SCAA Staff


Every year we at SCAA are gratified by the entries received by our distinguished group of Artists for our annual hallmark Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show event. Their talent and enthusiasm has made this juried show a hallmark event for 35 years. With a new location-  the Ford Center in Powder Springs, and an early bird registration option, we hope more of our artists will participate in our holiday event.

The South Cobb Arts Alliance is pleased to invite you to apply to the 35th Annual SCAA Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show (open to the public December 3-8, 2019).  This juried show offers to the public a holiday shopping experience in a beautifully decorated setting with extended evening hours and events.

How to Apply: There are two application options for entry applications to the 35th Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show. Please note: do not hand deliver any applications or payments to personnel at the Powder Springs venue location, as it is not an SCAA owned facility, nor deliver applications to our Brownsville Road location. Any application inquires can be directed to an SCAA volunteer at either or by calling 864-571-0597.

  1. The preferred registration option detailed below or the pdf link; or,
  2. By mailing application, details, photographs, and payment with contact information to SCAA, PO Box 1037, Austell, Ga 30168. (An SCAA received mailing date will be used to determine early bird entry deadline, not a post marked date.)

Fees and Deadlines: SCAA Membership at any level allows artists to enter at a discounted entry fee.  Valid SCAA membership must be confirmed for discount fees and final accounting.

          Early Bird Application deadline: July 7, 2019, 5pm EST. 

          Early Bird registration fee: $70 for SCAA members. $100 non-SCAA members.

          General Registration extended deadline: Sept 28, 2019, 5pm EST.

          General Registration deadline fee: $85 for SCAA members; $120 for non-SCAA members.

Other Artists Vendor Costs and Duties:  A 5% SCAA charge on gross sales. SCAA processes retail transactions; covers credit card merchant fees; collects applicable sales tax and submits taxes to the State. A check minus the charge will be mailed to the Artist within 30 days after the close of the event.  Entry fees will be returned to Artists not accepted into the Christmas House; however, no refunds for cancellations with exceptions for emergencies, which will be considered individually.

This is essentially a “drop-off show” where the Artists are required to work only eight hours at some point during the set up, take down or event days; there is no staffing of one table.  Unlike shows where booths are lined up along the walls and 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.

As a “drop-off show,” each crafter is required to volunteer a minimum of eight (8) hours with shifts assigned on a first-come first-served basis for set up, event hours, and take down with no staffing at one table.  If no times are indicated, Artist will be assigned a shift.  Artist is required to work (or have someone volunteer to work for them) a minimum of eight hours during the show or forfeit 20% of their sales.

 How to apply on-line: Mark fee payment by selecting category (member or non-member) to begin on-line registration. Apply a maximum of 3 main artist categories and include uploaded photos, pricing range and other details as needed. New Artists: If application for new Artist, describe your process of creating your artwork.

Required Artwork Photos: All Artists will need 3 or more clear and close up photos of your work, plus one photo of Artist working in the studio. Required photographs submitted are representative samples of each type of work and will be judged as such. Photos uploaded must be sized accordingly or the on-line registration will not upload; suggest photos 1.5 mb. Some photos may need to be resized if sent directly from some cameras or phones. Any items not listed on application and not shown in the photographs will not be accepted at delivery. If application is for Returning Artists: updated clear and close up photos of entries and artwork for this year should be uploaded.

Notification as notification of Entry the 35th show: As Christmas House Arts and Crafts artwork is juried, a notification of acceptance (by e-mail or postal service) will contain:  Artist number, instructions on how to tag your items, finalized hours as well as delivery and pick up dates/times, directions to the event location.  A maximum of 65 Artists will be selected with limits in each category.  For your scheduling and volunteering planning, the proposed hours of operation for the  35th Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show at the Ford Center Reception Hall, Powder Springs are-   set up on December 2.  Show open December 3-5 from 11 am – 8 pm; Friday 10am – 4pm (City Christmas Parade); Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday, noon until 6 pm open to public with take down after closing.

