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Artist of the Month

Each month a local artist is named as Artist of the Month, in which the City has collaborated with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and local art galleries on this project.

The collaboration gives local artist the opportunity to display their work in City Hall and the chance for the City to support the arts.

The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday of each month from September through May at the Harriet Alexander Art Center located at 31 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to anyone wishing to further the arts in the Coweta and Fayette areas.

Artist of the Month
October 2019
 Sandra M. Carter

Sandra M. Carter has lived in Newnan since 1968 and is a Charter Member of the Newnan Coweta Art Association, joining the month it was founded, and exhibiting in the very first Powers Crossroad Art Festival. Carter has had a love of art from her earliest memories, having won her first award at the age of 12 when one of her pictures was chosen as part of a special Student Exhibit to hang in the National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. Her work has been exhibited in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Alabama. She has won numerous awards over the years. Her favorite mediums with which to work are oils and pencils, both color and black and white. Her most requested works are for pet portraits, all animals, sunsets, and landscapes.

While the visual arts have played a major part in her life, she focused most of her adult life on music, having earned a music scholarship to LaGrange College. She served as Minister of Music for Southwest Baptist Church in LaGrange for nine years before moving to Newnan with her family in 1968. She continued her music career at First Baptist Church of Newnan for over 20 years teaching choirs and ensembles. She was the creator of the School of Arts which the church officially named the Sandra M. Carter School of the Arts in 2000. The school has a wide variety of creative classes and presents many and varied concerts throughout the year.

About the Newnan Coweta Art Association
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association's general meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 pm. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.