March – April 2022

43rd Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition

“Between Resistance and Surrender” by Diana Toma

April 15 – June 3, 2022

The Georgia Watercolor Society was formed in March 1975 to advance the art of watercolor painting while contributing to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the state of Georgia.  GWS hosts their National Exhibition annually, which is open to any artist working in water media. The work of 79 artists will be part of the exhibition.

This year’s juror is internationally recognized artist Mark E Mehaffey. Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life Member – Master Status and Distinguished Master, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experimental Artists, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. He has won many awards and his paintings are part of many corporate and personal collections.

Opening reception: Friday, April 15, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Rhythm & Movement: The Art of Music

Wheat Field

“Wheat Field” by Joseph Leone

April 15 – June 3, 2022

Music and visual arts have similar characteristics; they both are created by inspiration, expression, and/or perception. They also share similar principles like balance, pattern, accent, and rhythm. This exhibition is designed to integrate two art forms to assess their similarities and examine how the different styles of music inspire a visual artist to create. This sensory experience will have two components: an open call art exhibition and a music series. Artists explore how music affects their creative process and musicians can see how their work is interpreted by the visual artists. The exhibition will capitalize on nationally and internationally recognized observances that highlight and commemorate the impact and contribution of music. These observances include Jazz Appreciation Month (April), International Jazz Day (May 29th), African American Music Appreciation Month (June), and World Music Day (June 21st). This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency–the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Opening reception: Friday, April 15, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.