Thank You for visiting the Newnan-Coweta Art Association website! NCAA is proud to celebrate 46 years of promoting Art Appreciation and Art Education in Newnan and the surrounding Counties. Be sure to visit our calendar page to see what is happening within our Organization!
January Highlight: Corrine Galla
I started painting again after a 40 year break and have always made oil painting my first love. When I began selling online in 2009 it was with small works in watercolor, and my subjects centered around lovely little faces, figures and flowers. Who knew my work in watercolor would be equally rewarding and just as much fun as creating my oil paintings? I am inspired by classic portraits and sculpture, and often work from charcoal or pencil studies utilizing a live model.
November Highlight: Mindy Harrell
Mindy has been a full-time artist for the last 15 years. She will be giving a demonstration on bas-relief at the general meeting. The definition of bas-relief derives from the 1660s, French bas- relief, a loan-translation of Italian basso-rilievo "lowrelief, raised work." It is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised a few inches from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect.
Art Show Featureing Mick Brandenberger
47th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Market
JURIED MEMBER ART EXHIBIT X 2015
The Juried Member Art Exhibit will be at the Centre for Performing & Visual Arts June 2nd through the 25th.
The reception for the Juried Member Art Exhibit will be Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.
May Highlight: Cecelia Hilton
Cecelia enjoys pencil and has been drawing most of her life. She studied art in South Florida with emphasis on portraiture. After working as an art teacher in an elementary school for 12 years she needed a change and so began her interest in custom framing.Celiahas been framing for 13 years now andis owner of Fine Lines Art & Framing in downtown Newnan. Fine Lines is an art gallery which showcases 17 of Newnan's finest artist. She also teaches drawing classes 4 times a week.
April Highlight: Sandy Essex
Although I now work in copper, brass, and 18K gold, silver is still my first love. (“Gold just sits there and looks beautiful: silver winks at you from across the room.”) Many of my designs reflect a second love, calligraphy (“beautiful writing”). Because I tend to work more with linear forms than with mass, the graceful, flowing lines of calligraphic letterforms are a perfect complement to the techniques I use in working with the cool, lustrous beauty of silver.
March Highlight: Jim Davis
Photography has always been a hobby due to his relationships with a number of high level ad agencies. Layout, design, images, etc., have always been important in marketing and for advertising clients. That continued to be true after he started his own consulting company.
Jim has been asked to work for several African travel and tourist companies as well as the Tanzanian government in tourism and animal photos are certainly a part of those projects. His first trip involved just learning about animals and the African “landscape” (which includes colors, topography, etc.). Jim will be going on his second trip to Tanzania in two months focusing on animal “action” as opposed to animal portraiture.
Juried Member Art Exhibit
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the NEWNAN-COWETA ART ASSOCIATION, INC. JURIED MEMBER ART EXHIBIT X 2015
at the COWETA CENTRE FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
Seth Fitts Workshop
Seth Fitts held a mixed media workshop on Feburary 28. Attendees learned the secrets to his charming paintings.
Transportation Project February Update: The Fiberglass is Here!
Photos provided by Babara Omerod and Tiffany Thomas.
January Artist Highlight: Marc Stewart
Marc Stewart is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, currently residing in Newnan, Georgia. He has always had a love of flying and a love of aircraft (WWII aircraft in particular). As a teenager he earned his private pilot’s license.
Throughout college, many of his art shows were of an aviation theme—with the exception of a collection of nudes he painted only to have them stolen, an unfortunate compliment of his early talent. Marc believes his early flying experience influenced his college art projects. His military flying days and aviation maintenance experience further served to enhance his attention to detail in his later aviation artwork.
Marc is an Artist Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) and holds a B.A. in Fine Art. From illustrating features in internationally published history magazines and books to private commissions for clients such as aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, Marc continues to expand his horizons in historical, military, Civil War, and maritime art.
November Artist Highlight: Nikki Boone
“Art should be a symbol of praise to God, whether it is drawn, painted, digitally mastered, assembled, or sculpted. When I look at art I am drawn to the subjects that bring glory to God and his creation. As displayed in my show, His creation of children and the beach have always been my joy and passion.
Over the years, I have obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in visual arts with a concentration in commercial art. I work with any type of medium - Watercolor, Oil, Gauche, Acrylic, Pastel, Charcoal, Graphite (pencil), graphic design, and photography. I have learned to be flexible within every aspect of the art field.
When set in a different location in life you must paint what’s around you. If you are an artist never put down your master medium and always learn from other artist. Together we can paint the future!”
October Artist Highlight: James Weisbecker
James gave very informative demonstration on computer generated art and the programs used to create them. He explained the process by which he was given concept art and created 3D digital images for gaming programs.
September Artist Highlight: Seth Fitts
Seth Fitts gave a very interesting presentation at our September meeting utilizing mixed media. Seth demonstrated the use of found materials such as wood and books to create beautiful pieces as well as the process of layering acrylics to achieve variations in background colors. His use of tape to extract words and phrases from printed materials was very inspirational.