NCAA to hold juried art show reception Tuesday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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Judge Jonathan Fisher and show co-chair Donna Parker discuss ones of the paintings at the Newnan-Coweta Art Association members’ juried show at the Centre. 


The best works from dozens of local artists are on display at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts throughout June, for the annual Newnan Coweta Art Association annual members juried exhibit.

The opening reception for the show is Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. and the general public is invited.

The exhibit can be viewed during the Centre’s normal business hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The show can also be viewed during scheduled performance times. Visit thecentreonline.net for event scheduling. Much of the artwork currently on display at the Centre consists of paintings. There are also sculptural pieces, photography and drawings.

Winners of the Centre’s annual juried competition will be announced at the reception. A first place winner will be awarded in each category along with an overall “best of show” award. The top 10 artists will also be noted.

Nearly 700 people were in attendance at the reception, according to Donna Parker, exhibit co-chair and participating artist. “It’s unusual for an art exhibit to have that kind of community support and interest,” said Parker.

The NCAA is currently in its 45th year.

The show is being judged by Jonathan Fisher, art instructor and academic program coordinator at the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Decatur Campus. Fisher also judged the show last year.

“As an art instructor, it’s fun to see a room, a collection, of these different styles that, at some point in time, I teach my students,” he said, taking a break from his judging duties last week.

“When it comes to the quality of the art on display, I’m very impressed,” Fisher said.

The NCAA gave Fisher a list of criteria to use when judging. “I think I’m pretty good at not coming in and saying I like the work that looks like the stuff I make or the stuff I might want to buy myself,” Fisher said. “But the criteria provides a kind of a standard regardless of who was looking at the work.”

For more information on the annual juried competition and other art events, visit www.newcaa.com .



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