The 5th Annual National Open Visual Arts Show (NOVAS) is now on view at the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County and will run through Thursday, September 29th. This year marked the highest number of individual submissions from across 5 different states with the highest number of accepted works – all this made the job for the jurors all the more difficult.
The CAC would like to thank the Red Cockerill Gallery for their continued support & sponsorship of the NOVAS exhibit. Due to their generosity, the CAC has offered over $1,000 in awards to five talented artists. This year’s award winners were selected by University of West Georgia professors Casey McGuire, Stephanie Smith, and Mark Schoon. McGuire is an associate professor teaching sculpture and foundations classes and also the foundations coordinator; Smith is a lecturer teaching printmaking & foundations classes, and also UWG’s gallery coordinator; Schoon is an assistant professor teaching all levels of photography.
The awards, hosted by the Douglas County Art Guild, were presented by Ann Cockerill, owner of the Red Cockerill Gallery, and CAC director Davina Grace Hill at the NOVAS reception on Thursday, September 8th. First Place went to Kati Lowe of Carrollton for her mixed media sculpture, “Bite Me.” Second place went to Allison Garrett of Carrollton for her cast iron and fiber sculpture, “StrongHold.” Third Place went to Denise Overfield of Douglasville for her encaustic & mixed media piece “Travel Journal 2.” The Honorable Mention award went to Cathy Clemensen from Douglasville for her mixed media piece, “Diane’s Skate Key.” Finally, the Sponsors Award went to Dylan Pierce of Douglasville for his watercolor, “Window of My World.”
The Red Cockerill Gallery, located in Austell since 1975, 2845 Cemetery St. Austell, GA 30106, provides custom framing, as well as sales of original artworks and limited edition prints, and conducts regular art classes and workshops. For more info, please call 770.944. 3180 or visit www.RedCockerillGallery.com.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.