ActiveArtist Call: 37th annual Christmas House Crafts & Arts Show + Market Application

SCAA Staff

 

Dear Vendor Artists:

Over the years, SCAA has been gratified by the entries received by a distinguished group of vendors and artists for our hallmark Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show Market event designed to showcase original, handmade fine arts and crafts.  The South Cobb Arts Alliance is pleased to announce its SCAA Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show + Market to open to the public from December 1-5, 2022, at the Ford Center, Powder Springs, GA.  We hope you will consider being one of our artists as this event is an SCAA fundraiser.

Applications for this juried show are now open with opportunities to apply for Early Bird entry fees beginning now.  If you are subscribed as an SCAA Member, you will receive an entry discount.  For the SCAA member entry discount, all memberships must be current and valid through the end of this December event. If your membership expires before the end of this event, your membership fee will be deducted from your sales. 

SCAA Memberships are available online or through the mail beginning at $20 annually for an individual; at the level of Artist with a Directory membership at $40 annually.  SCAA Spotlight features our artists on social media too.  Membership payment can be included with the entry fee if mailed with member details.  Memberships are not refundable.  A pdf of the membership application is available at the following URL or at the “Join SCAA” tab of the website. For the membership discount, please subscribe as a member before processing your paperwork.

https://southcobbarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/membership_form_1_sheet1.pdf

Once your Christmas House applications are processed, you will be notified of any changes regarding the event.  If accepted through the juried process, you will receive a separate notification about the event details and a link to the volunteer timetable.  If you are not juried into this show, you will also be notified.  As information and event details are subject to change, updates will be made online at the SCAA website or on its social media.

Note- All communications, applications, and/or payments should be directed to SCAA volunteers at either christmashousearts@gmail.com or by calling 864-571-0597.  Do not hand deliver any applications or payments to city personnel at the City of Powder Springs venue location, as the Ford Center is not an SCAA-owned facility. Applications should not be mailed, nor hand-delivered to the SCAA Brownsville Road workspace location.  As SCAA is an all-volunteer-supported organization, one of our volunteers will respond as soon as possible.  Please read and reference the entire application before registering.  Your application confirms acceptance of all the terms and conditions for the event.

Thank you.

South Cobb Arts Alliance,  Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show + Market Committee

 

APPLICATION AT A GLANCE:

Fees and Deadlines:

SCAA Membership allows vendors & artists to enter at a discounted entry fee. Valid SCAA discount is dependent upon membership which must be confirmed and listed as valid/active through the end of the event in December.  Juried acceptance may be delayed until membership and payment(s) are confirmed.  Event entry fees will be returned to vendor artists who are not accepted into the Christmas House event; however, there will be no refunds for cancellations, although exceptions for emergencies may be considered individually.

Early Bird Application deadline: August 31, 2022, 5 pm EST. 

Early Bird registration fee: $85 for SCAA members. $115 for non-SCAA members.

 General Registration deadlines: October 31, 2022, 5 pm EST.

General Registration deadline fee: $100 for SCAA members; $135 for non-SCAA members. 

 How to Register:

 

Required Artwork Photos: All vendor artists will need to select up to 3 categories and have a photograph of their work for each category.  Options include 3 or more clear and close-up photos of your artwork.  In addition, one photo of the Artist working in the studio is required. Photographs submitted are representative samples of each type of work and will be judged as such. Some photos submitted online may need to be resized if sent directly from some cameras or phones which will cause a delay or no upload of the photo(s). If the application is for returning vendor artists: updated clear and close-up photos of entries and artwork for this year should be uploaded.

Any items not listed in the application categories and not shown in the photographs will not be accepted at delivery, as the judging and acceptance of the product are based upon the categories and the sample product photographs presented with the registration materials. The juried process is based upon the quality of original, handmade fine arts and crafts as well as exhibiting a wide range of arts and crafts for our customers.

Items manufactured or mass-produced, are not considered for this event.

 How to apply

Online is the preferred registration option.  Click the registration button below to gain access to the application process.

By Mail:  Print out a pdf of this application and include details, photographs, and payment with contact information to SCAA, PO Box 1037, Austell, Ga 30168.  (An SCAA received date mailing will be used to determine the early-bird entry deadline, not a USPS post-marked date.)  If applicable, include the membership form and your selected member-level payment.

