Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Plein Air Exhibition, downtown Starkville, MS coming up!

The Starkville Area Arts Council is hosting an exhibition featuring "Plein Air" paintings created by local artists during group painting sessions in Starkville this summer

The show will be held at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS and will run from July 14 – September 14, 2015. Reception date to come. 

Local artists participating include Briar Jones, Kathryn Ramsey, Joe MacGown Betty Jane Chatham, Walter Diehl, Fay H. Fisher, Jim Turner, Laurie Burton and others. This is will be a very nice show with beautiful, fresh paintings done locally. All works will be for sale and affordable! Remember, 20% of all sales go to the SAAC! 

This exhibition was supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission, The National Endowment of the Arts, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, and Chalet Arts.

Purple Building in the Cotton District by Briar Jones

A view of the South Farm by Briar Jones

Betty Jane's yard, by Joe MacGown

Tree in Betty Jane's yard, by Joe MacGown

Reflections, photo by Walter Diehl

Flower in Turners Yard, by Kathryn Ramsey

Cotton District, by Fay Fisher

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2014 CDAF Juried Art Winners Exhibition Reception was a packed house

We had the reception for our three person show this past Thursday night that featured the winners of the 2014 Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Competition winners. Suzanne McClain was the first place winner in the photography division, Mark Brown was first in the 3D division, and I was first in the painting/drawing division and I was also the best of show winner.

So cool, yep, this show featuring some of each of our works has been on display for a month or so and will stay up until July 13th. We had lots of stuff going on when the show went up, so we post phoned the opening reception until the 25th of June. No problem. In fact, it ended up being held in conjunction with an event called "UnWine" that basically entails about 200 people (mostly women) going from shop to shop drinking wine.  Awesome.

Anyway, the reception was nice. Good snacks, wine, lots of folks checking out the art. Yay! :) Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who make these shows possible, to the GSDP Office for letting us host shows here, and for support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts,  and Chalet Arts.

Here are few pictures from the show. Enjoy.