Winter Exhibitions 2023

Galleries open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Georgia Mountains to the Shore

Azaleas Forever by Sara Quattlebaum

January 13 – February 10, 2023

Georgia has a beautiful and diverse landscape, abundant with natural resources. From the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Highlands to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Piedmont plateau to the Coastal Plain, each region provides opportunities for recreation, exploration, and geological inspiration. Yet the landscape also reveals moments from its history and helps tell the stories that define its heritage. Places and sights discovered while idly driving through the countryside or visiting the cities and coast or during quiet moments in nature have inspired the work in this exhibition by six Southern textile artists. Their adventurous use of fabric, surface design, and quilting create exciting and innovative works that share their unique and individual experiences of Georgia with the viewer.

Exhibiting artists are Evelyn Beck, Lynne Harrill, Sara Quattlebaum, Cynthia Steward, Denny Webster, and Kathryn Weston. The artists use a variety of techniques in their works, including sketching, couching, free-hand embroidery, applique, screen printing, painting, and dyeing.

Opening reception: Friday, January 13, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m.

A Brush with Murder: Novel Art by the Wonders of Watercolor Group

#646 Viviane, by William Lum

January 14 – February 10, 2023

This exhibition is a fusion of literary and visual art–paintings that celebrate a story and a book launch that celebrates painting. Gail Langer Karwoski, a local author best known for her many children’s book titles, is launching a new book in a very different genre. Entitled A Brush With Murder, this is the first book in her murder mystery series, “A Watercolor Mystery,” published by Black Rose Writing. Her book was inspired by WOW, the Wonders of Watercolor group that meets each week in the OCAF kitchen to paint together.

In honor of the launch of “their” book, the WOW group is exhibiting about 40 of their paintings in OCAF’s Members Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Patricia Adams, Leslie Guo, Lori Hammer, Gail Karwoski, Paula Lansford, William Lum, Ann Nace, Diane Norman-Powelson, Janet Rodekohr, Barbara Schell, and Mia York.

Other Exhibitions on View in the Hall Gallery

New Horizons: Mixed Media Work by ESP Students

Fabric Storm by Bobbi Johnson