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

Jan Kornegay Dappen

About Jan Kornegay Dappen   Jan Dappen, a Southern girl from Columbus, Georgia, is a realist oil painter with a dollop of Impressionism. She is self-taught and loves the journey of learning, experimenting with the lights and contrasts and playing with the colors.  Although oils were not her first love, they will probably be her …

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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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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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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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Introducing Fine Art Photographer/Instructor/lecturer Lance A. Lewin For the most part, Lewin’s inspiration from behind the viewfinder comes from a richly filled combination of studying the pioneers of photography in the mid to late 19th century and masters of the 20th century, (e.g., Julia Margret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams and Bob Kolbrener, for just … Learn More »

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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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