Upload photo images of items representing your handmade work, sampling of your artistry, and items proposed to be juried.  Images should be high-resolution jpeg images of at least 300dpi.  A slow upload may indicate an image is too large to upload; downsize the image then try again.  Label images as to artist name, name of the product, and/or item description and pricing.  SCAA prefers clear photos which are representative of your work to use in social media and marketing postings for the event as well as for your artistry.

Payment options online include acceptance of any credit card or a personal PayPal account.  When registering, you will be taken to the payment processing portal on PayPal.  3 payment options: (a) Use the yellow button on the RIGHT if you have a PayPal account and wish to use it.  (b) Use the button on the LEFT if you would prefer to use your debit/credit card, OR (c) if you would like to CREATE or use a personal PayPal account.  If you choose the button on the LEFT to use a debit/credit card, please disregard the “create an account” at the bottom of the PayPal form and continue with payment processing.

 If you should have any problems registering online or uploading your images, please send an email to Becky Edwards at christmashousearts@gmail.com. You will receive an application through email instead and return the application back via email.   Your payment can still be made via the DONATE button on our website.  Your application will not be considered until payment is received.

Other Costs:  A 10% SCAA charge will be made on gross sales at the end of the event.  SCAA processes all the retail transactions; covers credit card merchant fees; collects applicable sales tax and submits taxes to the State.  A check minus the charge(s) will be mailed to the vendor artist within 30 days after the close of the event

Vendor Artist Event Duties Vendors will set up their own tables however, the event is essentially a “drop-off show” where the vendors are required to work only six (6) hours at some point during the setup, take down, or event days; there is no staffing of one table.  You are not required to be there any other time until the breakdown of your items. Unlike shows where booths are lined up along the walls and vendor artists must be present the entire show, the SCAA Christmas House event provides a beautifully decorated venue with items arranged in a setting more like a department store.  Space is allotted according to the size of the items being displayed.

Vendor artists, when accepted into the show, will be required to select a shift to work (or have someone volunteer to work for them) a minimum of five hours during the show’s set up, event dates, or takedown or forfeit 20% of their sales.  SCAA will make every effort to accommodate your schedule, but shifts will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.  If no times are indicated, you will be assigned a shift.  If you are unable to work and do not have someone to work in your place, the South Cobb Arts Alliance will assess a 20% commission of your total sales. 

Notification as juried notification of Entry into the Event:

As Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show + Market artwork is juried, notification of acceptance (by e-mail or postal service) will contain vendor artist number for pricing of tags, instructions on how to tag your items, finalized hours, delivery and pick-up dates/times, directions to the event location.  A maximum of 65 Artists will be selected with limits in each category.  Also included with the acceptance email, you will be informed as to the scheduling of volunteering and other pertinent details.  SCAA volunteers will select entries and contact you as soon as the juried selections begin.

Other Information:  Vendors &  artists are asked to consider donating a piece of their artwork at a minimum value of $20 to be included in the SCAA Silent Auction or Basket Raffle which benefits the organization’s projects.

A few changes are being made since our 2021 show. Please read these carefully and realize that some things may change depending on space or table availability or any last-minute adjustments needed.

 First and foremost, you may have noticed our vendor hours requirement has been reduced to 6 hours rather than 8. We realize that a lot of you may not be able to do 8.  Also, since we are only doing 5 days rather than the 10 that we used to do, we feel this change is better for our vendors/members.

  • Our fees have been adjusted/increased to meet financial requirements to do this show.
  • We are not breaking down on the last night of the show. Vendors are not permitted to break down early. This has proven to be extremely stressful and physically exhausting to our staff. Instead, we are designating Tuesday, Dec 6th as our breakdown day. Hours of breakdown will be 8 AM until 7 PM. This entire venue must be emptied, cleaned, and locked up no later than 7 PM.  Please make arrangements for the allotted time you need to collect your wares during these hours. Anything left in the building becomes the property of SCAA.

If you have any questions, concerns, or conflicts, please contact Becky Edwards at 404-788-7905 or email at christmashousearts@gmail.com.

