Active“Imaginary Worlds”

SCAA Staff

Call for Artists

“Imaginary Worlds”

Entry Deadline EXTENDED:  August 25th, 2018

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is pleased to announce our “Imaginary Worlds” Exhibition!  The exhibition will be run from September 28 through October 29, 2018.

In our much anticipated upcoming exhibition entitled “Imaginary Worlds”, we challenge the artist to utilize digital technology to alter their original photographic image in order to create unique and impossible realities. Picture a world of fantasy… an escape from real life, limited only by your imagination and your technical skills. It can be a world created from a single digitally manipulated photograph, or a composite of multiple images… if you can imagine it, you can create it! 

JUROR & JUDGE: John Mariana

In 1980 John started using photography in connection to his art background to create color images. By 1984 black and white prints became his specialty. Today, John uses photography to create fine art black and white and color prints expressing his thoughts and artistic vision. He was president of the organization that consisted of 40 clubs in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. He became the Chairman of the Chicago Area Photographic School from 1986 to 1990. Co-founded the not-for-profit American Photographic Academy dedicated to Education In The Art Of Photography. Founded the ambient light workshops to provide in-the-field and darkroom education. John contacts workshops in the US and other countries such as Costa Rica. For more details, please visit his website


Awards include $250.00 First Place Prize, $125.00 Second Place Prize and $75.00 Third Place Prize. Awards will be given at the discretion of, and as designated by, the juror. The juror’s decision is final. 


  • Open to all residence of the USA, age 18 or older.
  • Must be original work, not previously shown with SCAA.
  • All work must be priced for sale. NFS works will not be accepted
  • Art work must be wired and ready to hang; no saw tooth hangers, single nail clips or clip frames.
  • Art work must be no larger than 48”x48” or smaller than 11”x14” including frame; and weigh no more than 25 lbs. 
  • SCAA reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitable or that varies from submitted image.
  • SCAA reserves the right to use all art, artist information and images for publicizing the event and for other promotional purposes.


  • August 25 – Deadline for receipt of on-line entry form, jpegs, registration and applicable non refundable fee
  • Septmber 10 – Juror’s selections will be emailed to participants
  • September 25 – Hand delivered work must be received at Mable House Art Center, 10 am to 2 pm. Contact Curator should special arrangements need to be requested.
  • September 28 – Exhibition opens to the public
  • September 29 – Reception and Awards Ceremony 5 to 7 pm
  • October 29 – Exhibition closes
  • October 30 – Work can be picked up at Mable House Art Center, 10 am to 2 pm. Contact Curator should special arrangements need to be requested.


  • Entry Fee: A nonrefundable entry fee of $25.00.  Up to three (3) artworks may be submitted.
  • Image Requirements: Submit high resolution jpeg images, at least 150 dpi and no larger than 2 MB. Each jpeg must be labeled with the artist’s last name, 1st name, title of work. For example: DoeJohn-MyImage.jpg
  • Online Submission: Images shall be submitted online together with interactive entry form and secured fees through PayPal at the website.  


  • Attach your label or business card to the back upper right corner of each accepted piece when delivered. Include Artist Name, Phone#, Title, Medium, and Price.
  • Hand Delivery: The artist or designated agent may bring accepted artwork to MHAC, 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton, GA 30126, on Tuesday, September 25th, 10am – 2 pm. If special arrangements need to be requested email with the header “Imaginary Worlds Exhibition”.
  • No commercial or mailed shipments will be accepted at the venue nor at the SCAA mailing or physical address.


Every effort is made to promote sales. SCAA retains a 25% commission and adds a 6% sales tax to the price of each work that sells. Sold works are to remain in the exhibition until its official closing date. 

LIABILITY: By submitting your entry you are acknowledging that you agree to the following:

  • Completion of the entry form constitutes the artist’s agreement with all conditions established in this prospectus and SCAA terms and conditions.
  • SCAA shall act as the artists’ agent for the purpose of exhibiting the works entered and selling the works at the prices listed.
  • A 25% SCAA commission and 6% sales tax apply to any work sold during this exhibition. A check minus the tax and commission will be mailed to the Artist within 30 days after the close of the exhibition.
  • All work will remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Although SCAA agrees to handle all artwork with proper care, the Artist is solely responsible for insuring artwork. SCAA and the venue shall not be liable for damage or loss.
  • SCAA is unable to provide protective storage and cannot be responsible for artwork left after the pick-up date or unreturnable shipped work.   
  • The Artist’s work must be picked up on _October 30th, 2018____ unless prior arrangements are made with a SCAA representative. Work not retrieved within 7 days may become the property of SCAA.
  • SCAA reserves the right to use artist information and images for publicizing the event. A full color catalog of all accepted works will be produced and a copy will be available to each accepted artist as well as reception or gallery guests.  SCAA shall make an artists’ list available for visitors and place labels by each piece of work.

