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FALL FEST - Saturday, October 12, 2013
Applications are now being taken and plans for the 2013 FALL FEST are being made! It's not too early to send in your booth registration and fees. This year the fest will be held on Saturday, October 12th on Main Street in Dallas. We have space for 60 vendors, so don't wait until the last minute. Information and applications can be found on our web-site: http://www.pauldingfinearts.org/fall_fest.html
We need artists, crafters, entertainers, food vendors and of course our faithful Paulding County residents to make this year another success! Mark your calendars for October 12!
SPRING ANNUAL COMPETITION 2013 Results
We are proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Annual Spring Competition. This year's show was judged by Mr. Jack Shields of Atlanta. His decision was difficult because, as always, he had so many talented artists works to choose the best of the best. We have 49 beautiful works of art on display in the Courtroom Gallery at the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios. Works include photography, stained glass, drawing and painting. And the winners are:
Oil & Acrylic: 1st - Carla Sanchez for Mid Summer (oil); 2nd - Linda Lanham for From Pier to Eternity (oil); 3rd - Frank J Sparti for Equine Speed (oil); and Honorable Mention - Kathy Remenyik for Grape-a-licious (oil).
Watercolor: 1st - Judy Cooper for Agnes; 2nd - B J Bond Toth for Untitled; 3rd - Jane Hricz for Floral Impression; and Honorable Mention - Jane Hricz for North Georgia Peace.
Photography: 1st - Fred Mintz for Afternoon Stroll; 2nd - Florence Burger for The Dance; 3rd - Cheryl-Ann Kennedy for Movement; and Honorable Mention - Cheryl-Ann Kennedy for Cherry Blossoms.
Drawing: 1st - Kathy Remenyik for Arabian; 2nd - Lois Anderson for David; 3rd - Virginia Moore for Contemporary Thumbelina; and Honorable Mention - Rosine Wilson for The Modern Mona.
3-Dimensional: 1st - Mack Porter for Girl on a Red Bike (stained glass); 2nd - Mack Porter for Six (Stained Glass); and 3rd - Mack Porter for Totem (stained glass). The Purchase Award went to Fred Mintz for Afternoon Stroll (photography); The People's Choice Award went to Mack Porter for Girl on a Red Bike (stained glass); and Best of Show went to Carla Sanchez for Mid Summer (oil). Thank you to all our participants and congratulations to all our place winners.
SKETCH GROUP at the Historic Courthouse
Kathy Remenyik is starting a Sketch Group:
SPRING ANNUAL COMPETITION 2013
Paulding Fine Arts announces the 23rd Annual Spring Competition! Calling all artists ages 18 and older: This annual competition will begin with artists dropping off their work at the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE GALLERY & STUDIOS located on the 2nd floor of 11 Courthouse Square in Dallas (the OLD Paulding County Courthouse) on Saturday, May 4th between 10am and 2pm. The reception and awards presentation will be held Sunday, May 5th between 2pm and 4pm at the same location. Artists may submit up to 3 works. Cash prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 5 categories (Oil & Acrylic; Watercolor & Tempera; Drawing (pen & ink; charcoal, pastel, graphite, pastel and colored pencil); Dimensional (pottery, ceramic, stained glass, etc); and Photography. Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded in each category as well as one $100 Best of Show award, and one Purchase Award.
March Exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery - Jonathan Edwards
We are proud to exhibit in our Court Room Gallery during March a collection of work by artist Jonathan Edwards. Mr Edwards is a talented artist whose work explores a variety of themes from the Australian Outback to WWII. He is a painter, photographer, engaging writer and storyteller, and was one of our judges this year for the Student Art Show. Visit his website at www.aussiejonsart.com for more information.
A reception to meet the artist will be held this coming Sunday, March 17th between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in the Reception Room of the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios located at 11 Courthouse Square in Dallas (The OLD Paulding County Courthouse - 2nd floor). We hope you will come by and meet this very interesting artist.
