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       Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a woman’s organization dedicated to historical preservation, promotion of education of youth and the encouragement of patriotic endeavors. The King’s Gap Chapter of DAR, located in Pine Mountain, is currently honoring Viet Nam veterans in surrounding areas.  These ceremonies are to thank the Viet Nam veterans who were not properly thanked or welcomed home from Viet Nam at that time. 

      DAR is more than just a lineage society. It’s a vibrant community of women dedicated to preserving history, promoting education, and fostering patriotism. With over 170,000 members across the United States and even internationally, the DAR boasts a rich history and a lasting impact on American communities.

Here are some of the artists participating in this exhibit.

Martin Pate Artist Headshot

Martin was born in South Carolina. He graduated from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida in 1981. He has worked as a professional artist since then. Martin’s ability to paint people and historic sites has led to 30 years of commissions with the National Park Service. Paintings of Native American life, The Underground Railroad, Civil War battles, The Battle of the Little Bighorn and many others are used by the NPS for educational purposes. His gallery paintings include the figure as well as southern landscapes, interiors and still lifes. He and his wife Rhonda live in Newnan, GA.

William Jackson headshot

William G. Jackson form Sharpsburg,GA.

Painter, sculptor, analog photography. 
Studied painting at Northern Virginia Community College. 

Numerous solo exhibits in Atlanta, Columbia,SC, and West Virginia. 

Museum Collections:
State Museum, Columbia, SC. Painting titled Raft of the Medusa.
Pickens Museum of Art, Pickins, SC

Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois. 
Three photographs taken in Vietnam.
Part of a Show titled Children of War.

Served with 2nd Battalion 9th Marines
Vietnam 1968-1969. Awarded Purple Heart,
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Combat Action Ribbon, and 2 Presidential Unit Citations.

Becky Jackson form Sharpsburg,GA.  Studied photography and darkroom techniques with Elizabeth Fryga, Columbia, SC.

Traveled to San Francisco, California to photograph scenes for a series titled ” Seven Days After 9-11″. 

Won Honorable Mention at La Grange Art Museum VAAL Show, 2023 for a photograph titled “Seven Days After 9-11”

Becky works with medium and large format camera and develops and prints her work.

Lori Harrell Photographer HeadshotLori Harrell is a resident of Salem, Alabama. She earned her Digital Photography certificate from Columbus State University Continuing and Professional Education in
2010, and immediately caught the attention of judges, jurors, and exhibit directors. In addition to being showcased in numerous juried shows around Georgia, Lori’s images
have been chosen for an international internet collection in Vermont. Numerous publications and coffee table books have featured her art.

Jennifer Emery head shot

I am a self-taught artist primarily as my only formal training was an art class in high school. I create paintings in a variety of mediums ranging in acrylics, oil and soft pastels, watercolors, and gouache. I do not paint so much for the money as I do for the smiles (and often the tears) I get from the recipient of my artwork. I have a small inventory of work for sale, but work mostly on commission. Subjects range in landscape, florals, streetscapes, and pet portraits to name a few. 

Robin Robinson Headshot

Artist Statement “For All”

Robin Robinson

Peachtree City, Georgia

Title: For All

Medium: Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Dimensions: 30×24”

In “For All,” the artist employs a captivating blend of acrylic paint and pencil to convey a profound synthesis of two iconic symbols: Lady Liberty and Lady Justice. With a thoughtful selection of colors and imagery, the artist creates a compelling narrative that explores themes of freedom, justice, and equality.

The central focus of the composition is the figure of a woman, portrayed in a striking shade of blue that serves as a symbolic reference to the colors of the United States flag but also carries symbolic significance. Blue traditionally represents loyalty, strength, and trust-qualities that are integral to the concept of liberty. By merging the visual elements of Lady Liberty and Lady Justice, the artist creates a powerful symbol of the interconnectedness between freedom and justice in society.

The woman depicted in the artwork is reminiscent of a statue, evoking the timeless and enduring nature of the ideals she represents. Adorned with a Liberty crown and holding the scales of Justice, she stands as a beacon of hope and equality, embodying the principles of democracy and fairness. Her stance exudes strength and determination, emphasizing her role as a guardian of liberty and a symbol of justice for all.

Against a background of blocks in varying hues of red, separated by white bars, the figure of the woman emerges with striking clarity. The use of red, a color often associated with passion, courage, and sacrifice, adds depth and intensity to the composition, underscoring the significance of the themes explored in the artwork. The horizontal white bars serve as a visual anchor, upon which the words “for all” are repeated in blue pencil. This repetition reinforces the central message of the painting, emphasizing the ideal of “liberty and justice for all”-a direct reference to the Pledge of Allegiance-as a fundamental principle of democracy. The juxtaposition of these words against the backdrop of red and the figure of the woman creates a sense of urgency and importance, compelling the viewer to reflect on the meaning of equality and justice in society.

Through its striking imagery and symbolic depth, the synthesis of Lady Liberty and Lady Justice serves as a potent reminder of the ideals upon which the United States was founded and the imperative to uphold them for generations to come.

Shane Williams headshot

I started painting in May of 2014.  It has been a life long desire to be an artist, I just wish I hadn’t waited a lifetime to start. I studied Architecture in college and the most fascinating part of it to me was the history. I have continued as a student of history and antebellum domestic architecture is my specific area of interest.  My artistic interests follow along the same lines, concentrating on Civil War and the federal period.  I paint genre scenes and historic architecture as well as the pre-civil war steam locomotives.

Chris Hagebak head Shot

 

Ned Berry, ceramic artist, was born in Columbus, GA, on June 29, 1940. He attended local schools, a boarding school in Tennessee, and 2 colleges. He became interested in southern pottery after learning that his great-grandfather was a brick maker and potter in the late 1800s. His curiosity gave him a burning desire to try his hand at creating pottery as well. That was in 1990, and he hasn’t stopped since. Ned likes carrying on the Southern tradition of Folk Pottery. He was influenced by potters like D.X. Gordy from Meriwether County, GA, and Stephen Hawks from Westville, Lumpkin, GA. Ned’s creations range from tiny face jugs, mugs, candle holders, figures, and utilitarian pieces. He combines wheel-turned vessels with hand-built add-ons like flowers, animals, fruits, figures, and other objects. This elevates his work to real art. Many of his figures are African-American, which is a nod to traditional potters. Ned’s works have been exhibited in museums around the South, Broom St Gallery, SOHO New York, and many places in the Eastern United States. Two U.S. presidents have his artwork