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Local artists submit pieces to Art of Georgia IV exhibit
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COVINGTON, Ga. — Two Newton County artists submitted pieces to the Art of Georgia IV exhibit to be displayed in the state Capitol in Atlanta.

Elise McCauley Hammond, gallery director at Southern Heartland Gallery, submitted one piece for consideration. Hammond is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in fine art and has taught art to children and adults for more than 45 years. 

Sam Traina, member of Southern Heartland Art Guild and frequent workshop instructor at the gallery, submitted three. Traina is known for painting and teaching “en pleine aire” landscape painting in oil.  

Both artists had their entries accepted.  

The Art of Georgia IV exhibit depicts the rural landscapes of our beautiful state. The call for art was open to all Georgia artists, with only a select few being chosen to be displayed in the capitol building.