Annual Exhibit Schedule
January through December 2014
The 1902 OCAF Art Center includes two Gallery Exhibit spaces, Main Gallery and Members' Gallery, where the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation hosts 10-12 exhibits annually on a rotating schedule.
All Exhibits and Opening Receptions are free and open to the Public
The Main Gallery, a converted school auditorium, provides 2,000 sq ft of unobstructed level floor space.
ITS WHO WE ARE
A Black History Month Exhibit
January 24 – February 21 , 2014
Reception: Friday, January 24, 6-8 PMPainter, potter, printmaker, photographer, or any other form of artwork are the mediums by which artists express ideas, feelings, and other important events that have had an influence on their lives. This exhibit celebrates a rich cultural heritage in a wide diversity of artwork. Once again, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to sponsor and support the African-American artists in this exhibit.
YOUTH ART MONTH
Oconee County Schools
February 28 – March 27 , 2014
Reception: Friday, February 28, 4-6 PM
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to host this exhibition which celebrates the artistic talent of so many young artists in Oconee County. This exhibition features artworks of Oconee County public and private school children from grades K—12.
SOUTHWORKS: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBTION
April 11 – May 9, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-8 PM
The 2014 Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region as it brings in several hundred applications from talented artists across the nation. All the exhibit entries are judged in an anonymous fashion by the juror. This process requires each piece of artwork to be accepted or denied based solely upon the level of quality each piece exhibits in relation to the other entries.
OCAF MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
May 30 - July 11, 2014
Reception: Friday May 30, 6-8 PM
All OCAF members 16 and older are encouraged to enter their artwork in our Annual Members’ Exhibition regardless their skill level. Every OCAF Member in good standing may submit up to 3 pieces they’ve created for the exhibit. Each member is assured that at least one piece will be accepted for the exhibit, making it a great opportunity for members to have their work up in our main gallery as a benefit of membership.
GEORGIA SMALL WORKS
Juried Exhibition & Sale
Coming in October 2014
Opening Reception: TBA
Georgia Small Works show will provide a visual forum for both established and undiscovered artists working in small a format. This juried exhibit will include artworks in every medium imaginable in 2-D & 3-D. This exhibit, held for the first time at OCAF in 2013, will offer an opportunity to see in one place hundreds of artworks from all over Georgia.
The Members' Gallery, a converted classroom, provides a more intimate space with 700+ sq. ft of floor space. Both gallery spaces feature 10' h. windows and 13' ceiling.
THE OCAF STORY - the first 20 years
January 11 – January 31, 2014
We look forward to sharing this visual story... where volunteers had a dream, renovated decaying buildings, and, primarily through self-earned funding and hard work, created a cultural center for Oconee County and Georgia. We believe it will inspire and show that together something extraordinary can be created!
A MEETING OF THE MINDS: Artwork by University of North Georgia Students
February 21 - March 28, 2014
Reception: Friday, February 21, 6-8 PM
For an artist, the creation of art is exciting, new and dynamic, and never more so than when attending college. In that environment boundaries are pushed, knowledge is expanded, and ideas are transformed into works of art. This exhibition showcases the talents of the art students from the University of North Georgia, one of OCAF's Sponsor organizations. Come to the reception and meet these aspiring artists and experience the sharing of ideas and concepts through their artwork.
RON MYERS & RICH PANICO
SOUTHWORKS: DIRECTORS' CHOICE
April 11 – May 9, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-8 PM, Open to the Public
May 23 – June 27, 2014
Reception: Friday, May 23, 6-8 PM
OCAF SUMMER CAMP EXHIBITION
July 18 – July 26, 2014
Reception: Friday, July 18, 12-2 PM
The Summer Camp Exhibit is intended to give the budding artists who attended our camps a venue for display that is equal to any given to all the artists that OCAF supports. The children get to see their work in a clean, well lit space that shows off their creations in the best possible light.
October 12 – November 16, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 12, 6-8 PM
Please check back for updated information as the year progresses.