Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

207 Dalton Street
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
phone: (706) 635-5605

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Acoustic Blends Fri. Nov. 21st – 7pm until ?

Live Music

3rd Friday of Every Month

Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam!  You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music!  Free & Public Invited.

7pm at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street


Christmas Workshop for Kids! Tues. Dec. 2nd 4pm-6pm

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 Tues. Dec. 2nd 4pm-6pm

 at Gilmer Arts

 $30/$27 members  

Kids will have a ball making “Mistle-toes” and Gingerbread Aprons with Kara Conrey.  Call (706) 635-5605 to enroll now as spaces are limited.  Some scholarships may be available.


Shakespeare at Gilmer High School – B.E.S.T. for Kids

 

Atlanta Shakespeare Company visits GHSasc king queen

Tues., Dec. 2nd

 

B.E.S.T. for Kids


Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is pleased to Sponsor the Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s visit to Gilmer High School on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 as part of our Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent (B.E.S.T.) for Kids program.  Read more here .


Christmas Workshop for Teens & Adults – Thurs. Dec. 4th 4pm-6pm

snowflake earringsChristmas Cards

 

 Thurs. Dec. 4th 4pm-6pm

 at Gilmer Arts

 $30/$27 members  

Adults and Teens will have fun making Snowflake Jewelry and using stamp and scrapbook methods to make unique Christmas Cards (pics of cards are only examples, your creations will vary).  Call (706) 635-5605 to enroll now as spaces are limited.  Some scholarships may be available for teens.  What a fun family activity!


B.E.S.T Visual Arts – “The Art of Ashley L. Schick”

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Ashley L. Schick

In the Gallery through Dec. 4th


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Gilmer Arts Gallery proudly announces the expansion of the B.E.S.T (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) Series to include the Visual Arts.  Our inaugural “B.E.S.T. Art” Gallery Exhibition features Ashley L. Schick.  

Ms. Schick creates works on paper and artists’ books.  The imagery in her work spans from natural and organic forms to industrial infrastructure and debris.   She currently works as the Studio Program Director for One Love Generation, a non-profit empowering teens to inspire positive change through art, service, and awareness.  The exhibit runs through Dec. 4th.


Art Coach Studio

Art Coach Studio

Fri. Dec. 5th – 10am-Noon

Professional fine artist and travel teaching artist Prof. Mark Menendez will be your personal “Art Coach” and offers over 30 years’ experience teaching with quick wit, patience and generous encouragement.  This is an open studio class … work on your own project at your own pace, bring your own supplies and subject matter.  All media: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencils … all subjects and styles.   Receive individual coaching as well as group demonstrations.  Beginning to professional artists welcome!  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.  $30/$27mbr.


Sip ‘N Paint –Vicki Wagoner – Fri. Dec. 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Fri. Dec 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  Artist Vicki Wagoner presents a new class you’ve been asking for!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come by yourself or bring your girlfriends or significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece!  

Includes supplies and one glass of wine.  Additional glasses available for $3 donation.  You may also BYOW (bring your own wine) but no other types of alcohol (including beer) are permitted.  You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.   TGIF!  Spaces are limited so enroll now. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 to enroll and let the paint party begin!


Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition

call for artistsAnnual Juried Art Exhibition

$850 in Prize Money!!!

                          Deadline Jan. 8th, 2015

Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition.  Prizes totaling $850 will be awarded as follows:  $500 Best of Show, $250 Second Place, and $100 Third Place.  Artists age 16 and up are invited to submit 2 and 3 dimensional works which must be original and must have been produced within the last 3 years.  Works previously exhibited at Gilmer Arts may not be resubmitted.  All works and framing must be professionally presented and in excellent condition.  To view all of the rules and notification plus exhibition dates, see and print the Complete Prospectus and Application by Clicking Here or by selecting it under the “Artists” tab on our Home page.


Art Coach Studio

Art Coach Studio

Fri. Dec. 12th – 10am-Noon

Professional fine artist and travel teaching artist Prof. Mark Menendez will be your personal “Art Coach” and offers over 30 years’ experience teaching with quick wit, patience and generous encouragement.  This is an open studio class … work on your own project at your own pace, bring your own supplies and subject matter.  All media: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencils … all subjects and styles.   Receive individual coaching as well as group demonstrations.  Beginning to professional artists welcome!  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.  $30/$27mbr.


Gilmer Arts Gallery in the North Georgia Art Ramble

Art Ramble

December
6 & 7

In the Gallery

north georgia art rambleGilmer Arts Gallery proudly announces our participation in the North Georgia Art Ramble, which is a fun, self-guided tour encompassing over 30 stops, comprised of artist studios, art galleries and art centers.  

The annual tour showcases a variety of art forms, from the functional to the whimsical and the abstract.  You are sure to find the perfect piece for your home, office or that oh-s–unique gift.  So load up the car and head to Gilmer Arts and the other wonderful destinations.
  


Evening Jewelry Workshop – Wed. Dec. 10th, 5:30-7:30pm

evening jewelry workshop

Wednesday Dec. 10th 5:30-7:30pm

Foil glass, Swarovski crystals, glass seed beads Coin pearls, Swarovski crystals

Create a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift!  Class is taught by Artist Vicki Wagoner.  Your choice of materials for bracelet or necklace. These are not cheap plastic parts, but real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more.  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size).  You will have a great selection to choose from to suit your taste. Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605. Dec. 5th ~ 5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Class is $15 + Supply fee of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.


Beginning Acrylics Painting Class Dec. 11th 6-9pm

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Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

xmas novDec. 11th Paint Party 6-9pm – Christmas Theme!  Step by step instructions for anyone, we can do it together!  All materials included and you’ll leave with a finished acrylic painting on canvas!  This is a really fun opportunity to see what you can do, even if you always thought you couldn’t draw or paint!  No artistic skill required!  Mature teens are also welcome.  $28/$25 Members. 
1st or 2nd Thursdays Most Months


Kids Painting Party – Fri. Dec. 12th 5:30-8:30pm

Kids' Paint Party

Friday, Dec. 12th 5:30-8:30

Kids Painting 1

Kids of all ages will learn to express themselves through painting, and have fun doing it.  Step-by-step instruction will be provided using acrylic paints.  Children will go home with a finished 11″ x 14″work of art!  Ages 5-17 ~ $23 Includes all Materials


Acoustic Blends Fri. Dec. 19th – 7pm until ?

Live Music

3rd Friday of Every Month

Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam!  You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music!  Free & Public Invited.

7pm at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street


Weekend Intro to Oil Painting Class Fri. Eve. Jan. 23 & Sat. Jan. 24

Oil Painting Class1 1/2 Day Beginning Oils – with Kathy Mockkathy mock

Oil painting is great fun and anyone can do it!  Instructor Kathy Mock has been painting for over 40 years and will guide you as you create your painting of a gorgeous landscape.  You will learn everything from the preparation of the canvas through completion of your painting.  $10 Supply Fee per class will provide you with a palette of paints to use and you may borrow brushes. Sat. pot luck lunch – bring a small dish to share. Class minimums apply so enroll now at 706-635-5605.  
1 1/2 Day ~ Jan 23rd 6pm-9pm & 24th ~ 10am-4pm, $110/$99 members, Supplies $10/class