Thursday, May 29, 2008

Newnan Coweta Art Association Readies for Third Annual Juried Exhibit at The Centre; Celebration of 40th Birthday Also Planned

The non-profit Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) is busy preparing for its annual juried exhibit featuring works of its member artists. Held at the Centre for the Performing & Visual Arts in Newnan, this year is particularly special for the group. Not only is it the third annual exhibit, it also marks the NCAA’s 40th birthday! The Newnan-Coweta Art Association was incorporated June 18, 1968.

This Program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and in partnership with Arts Clayton.

Artwork will be on display at the Centre throughout June. The Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony (and “birthday” celebration) will be held on Wednesday night, June 18, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshment will be served. There is no charge for admission or parking.

A variety of original works, both two- and three-dimensional will be on exhibit. Three works of art will receive ribbons and monetary awards, one for Best in Show and two Awards of Merit. Last year, David Walsh won Best in Show for his striking “Woman at the Well” painting. Newnan artists Martin Pate and Marc Stewart each won Merit Awards.

The Newnan Coweta Art Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage and aid artists to produce original works of art of every type and character, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, wood craft, drawing and metal crafts; to furnish the auspices for the display of such works in Coweta County and elsewhere; and to foster education and instruction in the creation and appreciation of works of art.

The Association supports the arts in Coweta schools through annual donations and scholarships to high school students pursuing the arts in college. The Newnan-Coweta Art Association can be found online at

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