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Arts Festival Update

Historic College Park will host a Paint Out, competition and wet paint sale, September 29, 2012. “Paintin’ the Town 2012” will be held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Historic College Park Arts Festival.

Historic College Park is a quaint little town with lots of scenery to paint including railroad tracks, a depot, street scenes, and churches. It is Georgia’s fourth largest Urban Historic District with 853 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, four homes and/or gardens around the town have been requested to be painted. This Paint Out is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, Main Street Academy’s Art and Music Program, and Godby Road Recreation Center. The artist will receive 70% of sales and these organizations will receive 30% of sales. Commission checks will be mailed within two weeks of the festival.

This Paint Out is open to all artists of all ages, but you can only paint with oils, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics on canvas or paper of any size up to 24x30. All paintings for judging must be displayed with the appropriate frames and proper wiring on the back. Any painting without the appropriate frame or proper wiring will NOT eligible for sale or competition during the reception. Paintings made during the day, however, may be sold unframed.

Throughout the day, a Hospitality Room will be provided for the artists and will include restrooms and area to relax. There will also be a few tables available for framing; however, we suggest framing your artwork on your own.

The judge for this Paint Out is Junko Ono Rothwell. She received her art degree from Okayama University in Japan. After graduating, she came to the United States and took art classes at Cornell University. She has had numerous one person and group shows. Also, she has shown in selected National Exhibitions including the American Artists Professional League National Exhibition and the Pastel Society of America in New York and the Pastel Society of Japan in Tokyo. She has received many awards including The Dianne B. Berhard Award in Pastel, American Artists Professional League, NY, and the Faber Castell Design Award and the Pastel Society of America Plaque. Her works have been purchased by the State of Georgia and many corporations including the Southern Company, Continental Telephone, Kaiser Permanente, Prime Bank, Nations Bank, George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of excellence of the Atlanta Artists Club and the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a Fellow of the American Artist Professional League, New York, and a member of the Pastel Society of Japan. Rothwell’s work has appeared in Best of Pastel (Rockport Publishers, 1996), Portrait Inspirations, (Rockport Publishers, 1997), Best of Flower Painting 2 (North Light Books, 1999) T. Sullivan, The Best of Sketching and Drawing (Quarry Books, 1999) and Pure Color (Northlight Books, 2006). She was one of four artists who were featured in the recent article "Unforgettable Landscapes: Different Approaches to Light and Texture" in The Pastel Journal, May/June 2000.

In addition, there will be a Purchase Award by the city made for a specific subject to be determined. All work sold as a result of this Paint Out will be subject to 30 % commission to Habitat for Humanity, Main Street Academy’s Music and Arts Program, and Godby Road Recreation Center. This included any unframed work sold during the day and any commissions taken within the next 6 months as a result of this Paint Out, including the sale of any artwork done on location in College Park. These sales will be upheld by the Honor System. Space is limited and all entries are first come first served. Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Registrations received after all spaces are filled will be placed in order on a waiting list and notified in the event that a space becomes available.

--Jane Randolph
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