Marble Fest 1

“Song of the Siren” by Bill Cook, Jr. won first place in the marble sculpture category.

Juried art show kicked off the 39th annual Georgia Marble Festival with works by selected artists

BY WAYNE TIDWELL. PHOTOS BY WAYNE TIDWELL

An art show at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce facility in Jasper on Oct. 4 kicked off the 39th annual Georgia Marble Festival. More than 50 pieces of art in three categories, including marble sculpture, two-dimensional, photography, and three-dimensional were on display.

Winners of the juried show were announced at an invitation-only reception as patrons were served appetizers, and drinks from an open bar. Outside judges picked first and second prize from each category. The art remained on display during the Marble Festival.

The annual Marble Festival in Jasper features arts, crafts, live music, marble quarry tours, a road race and parade.

Marble Fest 2

“Textured Hollow Form with Threaded Finial” by Allen Quandee won first place in the three-dimensional category.

Marble Fest 3

“The Swimming Hole” by Deborah Tidwell won second place in the two-dimensional category.

Marble Fest 4

”Baby Ray” won second place in the three-dimensional category.

Marble Fest 5

“Starry Falls” by Randy Lewis of Big Canoe.

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