Artist Members

 

Below is a list of the local artists who are members of the DCAC. We appreciate their involvement in and contribution to the promotion of arts in Dawson County. Many volunteer their time to the Center and teach in the community. Some have websites with more information about their art. Click on the links below to go to learn more. More artists’ links are being added all the time.

Mary Bogle

Being a gardener, I took up art in December of 2017 when it was too cold to play in the dirt. Hobby Lobby was offering art classes and I decided to give it a try. Much to my surprise, I discovered I could draw! Thanks to my art teacher, Carol Weaver who...

Janet Rodekohr

Janet lives in Bishop and discovered watercolor after she retired from the University of Georgia in 2001 after a career as a communications specialist in news writing and marketing with Cooperative Extension. She signed up for an introductory...

Robert D. Dodds

I have a BFA degree in Art (Wayne St. Univ. Detroit, Mich.) and MFA degree in Sculpture (Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale, Ill) and have taught art and sculpture at both high school and college levels. Now retired, I enjoy creating art and still occasionally...

Oscar Rayneri

Oscar Rayneri, watercolor artist and instructor, lives in Dahlonega, Georgia where he is surrounded by inspiring subject matter. It is among the beauty of the mountains that he searches out waterfalls, flowers, rustic barns and historic structures to capture in his...

Tom Reed

Tom Reed Graduated from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL back in the days of Film and darkrooms. He worked in a variety of photography jobs, mainly in audio-visual business when slides were done with multiple projectors. He was also a...

Beryl Angelus

Beryl is the current 1st Vice President of the Georgia Watercolor Society, Member of the Pastel Society of America, originating member of the North Georgia Photography Club and of Painting Nuts. Over the years she engaged in stained glass production, gourd...

Gregory Johnson

I am an artist whose work, for the past 50 years, has focused on figurative themes which have been cast in bronze and stainless steel. The current contemporary set of works is built upon the concepts of traditional works. With regard to the modern works, instead of...

Janice Edens

Janice Edens, a Dawson County resident for the last 11 years, has been interested in photography since she received her first Brownie Box Camera when she was 8 years old. While in her early 20s, she bought her first SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera and was a film...

Fred Pember

Photography has been a passion since my very early years growing up in Atlanta. One of my most memorable Christmas presents was a Kodak Brownie camera. Our family dog was a constant subject, my first roll of 24 pictures were almost exclusively pet pictures.  Film...

Ray Edge

I'm a native of Decatur, Georgia and a lifelong resident of the Atlanta area. On graduating high school in 1946, I attended the High Museum Art School, on scholarship, graduating in Fine Arts. After serving in the military, I returned to Atlanta and began a fifty plus...

Joan Haskins

Joan creates artisan jewelry. Her genre is beaded, wire, wire-wraps, even crochet wire pieces. She includes everything from necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Each artisan piece is not art, but unique as well. The wearer is assured of that one-of- a- kind...

Phyllis Ellis

I have my own business of over 15 years, called “Farm House Graphic.” About a year ago, I started painting again after over 30 years. My art school training was at: Parsons School of Design in NYC, and Ringling School of Art, in Sarasota, FL I worked and lived in NYC...

Helene Gardelle

Helene Gardelle began her artistic education in Paris where she studied art history and  museology at the renowned   Ecole du Louvre. She pursued her art education formation in Germany and in Italy with the sculptor Rosanna Costa. Helene exhibited in the Loire valley,...

Pat Martin

Martin is a North Georgia resident for over 34 years with 16 years residing in Dawson County. Prior to being a jeweler, she was an accomplished Manager for Hewlett-Packard for 30 years.   She served as a Director of Service Delivery for an organization of 130 plus...

Kie Johnson

Kie currently serves on the  Georgia Watercolor Societies Board of Directors and was Co-Chair of the 2013 GWS Member Show Exhibition. She began her formal art career in 1975 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York graduating with a BA Degree in art...

John Seibel

John Seibel's professional career in photography spans more than a decade and began in Austin, Texas photographing landscapes and cityscapes with a strong focus on architectural details.  Feeling the need for a change in location, he and his wife Mimi explored several...

Betty Laws Smith

The Life I want to visualize in my art includes more than the eye observers. I want to include ideas, feelings, and  the inner excitement of color, line, and texture. I find working with different media stimulates the creative urge within me. I create both 2D and 3D...

James E. Daniel, Sr

James E. Daniel, Sr. has been active in the visual art field for the past fifty plus years, both as an avocation and as a full-time artist. He developed an interest in art at an early age, and began developing his skills in art classes while stationed in the...