2013 Student Art Competition
The Paulding Fine Arts Association is proud to announce the winners of the 26th Annual Student Art Show. We had 22 Paulding County public schools, as well as several private and home schooled children participate in this year's Student Art Show. We had 152 students enter the show this year. Our judges this year were artists Helen Helwig and Jonathan Edwards, who had the very daunting task of picking the winners as the number of Honorable Mention awards and a couple of ties indicate. Thank you to all the parents and teachers who encouraged their children to enter this year's show. Also a special thanks to our Student Show Chair, Peggy Cline and all the other PFAA members who tagged, hung, certificated and other wise helped get the 26th Annual Student Art Show ready. The Reception and Awards Presentation was held Sunday, March 10th at the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Dallas Civic Center. The work will be on display during the month of March.
Pictured: Some of the Winners at the Reception: Katie Smith, Lily Booker-Sturch, Sara Jones, Parker Graham, and Veronica Latso
And the winners are:
6 and under: 1st - Kaytlyn Bates; 2nd - Tate Ragsdale; 3rd - Evan Jeanneret with 2 Honorable Mentions - Isabella Ramirez and Brittany Martinez
7-8 year olds: 1st - Sarah Hodges; 2nd - Brett Gibbs; 3rd - Aubrey Satterfield with 2 Honorable Mentions - Savannah Kibler and Kadie Nichols
9-10 year olds: 1st - Drew Ivey; 2nd - Veronica Latso; 3rd - Levi Lackey; with 2 Honorable Mentions - Presley Brigman and Morgan Ragsdale
11-12 year olds: 1st - Katie Smith; 2nd - Lily Booker-Sturch; 3rd - Jesse Hawk; with 3 Honorable Mentions - Aidan Womak, Parker Graham, and Julia Mauro
13-14 year olds: 1st - Adrianne Almonte; 2nd - Natalie Coolidge; 3rd - Sydney Bechtel; with
2 Honorable Mentions - Chase Goff and Tripp Steele
15 - 16 year olds: 1st - Elizabeth Parr; 2nd - Christie Eades; 3rd - Katie Chauvin with 2 Honorable Mentions - Sara Omer and Tirrell Turner
17-18 year olds: 1st - Rebecca Selsor; 2nd (TIE) - Megan Traylor and Laura Casteo; 3rd (TIE) - Kaitlyn Stegall and Taylor Voraphongphibul; with 3 Honorable Mention - Malemy Perez, Katie Greene and Lauren Hudson
Congratulations to all the students who entered, now start getting ready for next year!
PEO Visits Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios
The Paulding Fine Arts Association's Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios is welcoming more and more visitors every week. Saturday, February 2nd the PEO Sisterhood, a chapter of an International Philanthropic and Educational Organization visited the Gallery & Studios. The 10 ladies were treated to a tour of the 2nd Floor of the Old Paulding County Courthouse where the Gallery & Studios are housed. PFAA member/exhibitor and local artist Judy Cooper conducted the tour taking the ladies through out the Gallery and Studios located on the 2nd floor of the old Paulding County Courthouse located in Dallas, Ga. The International Philanthropic and Educational Org. was founded in 1869 in Iowa. One of the main goals of the organization is to raise funds for the education of women.
If your group or organization is interested in touring the facility the hours of operation are Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Monthly Featured Artists exhibit in the Reception Room and the Gallery walls are filled with art created by Paulding Fine Arts members.
February Featured Artists at the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios in our Reception Room
Paulding Fine Arts is now featuring two member artists each month in the Reception Room at the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios. Rosine Wilson and Paulette Cheek are the Featured Artists for February 2013. On your next visit to the Courthouse Gallery, please stop by the reception room and see a collection of works by these two artists.
Photo to left: Paulette Cheek and Rosine Wilson
Announcing the 2013 STUDENT ART SHOW.
This year our Student Art Show will be held in March. Paulding County students between the ages of 3 years and 18 years of age are invited to participate. Each student may enter ONE (1) art work. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group (6 and under; 7 & 8 yr; 9 & 10 yr; 11 & 12 yr; 13 & 14 yr; 15 & 16 yr and 17 & 18 yr. Both 2 and 3-D works will be accepted. Student work should be brought to the Dallas Civic Center on Saturday, March 2nd between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. The Civic Center is located at 121 East Griffin Street in downtown Dallas just off Main Street behind the Dallas Theater. A reception and awards presentation will be held Sunday, March 10 in the Civic Center between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The Awards Presentation will begin at 3:00pm. Entry fee is $2.00 per student. A link to the application is on the Student Competition page of our website.
