Artists find a 'Sanctuary" at South Cobb Arts Alliance 31st National Juried Exhibition

Art exhibition opens August 6 and extends through September 18, with awards to be announced at reception on August 11.
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POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. - July 21, 2018 - PRLog -- It was announced today that the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is holding their 31st Annual National Juried Exhibition entitled "Sanctuary."

Sanctuary can mean many things to different people. It might be a home…a place of refuge and protection, or the sense of security that a child feels when held in its mother's arms. A person may find sanctuary in his temple or church, or it may be found in nature among vast pine forests or rolling meadows filled with wildflowers. Others may find sanctuary within their own heart and imagination. In this exhibition, we intend to explore the meaning and perception of "sanctuary" as it pertains to the individual artist, either in the literal sense or from a deeper, more metaphorical perspective.

This exhibition will kick-off on August 6th and continue until September 18, 2018, at the Mable House Art Center, located at 5239 Floyd Road SW, Mableton, GA 30126. The reception and awards ceremony will be on August 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The NJE is adjudicated by a third party accomplished artist/art instructor with extensive experience in the field. The juror for this year's exhibition is the award-winning, Atlanta-based artist Charles Young Walls. Walls completed a BFA from Arizona State University and studied in New York City at the National Academy of Design and The Art Students League. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society and is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. He is a recipient of the Presidents' Award of Excellence at the 2015 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, the Gold Medal recipient at the 2015 OPA Salon Exhibition, and was awarded the John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence at the 2013 OPA National Exhibition.

Awards for the SCAA 31st National Juried Exhibition include $1000 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, $250 Third Prize, and two $125 Awards of Excellence.

Each year, the SCAA receives a large number of entries for the NJE that are outstanding in terms of both execution and creativity. The SCAA's 31st National Juried Exhibition received a total of 275 submissions nationwide, with 78 pieces of artwork selected for the exhibition.

The mission of the South Cobb Arts Alliance is to build the community by encouraging appreciation and active participation in the visual arts, performing arts, and local heritage. The SCAA strives to advance to high levels the artistic standards of their members, their community, and the general public, by offering opportunities to extend experiences, to increase skills, and to share understanding, philosophy, techniques, and knowledge.

The SCAA supports the arts in all mediums and seeks to develop and present innovative programs that enrich their community. Since 1972, South Cobb Arts Alliance has presented the South Cobb neighborhoods with hallmark events celebrating the arts and opening doors to those in our community who might otherwise not partake in the arts. The majority of South Cobb Arts Alliance events are at no cost or discounted to the participants and attendees.

SCAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages and invites the community to join their membership and become a part of their energetic and diverse group of volunteers and supporters. Membership dues and donations are tax-deductible. The SCAA invites the community to become a part of their active, energetic, and diverse group of volunteers and supporters.

For more information on South Cobb Arts Alliance, visit the website at For media inquiries, interviews, etc., contact or phone 864-571-0597.

Kiki Plesha, Director of Marketing & Comm.
South Cobb Arts Alliance
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