Thank you for your interest in the 35th SCAA Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show.  Please consider becoming a volunteer on such committees as the one for this event, as SCAA is an all-volunteer organization.

If you have any additional questions, at either or by calling 864-571-0597 and an SCAA volunteer will respond.

PDF application available here.


  • Call for Entry - Christmas House
    May 28, 2019 - September 28, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ActiveSCAA Membership is just a click away

SCAA Staff

Your membership in SCAA means so much to our community. Show your support for art by becoming a part of the largest and oldest arts group in Cobb County. Membership is very affordable and directly benefits the all-volunteer organization, our local artists, and our community endeavors. And, your membership provides all kinds of opportunities for you, your friends and your family to experience the arts!

Membership includes-
• Discounts for SCAA related events, exhibits, performances, classes, workshops.
• No entry fee to events such as the annual SCAA Member Show.
• Solo exhibit opportunities.
• Artist level with a directory to post artwork directly on-line.
• Opportunities to network with artists, art educators and the community.

And please consider becoming a VOLUNTEER.  South Cobb Arts Alliance is an all volunteer organization and assistance is needed to help set up exhibits, work with art educators and artists on projects, design graphics, plan events, among other duties.

To Join- click on this first link and use the second link to contact an SCAA volunteer:


  • Membership Campaign
    June 23, 2019 - October 31, 2019
    5:00 PM

ActiveChasing Colors

SCAA Staff


finding the colorful beauty in photography with a new SCAA exhibit at the Vinings Library 

Chasing Colors is a new photography exhibit at the Vinings library now until October 29 with a September 7  Reception  from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  It’s a refreshing and exciting exhibit using photography to catch the beauty and art surrounding us whether its a butterfly or dew kissed leaf or petal of a flower.

Our guest SCAA Artist, Kelley Krohnert, is a portrait and fine art photographer, and owner of Kelley K Photography. She lives in Smyrna, Georgia with her husband and daughter.

Her background is in technology, but when introduced to digital photography as a way to document her daughter’s life, she also became interested in using the camera to create art. She enjoys capturing color and beauty in the world around us.

Her fine art work includes a variety of landscape and nature photos, as well as abstract and macro (close-up) images. Her photography has been featured in the SCAA National Juried Exhibit in 2016 and 2017 and she is a guest panelist for the 32nd NJE event on August 10. In addition to her interest in fine art, her business specializes in corporate headshots and family photography. She is also a member of the Click Pro network of photographers.

Check out the exhibit now and you will return to see what you missed.


  • Free Evnet
    July 31, 2019 - October 29, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Venue Phone: 770-801-5330

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

ActiveEssence of Nature : an exhibit by Rene Bernhardt

SCAA Staff


Landscapes are places you recognize, dream of visiting, imagine with all the details as if you are seeing in the horizon that one place you feel at home, want to visit, or find a connection.   So welcome to the Essence of Nature where landscapes abound.  The Brush and Pallette Artwork of Rene Bernhardt will be on Exhibit from now until October 29.  Be sure to come to the reception to meet and greet the artist to discover what inspires her artwork.

Reception 5-7pm on Sept 16 at 4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs Community Development Building.

A note from Irene “Rene” Bernhardt:  My greatest source of inspiration is the world around us.  I love mountains because they allow me to appreciate nature’s grandeur; beaches renew and revive my spirit, and gardens allow me to study the many variations of color.  Painting, for me, is the challenge of translating the beauty of nature into images on canvas.

 As a child I loved to draw with attention to detail.  Though detail is still important, I now prefer a looser approach while maintaining a realistic look.

Painting is a way to express feelings.  My hope is that when you look at my art it will evoke positive and happy emotions.

Come see ESSENCE OF NATURE, a free event.  Public Art at its Best.

  • Free RECEPTION September 16
    September 6, 2019 - October 29, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs, Georgia, United States