Once a year, OCAF invites all dues-paying supporters to participate in the “Annual Members Exhibit,” a collection of over 125 works ranging from paintings, textiles, jewelry, sculptures, photography and more. The show is not juried based on skill or experience levels, making this a unique opportunity for novices to rub elbows with professionals. An additional exhibit, “Oconee Landscapes,” showcases works by retired UGA art professor Robert Clements, who after 25 years of teaching, has been busy producing artwork for public art commissions, museums, public collections and exhibitions all across the country. Using a plein air approach to painting, Clements submerges himself into each environment in order to capture the diversity and understated beauty of local scenes. OCAF is located in Watkinsville, less than 10 miles away from downtown Athens, and both exhibits are on display through Friday, June 21. The joint receptions, held 6–8 p.m., are free to attend.
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