 

Show Rules and Information

Christmas House is designed to showcase original, handmade fine crafts.  The Christmas House Committee will reject any items not deemed appropriate for the show including poor craftsmanship.  The committee reserves the right to refuse any items at check-in or re-stocking when those items do not meet the quality standards set for this juried show.

HANDMADE WORK ONLY.  NO buy/sell nor anything made from kits.  No bundles of purchased/not handmade items are to be included with handcrafted works, whether to be sold individually or as gift sets.

Handmade fine jewelry is acceptable in the following media: hand-cut stones, woven beads, metal, wire wrapped, clay, paper, fabric, and hand-painted wood.  Handmade novelty jewelry will have a separate display area and must meet the handmade requirements.

Fine Art original works may be available for exhibit during this event under the terms and conditions of the SCAA Exhibit Agreement; contact SCAA volunteers for more details.  However, any artist wanting to sell fine artwork replicated as a print, notecard, or other items, should apply as a Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show + Market vendor.

Due to space and time limitations, Artists will not be permitted to demonstrate their products nor personalize their products such as monograms or names on clothing, ornaments, or other items.

A vendor artist will be required to have proof of collegiate or professional licensing to produce and sell any items bearing collegiate or pro sports team logos.

Suggest vendor artists’ labels or to place small signs as a product listing of arts and crafts materials used in making the items (i.e., silver, copper, wool, nylon, cotton, etc.). Signage should be no larger than an index card.

At check-in, items will be compared to application photos, and tags will be checked.  You will then be directed to a display area for unpacking your items.  Please understand that your items may not be displayed in only one area and some items may be kept as back stock to refill shelves each night.  Vendor artists may bring more products as needed that may be added to displays or in back stock until space allows; suggested that vendor artists label all their vendor-owned containers with their names.  Display baskets/containers for small items such as pins, ornaments, etc. should also be labeled with your name and phone number attached to the bottom of each container.  SCAA does have some display items to use.

All items will be tagged with artist vendor number and pricing; final instructions will be sent upon approval of entry.  Changing prices is rarely permitted but if approved, new tags are required.  Marking through and writing new prices on tags is strictly prohibited.

If selected, the vendor artists, upon arrival, shall provide SCAA with an inventory list of the items submitted and confirm sales prices.  When juried into the event, the vendor artists will be sent the inventory forms.  This information is useful in case of misplaced or lost tags.

SCAA reserves the right to arrange and publicize the exhibition and to promote the artists. Photos of the works of art furnished in the application and/or requested from the Artist may be used for SCAA publicity and archival purposes.

While SCAA will make every effort to ensure that the artwork is safe and secure, the Artist is solely responsible for insuring against damages or theft although the Christmas House Committee will take precautions.

Neither the South Cobb Arts Alliance, City of Powder Springs, nor any organization affiliated with the event or location will be held responsible for lost, broken, or stolen items or other event issues.  Insurance is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

I agree, upon submittal of this SCAA application whether online or by mail to abide by all show rules and will not hold South Cobb Arts Alliance, Inc., the City of Powder Springs, or any other organization or person affiliated with the event responsible for any personal injury, or loss or damage to the works of art or craft.  SCAA and its volunteers, including vendors agree to handle the arts and crafts with proper care.  The vendor/artist is solely responsible for insuring the artwork, inventory, and related damages or theft.   By clicking SUBMIT, you agree to all aspects of the entire application.

** Subject to change without notification**

 

  • Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show + Market Artist Call
    July 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Venue Phone: 770-943-1666, ext. 342

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4181 Atlanta Street, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

ExpiredARTIST CALL: Colorful Art Exhibit at Rooted Trading Co

SCAA Staff

 ARTIST CALL  for COLORFUL ART EXHIBIT

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is pleased to announce an exhibition with the theme of COLORFUL ART at the Rooted Trading Co in Powder Springs which will exhibit August 9 to October 11, 2022.  Art represented should be in the colors of the summer and fall seasons, activities, fun, nature, people and life in general.

This is a smaller, retail venue and art space is limited. See dates below for SCAA Registration. Artwork will be on display for approximately 2 months with posted schedules of additional themed exhibit on SCAA website event tab as well as social media.

