The GMA Gallery opened in November of 2010 with a commitment to showcase the work of traditional and rural Georgia artists. Since 2010 the Gallery has hosted a new exhibit every three months, each spotlighting individual artists or groups of artists who not only create rural art, but are actively involved in passing their skills to the next generation. Art classes for adults taught by local artists are offered every month in addition to regular exhibit programming, and artisan lectures and demonstrations are often a part of the exhibit openings. The Gallery works with a list of regional partners to present each exhibit to the community and to showcase the work of local farmers, musicians, and artisans during the opening receptions for each exhibit. Artisans wishing to apply for exhibit consideration can email email@example.com for an application.
The Gallery received a “Best Exhibit” award from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries in 2012.
Current Exhibit on Display
Sullo’s South July 13, 2013-October 12, 2013
A one-man exhibit of the art of Joseph A. Sullo spanning over seventy years of learning, creating, and teaching. Twenty-two masterful oil paintings covering a variety of subject matter are on display, with many available for purchase.
Upcoming Gallery Exhibits
- Back Roads of Georgia Competition and Exhibit, Oct 2013-Jan 2014 with an opening reception hosted by the Wiregrass Farmers Market
- Women’s Faces in Pottery, Feb 2014-April 2014
- Her World in Quilts: Sue Turnquist, April 2014-May 2014
- 29th Annual Juried Exhibit of GA Artists with Disabilities, May 2014-June 2014
- Georgia State Art Exhibit Tour(Tentative), June 2014-July 2014
- Rochfort African Art Collection Preview, July 2014-Sep 2014
- Irene Dodd, Oct 2014-Jan 2015
- Dresses of the Victorian Era, Feb 2014-May 2015
Bottles & Brushes
The Bottles & Brushes Series began in January of 2011 and feature a monthly art class for adults, taught by local artists Brenda and Richard Rose, and by guest artists by invitation. The classes have a twenty student limit, and are the perfect opportunity to spend some time relaxing in front of a canvas. The Bottles & Brushes classes are open to students of any skill level, and all the supplies are provided. The instructors guide the participants step by step through the reproduction of an original painting, and everyone leaves with a completed masterpiece at the end of the evening.
Bottles & Brushes classes are ideal for date night, mother-daughter treat, or girlfriends’ night out. The class meets every third Friday from 6 to 8pm at the GMA. Advance registration through the Gallery is required.
Wiregrass Farmers Market
The Wiregrass Farmers Market hosted at the GMA is a community-based producers’ market providing the best of locally grown and handmade products, sold directly by local farmers and artisans. Located on the grounds of the GMA, the Market is open every Saturday from April to October from 9 am to noon. Free educational programming for children and adults is offered weekly, and there is a demonstration area featuring a garden and animal pens.
The Market is free and open to the public, no Museum admission is required. The Wiregrass Farmers Market is managed by a group of local volunteers passionate about creating a healthier community.
For information on upcoming market events or becoming a vendor, contact the market liaison (GMA Assistant Director and Curator Polly Huff) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legacy Quilt Show
The 2013 quilt show took place on April 5 and 6 from 9am to 4:30pm. For applications or more information on the 2014 show, please contact Jane Rodgers at 229.831.6735.