ASMA South Area Representatives:
Anne Brodie Hill in Georgia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Val Sandell in Florida can be reached at email@example.com
Charlie Sharpe in South Carolina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASMA South Regional Exhibition
The ASMA South Regional Juried Exhibition opened with a reception on June 13 and will stay until August 17, 2013 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (QVAC) in Gainesville, GA. http://www.quinlanartscenter.org.The opening reception to this incredible collection of marine art was a great hit with the large crowd in attendance.
ASMA members from all over the USA entered this exhibit, which was juried by ASMA President Russ Kramer, F/ASMA and Sergio Roffo, F/ASMA. The 84 accepted works include 71 paintings and 3 sculptures by regular members and signature members, and 10 paintings and 1 sculpture from the ASMA Fellows of the Society, including Michael Karas, Sergio Roffo, West Fraser, David Bareford, Lisa Egeli, Peter Egeli, Neal Hughes, Richard Loud, Kim Shaklee, Charles Raskob Robinson, and Russ Kramer.
ASMA organizer Anne Brodie Hill (left) and Quinlan director Amanda McClure as the exhibition opened. (below) Artists and visitors during the opening reception.
Gainesville is on Lake Sidney Lanier, a spectacular lake at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This aqua-blue lake has 692 miles of shoreline and was built in the 1950’s for flood protection (on the Chattahoochee River), power production (Buford Dam - http://www.lakelanier.com/buford-dam), water supply, navigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife management. Lake Lanier is also a great source of inspiration for many of the artists who live nearby, as there are numerous sailing clubs, marinas, and the Lake Lanier Olympic Center http://www.lckc.org and http://www.LakeLanierRowing.org. The 1996 Olympic rowing, canoe and kayak events were held at this facility, which is still being used as a training location for many National and World events. Please see http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil .