Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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We Need Your Support!

It takes everyone's support throughout the community to keep our Arts programs alive, vibrant, and contributing to the quality of life here. Thank you for your support! Please click the button below to make a tax deductible donation to support Gilmer Arts.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 corporation, making your donation tax deductible.
Your generosity will help keep the
arts alive in Gilmer County, Georgia.

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Kids Dance Camp           2015 Kids Summer Camps!

              ~ Details Coming Soon ~

    
  DATE           Camp/Class            Ages     Time                     Cost

  • June 8-12     Keyboard Camp        8-14      10am-2pm            $75 
  • June 8-11     Kindermusik              0-4        10am-10:50am     $65
  • June 8-11     Kindermusik              4-7        11am-11:45am     $65
  • June 11        Jewelry Wkshop        Teens     1-3pm                 $25
  • June 15-18   Young Artist Camp    7+         10am-3pm            $60
  • June 19        Fri. Paint Party          5-17       11am-Noon          $23
  • July 6-10      Drama Camp             8-15      10am-2pm            $60
  • July 14-16    Paint-a-Story             5-10      10am-Noon           Free*
  • July 16         Thu. Paint Party         5-17       1-3pm                  $23
  • July 27-30    TBA

Enroll by Calling (706) 635-5605


Bidding Has Begun!


2015 Carnival Logo

Click to View Items & Bid Now!

View items up for bid, buy your tickets online and select your menu choices now!  Our Live Carnival Event is on Sat. May 2nd at 5pm.

On the Web:  www.biddingforgood.com/gilmerarts 
Mobile Devices:  https://bforg.com/gilmerarts

Don’t Miss Our Annual Gala!

Sat. May 2nd at 5pm

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 

To allow more space for your enjoyment & comfort, this year’s event will now be held at the North Georgia Community Center, (across from the Post Office at 824 Industrial Blvd. Ellijay, GA) 


Acrylics Basics for Beginners 3 Weeks 10am-Noon

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Learn to Paint in a 3-week Crash Course!

Acrylics Basics

Tues. May 5th with Judy Harvey, CDA 

This is a crash course in the basics of painting, including brush control, brush strokes, an intro to understanding color, and the rule of the missing primary.  Whether you desire to paint beautiful sunsets, landscapes, and flowers, or prefer beautiful folk art styles such as rosemaling, this class gives you a great foundation to build on.  Taught by well-known and highly respected instructor, Judy Harvey. The $5 supply fee per class means you do not need to buy supplies, and provides you with all you need to complete an 8×10 canvas, while learning strokes and the rule of the missing primary.  3 Weeks on Tuesdays 10am-Noon, May 5, 12 & 19 ~ $65/$59 


Adult Beginner Painting Party May 7th 6-9pm

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Adult Paint Party!

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. May 7th ~ 6-9pm

This party is for people who think they can’t paint or who just want to have fun. 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 fun opportunity to see what you can do. No artistic skill required! Mature teens are also welcome. $28/$25 Members. 2nd or 3rd Thursdays Most Months


Art Coach Studio on Friday Mornings

Art Coach Studio

May 8 & Most Fridays – 10am-Noon

This is an open studio class for independent types … 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.   Prof. Mark Menendez is your personal “Art Coach”.  Get individual coaching and plus group demonstrations.  Beginning to professional artists welcome. $30/$27mbr.  Ongoing most Fridays.


Now in the Gallery: “The Art of Betty Beasley”

Betty Beasley

~ Ends May 13th ~

Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Work!


Beasley SculptureGilmer Arts Gallery proudly presents a Solo Exhibition featuring artist Betty Beasley’s sculptures in clay and bronze, stained glass and paintings in oil and watercolors.   

Ms. Beasley is a member of the National Sculpture Society, and she has shown and won various juried exhibits. Her subject matter ranges from horses and other animals, to ballerinas and other classic human subjects, to seashells and more. Her work is captivating, come see it! The exhibit runs through May 13th, 2015.


Plein Air Call to Artists – Deadline Extended

Plein Air at the VineyardsSubmission Deadline: April 24 2015
Extended to May 15th!

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ENTRY FEE:  $25

Gilmer Arts and Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards are proud to host the inaugural “Plein Air at the Vineyards”. Regional artists will be working outdoors “En plein Air” in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning Friday June 12th, and ending Sunday June 14th with a live auction of participating artists original works plus works created over the 3-day event.  Passports will enable patrons to visit and sample wine at each of the 4 participating vineyards, as well as participate in all event activities, including the Opening Reception. For more information CLICK HERE to see and print the Complete Prospectus and Application or select it under the “Calls to Artists” tab at the top of this Home page.  Call Gilmer Arts @ 706-635-5605 as soon as possible to reserve a vineyard.


Plein Air Workshop w/ Candy Day – Tues. May 19th

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Tuesday, May 19th

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, like the Impressionists did.   

Ever wanted to paint outdoors, but don’t know where to start? Camille Day (Candy to her friends) wPlein Air renoirill take you on a short plein air outing around town in Ellijay and show you how to choose your site, deal with distractions and review the supplies you’ll need. She’ll do a demo to get you started on your own new adventures. Candy is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America, the Pastel Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society. She is a Signature Member of the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, a Signature Member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and most recently, the Southeastern Pastel Society. Tuesday, May 19 ~ 10am to 4pm ~ $85/$77 member


Becky Wallace Watercolor Classes – 2015

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Testing the Waters – Wed. 5/20         Watermelon – T/W – June 30-July 1

1-Day classes are a perfect chance for beginners to give it a try!

Try Becky Wallace’s popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes! Our wonderful instructors make it easy by providing everything you need. You’ll be amazed at what you can do! Just show up and you’ll leave at the end of the day with your beautiful finished watercolor painting! No drawing ability or painting experience required. Classes are from 9:30am-3:30pm each day. One day classes are perfect for beginners to try out this medium!  Bring a small dish to share for a pot-luck lunch. Dates, subjects and fees below. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.

2015 Class Dates
May 20 -T/W- 2-day – $  110/99 (B. Wallace) – Testing the Waters
June 6thSat. 1-Day – $  60/54 (M. Menendez) – TBA
June 30-July 1 – Mon.-Tues. 2-day Class – $  110/99 (B. Wallace) – Watermelon
July 13 - Mon. 1-Day – $  60/54 (B. Wallace) - Cows
July 18 - Sat. 1-Day – $  60/54 (M. Menendez) – TBA
Aug. 10-11 – Mon.-Tues. 2-day – $110/99 (B. Wallace) – Serene Snowfall Barn
Sept. 23 - Wed. 1-Day – $  60/54 (Menendez) - TBA
Oct. 5-6 - M/T 2-day – $  110/99 (B. Wallace) – TBA
Nov. 3 - Tues. 1-day – $  60/54 (B. Wallace) – Christmas Card

Enroll Now by Calling (706) 635-5605


Plein Air At The Vineyards 2015 – June 12th – 14th

Plein Air at the Vineyards

 June 12th – June 14, 2015

vineyardGilmer Arts and Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards are proud to host the inaugural “Plein Air at the Vineyards”. Regional artists will be working outdoors,”En plein air” in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning Friday June 12th, and ending Sunday June 14th, with a live auction of participating artists’ original works plus works created over the 3-day event.  Passports will enable patrons to visit and sample wine at each of the 4 participating vineyards, as well as participate in all event activities, including the Opening Reception. For more information CLICK HERE. Passports will be available for advance purchase for $25.00 at Gilmer Arts, 706-635-5605, 207 Dalton St. in Ellijay or each vineyard.

Visit the Ellijay Wine Country website: www.ellijaywinecountry.com