Cheri Burchard

Cheri Burchard began her art career in Pennsylvania at the age of nine.  An impressionistic painting in her in her childhood home influenced her direction in art.  Boarding school in Washington, D.C. provided positive exposure in weekly visits to the National Gallery...

Nancy Bartmess

“I hope with each painting that the viewer senses the emotion I felt when choosing the subject to paint. If the painting tells a story that draws in a viewer or leads the viewer to see or feel an unexpected beauty, the painting is successful. I hope my portfolio...

Jane B. Broaddus

Fabric is the foundation from which I create images by adding beads, buttons, found objects, and fiber in its various forms. I especially enjoy the spontaneity and surprise of collage. In some of my works, the goal is to express my odd sense of humor and hopefully...

Catherine Pichon

Catherine Pichon's landscapes, still life and floral paintings are inspired by her native Appalachian Mountains. Her works are in watercolor, acrylic, and oil pastel but watercolor is her favorite medium. She has studied under many nationally known artists and her...

Betty Beasley

My love of horses must have started when I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. My mother saved apicture of a horse that I drew at age two. It was recognizable. While other kids were chewingtheir wax lips or gum, I was busy shaping mine into tiny herds of Arabian horses. At...

Kathy Butler

Kathy Butler takes great pleasure in the beauty of nature and shares that enjoyment with the viewer in her transparent watercolor paintings. Presented in a realistic style, using soft color tones, her work seems to inspire a certain appreciation and enthusiasm in...

Jeanne Tompkins

My work reflects the foci in my life, love of nature and people and life situations in rural towns and cities by capturing quiet images or ones that show the character of rural areas and urban communities, the emotions of those around me. I passionately continue my...

Fred Dorr

Education: Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Puget Sound, 1963 Professional: Fred is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (previously Midwest Watercolor Society) and the Georgia Watercolor Society.  He is one of the original members of...

Cynthia Carney Todd

After raising a family and enjoying a career in the California Aerospace industry, Cindy Todd discovered photography.  She and her husband decided to relocate to Georgia, and she bought a camera to record the people and places of her childhood before leaving friends...

Dru Stowers

Dru Stowers is a local artist who has been a member of the Dawson County Arts Council since it was organized. Although Dru paints many subject matters, landscape is the favorite of the moment. Most of her paintings are started outside and finished in the studio. She...

Joyce Fox

After years of observing the tiny universe visible only through her microscope, Joyce Fox opened her eyes to a new and exciting world. Using a retirement gift of painting supplies, she set out to capture this newly discovered and surprisingly large world. Joyce...

Resa Grogan

When I was six years old, I won a drawing poster contest in Montgomery, Alabama sponsored by a local TV show. I held the prestigious honor of being on the Captain Zoomar show! The show was a bit like the once known favorite Captain Kangaroo Show but on a local level...

Mary Ann Cox Sheehy

Mary Ann Blackstock Cox Sheehy, a native Georgian, has pursued an artistic path since early childhood.  “I always wanted to be an artist”, she says.  People and pets are favorite subjects rendered in oil, pastel and watercolor.  Mary Ann also paints landscapes and...

Kathy Rennell Forbes

Kathy Rennell Forbesis a professional artist and art educator. She works out of her studio in Atlanta’s West Side Arts District. She paints in watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media working from both life and photos. She tells visual stories through her works of...

John Bradley Fox

John Bradley Fox (aka Brad) is a microbiologist-turned photographer. Originally from Tennessee and having lived o Atlanta for many years, Brad purchased a home in Dahlonega in 2011. He is still teetering on the edge of retirement, braved the traffic on 400 twice a...

Ann Bosworth

As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in color, design and nature. I have a degree in Textiles, Clothing and Related Arts from Michigan State. In 1996, my husband and I were transferred to Singapore and lived and traveled all overAsiawhile we were...

Ann Alexander

Ann Alexander got a late start to painting. She first picked up a paintbrush after her children left the nest for college, simply as an outing with friends. That fateful excursion led to a passion she never knew existed, studying and learning from the ground up about...

Catherine Ritch

Catherine came to Georgia in 1980 and fell in love with the North Georgia mountains.  Her fondness for nature has been the catalyst for her art. Plein air oil painting is her passion. She hikes and paints the beautiful local countryside. Winter brings her indoors to...

Barbara Edwards

A native Floridian, born in Tallahassee, Barbara now resides in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. Her abilities to draw were noticed at an early age in the first grade by her teacher. She was often asked to assist other students with their art projects in...

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