2013 Off to Good Start
The Paulding Fine Arts Association is off to a great start for 2013! Officers were elected at the January 22nd meeting. President: Leslie Grant; Vice President: Peggy Cline; Secretary: Jane Hricz and Treasurer: Paulette Cheek.
Please stop by the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios and see what our local artists are up to. Gallery and Studio doors are open Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. We have a variety of classes that are on going; artists at work in their studios and wonderful items for sale in the gift shop. Come on by, bring a friend, bring a group, we'd love to see you.
The Paulding Fine Arts Association meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 26 with Susan Gore Gardener demonstrating pastels.
The 2012 Juried Art Show Exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery has been moved to the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios Courtroom Gallery. The exhibit showcases the work of several talented artists from this region and looks wonderful in the Courtroom Gallery. Visitors are welcomed to the galleries on the second floor of the Old Courthouse Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
Fun Meeting/Demo with Artists, Pam and Larry Smith
October 23 we had our monthly meeting in our new Historic Courthouse space surrounded by the Juried Show artwork. Pam and Larry Smith came from Gwinnett county to show us their artwork. We enjoyed Larry painting a beautiful sunflower step by step in his bright textured style with a palette knife. If you haven't been to the historic courthouse gallery and studios, you need to check them out. Many people have worked very hard hanging art and getting everything ready. It looks GREAT!
Art Classes offered at the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios
Our Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios is now open and in full swing, come by Thursday thru Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm to visit our gallery and maybe catch an artist at work! You've asked, and now we are offering an array of art classes slated to begin the week of October 29th. Classes include Painting, Drawing, Ceramics and Mixed Media. Check out our Classes link above to find out more information.
Fall Fest A Success
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the 10th Annual Fall Fest sponsored by The Paulding Fine Arts Association. We had 60 vendors who had a variety of wonderful arts and crafts, the most delicious food and some fantastic entertainment! A special thanks to the City of Dallas for their help in making this event happen and to Officer Mike who was such a key in helping us get vendors in and out. It was a beautiful day, just perfect for a Fall Fest! Mark your calendars for next year - 2nd Saturday in October!
Juried Show 2012 Winners
The October Exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Dallas Civic Center at 121 East Griffin Street, just off Main Street in Dallas is the Annual Juried Art Show. A Reception and Awards presentation for this competition was held Sunday, October 14th. Congratulations to these winners and all who entered. The exhibit showcases the work of several talented artists. Please come by and check out the beautiful artwork on display.
L to R: Emily Knapp, Amanda Procter, Emme Worthy, Janice Cannon Smith, Florence Burger, Joyce Walraven, Thomas MacMillan, Carla Sanchez, Kathy Moore Graham
|Painting||1st||Janice Cannon Smith||Fruit and Blue Jugs|
|Painting||2nd||Carla Sanchez||Royal Repast|
|Painting||3rd||Leslie Grant||Through the Trees|
|Drawing||1st||Susan Gore Gardner||Nottingham Castle Door|
|Drawing||2nd||Virginia Moore||Monarch Butterfly|
|Dimensional||1st||Amanda Procter||Tree Vessel|
|Dimensional||2nd||Emily Knapp||Leaf Sagger|
|Photography||3rd||Kathy Moore Graham||Cruising Red|
|Honorable Mention||1||Thomas MacMillan||No Name Alley I|
|Honorable Mention||2||Joyce Walraven||The Edge of Night|
|Honorable Mention||3||Judy Cooper||Little Hummer|
|Honorable Mention||4||Emme Worthy||Quilt Cyanotype|
Upcoming Events: Fall 2012
Two great things are coming up in the next few week with Paulding Fine Arts:
First: The Annual Juried Art Show. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards in each of the following categories: Painting, Drawing & Pastel, Photography, 3-Diminsional work. Drop off work Saturday, October 6th between 9am and 12 noon at the Fine Arts Center located in the Dallas Civic Center at 121 E Griffin Street in Dallas. Please visit our web-site: www.pauldingfinearts.org for a complete list of rules, instructions and application. The Reception and awards presentation for this show will be held Sunday, October 14th between 2pm and 4pm at the Fine Arts Center.
