Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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Ellijay, Georgia 30540
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Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition


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Opening Reception
Fri. Feb. 13th 5pm-7pm

Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition, which opens on Friday, Feb. 13th. Meet the artists and learn about their work, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like-minded art lovers. Awards totaling $850 will be presented at 6pm.  The Reception is free and open to the public.  This exhibit will run through March 4th.  For additional information, please contact Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.


Oil Painting Demo & Discussion with Candy Day Feb. 13th

Oil Painting Demonstration with Camille Day

Camille Day

Please note the time is changed to 12:30-2pm. 
Camille Day, juror for the Gilmer Arts 2015 Spring Art Exhibition will present a painting demonstration in oil on the morning of February 13th at Gilmer Arts using her plein air setup.  Her discussion will include the issues and experiences of painting on location and thoughts on how to bring back studies and photos to use as a reference in the studio.  She will also include her process for painting, the palette she uses and other techniques learned as a result of her experiences as a life-long painter.  Painters of all experience levels can benefit from watching and speaking with this esteemed artist.    This Friday, Feb. 13th ~ $10 


Afternoon Jewelry Workshop – Wed. Feb. 11th, 1-3pm

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 11th 1-3pm

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.  Wed. Feb. 11th ~ 1 pm – 3 pm ~ Class is $15 + Supply fee of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.


Dinner Theatre Feb. 6, 7 & 8 at Gilmer Arts

breaking newsDue to performance sell-outs, we have added an additional Sunday Matinee at 1pm on Sunday, Feb. 8th!  The menu is the same (salad, pot roast, loaded mashed potatoes, dessert, vegetarian option available) but there won’t be hors d’oeuvres or wine, so the tickets are $25 ($22.50 for members). Invite your friends and family & call 706-635-5605 for tickets today!  Motorcoach Murders Poster


Kids Painting Party – Sat. Jan. 31st 10am-Noon

Kids' Paint Party

Saturday, Jan. 31st 10am-Noon

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



Watercolor Class Jan. 26th 9:30am-3:30 pm

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Try these popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes!  Our wonderful instructors make it easy by providing everything you need!  Just show up and you’ll leave with your beautiful finished watercolor painting!  Classes run 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.

Jan – March Watercolor Class Dates
Monday                      Jan. 26th                $  60/54 Member           Irises
Monday                      Feb. 23rd               $  60/54                         TBA
Tues.-Wed.                March 24-25           $110/99                         TBA


Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition

call for artistsAnnual Juried Art Exhibition

 Deadline Extended to Wed. Jan. 14th, 2015

Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition.  Awards totaling $850 will be presented 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.


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

Live Music

Big Show Friday, Dec. 19th!

3rd Friday of Every Month

 

Don’t miss this last show of the year!  You might even hear a Christmas song or two.  Our big line-up includes Michael Ellis Bean, Old Stock, Downtown Roy, Blind Cider, Mike Bellotti, Leap of Faith, Basket Case and there are always a last-minute someone else or two.  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



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


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 .


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.


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


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.