Questions? Contact 

NOTE for on-line registration: Before you click on the Registration button, please select Quantity of 1 (meaning one registration, not the number of work to be entered).  If you are having difficulty in the registration system with the uploading your photo images, please recheck the Image Requirements. Additional questions, call 864-571-0597 to contact an SCAA volunteer.



  • Call For Entry Deadline Aug. 15
    June 1, 2018 - August 26, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ActiveA Garden of Artwork and More

SCAA Staff

Heidi Hunt’s Exhibit springs into summertime with a fresh look of artwork at the Vinings Library beginning July 18.

Be sure to attend the Artist Reception on July 28.  The meet and greet will begin at 1:30 to 3:30pm.

Heidi has always been fascinated with depicting the beauty of natural light falling on objects, the brilliance of nature’s creation, and the color harmonies and contrasts possible to perceive, distill and express on paper or canvas.  She has a special love of portraying the juxtaposition of interior and exterior spaces at windows, and also painting en plein aire, seeking out with fellow artists beautiful local spots for subjects as well as from time to time returning to New England to portray the idyllic rural landscapes where she grew up.

A fresh look at art and the local artists who inspire us.

  • July 18, 2018 - September 29, 2018
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Venue Phone: 770-801-5330

4290 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339, United States

ActiveNew Exhibit at The Gallery at Powder Springs

SCAA Staff

Another exhibit not to miss at The Gallery in Powder Springs featuring Nikki Davidson who won last year’s 30th SCAA National Juried Exhibit first place award as well as being a a multiple award winner in local and national competitions.

Exhibit begins August 3 until the end of September.  The Artist Meet and Greet Reception will be held August 20 from 5 to 7pm.

While primarily a portrait artist, Nikki is fascinated with all things western.  “ I first started painting portraits of Native Americans about seven years ago.  It was difficult in the beginning because first I had to earn their trust and friendship. Having formed friendships with these amazing peoples, I find my life has been greatly enriched. “

Her work is currently exhibited at The Down Town Gallery in Cartersville;  Douglasville Museum of History and Art, Booth Western Art Museum and the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.

Mrs. Davidson is a proud supporter of our military and is a true patriot.  She donates art work annually to fund raising events in support of the SHARE Military Initiative, (Shepherd’s Men).  This year Mrs. Davidson was commissioned to paint a portrait of Charlie Daniels and was honored to be asked to present the portrait to Charlie personally.  “ Charlie is a serious supporter of our Vets and it was the highlight of a life time to meet him and now a cherished memory ” says Mrs. Davidson.

Take the time to come visit and see the artwork of Nikki Davidson.


  • August 3, 2018 - September 30, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs, Georgia, United States

with South Cobb Arts Alliance

Active31st National Juried Exhibit

SCAA Staff

Every year SCAA is gratified by the large number of entries receives for the National Juried Exhibit, nearly all of which are outstanding in terms of both execution and creativity.  The NJE is a juried show adjudicated by a third party who is an accomplished artist and an art instructor with many years’ experience. The talent of our applicants makes the selection process competitive and the judge’s job difficult.  The 31st NJE will consist of 78 pieces of artwork, with art pieces from other states as well as our SCAA, local metro Atlanta and other statewide Georgia artists.

The South Cobb Arts Alliance 31st Annual National Juried Exhibition theme is entitled Sanctuary and  will be shown from August 6th to September 19th 2018 at the Mable House Art Center.  The NJE Reception will be held August 11 from 5 to 7pm at which time awards will be presented.

The public is invited to meet and greet participants as well as community and art enthusiasts at the reception or to visit the Cobb County MHAC during it operational hours.  Musical accompaniment will be by Whitefield Academy.

Sanctuary can mean many things to different people. It might be a home… a place of refuge and protection, or the sense of security that a child feels when held in her mothers’ arms. A person may find sanctuary in his temple or church, or it may be found in nature among vast pine forests, or rolling meadows filled with wildflowers. Others still may find sanctuary within their own heart and imagination. In this exhibition we intend to explore the meaning and perception of Sanctuary to the individual artist, either in the literal sense or from a deeper, more metaphorical perspective.

SCAA is  honored to have Charles Young Walls as our juror and prize judge.   Charles has been an artist all of his life and art has always been in the forefront of his pursuits. He completed a BFA from Arizona State University after which, following years of artistic struggle, he finally found the training he was looking for. He studied art at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, both in New York City. Continuing to hone his painting skills, Charles then spent a decade pursuing a successful career in illustration before returning to the field of fine art. He enjoys a growing reputation as an award winning painter and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the South and nationwide. He received the Presidents’ Award of Excellence at the 2015 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and at the 2013 OPA National Exhibition he was awarded the John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence. Most recently he was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2015 OPA Salon Exhibition.

He is a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society, and is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Charles and his wife currently live in the Atlanta area.

SCAA’s 31st National Juried Art Exhibit……………………………An Art Event to not miss.



  • August 6, 2018 - September 19, 2018
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

Venue Website:

5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, Georgia, 30126, United States