Second: The Annual FALL FEST will be held Saturday, October 13th. Festival hours are between 10:00am and 4:00pm. We already have some wonderful arts, crafts and food vendors lined up plus a full day of entertainment! This event has FREE ADMISSION! Some of the vendors include: Stained Glass by Julie Barfield; 3D mixed media/dishwasher safe artistic glassware by Rachelle & Tom Bujorian; Cupcakery Bakery; Laura Scholar with Apricot's Jewels; Jam Sisters food trailer; Donald Reichardt & Joyce Oscar promoting the novel: Justice On Hold; Gwen Barker with headbands, fashion rings & puppets; Angie Williams with Rainbow Girls food & crafts; Butter Braids with Kara Holt; Carol & Tiffany Cox, paintings; Mike Duchai with Space Walk of Dallas and Glitter Tattoos; and Children's Bungee Jumping! Our entertainment will include the presentation of colors by the PCHS JROTC with the National Anthem being sung by Shante Ball; Singing by Shante & Tamika Ball; The Ballet Garden; Keren Leppo with Beulah Land; Showbiz Kids; Dance Fever; EPHS Dance Team; Pil Sung Do; Star Steps Performing Arts; Nu Star Marker Performing Arts and DJ Fred Grant provided by Premier Events. Join us for a cake walk, fun games, kids games, door prizes and more!!! FREE ADMISSION!
Our Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios is open and in full swing, come by Thursday thru Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm and visit our gallery and maybe catch an artist at work!
Paulding Meadows Success
THANK YOU! To all who worked so hard this weekend getting Paulding Meadows set up (Joyce, Lois & Fred) and to all of you who worked SO hard during rain drenched Saturday and beautiful, perfect festival weathered Sunday! Thanks to ALL OF YOU we sold COMPLETELY out of peanuts, curly fries and root beer!!!!
After a wet, slow Saturday - we still had nearly 5 whole boxes of potatoes left at 6pm on Saturday - we SOLD OUT of them by 3pm on Sunday!!! Thank you all so much! It was a pleasure to work with each and every one of you!
Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios GRAND OPENING August 18, 2012
The Paulding Fine Arts Association celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest endeavor: The Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios on Saturday, August 18th. The day began with a Ribbon Cutting officiated by Dallas Mayor, Boyd Austin. Refreshments were served and door prizes awarded to the many guests who visited the facility through out the day. Artists who have studios in the space greeted visitors and encouraged young - and old - artists-to-be. The Gift Shop did a brisk business through out the day.
PFAA would like to thank all those who helped make our Grand Opening a resounding success! City and County officials, local merchants, Paulding Residents, PFAA members and curious art lovers! Thank you all!
The Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios are open Thursday-Friday-Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The Gift Shop is also open during these hours and offers a variety of art objects crafted and rendered by local talent. We hope you will come by and visit us, chat with working artists who may be in their studios and sign up for classes and workshops which will soon be offered.
Ribbon Cutting with Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin
Mayor Austin congratulates PFAA Board Chairman Leslie Grant
and PFAA President Joyce Walraven
Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios Opening Day July 14, 2012
The Paulding Fine Arts Association officially opened the doors to the second floor of the old Paulding County Courthouse to the public on Saturday, July 14th. The Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios is the latest endeavor of PFAA to bring art to our community. We were happy to welcome many visitors (and new friends) to our new gallery space. Among our first visitors was Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin who took time to tour the facility, talk to PFAA members and visitors and do a photo op. Thank you to all in the community who stopped by. Our GRAND OPENING is planned for Saturday, August 18th. Our regular hours of operation are Thursday-Friday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please stop by and see our exhibits, gift shop and working artists studios, you may even see an artist at work! Check out our facebook page for more photos!