Registration Entry until August 5, 2022.  Pre-registration required as exhibit is limited to one entry per artist.  Sorry, there is no 3d artwork scheduled for this venue unless the artwork can be displayed using the wire hanging system.

ELIGIBILITY and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT for Submissions of Entry:  As space is limited, artwork will be reviewed with an email acceptance notice regarding the artwork for this exhibit as well as details for the delivery of the artwork, pick up, etc.

  • SCAA members will not be required to pay a fee to submit, however, members will need to register their entry and photo(s) for review.
  • Non-SCAA artists will be charged $25 with $20 of which can be applied to any SCAA membership level in the next 30 days. (Not a member? Join Today at  https://southcobbarts.org/join-scaa/. Or, complete the membership form .)

PARAMETERS of ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA: One (1) artwork item only, but more than one photo of the image is acceptable.

  • Open to all artists and entry review requires pre-registration as space is limited.
  • Artwork must be original.
  • Artwork shall be priced for sale. NFS works will not be accepted
  • Artwork must be wired and ready to hang; no saw tooth hangers, single nail clips, adhesive clips, or clip frames. Art work will installed from a wire hanging system; suggest artwork wire be installed on the frame higher to lessen artwork tilting forward.
  • As this is a smaller venue space, 2 D Artwork is best no larger than 24 X 36 or 30 X40 or smaller than 11”x14” including frame; and weigh no more than 25 lbs unless pre-approved. However, some larger pieces can be considered; please contact the SCAA volunteer with your artwork specific information. Size of artwork pieces will affect the total number of pieces accepted during this exhibit.
  • SCAA reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitable for public display or that varies from submitted images.
  • SCAA reserves the right to use all art, artist information and images for publicizing the event and for other promotional purposes.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Dates for hand delivery and pick up plus correspondence as to venue will be sent to those artists accepted for this specific exhibit.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • No Entry Fee for SCAA Members as long as their membership is current.  Non-members will be charged a fee; $20 of that charge may be applied to any SCAA membership level within 30 days of the exhibit registration. 
  • Image Requirements: Submit high resolution jpeg images, at least 150 dpi and no larger than 2 MB. Label each jpeg photo with the artist’s last name, first name, title of work. For example: DoeJohn-MyImage title.jpg .
  • NOTE for on-line registration: Before you begin, you should select Member or Non-Member field and next to this indicator is a QTY number.  Click on the Registration button and please select  SCAA Member or Non-Member with a Quantity of 1 (meaning one registration/one artist, not the number of work to be entered nor the number of pictures/images to upload). If you are having difficulty in the registration system with the uploading your photo images or the system seems to not be working, please recheck the Image Requirements. Your image may need downsizing as some phones and other tablet camera images may be too large to upload to the website.  Additional questions, call 864-571-0597 to contact an SCAA volunteer by email.
  • Online Submission: Images shall be submitted online together with payment (if applicable), interactive entry information as to artist, name of artwork and pricing.  Please enter the correct information which will appear on the exhibit labels.  Registration button below: enter as Member or Non-Member; select 1, and continue to complete form.

SALES & COMMISSION:

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 and acceptance 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, unless it is sold at which time the artists will be notified.
  • 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, if applicable, unreturnable shipped work.
  • The Artist’s work must be picked up on the prescribed date unless prior arrangements are made with a SCAA representative.  There is no space available to store artwork at this facility.  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.  SCAA shall make an artists’ list available for visitors and place labels by each piece of work.

South Cobb Arts Alliance will be posting its upcoming Artists Calls as events and venues are rescheduled.  Be sure to sign up for emails and check our social media as to when the next exhibit, artist call registration, or event will be posted on the SCAA website Event pages.

Questions? Contact scaaorg@gmail.com  with the SUBJECT header:  August Open Artist Exhibit and Registration or call 864-571-0597 and a volunteer will return your call.

