Gilmer's Fine Artists

Gilmer Fine Artists Membership

Be known, and have your work known, by becoming a member of the Gilmer Arts Artists Guild. With membership, you can design you own personal art directory page to be displayed on the Gilmer Arts website. Your personal artist listing can contain:

  • Art gallery with Up to 20 images
  • A full artist bio
  • Contact information
  • Social media contacts
  • YouTube video
  • 10% Discounts across the board
  • Discounted entry fees
  • Early event entry
  • Sell products through Gilmer Arts (coming soon)

Current Gilmer Fine Artists Guild Members

Elizabeth Bame

Elizabeth Bame graduated from Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI with an Associate Degree in Commercial Art in 1985, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1989. Her career in graphic design brought her to Atlanta, GA in 1990, when she accepted the position of Art Director for a publishing company, where she is …

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Sheila Carey

Once a Mermaid, now a Mountain Mama,  artist Sheila Carey derives great joyfrom her surroundings, high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains,  in a log cabin surrounded by 130 foot trees!
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Nancy Hollifield

I am Nancy Hollifield, living in Beautiful Ellijay 21 years now with my husband Ron. I enjoy painting with Acrylics, Mixed Media, and Alcohol Inks. I am self-taught, painting only for about 8 years now, and love any classes that can help me along this path. I realize that I have much to learn, and …

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Ann Rhodes

Celebratory landscapes are the focus of my work.  Personal response to the intensity of nature’s force drives my work.  I am fed by nature’s light and color, awed by its muscularity, and comforted by its underlying geometry.
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Julee Everett

A newcomer to Ellijay, discovered a recent passion for painting during the Holidays while sidelined with an injury. This first year I am exploring all mediums, surfaces, and styles. Truly enjoy the learning journey and the amazing artists in the area who are so helpful, kind, and inclusive. 
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Karen Mason

Karen is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Tumor Registrar, analyzing cancer data for research and clinical outcomes. During the pandemic, Karen began to paint and explore her creative side as a way to focus on relaxation and mindfulness. As a high school student, Karen received honors in the Irish state art’s examination however her …

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Guild Activities

Gilmer Artists meet the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30 am. Meetings begin with a social time, followed by a business meeting and program.  All area artist, 2d and 3d are encouraged to join. Members will take part in exhibitions, decide on workshop development, planning Plein Air, Art in the Mountains, instructional opportunities/activities, and much more!

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Social time
  • Critiques
  • Exhibition Receptions
Vision / Mission

Actively promote awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Gilmer County and the surrounding area. Encourage the development of member artists at all levels of accomplishment, to study and promote the arts, and to provide opportunities to exhibit the work of member artist and artisans.

  • Develop a schedule of art exhibitions in which member artist will participate
  •  Encourage new artists
  • Create a curriculum of workshops and other learning opportunities designed to enrich and educate member artists in their craft.
  • Identify and mount other events/activities as per the guild members, designed to fulfill the guild’s vision and mission.
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