The 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival takes place on October 16-17 and this year in particular, will be one of the very best yet. Gorgeous weather is in the forecast, but Arts On The Coast (AOC) is proud to have played a big part in the overall look and feel of the official festival poster.
Arts On The Coast member Kathy Hatcher submitted only one piece and won. Last July, she was informed that it had been selected and would be featured as the centerpiece for the 2011 Festival poster. “I was flabbergasted when I found out I won. I had no idea that I would win. I’ve submitted several times. Kittie Franklin, Executive Director at the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce came up with the idea about five years ago to ask artists from all over the state of Georgia to submit paintings, photographs and watercolors with a coastal theme. I guess this was my year.” said a excited Hatcher.
Several years ago, Hatcher and her husband Al embarked on cruising the intercoastal waterway, in which Hatcher took photographs. The painting submitted was inspired by one of the many images captured during their journey. The winning oil painting focuses on one of the coast’s most beloved and widely-seen birds, the brown pelican. “It’s a very coastal looking image. It reminds me of our trip that took us up and down the east coast, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Bahamas, to the Keys and back again.” said Hatcher.
The 2011 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival poster will be on sale exclusively for $35 each at the RHBC Chamber booth during the festival. Hatcher has already signed and numbered 100 of the prints and will be available in person on Friday, October 15 in the evening and periodically during the day and evening on Saturday, October 16.
In addition to Hatcher’s participation, everyone should look forward to seeing the performing arts side of Arts On The Coast come to life with Life Moves Dance Studio on Saturday, October 16 between 3-4 p.m. Don’t miss these rising stars!