  • Colorful Art Exhibit
    June 21, 2022 - August 5, 2022
    5:00 PM
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Venue Phone: 678-426-8305

Venue Website:

Address:
4455 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

Description:
Stay rooted.  Explore more.4

ExpiredPhotography Exhibit at Rooted Trading Co

SCAA Staff

ART THRU A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENS

A  UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Photography is more than aiming a camera and clicking.  It’s looking thru the lens to see, to visualize, and to transport a story or a second of action.  It’s the capturing of a subject.  The art of photography is, at its best, art seen in person rather than just as a picture.  It’s the fine details that only the photographer’s keen eye can see and transport to the onlooker to help them visualize beyond the lens.

Seeing local art at its best with this SCAA Photography Exhibit now until August 9.  All art in this particular exhibit are by SCAA Member Artists.

A perfect eclectic venue for a smaller showcase of local art.  SCAA is honored to be part of this Best of Cobb 2022 retail venue, Rooted Trading Co, located in Powder Springs.

  • Photography Exhibit
    June 14, 2022 - August 9, 2022
    6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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Venue:  

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Venue Phone: 678-426-8305

Venue Website:

Address:
4455 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

Description:
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ExpiredJuried Exhibit: Art at The Avenue West Cobb

SCAA Staff

   Call for Artists–  South Cobb Arts Alliance presents:  Art at The Avenue West Cobb, a national juried invitational exhibit
Register Now. CAFE Registration with Entry Deadline: July 9, 2022

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is pleased to announce a national juried invitation to artists for its 2022 Juried Exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, and technique in arts to be held at a unique 10, 499 sq ft exhibit space at The Avenue West Cobb, Marietta, Georgia and open to the public beginning August 27 until September 17, including Labor Day weekend.

Location: The Avenue West Cobb  (The Avenue West Cobb ::: Marietta ::: GA) is an open-air lifestyle shopping center in Marietta, located at 3625 Dallas Highway, Marietta, GA 30064 and has an estimated annual foot traffic of 2.5-3 million. The venue is a large open space with smaller rooms to accommodate a gift shop and interactive community events. Located 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, the location features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting with a unique mix of retailers and restaurants to encourage guests to stroll, relax and stay awhile.

Events within the Juried Exhibit:  Art makes our communities stronger, and as SCAA is celebrating 50 years of art inspirations, events will include collaborative presentations by the Georgia Ballet (The Georgia Ballet | Home of Classical Ballet), and the Georgia Symphony (The Orchestra – Georgia Symphony Orchestra | Timothy Verville, Music Director). Additionally, a student artwork display will be included in the venue area for the Emerging Artists: Student Encore Exhibit of local students in the area. A Gift Shop will feature additional opportunities to purchase art from the juried artists as well as some local fine artists and crafters not included in the main juried exhibit.

More about South Cobb Arts Alliance: This exhibit will celebrate our 50th year as an all-volunteer supported nonprofit organization.  Over the years, SCAA has won grants (National Endowment for the Arts) and awards such as the Best of Cobb 2022 Nonprofit placement (https://www.mdjonline.com/cobblife/bestof/#//). And, SCAA continues to bring art to public settings and more as detailed in a recent issue of Cobb in Focus magazine (A Golden Opportunity | Cobb In Focus).

JUROR & JUDGE:

We are honored to have Charles Young Walls as our 2022 Juror and Judge.  His past judging focused on all mediums with artistry in the forefront.  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 and 2020 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 Young Walls has been an artist all of his life and his 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.  Charles and his wife currently live in the Atlanta area. Bio — Charles Young Walls – fine art

AWARDS:

Awards include $500 First Prize, $300 Second Prize, $150 Third Prize. Awards will be given at the discretion of, and as designated by, the juror and the juror’s decision is final.

More detailed information and artist registration online at Cafe .    Please note before you begin your registration that artwork in this juried invitation must be delivered in person for this exhibit. No shipments will be accepted.

  • Juried Exhibit Registration
    June 11, 2022 - July 9, 2022
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Venue Phone: (678) 594-6738

Address:
3625 Dallas Highway, Suite 380, Marietta, Georgia, 30064, United States

ActiveCURSIVE WRITING CLASS

SCAA Staff

CURSIVE WRITING CLASS

JUNE 25 – TWO CLASSES  – 9AM TO 10 AM AND 10:30AM TO 11:30AM
and  ONE CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 10 from 10AM TO 11AM

In response to the continued interest in cursive writing classes for younger students and anyone else interested in CURSIVE WRITING, SCAA is reintroducing the popular Cursive Art Classes taught by SCAA Member Artist and Board Member, Sandy Smith.

