome, GA. The cost of the full-day workshop is $60 ($50 for Coterie members). Class size is limited to twelve. Currently there are four spaces available. The workshop begins at 10:00 AM; bring your lunch.


Marsha is a winner of multiple awards and is represented in several galleries. Each year she conducts workshops between her travels in the U.S. and Europe to paint her favorite subject, the landscape, in oils, acrylics and pastels. Participants in the workshops can work in any of these media.

During the workshop, Marsha will do a demo and will come to each participant’s easel for one-to-one interaction. Contact Randy Eidson for registration at 706-295-2296 or ."
  • (3) Sept. 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013 -- Resident Artist, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Blue Ridge GA (BRMAA);
I will be the featured "Resident Artist" at the Arts Association in Blue Ridge. I will hang somewhere around 25 pieces of artwork in one of their front room galleries for the span of three months (the fourth quarter of 2012).

If Barns Could Talk
There are several other shows that will be going on during this time: (1) Sept. 8 - Oct. 14 -- 2012 National Juried Nature and Fine Art Photography Exhibit (Sept. 8 Reception); (2) Sept. 8 - Oct. 14 -- Pear Street Painters: "Evolation," seven artists from Rome GA; (3) Oct. 13 & 14 -- the Fall Arts In The Park Festival (always fun and great diversity of artists); ... and (4) Oct. 20 - Nov. 9 -- SAAG National Juried Show (Oct. 20 Reception), fantastic art from all over the country. I have three paintings that were accepted into this show!

I am sure I have left out several other nice shows, so be sure to check out their web site and calendar for all the events taking place. Link:

Sumac in Pink
Pastel - Workshop Demo
Our 2nd Annual Open Studio Tour will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is two hours added to what we did last year ... one hour earlier and one hour later. No tickets are required, but 5% of sales will be donated to charity. As a group we discussed several deserving charities, and decided we would donate to our local animal shelters. Each artist will research the shelters in their area and choose. We will post the shelter name at each location ... and if possible we will post the list on the blog.

We have 26 artists participating at about 12 locations ... and more may be added before the date. There is a page on the blog for the "Artists of Northwest Atlanta" that has a small description for each artist and a link to their web sites or blogs. The blog is still being updated with the listing of the addresses. So check it just before the event for all the latest information and locations.

Now... I will create another post about some of the "other" stuff I am doing (even creating another blog for some art that is not painting!) ... this has become quite a long post. But, I had not posted in a couple of months and the fall is a busy time of the year ... so wanted to let you know some events coming up I hope you will come see!

Stay in touch with me ... and I want to hear what is going on with you.
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