Thomasville Times Enterprise


November 12, 2012

Festival favorites set to return

THOMASVILLE — At the bend in the road where Southern hospitality meets timeless wildlife art is a small art festival that, like a good bottle of wine, gets better with age.

What began as a “what if?” thought of bringing together plantation-style living and art from the a select group of sporting and wildlife artists, in a south Georgia town has, over the past 17 years, reached a premier status on the art circuit.

So it began in 1985, the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (PWAF), housed in the quaint and historical old Cultural Center, now the Thomasville Center for the Arts, got its start with 28 artists coming to town to exhibit their work. Jump forward to this weekend when Thomasville will welcome not 28, but 65 artists, some of them masters in their field of wildlife painting, sculpture, photography, and jewelry.

“Being asked to be a PWAF featured artist in 2008 has definitely given a boost to my career as an artist, and ultimately led to requests to exhibit as a featured artist at other events,” said painter Thomas Brooks, who is returning this year to be part of the festival.  “I always look forward to that good ole southern hospitality and the small town atmosphere of Thomasville,” he adds.

Like other returning artists, PWAF holds a special place in so many of their hearts.

See Tuesday's edition for more details.

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