Her calligraphy artwork and cursive writing classes continue to bring a true person to person connection. The most endearing part of her previous classes has been the parents joining their children in the fun of learning the art of cursive writing.

Learn the skills to write in cursive; to recognize the letters; to have a signature uniquely yours.  So today- go back to basics. Write a note on paper to someone you love, wish to thank, or to us to talk about art.

Students do not need to bring supplies unless they wish to bring a special mechanical pencil or journal book with lines for writing.

NO WALK INS DAY OF CLASS. PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR ART CLASS AT SCAA at 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, GA. Visit SCAA website for details. No refunds unless SCAA cancels class. Supplies are included in the pricing unless otherwise noted.

Limited number of students and on-line registration may not reflect total class registrations on-line as students may opt to register at SCAA events.  Check registration closing date as it may close 24 hours prior to event. More SCAA art classes to be posted. Artist instructor applications accepted.

Visit SCAA social media accounts and/or sign up for monthly emails to learn more about SCAA events.

  • Event Posting Start/End
    June 1, 2022 - September 9, 2022
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

Address:
3899 Brownsville Road, Building 100, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

ActiveCartooning and Children’s Book Illustrations- A Two Part Class of Fun

SCAA Staff

The Art of Cartooning and Children’s Book Illustrations- A Two Part Class of Fun

One Art Class in 2 sessions.  Classes will be in two parts, approximately two and a half (2.5) hours each session on September 10 and 17, 2022 (SATURDAY) from 10am to 12:30pm.

Limit: 5 students. Pre-registration and payment required. No walkups on day of class. Registrations close prior to class start date.  Registration is for both dates and time slots for one fee.

The classes will teach student Basic Cartooning and Illustration Sequential Art techniques.

  1. Head shapes, facial explorations, and facial expressions
  2. Body shapes and basic limbs
  3. Hands/feet/animals/objects – importance of variation
  4. Illustration sequential art techniques
  5. Self Publishing discussion

Voted as one of the top three visual artists in the Best of Cobb 2022 and finishing his solo exhibit at the Marietta Cobb Museum of art, Miles Davis, who is both a fine arts painter and hand illustrator and author, including a series of children’s books.  Aside from selling his unique brand of modern painting to collectors all over the United States, he has produced murals, designed record album covers, logos, tattoos, and even written and illustrated children’s series of picture books, Butterpup and Friends.

With years of teaching experience, SCAA is honored to offer his basic cartooning and children’s book illustration art class.  Within the curriculum, students will learn the basics of character design for sequential art and the basics of how to proceed developing a picture book for either self publishing or submission to larger publishing houses.

The fee for the class is $100 for non-SCAA members and $80 for SCAA members for class which will take approximately 2.5 hours.  Students are requested to bring a sketch book, pencils, notebook, coloring pencils and an eraser.

Student Ages 10 Years and older.

More SCAA Art Classes are scheduled. Check website event page, or sign up for emails. If you wish to become an SCAA member, visit the SCAA JOIN tab. Thank you.

NO WALK INS DAY OF CLASS. PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR ART CLASS AT SCAA at 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, GA. Visit SCAA website for details. No refunds unless SCAA cancels class. Supplies are included in the pricing unless otherwise noted.

Limited number of students and on-line registration may not reflect total class registrations on-line as students may opt to register at SCAA events.  Check registration closing date as it may close 24 hours prior to event. More SCAA art classes to be posted. Artist instructor applications accepted.

Visit SCAA social media accounts and/or sign up for monthly emails to learn more about SCAA events.

  • Registration open
    June 30, 2022 - September 10, 2022
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

Address:
3899 Brownsville Road, Building 100, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

Active2 Crochet Art Classes: Beginning 101 & Learn to Crochet Amigurumi Toys

SCAA Staff

The ART of  Mastering Crochet and Amigurumi for Beginners

Two classes to start you on your way this summer and fall to create your own crochet items.  Crochet can be a year-round hobby! Washcloths, baby blankets and tote bags are all perfect summer projects.