Photo: L to R: Leslie Grant-PFAA Board Chairman; Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin; Judy Cooper; Joyce Walraven-PFAA President; Nancy Mintz and Fred Mintz
Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios
The Paulding Fine Arts Association is proud to announce the opening of the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios, beginning Saturday, July 14th! The Gallery & Studios will be open to the public on Thursday through Saturday each week between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The Gallery features the works of Paulding Fine Arts members and includes many mediums. We will have have classroom space and will offer workshops and other teaching/learning opportunities for those interested in learning about and teaching art. The PFAA Permanent Art Collection, which is made up of the Purchase Award winning art pieces from our annual Spring Competitions. These works have been rendered by artists over the past twenty plus years. There are also 7 working artist studios which will feature the works of artists Paulette Cheek, Judy Cooper, Leslie Grant, Bruce Henry, Faye McLain, Nancy Mintz and Joyce Walraven. During your visit you may even find some of these artists at work in their studio. PFAA believes this is a great opportunity to share our talents with our community.
The GRAND OPENING of the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios will be August 18th between 10:00am and 4:00 pm. More information to come. Paulding Fine Arts bringing the Arts to Paulding County for 30 years!
2012 Photography Show Winners
The June exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery is the 5th Annual Photography Competition and Show. 32 beautiful photographs adorn the walls of the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Dallas Civic Center at 121 East Griffin Street in Dallas. Four of the photographs were submitted by "Junior" photographers; the remaining 28 photographs are works from 12 of this areas wonderful photographers. The results of the competition are:
People's Choice Award Clayton Brandenburg "Spikes and Eggs"
MikeNalley, Florence Burger and Clayton Brandenburg, place winners
Don Rhine, 1st place winner
May 2012 Exhibit
The Paulding Fine Arts Association meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm at the Fine Arts Center highlighting Linda Lanham's beautiful ocean scenes, landscapes, and portraits
"Like" PFAA on Facebook
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PFAA in the Historic Courthouse
PFAA has aquired the 2nd floor of the old Courthouse in downtown Dallas. Many THANKS to all that have helped clean and paint. This has taken many weeks. We still have a lot to prepare, but are very excited to have this extra space to promote the Fine Arts in Paulding County.
We are having a contest to design a logo for this space. We haven't come up with the exact name yet (so if you have an idea, incorporate it into your logo desgin) - the space will be gallery and studio space and we're thinking words like Historic, Courthouse, Art District, Gallery and Studios might possibly find their way into the name. So put on your thinking caps and send your entries to the PFAA Board - Leslie Grant, Tim Hammons, Faye McLain, Evelyn Reynoso, Julie Barfield, David Kelly (David doesn't have e-mail) and Joyce Walraven and Jane Hricz.
Monthly Art Night at Chicken World Restaurant
Saturday, March 3, 2012 was the first of what we hope to be a long association with Chicken World, Baby! Since Hiram Coffee House closed in 2011 we've been looking for a home for our first Saturday Art Nights. Julie Barfield has found a wonderful meeting place for us for this event at the Chicken World Restaurant in Dallas in the Seaboard Business Center just off 278. We had a Reception for Virginia Moore and Julie Barfield. Julie gave us a tour of her stained glass studios Saturday night as well. It was a fun night for all that attended. Customers of Chicken World can enjoy the beautiful mosaic work of Mother-Daughter team Virginia Moore and Julie Barfield during the month of March. Virginia (Mom) is currently a full time student at Kennesaw State University, pursuing an art education degree while daughter, Julie works just down from Chicken World with her WC Home Improvment and Stained Glass business. Pictured: Mother-Daughter Mosaic Duo Julie Barfield (L) and Virginia Moore (R)
PFAA February Meeting with Helen Helwig
PFAA Members and Guests were awed by the works of artist Helen Helwig at the February Paulding Fine Arts Association meeting held February 28th at the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Dallas Civic Center. Ms. Helwig talked to the group about her many works, often associated with other artists, students, and others from the community, that are primarily mosaic pieces adorning office buildings, roadways, schools and libraries. Visit her web-site at www.helwigstudio.com to gain a full appreciation of her work.
