Calendar of Events

Feb
28
Fri
Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition
Feb 28 – Mar 6 all-day

Calling all professional, amateur, and junior photographers! The Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition is back for the 11th year. This contest is open to photographers of all levels and locations. Read on to learn more about the contest, get the important dates, and download the contest rules and entry forms. 

For Fine Arts Contest and Exhibitions information, please click here.

ABOUT THE CONTEST & EXHIBITION

Since 2009, The Plaza Arts Center in Downtown Eatonton has held a Photography & Fine Arts Contest and Exhibition as a platform for the local and regional community to show their skills and connect with each other. The show will be open to the public Friday, February 28 through Friday, March 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM. This contest and exhibition is a fundraiser benefiting the Plaza Community Center which offers classes, activities, and camps to children and adults in the community alike. 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 12-15: Entries are accepted at The Plaza Arts Center. Drop off times are Wednesday – Friday between 10 – 5pm and Saturday, Feb 15 from 10 – 1pm.
February 28 @ 5:30pm: Photography Show Reception at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall
February 28-March 6: Show is open to the public 9-5 weekdays, 10-1pm Saturdays, and 12-3pm Sundays.
March 6 @ 4-6pm: Photo pick-up at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall

RULES & ENTRY FORM

Please click here to download the 2020 Photography Rules & Entry Form document. Make sure you bring them with you when you submit your photo(s). 

Have questions? Give The Plaza Arts Center a call at 706-923-1655 or contact Janet Kelhoffer at 404-895-7103. 

Opening Reception: Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Join us for the 11th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition Opening Reception and awards on Friday, February 28th at 5:30 PM. The talent demonstrated across all ages and levels from our community will blow you away! The exhibit will be open through March 6th, 2o2o (9-5 weekdays, 10-1pm Saturdays, and 12-3pm Sundays).

For more information about our Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition, please click here

 

Mar
20
Fri
Annual Fine Arts Contest & Exhibition
Mar 20 – Apr 6 all-day


Calling all artists!
We are happy to announce the dates for our 2020 9th annual Fine Arts Contest & Exhibition. Please review the full rules and eligibility qualifications.  The exhibition is open to the public March 20 – April 6, 2020.

For Photography Contest and Exhibitions information, please click here.


RULES & ENTRY FORM

Please click here to download the 2020 Fine Arts Rules & Entry Form document. Make sure you bring them with you when you submit your artwork. 

2020 Fine Art Show Application (2)

Have questions? Give The Plaza Arts Center a call at 706-923-1655 or contact Janet Kelhoffer at 404-895-7103. 


ABOUT THE CONTEST & EXHIBITION

Since 2009, The Plaza Arts Center in Downtown Eatonton has held a Photography & Fine Arts Contest and Exhibition as a platform for the local and regional community to show their skills and connect with each other. The show will be open to the public Friday, March 20 through Monday, April 6 during Plaza business hours. This contest and exhibition is a fundraiser benefiting the Plaza Community Center which offers classes, activities, and camps to children and adults in the community alike. 


IMPORTANT DATES

EXTENDED February 12-22: Entries are accepted at The Plaza Arts Center. Drop off times are weekdays (except Monday) between 10 – 5pm and Saturdays from 10 – 1pm
March 13 @ 4:00-7:00pm & March 14 10:00-1:00pm: Accepted artwork drop-off time at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall
March 20 @ 5:30pm: Fine Art Show Reception at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall
March 20-April 6: Show is open to the public during Plaza business hours
April 7 @ 3-6pm: Artwork pick-up at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall


The following categories are acceptable for judging:

• Abstract/Contemporary – Impressionistic expression
• Animal/Wildlife – An animal is the main focal point of the painting
• Florals – Flowers are the main focal point, a botanical, or a specimen bloom of a plant or tree. 
• General Art – If your artwork does not qualify in another category.
• Landscapes – Contour of land and/or land properties are the focal point. 
• Pen/Ink/charcoal drawings
• Portraits – A face should be the focal point. At least a ¾ profile or better. 
• Still Life – Denoted by items which can be physically arranged, or are inanimate (no longer living/growing). 
• Waterscapes – Water or water-related subject is the main focal point.

Opening Reception: Annual Fine Arts Contest & Exhibition
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Join us for the 9th Annual Fine Arts Contest & Exhibition Opening Reception and awards on Friday, March 20th at 5:30 PM. The talent demonstrated across all ages and levels from our community will blow you away! The exhibit will be open through April 6th, 2o2o during Plaza business hours.

For more information about our Annual Fine Arts Contest & Exhibition, please click here

 

Apr
2
Thu
PAPA presents “These Shining Lives”
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Plaza Partner tickets on sale February 25, 2020 | General public tickets on sale March 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Student Night: $10/tickets for kids!)
Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 PM matinee

Ticket prices $15 – $20 – $25


About the Play

This powerful play tells the true story of those courageous women who worked in the Radium Dial factory near Chicago in the 1920s and 30s. Nicknamed the Radium Girls, they painted radium on dials of clocks for a glow-in-the-dark effect. “These Shining Lives” promises to take audiences through a spectrum of emotions as they follow the fate of these women and, finally, the impact on future safety regulations for industries.
 
Directed by Amanda Boundy
 

 
“These Shining Lives” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
 

Apr
3
Fri
PAPA presents “These Shining Lives”
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Plaza Partner tickets on sale February 25, 2020 | General public tickets on sale March 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Student Night: $10/tickets for kids!)
Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 PM matinee

Ticket prices $15 – $20 – $25


About the Play

This powerful play tells the true story of those courageous women who worked in the Radium Dial factory near Chicago in the 1920s and 30s. Nicknamed the Radium Girls, they painted radium on dials of clocks for a glow-in-the-dark effect. “These Shining Lives” promises to take audiences through a spectrum of emotions as they follow the fate of these women and, finally, the impact on future safety regulations for industries.
 
Directed by Amanda Boundy
 

 
“These Shining Lives” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
 

Apr
4
Sat
PAPA presents “These Shining Lives”
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Plaza Partner tickets on sale February 25, 2020 | General public tickets on sale March 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Student Night: $10/tickets for kids!)
Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 PM matinee

Ticket prices $15 – $20 – $25


About the Play

This powerful play tells the true story of those courageous women who worked in the Radium Dial factory near Chicago in the 1920s and 30s. Nicknamed the Radium Girls, they painted radium on dials of clocks for a glow-in-the-dark effect. “These Shining Lives” promises to take audiences through a spectrum of emotions as they follow the fate of these women and, finally, the impact on future safety regulations for industries.
 
Directed by Amanda Boundy
 

 
“These Shining Lives” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
 

Apr
5
Sun
PAPA presents “These Shining Lives”
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plaza Partner tickets on sale February 25, 2020 | General public tickets on sale March 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Student Night: $10/tickets for kids!)
Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 PM matinee

Ticket prices $15 – $20 – $25


About the Play

This powerful play tells the true story of those courageous women who worked in the Radium Dial factory near Chicago in the 1920s and 30s. Nicknamed the Radium Girls, they painted radium on dials of clocks for a glow-in-the-dark effect. “These Shining Lives” promises to take audiences through a spectrum of emotions as they follow the fate of these women and, finally, the impact on future safety regulations for industries.
 
Directed by Amanda Boundy
 

 
“These Shining Lives” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.