Beginning Crochet:101 Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9 am-11 am, Mastering Crochet:

No prior crochet experience is required for this beginning crochet class session which will introduce you to the basic crochet stitches. You will learn how to work both flat and in the round, providing you with a good foundation for future projects. You will learn to crochet in rows, and to make different crochet stitches while making dishcloths perfect for gifting or using in your home.  Ages 8 and up, as well as anyone with basic crochet knowledge looking to advance their skills with new techniques.

Students must bring the following materials to class:  Two skeins of worsted weight cotton yarn; a I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (hook, size G, or H);  finishing needles; and scissors.

Learn to Crochet Amigurumi Toys, September 10, 2022, 9am -11am, Yarn Crafts:

During our Amigurumi for beginners crochet course,  you will learn how to:
● Work in single crochet.
● Work in double crochet.
● Crochet in the round and create a magic loop.
● Create 3d shaping in crochet.
● Stitch your crocheted pieces together.
At the end of the Amigurumi for beginners crocheting classes, you’ll have the skills you need to finish your crocheted bunny. The stitches you will learn will give you the confidence to start your projects, and
experiment with new ideas.  Ages 8 and up.

Students must bring the following materials to class: 1 skein velvet yarn and a crochet hook, size G, or H, finishing needles and scissors.

 

NO WALK INS DAY OF CLASS. PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR ART CLASS AT SCAA at 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, GA. Visit SCAA website for details. No refunds unless SCAA cancels class. Supplies are included in the pricing unless otherwise noted.

Limited number of students and on-line registration may not reflect total class registrations on-line as students may opt to register at SCAA events.  Check registration closing date as it may close 24 hours prior to event. More SCAA art classes to be posted. Artist instructor applications accepted.

Visit SCAA social media accounts and/or sign up for monthly emails to learn more about SCAA events.

  • Registration open -Crocheting Classes
    May 30, 2022 - September 10, 2022
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

Address:
3899 Brownsville Road, Building 100, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

UpcomingArt at the Avenue West Cobb

SCAA Staff

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is pleased to announce a national juried invitation to artists for its 2022 Juried Exhibition featuring all types of genres, mediums, styles, and techniques in arts to be held at a unique 10, 499 sq ft exhibit space at The Avenue West Cobb, Marietta, Georgia and open to the public beginning August 27 until September 17, including Labor Day weekend. Opening Reception and Awards will be on Saturday, August 27 from 5 to 7 PM.

Location: The Avenue West Cobb is an open-air lifestyle shopping center in Marietta, located at 3625  Ste 380 Dallas Highway, Marietta, GA 30064, and has an estimated annual foot traffic of 2.5-3 million. The venue is an ample open space with smaller rooms to accommodate a gift shop and interactive community events. Located 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, the location features an open-air, pedestrian-friendly setting with a unique mix of retailers and restaurants to encourage guests to stroll, relax and stay awhile.

This exhibit will celebrate our 50th year as an all-volunteer-supported nonprofit organization.  Over the years, SCAA has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and awards such as the Best of Cobb 2022 Nonprofit placement (https://www.mdjonline.com/cobblife/bestof/#//).

SCAA continues to bring art to public settings and more as detailed in a recent issue of Cobb in Focus magazine (A Golden Opportunity | Cobb In Focus).

Art makes our communities more robust, and as SCAA is celebrating 50 years of art inspiration, events will include collaborative presentations by the Georgia Ballet (The Georgia Ballet | Home of Classical Ballet), and the Georgia Symphony (The Orchestra – Georgia Symphony Orchestra | Timothy Verville, Music Director).

 

 On August 28th, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will start us off with a Brass Quintet at 1 pm  (Conduct Us)  followed by a Woodwind Quintet at 2 pm (Conduct Us).  Then at 3 pm, enjoy the sounds of the Harp (Informance- Demonstrative Performance) and finish with Strings at 4 pm (Conduct Us).

 

Join us  Saturday, September 17th, at 11. AM. as the Georgia Ballet takes the stage for a live sneak-peak presentation of their upcoming performance of  “Peter Pan”.  Bring the entire family!

 

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A student artwork display will be included in the venue area for the Emerging Artists, Student Encore Exhibit.

