Calls for Art, Workshops, Exhibitions, ArtShare, Reading Club, Artist Interview
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June 2016
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Collage by Vicki Behtel

Interview with Vicki Bethel 

1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?

Vicki Bethel. (Nickname – Maggie)I was born in Kansas, as were both of my parents and all four of my grandparents. They really liked the place. I lived there until I was six months old. I have moved more than forty times and lived in seventeen states.I’ve been making art all my life. I studied art at Kansas City Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and California College of the Arts.

Continue interview on WCAGA Blog.
Image: "Front and Rear" by Vicki Bethel 

Workshops and Classes

Lisa Rich Is offering a workshop from July 17, 2pm - July 23, 5pm 2016. 

Location: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Arrowmont Website
Phone: 865-436-5860

The focus of this class is on transforming a 2D material called Fosshape—a unique, low melt synthetic polyester fiber that when exposed to heat and pressure easily hardens—into a rigid, 3D form. Students will apply methods of hand/machine stitching, fusing, distressing and molding to create form and simple, non-toxic pre- and post-forming dye/paint techniques to add color and contrast. The use of hand embroidery and mixed media help to further transform participant's personal creative vision into sculptures, vessels and representational forms or wearable art. Great for artists needing armatures, theatre set/costume designers, Cosplay, sculptural applications, wearables and more. Open to all skill levels.
Most of the students already signed up are professional artists in a variety of media and grad is going to be VERY creative playing and incredible exploring with them!

Anita Stewart a is offering the following classes: Drawing Figures and Faces. Includes charactertures. Render different body types fabrics, dress styles and shoes. Wide range of media. Saturdays,10:30am-12:30pm. ongoing.

Figure Drawing on Mondays 2-4.We will have live models.Wide range of drawing media. Have you drawn with paint?Drop in basis. Starts this Monday May 2 goes till end of July. Both are at North Gwinnett Arts Association Center for the Arts, 3930 Charleston Market St, Suwanee, GA. See Ask for Brandy.

Helen DeRamus is offering: 
Independent Study: Encaustic Painting
2016 Tuesday Sessions
Helen DeRamus Studio

Methods for painting with encaustic medium are varied and the information available is improving for creating paintings. Through experimentation and testing, there are interesting discoveries and the technique continues to evolve.

Each Tuesday from 10:30AM to 1:30PM during the summer, I am offering independent study for artists at all levels and media to discover the process of painting with encaustic whether beginning to learn the process, continuing the process already begun, or pushing forward with a new series. The fee is $280 for a four-session minimum with three artists maximum per session. 

Supplies to bring are heavy watercolor paper, wood panels, or Plexiglas, as well as any other material that you find intriguing for inclusion in a painting. Equipment and paint included in the fee. Ongoing individualized demonstrations and critiques.

My goal is to create an atmosphere for experimentation, inspiration and creative freedom.
Register at


Hidden Gem/Haven Show

Please come see the Hidden Gem/Haven show at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve Gallery. The show Hidden Gem/Haven has seventeen different artists and their interpretation of how they see the preserve.

The image of Don Dougan's work of art is an arial view of the  BHNP with Nancy Creek, the parking lot, Lake Moore, and the BHNP building.

To make an appointment, please call or email Sally Eppstein at 678-642-5300 or

Image Above is by Don Dougan
Title: Hidden Haven
Size: 12" x 12"
Material: Slate, Limestone, Acrylic paint, Spray paint.

A Big Congratulations to Marea Haslett! She presents her MFA Thesis Exhibition Called “ALLOSTASIS.” It runs from July 26 to July 30, 2016. The show is situated in the Tula Art Center Suite B1. 75 Bennet Street, Atlanta.

This show investigates how concepts of self are affected by crisis and memories of specific events. Obstacles become launching points.
Recycling perceived memories and old ideologies through the broader lens of present sensibilities lead to the development of allostasis, or the balancing and stabilizing of basic physiological life functions during changing environmental and developmental contexts. 
Image by Marea Haslett

More information available on her website.
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Newest Facebook page : 
Women's Caucus for the Arts of Georgia, Art and Activism presents for 2016 – 2018
TreeSpeak: Artists for Keeping Atlanta the City in the Forest
Mission Statement:
Artists standing together with art and advocacy to give voice for trees to let all elected officials of Metro Atlanta and Georgia to keep Atlanta the City in the Forest.
Chair person: Sally Eppstein
Treespeak artists for keeping Atlanta the city in the forest
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JULY 10, 3:30pm 
What to read: 
If you have read the Artist's Way, this is the sequel.  
When: JULY 10, Sunday 3:30PM
Where: Vickie Martin Conison's,3120 Mays Court, Decatur, Ga.  30033 RSVP (It’s helpful, but not essential.)
More information

Bring  your finished or unfinished work of any size to share.
Upcoming Art Shares
August's Art Share will be hosted by Sally Wansboro Epstein in her studio at the Goat Farm, on Sunday August 14, and October's Art Share will be hosted by Barb Rehg in her studio on Bennett Street. 

The program, ArtShare, is a forum for members of WCAGa to show their work for the purpose of gaining feedback and insight, and to network with other artists and art professionals.
Guests and prospective members are always welcome!
For more information or to RSVP contact Rita Bazinet,
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MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
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