National Open Visual Arts Show coming in November

After twenty-five years of great success with its annual National Juried Art Exhibition, the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Inc. has decided to change course in 2012 and to present its first national unjuried exhibition. The show will take place November 4th through November 30th.

As the National Juried Art Exhibition has done since it was established, the First National Open Visual Arts Show (NOVAS) will also promote an appreciation of the visual arts, enable artists to exhibit their works, and allow local citizens to enjoy a wide variety of high-quality art from around the country.  Since 1986, the Cultural Arts Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has presented hundreds of exhibitions of works by more than 2,000 artists.

For 2012, every artist who submits images to the First National Open Visual Arts Exhibition is guaranteed to have at least one of their works selected for display during the November installation. All work submitted will be received and reviewed by the Cultural Arts Center’s Gallery Committee, which will determine which artwork (or as space allows, several works) by each artist will be displayed during the Open Show. Members of the Gallery Committee will also award prizes to participating prizes; the number and amount of prizes remains the same as those given for the previous juried exhibitions. The submission deadline is September 7th.

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, located about 20 miles from Atlanta and just off I-20 (exit 36). Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Cultural Arts Council and its exhibitions at the Cultural Arts Center are supported by its members, sponsors, the City of Douglasville, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and the Georgia Council for the Arts, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art. For detailed directions and more information, please contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770/949-2787 or visit their web site —

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