Pictured: Helen Helwig showing her amazing work on the big screen at the February PFAA meeting.
2012 Paulding Fine Art Association Student Art Competition
January 2012 Meeting
It's here! The 2012 Annual PFAA Student Art Show for students between the ages of 3 and 18. Each student may enter one piece of art for a $2.00 entry fee. Two Dimensional work MUST be ready to hang. Please do not use saw-tooth hangers. Art work is to be delivered to the Fine Arts Gallery on Saturday, February 4th between 9:00am and 12:00 noon. Teachers bringing in student work should plan to bring in the work by 11:00am. The Reception and Awards Presentation will be held Sunday, February 5th between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Fine Arts Gallery. For a complete list of rules and application forms, please visit our web-site at www.pauldingfinearts.org.
Pictured: 2012 PFAA Officers: L to R: Jackie Hill, Joyce Walraven, Jane Hricz, seated: Faye McLain
Pictured: January speaker: Charlotte Canup displaying some of her quilling work
Winners of the 2011 Juried Art Show
The reception and awards presentation for the 2011 Juried Art Show sponsored by The Paulding Fine Arts Association was held Sunday, November 6th in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Dallas Civic Center at 121 East Griffin St just off the Square in Dallas. There are 24 contributing artists participating. There are 54 works of art ranging from ceramics and wood carvings to photography, drawings, and paintings. It is a beautiful show. Our judge this year was Mr. Gary Baughman; his decisions were not easy and after much deliberation he declared the following winners:
Winners of the 4th Annual Adult Photography Show
The 4th Annual Paulding Photography Club competition had 18 photographers who submitted a total of 52 works. As always, our judge had a difficult time making his decisions. The results are: 1st Place, Mike Nalley for Sofa; 2nd Place, Clayton Brandenburg for York and Bull, Savannah, GA; 3rd Place, Dominique Chaponot for Park In Time and Honorable Mention Awards went to Tammi Benson for Moonlight Sonata and to Robert A. Myers for Kudzu Dreams. The attendees of the Reception and Awards Presentation voted for the People's Choice Award which went to Kim Mitas for The Eye Tells The Story.
The Winners of the Photography Competition:
L to R: Robert A Myers (HM), Mike Nalley (1st), Tammi Benson (HM), Clayton Brandenburg (2nd), Dominque Chaponot (3rd)
Denard Stalling at our May Meeting
Paulding Fine Arts Association members and guests were delighted with our guest artist, Denard Stalling at the May 24th meeting. Mr. Stalling talked about his techniques and wowed us with his work.
You can see Mr. Stalling's work at viningsgallery.com or visit them in person at 4686 S Atlanta Rd SE, # F in Smyrna, GA 30080.
Denard Stalling with one of his amazing paintings
Winners of the 2nd Annual Student Photography Show
We had 11 middle and high school photgraphers enter this year, submitting 21 wonderful photographs full of imagination and interest. The show will be on display through June 3rd. The winners were awarded place ribbons at a Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, May 22. The winners are: 1st Place, Kendra Stansbury; 2nd Place, Kristen Wilson; 3rd Place Kendra Stansbury and Honorable Mention, Kayla Lewis. Congratulations to all of our 2011 entrants!
2011 Spring Fine Arts Competition Winners Announced
The results are in for the 2011, 21st Annual Spring Fine Arts Competition sponsored by The Paulding Fine Arts Association! The Reception and Awards Presentation for the Spring Competition was held Sunday, April 17th at the Fine Arts Center. PFAA Members and guests were treated to a performace by Alainna Brown and Sean Steinwald, members of the Ballet North Performance Company. The dance was entitled "Dear Sarah" and is about a Civil War Soldier and his bride separated during the Civil War. The dance was beautiful and moving and much enjoyed by those attending the reception.
