A Creativity Workshop

Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:00-12:00 AM 

Jumpstart, refresh or discover avenues for creative thinking and doing. This 2-hour workshop will focus on ways to shake things up inside! Emphasis will be on energizing your creativity during the summer months. Supplies will be provided for a multi media experience (drawing, writing etc).

Experience is not necessary. All that is required is a willingness to explore your imagination.

Instructor: Gayle Torres – Registered Art Therapist
Cost: $25.00 plus $5.00 supplies Members receive 5% discount on fees ($23.75)
Registration limit: 10 people

This workshop will be repeated in July and August.

Please send an email with your intention to attend.

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May Member Meeting

When: Thursday, May 19, 2011 7-9PM
Where: The Art Center at Gallery 4463, 2nd floor Studios
Featured Guest: The guest this month is Gayle Torres, MPA, ATR. Ms. Torres is a registered Art Therapist with a specialty in Creative Development from the Pratt Institute in New York. She has experience with diverse populations in the Atlanta area and has worked as an expressive therapist for the past two years. She will discuss Creativity and the Artist, how to increase it and what basic tools artists find useful for rediscovering ones creativity.

See you there!

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New class schedule is up

Go check out our new classes coming up starting in May. We’ve broken out all our offerings into three sections:

  • Kids Classes – classes geared towards kids and cultivating their love of the arts
  • Adult Classes – from photography to life painting to glass fusing, we have a wide variety of classes to choose from
  • Adult Workshops – if you don’t think you can commit to a 4-12 week class, we have workshops that are one to three days

Online registration is opening soon.


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April Events!

Meet The Instructors

When: Saturday, April 9th 2011  From 2:00PM to 4:00 PM
Where: The Art Center at Gallery 4463, 2nd Floor Studios
What: Our Instructors will be there to introduce you to their 2nd session scheduled classes and workshops. You will have the opportunity to meet the instructors who will give you details about their offered classes and workshops and have examples of students work as well as their own on display.  Take home a catalog, or sign up for a class or two while at the event.  Childrens classes are now available as well.

We will have refreshments available  as you tour the studios and the Gallery.

Monthly Member Meeting

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011  7-9PM
Where: The Art Center at Gallery 4463, 2nd floor Studios
Featured Studio Artist: Rebecca Salcedo will discuss Illustration art and why some do not consider it fine art.   She’ll share her mediums and her inspiration, and will give a demonstration of her artistic approach to an effective illustration.

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Call for Artists: Studio Visit Magazine

Studio Visit Magazine – Now Accepting Submissions

Competition is free to enter (two images per artist). Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. We are pleased to offer artists an effective venue to introduce their work to a serious national audience of over 2,000 art world professionals including gallerists, curators, and collectors.

The publication presents all two- and three- dimensional media. This includes mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Selected artists will be featured in volumes 15 & 16 of Studio Visit which will be released in the Fall of 2011. Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists and those selected will be given one full-color page that includes an image, contact information and a brief artist statement.

Juror: Ian Berry, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2011

For more information and to apply online (free), visit www.studiovisitmagazine.com


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Susan Gore Gardener’s News!

We have news from member Susan Gore Gardner:

Several selections of my artwork are currently exhibited at the Stallings Community Center Art Gallery in Carrollton, GA.  Also three of my pastel landscapes are included in the “Out of the Woods” Art Show sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mts. Arts Association, the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild and the Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association.  “Out of the Woods” exhibit runs through April 15 at the GAHA Gallery, 207 Dalton Street in Ellijay, GA  (706) 635-5605 

If you have news for our Member News section and are a current member, email northcobbartsleague@gmail.com with your news and any relevant web links. We’ll add it to the site and it’ll go out with the next email..

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Upcoming Local Festival Deadlines

It’s art festival season here and there are a few upcoming deadlines for a few summer & fall festivals. Check them out!

NCAL is not affiliated with any of these festivals, so please address all questions to the festival web sites listed below.

Marietta Art in the Park

September 3 – 5, 2011
Deadline: April 28, 2011
Notification: June 29, 2011


This fine art festival is a STS Top 20 festival and is listed in the Top 100 by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Accepted categories include paintings, jewelry, wood & metal works, photography, pottery, textile and other fine art.

Marietta StreetFest

September 17, 2011
Deadline: July 7, 2011
Notification: August 30, 2011

This festival features antiques, art & crafts, folk art and a classic car show. It is located in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. An STS Top 20 event.

Woodstock Art and Wine Festival

November 5 & 6, 2011
Deadline: August 9, 2011
Notification: Sept. 30, 2011

Located in the Woodstock City Park in downtown Woodstock this festival will feature hand crafted art and crafts and children’s Art Alley. Enjoy wine tasting and entertainment as you stroll the park.

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Betty Carr’s Going to NY!

We got this email from an NCAL member, Betty Carr, announcing some awesome news!

Dear Friends and Patrons,

I am most pleased to announce (huge understatement!) that The American Watercolor Society has chosen my painting, Cold Dawn on Gulf Boulevard, to receive The Winsor & Newton Award in their 144th
International Exhibition this year in New York.  It has also been chosen to tour in their Traveling Exhibit for 2011-2012, which comes as close as Tullahoma, TN.  Just getting into this show was a huge
honor and surprise for me and I just want to share the joy.  I’m going to NYC!

“Start spreadin’ the news….”


Members Only: If you have any news you wish to share with the membership, please email northcobbartsleague@gmail.com and include a short blurb about your announcement, a photo & your own website address if you have one. It will go out to the mailing list & be added to the NCAL blog.

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March Member Meeting Coming Up!

As you can see, things have been pretty busy here on the NCAL website. I’ve been tweaking & changing and making sure we have all the information you need to be a part of our organization.

We finally have all our classes & workshops up  and ready for online registration! Check it out on the Classes page or go directly to our EventBrite page where all our classes are listed. Quick note: the fee you’re paying online is just for the class. Supply fees are payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Our meeting next week on March 10th at the Arts Center just above Gallery 4463 will feature Lynn Edwards, a collage artist. She’ll give a demo and a tour of her studio.

We’ll also discuss the upcoming members only show. You can see on the sidebar a link for more information, or you can just click here. There is no entry fee and no jury so make sure your membership is up to date to participate!

And we need VOLUNTEERS!

If you know you want to offer your time and skills to the league, please be at the meeting this month.

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The first in our Studio Artist Series

We began our Studio Artist Series at our Monthly Member Meeting this month with 18 members in attendance!

Our first Studio Artist was Dinah Rose, a weaver. She showed us her weaving, gave a little lecture on what weaving is and some basics, and gave us a tour of her studio afterwards. Dinah is teaching a Weave a Scarf in a Day Workshop at the Arts Center on March 5 and April 30 2011 from 10am to 4pm. If you want to register for her workshop, download the class form and take it in to the Arts Center or register and pay online.

Here’s a short video of Dinah showing the loom and the scarf you will create in her class:

Join us next month for our second in the Studio Artist Series at 7:00 PM on March 10, when Lynn Edwards will be presenting her collage art and giving a tour of her studio. Here’s one of her pieces:


One quick note: our May meeting will be on the THIRD Thursday of the month instead of the second. Please mark this in your calendar!

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