Telling Stories
GAEA Professional Learning Fall Conference 2022
October 6-9, 2022
Piedmont University, Demorest, GA 
Keynote Speaker: Art Rosenbaum

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General Session [clear filter]
Thursday, October 6


Habersham Self-Guided Sites Tour
My Mountain Moment - Visit Habersham​​​
Habersham Chamber

Famous for our Southern hospitality, Habersham County is only 1.5 hours from Atlanta and Greenville, S.C., and a swift 30 minutes from Interstate 85. Visit Tallulah Gorge, Helen, The Lillian Smith House, local artist studios, museums, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and antique stores in historic Cornelia or Clarkesville. This is a family-centered community with a nice mix of nature and culture. Plan on making some time to visit the sites before and after the conference!

Thursday October 6, 2022 TBA

2:00pm EDT

GAEA Member Exhibit SAWG Gallery Information
This year's member exhibit is going to be held in SWAG Gallery at Piedmont University.
Bring your art ready to hang push-pin style, and we will take care of the rest!

You can bring your art off at the Smith Williams Art Gallery (SWAG) as you arrive at Piedmont University for the weekend.

Drop-off times are:
Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00
Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 am

Artwork will not be accepted after 9:00 am Friday. We must have time to hang the show.
Please fill out the GAEA Members Exhibit Information Form to participate.


Jessica Hawkins

Piedmont University

Thursday October 6, 2022 2:00pm - Friday October 7, 2022 9:00am EDT
SAWG: Visual Arts Bldg.

5:30pm EDT

GAEA Welcome / Opening Reception for Art Rosenbaum
Limit 250
  • GAEA Welcome / Opening Reception for Art Rosenbaum 
  • Mason-Scharfenstein Museum - 567 Georgia St, Demorest, GA 30535 • (706) 894-4201 
  • Please register for this event- if you are not here on Thursday, do not register. 
  • Wine/Beer with tickets (2)

Thursday October 6, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art
Friday, October 7

12:00pm EDT

Division Breakout Sessions: Included in Registration
Limit 250
See Schedule- Please wear name tags.

Friday October 7, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Keynote Speaker Dinner at the Amphitheater! Musical Guest- the Skillet Lickers!!
Limit 250
  • Ticketed event must register for this event
  • Welcome by the President 
  • Keynote speaker – Bill Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, In Memory of Art Rosenbaum 
  • Bluegrass Music- Skillet Lickers 
  • BBQ dinner = Catered event; Ticketed Bar
  • Cash Bar: $6 per drink
Bring picnic blankets and/or lawn chairs or stadium seats- Stone seating is plenty- but you may want some cushioning!

Friday October 7, 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Arrendale Amphitheatre
Saturday, October 8

7:30am EDT

YAM Breakfast
Join us for a hands-on workshop at the YAM breakfast. We will introduce the YAM theme for 2023 and create artwork inspired by the Youth Arts Month theme.

Helen Fleming stone silent auction opens
  • Continental Breakfast/Coffee

Saturday October 8, 2022 7:30am - 8:45am EDT

11:00am EDT

CREATE Luncheon- Included with Registration
Limit 250
  • Go to Student Dining Hall and select food, and get settled 11:00-11:30 AM 
  • 11:30 AM -Welcome and Vendor Appreciation [Vendor Scavenger Hunt winner for Friday]
  • 12:00- 1:00 PM:
    • Award Winners Presentations 
    • HFS Recognition Ceremony 
    • State of theArts- Jess Booth


Jessica Hawkins

Piedmont University

Saturday October 8, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Award Winners Evening Reception at the Mill (Only off Campus Event)
Limit 250 (this is a ticketed event, please register for this event)

Saturday October 8, 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Habersham Mills

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