The winners of the Fine Art Competition were selected by artist judges Elizabeth Carr (Watercolor) and Kathy Norris (Watercolor and oil). As always the talents of our Paulding County artists made the judges decisions difficult and after much deliberation the winners were declared. PFAA President, Joyce Walraven presented the awards as follows:
Oil & Acrylic: 1st-Nikki Davidson: First Flight; 2nd-Carla Sanchez: The Cherry Hung With Snow; 3rd-Frank J Sparti II: Nebulae and Moonshine; Honorable Mention: Faye McLain: Keepsakes.
Watercolor: 1st-Rosine Wilson: Gone and Forgotten; 2nd-Jackie Hill: Forgotten; 3rd-Jane Hricz: Floral Fireworks; Honorable Mention: Rosine Wilson: June's Dunes.
Drawing: 1st-Carla Sanchez: Hanging Around; 2nd-Cathy Amos: Pompeii; 3rd-Jackie Hill: Starry Night at Crooked Creek Marina; Honorable Mention-Jackie Hill: A Tale of Two Tigers.
Dimensional/Mixed Media: 1st-Paulette Cheek: Loosely Connected-I; 2nd-David Kelly: Looking Up; 3rd-Sheila Giddens: Doors, Tuscany, Italy; Honorable Mention-David Kelly: No Substance.
Photography: 1st-Mike Nalley: James Cain, Oysterman; 2nd-Linda Fordham: Golden Trees; 3rd-Alvin Herron: Lion King; Honorable Mention-Donna Standsbury: Daisy Drops.
Congratulations to all the artists who entered. The show will be on display through May 21, 2011.
The Purchase Award went to Kim Mitas for Bible Baptist, Photography. This work will become a part of The Paulding Fine Arts Association's Permanent Collection.
The People's Choice Award went to Carla Sanchez for her graphite drawing: Hanging Around. And the Best of Show Award went to Nikki Davidson for her oil painting: Liquid Gold.
2011 Winners: Left to Right: Faye McLain, Frank Sparti, Jane Hricz, Nikki Davidson, Donna Standsbury, Sheila Giddens, Mike Nalley, Paulette Cheek, Jackie Hill; kneeling: Alvin Herron and David Kelly
Pictured Below: Best of Show Winner, Nikki Davidson with winning art: Liquid Gold
Winners Announced from 11th Congressional District Scholarship Competition
44 entries from 14 schools from the 11th Congressional District entered the High School Art Competition. Artwork was on display at the Paulding Fine Arts Gallery the first week in April. Judges were Faye McLain, Cathy Amos, and Leslie Grant. Awards were given out by Travis Loudermilk, from Congressman Gingrey's office, on Friday, April 8th. 1st place went to Arielle Grant of Kennesaw Mountain High School ($10,000 scholarship to Art Institute and $1,500 scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design); 2nd place went to Macy Tarlton of Shiloh Hills Christian School ($5,000 scholarship to Art Institute); 3rd place went to Courtney Nichols of Gordon Central High School ($2,500 scholarship to Art Institute). Congratulations to everyone that entered this prestigious contest.
1st place winner's artwork, 2nd place winner Macy Tarlton with Travis Loudermilk and 3rd place winner's artwork
Wonderful Don Maier Watercolor Demonstration at our March Meeting
Don Maier did a wonderful watercolor demonstration at our March 22,2011 Meeting. He showed us a watercolor that he painted in Florida on Captiva Island, then showed us step by step how he painted it. Then he showed us a video of many of his beautiful watercolors. He is very talented. You can find his work at Gallery 4463. This is just one of the many demonstrations we have at our monthly meetings. Join PFAA and participate in more of the upcoming events and demonstrations.
2011 Paulding Fine Art Association Student Art Competition Results
The Paulding Fine Arts Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 - 24th Annual Student Art Show. This year our judge, Vanita Dauphinais, of Cobb County had a daunting task to pick only four place winners from our seven age groups. We were able to present four additional Honorable Mention Awards, and still, her choices were difficult to make. She emailed us the following comment on the show, "It was a hard show to judge Saturday, but I really enjoyed it. The quality of the work has progressed every year and it has been a real pleasure the see the creativity of the students and teachers."
