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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Painting Class Dates thru April at the Quinlan

The dates for the next two sessions of Charles' oil painting class at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville GA have been posted. We look forward to seeing you there.


Painting - Design and Technique
Wednesday afternoons (1-4 pm)
$150 (members) $165 (nonmembers) for six weeks

next session dates:
- February 3 - March 10, 2010
- March 24 - April 28, 2010

Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 GreenStreet NE, Gainesville GA 30501
770-536-2575 or email info@QuinlanArtsCenter.org

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"A Belle Meade Morning" in Plein Air Exhibition

We're very pleased to announce that Charles' lovely little landscape painting "A Belle Meade Morning" has been accepted into the 1st Annual Southeastern Regional Plein Air Exhibition, juried by acclaimed landscape artist Bill Davidson.

The opening reception will be Friday, February 5 and the show will hang through the 26th at the brand new and quite charming Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta, Ga.

1st Annual Southeastern Regional Plein Air Exhibition
February 5 - 26, 2010
opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8:30 pm
The Gallery at Paper Mill Village
255 Village Parkway, Marietta GA 30067
678-755-1079 -- DThomas555@aol.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Deliberative Afternoon

On a chilly Tuesday last week Charles and I spent the afternoon ensconced in the Arts Clayton boardroom with gallery director Karen Powers and her assistant Courtney Fort, pouring over the 150+ entries to the Arts Clayton Gallery's 2010 Juried Art Competition. After four hours of serious deliberation, Charles had culled down to just under 60 finalists. An impressive and solid showing of Georgia artists.

Although a seperate judges panel will award the ribbons, Charles is allowed one pick for a juror's award. We'll most likely stop by in the few days after the show is hung but before the reception to make his final decision - it's always best to do those type of things while looking at the originals.

I'm looking forward to seeing everything displayed together. From what I saw last week it's going to be a very good exhibition. The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 4th; directions and other details can be found on the Arts Clayton Gallery's web page.