THE ART ENCORE

 

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Other live performances by the Whitefield Academy Jazz Band will be held Saturday, August 27 from 5 to 7 PM.

 

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Bring the kids for a live book reading by the accomplished author, Joanne Telcide-Bryant.  Joanne is an author and publisher of children’s books.  Her credentials include teaching certifications in Georgia, Florida, New York, and California.  She specializes in Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Communication Disorders.

Join us on Saturday, Sept 10th at 11 A.M. for a presentation that will include a reading from her book,  ” No I Am Not! Says Kenny the Koala” illustrated by James Telcide.  There will also be a drawing of the main character and a short storybook lesson activity that will engage children from ages kindergarten thru 2nd grade.

Pre-registration is requested

 

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A Gift Shop will feature additional opportunities to purchase art from the juried artists as well as some local fine artists and crafters not included in the main juried exhibit.

Art classes:

All classes are free but pre-registration is required no later than August 20th.  Classes are limited so sign up now.

Instructed by Marcia Dietz, “Watercolor Wonders” will be a fun and interactive painting class for kids and adults ages 10 and up.  You will be painting “Bumble Bee and Cosmos in the Sun” and a bonus “Abstract Seascape”.

Marcia’s classes will be held on September 11th from 1-4 PM and on September 17th from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

See more of Marcia’s art at www.dietzign.com

 

Additionally, attend our beginner crocheting class instructed by Rose Mason of  “Rose of Yarn”.  In this interactive class, you will learn the basics of crochet and leave with a completed project that you have made.   See more “Rose of Yarn” items on her Instagram page here.

Rose will be holding her class on Sunday, August 28 from 1-3 PM

    

 

Open to the public on weekends.
Hours: Fri & Sat 11A-6P, Sun 12P-6P, Labor Day open 11A-5P.

  • Art at the Avenue
    August 27, 2022 - September 17, 2022
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Venue Phone: (678) 594-6738

Address:
3625 Dallas Highway, Suite 380, Marietta, Georgia, 30064, United States

ExpiredSCAA’s 50th Year in 2022 with So Much to Celebrate

SCAA Staff

celebrating 50 years in 2022

In 2022, SCAA’s all volunteer supported organization celebrated 50 years. SCAA continues to connect and inspire art in our communities.

SCAA is honored to be included in the final nominations in the Best of Cobb 2022 as one of the best Service Nonprofit organizations. Be sure to read on line or pick up a copy of the Best of Cobb 2022 celebration issue of Cobb Life Magazine (cobblifemagazine.com) and the Marietta Daily Journal (mdjonline.com). According to the MDJ, over 404,000 votes were cast this year.  A congratulations to those who have been honored by our community.

Please join us in bringing art to our communities whether it be as a member, an artist, family, educator, or our neighbors.  Art makes a community stronger.  Memberships begin at an annual $20. Donations appreciated and Sponsorships are available.

And, we would appreciate your assistance with the call out for Volunteers to help plan and coordinate events. Board, lead Committee Chairs and volunteers are needed as events and outreach for this 2022 year include: art classes, expanded art exhibitions, publication of the Color Pop (children’s coloring book project), and the annual Dec 1-5 SCAA Christmas House (established 1984), and more including student art projects.

Read a behind the scenes about SCAA in the Cobb in Focus Magazine. article “A Golden Opportunity – SCAA celebrating 50 years of supporting the arts and artists in Cobb” in the NOV/DEC 2021 issue of Cobb in Focus magazine.

50 years with so much to celebrate in 2022. Updates and upcoming events are posted more frequently on our social media. And, join our email list too. As the music plays in one of our Instagram highlights, “we are on to somethin’ good” a quick look back. Sometimes it takes hours of going through more than 50 years of old files, scrapbooks, interesting newsletters, and paperwork to find “gems” to share for this celebration. Each day we will be highlighting something about SCAA as well as other artists who inspire and remind us that art where you find it and strengthens communities.

SCAA continues this artist journey with a THANK YOU especially to its members, artists, volunteers, community, supporters and followers.

  • December 24, 2021 - March 31, 2022
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

Address:
3899 Brownsville Road, Building 100, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States