Here are the results:
6 years and Under: (9 entries)
1st Khristian Remm
2nd Ethan Beaver
3rd Place Savannah Kibler
Honorable Mention Margaret Riggs
7 & 8 year olds: (35 entries)
1st Maggie Crew
2nd Savannah Ledbetter
3rd Riley Semper
Honorable Mention Austin Abeln
9 & 10 year olds: (72 entries)
1st Madison Russell
2nd Kylie Semper
3rd Wesley Hill
2 Honorable Mentions: Kaylin Gilbert & Bethany Mulkey
11 & 12 year olds: (31 entries)
1st Kyle Nottage
2nd Brianna Tuttle
3rd Jahneel Thomas
2 Honorable Mentions: Sydney Bechtel & Taylor Palmer
13 & 14 year olds: (6 entries)
1st Jonathan Thomas
2nd Helen Morales
3rd Mary Kathryn Turner
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Hill
15 & 16 year olds: (14 entries)
1st Belle-Marie Reynoso
2nd Kelsey Hanna
3rd Brooke Oby
2 Honorable Mentions: Brittany James & Taylor Morris
17 & 18 year olds: (21 entries)
1st Hannah Fortune
2nd Katherine Beason
3rd Taylor Nash
2 Honorable Mentions: Lindsay Hoffman & Daniel Melton
Thank you to all the parents and teachers who encouraged these children to enter this year’s show. And thank you to the 188 students who were willing to show your stuff! A special thank you Mrs. Iia Owens-Williamson, the art teacher at Poole elementary. There were 70 entries from her school, most of which she hand delivered.
Of the 188 entries, 23 schools were represented and 8 home schooled children participated. The school with the most entries was Poole Elementary with 70, followed by Ragsdale Elementary with 28, North Paulding with 18 entries and Dallas Elementary with 15. East Paulding High and Hiram High had 9 entries each.
A BIG Thank You to our PFAA volunteers who made fliers, sent them to schools, advertised the exhibit, took in, sorted, tagged, hung, processed, typed up certificates, got ribbons, brought in cookies and punch for the reception, etc. They were: Peggy Cline, Joyce Walraven, Leslie Grant, J C Reynoso, Belle Reynoso, Jackie Hill, Faye McLain and Paulette Cheek.
2010 Juried Fine Art Show
October 3 - November 5, 2010
The Paulding Fine Arts Association announced the winners of the 2010 Juried Art Show at a reception held Sunday, October 3rd at the Fine Arts Gallery. There were 76 works of art submitted by 27 artists to the 2010 Juried Art Show. Juror Elizabeth Stallings of Stone Mountain selected 62 pieces from which to select the award winners and to make up the PFAA October exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery, located at 121 E Griffin St just off the Square in Dallas.
The Best of Show award was presented to Nikki Davidson for her oil painting of Got The Munchies. 1st Place in Photography went to Mike Nalley for Fallen Ceiling. 1st Place went to Leslie Grant for The Fish Pond; 2nd Place was awarded to Nancy Guerine for The Old Organ Stool and 3rd Place went to Nikki Davidson for Home Sweet Gone. 5 Honorable Mention Awards were presented to the following: Leslie Grant for Red Birds; Frank J. Sparti for Flying Horse Poised on a Swallow; Karen Snider for Harbor Boats; Irona Taylor for Sunburst and Ann Tewelow for City Scape in the Rain. Guests attending the Reception and Awards Presentation selected a People's Choice Award which went to David Kelley for his mahogany wood carving, No Escape.
This exhibit will be on display during October and those who attend the Fall Fest on Saturday, October 9th are urged to go by the Gallery to see these wonderful works of art.
Some of the winners: Leslie Grant, Mike Nalley, Irona Taylor, Ann Tewelow, Nancy Guerine and Nikki Davidson
People's Choice Recipient, David Kelley
Paulding Fine Arts Association New Website
Paulding Fine Arts Association's new website went live in September 2010. We wanted a website to showcase the many exhibits and events that we host throughout the year. Paulette Cheek's artwork was used in the design. Lara Jeanneret of Lara J Designs designed the layout and look of the website and Peggy Cline added the images and text. Many thanks to them for the new design!