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SAAG National Juried Show
By Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

U.S. National Deadline: August 1, 2018 – You are cordially invited to enter the 2018 National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA).

The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 11th year, will be on display during the peak visitor months of October and November, attracting interest from the surrounding tri-state metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Artworks selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery located in the historic courtroom of the Art Center, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Artists who are legal residents of the United States are invited to participate in a juried exhibition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last 2 years. All work submitted must be for sale.

·  Two-Dimensional: includes acrylic, color pencil, drawing, encaustic, mixed media (including collage), oil, soft or oil pastel, pen and ink, photography, printmaking (but excluding all print reproductions such as Giclee), watercolor

· Three-Dimensional: includes clay, fiber, glass, metal, plaster, stone, wood, as well as other materials

JUDGE: Z.L. Feng
Growing up in Shanghai, Feng began painting at age seven and never stopped, experimenting with different mediums, including pastel, oil, and egg tempera, before choosing his favorite, watercolor. “With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing,” he says. He finds inspiration for his lovely landscapes in the countryside of the New River Valley. Those familiar with Feng’s art are also captivated by his portraits of the people of Tibet, Native Americans of New Mexico, Southern farmers, and others. Capturing the personality and character is very important to Z.L. Feng and concentrates on developing empathy between the viewer and his subject… see more

Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded.

The entry fee for the 2018 SAAG National Juried Show is $40 for up to (3) three entries for non-BRMAA/ SAAG members and $35 for members.

Visit us for complete details and to apply.

All work submitted must be for sale. Artwork marked not for sale (NSF) will not be accepted. The artist will receive 65% of retail price (set by the artist) and BRMAA will retain a 35% commission, unless the artist is a BRMAA/ SAAG member. BRMAA members receive 70% of the retail price and BRMAA retains a 30% commission.

Recently listed as one of the top 5 Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts & the Georgia Municipal Association (2015), the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is the center of the arts for Blue Ridge, Georgia. The Art Center is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association,a non-profit, 501(c) 3 arts council that provides opportunities for artists of all ages and our community.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-2144

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