Call to Artists

Annual Juried Art Exhibition
– Deadline to Register Dec 18, 2020

January 8th – March 2nd 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The 2021 Annual Juried Art Exhibition is open to artists 16 years old and up.
  • There are three categories: All 2 dimensional painted, drawn, and mixed media works of art, photography, and 3-dimensional works of art submissions will be accepted for consideration.
  • Submission Deadline is Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Each applicant may submit up to 2 entries under the basic entry fee ($25 Gilmer Arts Members, $35 non-members).
  • Additional entries are $10 per entry.
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance on or before Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  • Dates of the Exhibit are January 8th through March 2nd, 2021
  • There will be an award of $150 for the top score in each of the three categories.

EXHIBITION TIMETABLE:

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Prospectus available at gallery and emailed to artists in database
  • Friday, December 18, 2020: 5pm Deadline for entry
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020: Notifications of acceptance
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, January 5 & 6, 2021: Delivery of works
  • RSVP for Reception: Free Tickets will be available on website: gilmerarts.com
  • Friday, January 8, 2021, 5-7pm: Opening Reception
  • Winner of Three Categories will be announced at 6pm January 8th, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021: Exhibit Closing
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Removal of works of art and artists pick up

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:

Friday, December 18, 2020  Artists will be notified of works accepted by Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Include:

Check for entry fee of $25 for Gilmer Arts Members and current MFA students, or $30 for non-members for first 2 entries.  Entry fee for each additional entry (above 2) will be + $10 per entry.  Checks should be made payable to Gilmer Arts.  Cash and Credit Cards are also accepted.  Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Photographs or digital images (jpg only, 300 dpi) of your work should be sent to Gilmer Arts (submissions@gilmerarts.com) or hand delivered to the gallery by the entry deadline date, December 18, 2020.  Be sure that the photograph for each work is clearly marked (including the title of the work and the artist’s name).

Questions! Call 706.-635-5605

2nd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

Entry Deadline Extended to August 3rd

September 11 to October 20, 2020

The Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition is open to photographers 16 years of age and above. Exhibitors are invited to submit work that meets the following criteria:

Categories:

Categories: Includes photographs captured anywhere in the world within the last 5 years in either film or digital formats. *

* (Film based captures can be scanned for use in post-production).

A. Traditional Compositional Fine Art Photography: Film or Digital Single or Multiple (in-camera) exposures (including panoramic) that limit post-production to a variety of related Dodge and Burn techniques to adjust a wide range of exposure and color variables, and to remove dust. The use of popular software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Picasa3, Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2 is acceptable. (However, Topaz Studio and similar products that use algorithmic digital solutions (and “layers”) is not acceptable in this category). The intent of this category is to create a final piece using a minimum of post-production digital software.
1. Landscape (including various vistas, rivers, mountains, seascapes, and cityscapes (architectural) all with or without human presence).
2. Wildlife (Agricultural farm settings are acceptable with or without human presence. However, animals that are caged or in a Zoo setting are Not acceptable). Underwater photography is acceptable.

B. Illustrative and Conceptual Fine Art Photography: Film or Digital Single or Multiple exposures (both in and outside the camera), encaustic photography, composites and the use of popular software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Picasa3, the NIK Collection of photography software, and Topaz and similar products are acceptable. There are no restrictions in this category. Let your imagination Free!
1. Landscape (including various vistas, rivers, mountains, seascapes, and cityscapes (architectural) all with or without human presence.
2. Wildlife (Agricultural farm settings are acceptable with or without human presence. However, animals that are caged or in a Zoo setting are Not acceptable).

Plein Air, Art in the Mountains – September 18 – 20, 2020

Deadline to register August 4

During this 3 day event, artists will be painting “en plein air” in and around the beautiful vistas of the North Georgia mountains.  Painting will begin on Friday and continue each of the next 2 days.

On Saturday, a Quick Draw Challenge will be held at one a selected location.  A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

On the final day of the event, artists will enter some of the artwork created over the 3 days in an auction held George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St, Ellijay GA 30540

Member Art Exhibition –

Scheduled for August 2020

The Annual Member Art Exhibition is open to member artists whose Gilmer Arts membership is current and in good standing.  All 2 and 3 dimensional works of art may be submitted for acceptance.  Each applicant may submit up to 2 entries in photographic/electronic image format for review. 

Annual Quilt & Fiber Exhibition
Dec 11, 2020 to Feb 17, 2021

Just in time for the holiday we love to decorate the gallery with the talents of our local fiber artists. So if fiber is your medium of choice, keep an eye out in October 2020 for the prospectus.