Saturday, August 30, 2014

Smyrna Fine Art Show #2 Being Planned

Marsha Savage Paintings
Last April, the Taylor-Brawner House was the scene of Smyrna's "Park With Art" fine art show. There were 14 artists represented that had a "Smyrna Connection" in some way. The show ran for 10 days with a very well attended reception on Friday evening. Over 250 people that attended the three hour reception... and during the week, 500 more people signed the book! We know, because there was a guest book we asked people to sign. And, as we all know, not everyone will sign the guest book.

This was not just a show... this was a sales opportunity for the artists that participated. The painters provided 70-plus paintings to be hung on the walls. And, we had one three-dimensional artist who provided wood turned art! Most artists did sell some of their work. During the week, they were also allowed to bring in a basket with smaller works, or provide small decorative table easels to display a few smaller pieces.
Wanda Crane & Sonya Ingle - Sisters!

April 10 - 19, 2015 -- Save the Dates! 

The "steering committee" met to discuss the past show and start plans for next year's show. We will have a reception again on Friday evening. The show will open on Saturday, April 11, and continue thru the following week, and the last day will be Sunday, April 19. The times for the show will stay essentially the same as this year. The Taylor-Brawner Historic Home will again be the scene of this show. In the future, we may have to decide if there is a venue that will allow us to grow the number of artists more. We made the decision to "not" grow too fast too quickly.

Sonya Ingle, Paula Landry,
Ronnie Offen

Who Can Participate?

We discussed growing the show and decided to increase the number of artists invited to 20 from the original 14. Those original artists will have first right of refusal to participate. From what I have heard from most of them ... "yes, we definitely are interested in doing it again!"

For any remaining spots, there will be a committee to review applications and invitations will be issued. And, there was resounding response to keeping this a professional quality artist show of fine art in a variety of styles and mediums. We are interested in keeping this a local/regional show. The artists should be living and working in the Cobb and surrounding counties, metropolitan Atlanta area, or North Georgia area.
Virginia Dauth & Julie Gudger

Artists accepted are asked to be present at the reception and to sign up for sitting the show along with the volunteers arranged by the Taylor Brawner Foundation... if possible. Demonstrations are encouraged! We will also provide the list of artists and dates to the public so people can plan who they want to see and talk to during the days of the show. This past show, it was a big hit with the public to see and talk to the artists during the week and at the reception.

Inquires from artists to participate can come to me and I will forward them on to the selection committee. I will respond with an initial list of what you need to submit to be considered.

Virginia Dauth & Claire Curtis
Barbara Kincaid

Sarah Monsour, Dick Yarbrough
& Richard Herklotz (wood bowls)
Deb Cook
Karen Margulis

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