The Office of the Governor in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts announces a call for entries for “The Art of Georgia II: Portraits of a Community.” This second iteration of the exhibit follows the inaugural “Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia’s Landscapes and People,” which exhibited 133 works by 95 Georgia artists from 2012 to 2014.
The Art of Georgia II seeks to capture the spirit of communities throughout Georgia as seen, explored and depicted through the artist’s eye. The exhibit will hang in the executive offices of the State Capitol and showcase current work of contemporary Georgia visual artists. Artwork will be sought and selected by region over a two-year timeframe, with work from each region on display for approximately six months. This is not a professional, juried competition. Pieces will be selected by the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor.
Work is being sought from contemporary Georgia artists, ages 18 and up, currently residing in Georgia. The call for work from southeast Georgia, which includes Bryan County, is going on now, and the submission deadline is Aug. 1.
Entries must explore the theme of the rich diversity and spirit of Georgia’s communities. Interpretations of the theme (geography, people, landmark, landscape, etc.) are encouraged. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all eligible. Three-dimensional work, film and video are not eligible and will not be considered.
No more than three entries per artist will be accepted. All entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “The Art of Georgia” as the subject. Images must be submitted as .jpg attachments and cannot exceed 72 dpi.
Each image must be titled with the artist’s name followed by the name of the piece. In the body of the email, be sure to include the artist’s name and complete contact information (address, county of residence, phone and email) as well as the following information about each piece of work: title, medium, dimensions, year completed.
For more information, contact the Georgia Council of the Arts at email@example.com, or 404-962-4839, or go to www.gaarts.org.