Exhibitions


Cheating Sameness

Closing Reception: July 2, 5pm
Candyland Art Collective is a visual art making team consisting of founding artists/members Jessica Burke and Valerie Hanks whose studios are in different states. Elements of contemporary play & power are investigated through humor, installation and elements of text. Jessica Burke is Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Foundations Program at the University of North Carolina. Her work is infused with skills of observation, realism & contemplative subtle narratives and explores the effect of popular culture on identity. Valerie Hanks is a Foundation studies professor at SCAD whose practice is centered around Shrinky-Dinks {a sort of magical shrinkable plastic material) that is molded and formed into intriguing and colorful three-dimensional forms.

SPONSORED BY: RALPH AND SUSAN FLECK // TREY AND LAURIE FLECK

Gallery Play Saturday: Shrinky Dinks Party!
July 1, 1pm – 2pm 
Shrinky Dinks – the childhood classic – are created by drawing onto a clear plastic sheet that shrinks and hardens when heated to create a durable finished piece of artwork. Students will tour the exhibit for inspiration and then make artwork, jewelry pieces and sculptures. All ages, $10


Color and Movement: Experiments in Acrylic Pour

Closing Reception: July 2, 5pm
Faye Byrd shares the methods behind the popular technique of acrylic pour (fluid art) paintings with a showing of her own experiments and descriptions of how they were created.


Douglas County Art Guild

July 20 – August 23
Opening Reception: July 23, 5 – 7pm
Galleria
As part of our Guild Swap program, the Center for the Arts’ Galleria will host an exhibition featuring artwork produced by members of the Douglas County Art Guild. www.douglascountyartguild.org


Peace, Love and Pottery

July 23 – August 27
Opening Reception: July 23, 5 – 7pm
Roush Gallery
Jackie Reed’s stoneware pieces are inspired by a playful use of natural imagery, patterns and a rich, layered glazing technique. His studio, Black Rock Falls Pottery, sells his work across the region and locally.


Carroll County Art Educators Exhibition

 August 31 – September 27
Opening Reception: September 17, 5 – 7pm
Galleria
A special exhibition of artwork from Carroll County and Carrollton city art instructors. Stop by and join the center as it recognizes the work and accomplishments of our local educators.


Studio Practice: UWG Faculty Art Exhibition

September 10 – October 22
Opening Reception: September 17, 5 – 7pm
Roush Gallery
This exhibit celebrates the creations of the faculty at the University of West Georgia and features a diverse selection of work including painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation, printmaking and book arts.


Greeting Card Show: Art Contest and Exhibition

November 5 – December 13
Opening Reception: November 5, 5 – 7pm
Galleria
Let the season inspire you to create a piece of artwork to participate in this special contest. All submitted work will be displayed at the Center for the Arts during the Christmas season. A judge will select one artwork to be purchased by the center and turned into a greeting card. Email mkuykendall@carrollton-ga.gov or call 770-838-1083 for an application form and more information. Entries are due by September 21. No late submissions will be accepted.


Small Packages

November 5 – December 13
Opening Reception: November 5, 5 – 7pm
Roush Gallery and Galleria
These small-but-mighty works reflect the diverse interests and expertise of the members of the Carrollton Artist Guild and Carrollton Writers Guild. All purchased items may be taken home immediately and make great gifts for friends, family – and yourself.


The Art of the Quilter: West Georgia Quilters Guild

November 5 – December 13
Opening Reception: November 5, 5 – 7pm
Galleria
WGQG’s annual show of quilt projects, including bed quilts, wall hangings and home decor. Styles range from traditional Civil War and ’30s prints and patterns to modern abstract quilted art. The WGQG promotes the art and tradition of quilting through personal exchange, educational programs and community service. To learn more, visit www.westgaquiltguild.com


My World of Stuff

January 7 – February 4
Opening Reception: January 7, 5 – 7pm
Galleria
Artist Marilyn Collins says, “Everything I have been exposed to throughout my life is My World of Stuff. By using illusion, absurdity and distortion, they take on a different appearance. The objects are colorful, fun, quirky, unrecognizable and recognizable – the understood and the not understood.”


White Oak Baskets

January 7 – February 11
Opening Reception: January 7, 5 – 7pm
Roush Gallery
These two combined exhibits explore traditional basketry techniques through a collection of photographs and handmade baskets. White Oak Basketmakers of Georgia includes works from 20 regional makers who learned the craft through the traditional folk process. White Oak Baskets: The Tradition Continues documents the basketmaking process, from selecting and harvesting white oak trees and preparing the raw materials to the weaving process.


Remix: A Carrollton Artist Guild Juried Exhibition

February 18 – March 25
Opening Reception: February 18, 5 pm – 7pm
Roush Gallery
Remix returns, featuring collaborative works by artists in different media. Painters, woodworkers, photographers, potters, sculptors and others will be mixed together to produce new, “outside the box” pieces.


Georgia Watercolor Society 42nd National Exhibition

April 5 – May 14
Opening Reception:  April 10, 3pm – 5pm
Roush Gallery & Galleria
It is an honor to once again host the The Georgia Watercolor Society’s National Watercolor Exhibition. This juried exhibit showcases artists across the United States who work in water media.


The Shape of Things to Come: Artwork by Carlos Anduze

May 24 – July 1, 2021
Opening Reception: May 27, 5pm – 7pm
Galleria
Whether the medium is marble, stucco, resin or acrylic, all shapes and forms are reflected in the abstract visions that help shape Carlos Anduze’s creations.


Recursion: Works by Ananda Balingit-LeFils

May 27 – July 8, 2021
Opening Reception: May 27, 5pm – 7pm
Roush Gallery
Ananda Balingit-LeFils’ portraits are inspired by early American folk paintings, ancient allegorical imagery and the southern landscape. Mrs. Balingit-Lefils is an art professor at Florida State University and studio artist in Tallahassee.