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The Hambidge Great ARTdoors Festival

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
10am to 5pm
The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia

$10 Advance tickets online | $15 at the door | $50 VIP Tickets| Free for children under 12  


Festival Highlights

Combining world-class art and the great outdoors, the Great ARTdoors Festival at Hambidge, is the perfect time for you to escape for a day to a 600-acre creative sanctuary and enjoy the art, artists, and autumn scenery while helping to support the center’s residency program and nature preserve. On the Hambidge grounds will be art installations and demonstrations, live music and an old-fashioned pig roast!

Open Studio Tour & Talks with distinguished artists-in-residence from California, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Ireland / Art Installations presented by Meg Aubrey, Peter Bahouth, Bud Brimmer, Mary Burge and Dana Haugaard / Weaving Demonstrations by Jessica Green of Little Weather / A Book Signing by Martha Ezzard / Invitational Pottery & Handmade Objects Exhibition featuring Hambidge Fellows & artists from across the region / U-do-Raku – choose a pot, glaze it yourself and have it fired to take home 

Live Music including toe-tapping, thigh-slapping bluegrass by Oliver Rice and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, the arresting indie folk tunes of Lily and the Tigers, and the melodious folk jazz of Kate Schutt (a current Hambidge resident).

An Old-fashioned Pig Roast serving up Hambidge's own Bar-B-Q alongside local tasty provisions, wines and brews.

Environment Education & Native Plants by Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm / Activities for All Ages with hay riding, grits grinding, pumpkin painting, snake handling by the Orianne Society, a bouncy house, face painting and making pinhole cameras with Eric Mack!

Participating Artists, Projects & Artist Descriptions

Meg Aubrey & Mark Aubrey | Peter Bahouth | Daniel Biddy | Bud Brimmer | Mary Burge | Renate Debrun | Didi Dunphy | Martha Ezzard | Jessica Green | Dana Haugaard | Lily and the Tigers | Eric Mack | Oliver Rice and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys | Kate Schutt | Pandra Williams | Clay Woodruff

For more info on all of the participating artists and their work, click here.

Mary’s Mockingbird by Peter Bahouth

Mary’s Mockingbird is a site specific stereoscopic photography project by Peter Bahouth with an assist from Jamie Badoud and Mary Hambidge. Consisting of 6 stereoscopic viewers on stands, each viewer contains a photograph of Mary Hambidge’s handmade mockingbird cage taken at the location of each viewer. This work responds to Mary Hambidge’s early days as a professional whistler performing with her pet mockingbird Jimmy in New York City in the 20s.

Locations of the viewers:

•  The wire arch near the Spring House
•  The Lodge ruins on the Haunted trail walk to the Antinori Pottery          Studio
•  Judy’s Bench in front of Garden Studio
•  The Porch of Mary Hambidge’s log house
•  In front of Mary Hambidge’s log house

Peter Bahouth is one of the few contemporary artists working with stereoscopic images, as technique as old as photography itself.

Daniel Biddy, Artist in Residence

Born out of a preoccupation with “looking,” a subdued mania for collections, and an integral desire to arrange groups of things, Daniel Biddy works in collage. The variance and multiplicity within its unassembled elements, the immediacy of its potential to create associative content, the element of chance and discovery in the process of mining thousands of images from source material supply an infinite fascination. His palette is gathered from printed media, unaltered beyond removal of its embedded periphery. Cutting and pasting, imagery is recycled, repurposed, re-contextualized. Equal time is spent collecting, selecting, eliminating, and assembling materials.

Daniel has recently shown work at the High Museum Atlanta, MoCA GA, the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and the University of West Georgia. He was an Artadia Finalist in 2011,  and has work in the Collection of High Museum Atlanta.


Lily and the Tigers

Martha Ezzard, author The Second Bud

Event Chair & Hosts

Event Chairs: Chef Jamie Allred & Jack Nolan of FORTIFY Kitchen & Bar | Martha Ezzard of Tiger Mountain Vineyards | Jeanne Kronsnoble of Main Street Gallery

Porkpie Hat Hosts: Alecia Adair-Foltz & Doug Foltz |Susan and Ron Antinori | Cyndae Arrendale | Turner Ball | Lucinda Bunnen | Stuart Clayton & Joe Staley | Sherry & Jeff Cohen | Margaret & Dallas Denny | Dillard Tourist Association | Jesica & Brian Eames | Martha Eskew & Chet Tisdale | Gap Partners | Maggie Hagedorn Fitzgerald & Brian Fitzgerald | Jen & Bowman Garrett | Sarah Gillespie & Jane Holley | IMAGERS Printing | Melissa Bunnen Jernigan & James Jernigan | Judy & Scott Lampert | Liz Lapidus | Marchant & Ron Martin | Michael McGaughey & Craig Kettles | Jo & Jim McLean | Donna & Jeff Mintz | Susan Reed | Kirk Rich & Todd Higginbotham | Paula & Russ Rogers | Jane Fickling Skinner & Dan Skinner | Claire Sterk & Kirk Elifson | Rosemary & Bill Stiefel | Ruth West & Bob Wells | Woodie & Steve Wisebram

Cloche Hat Hosts: Robbie & Jim Caswell | First American Bank | Nikki Gugliotta | Wanda Hopkins | Ann & Tim Johnson | Marianne & Dick Lambert | Chris Lewis & John Johnson | Elizabeth & David Martin | Suzanne Shaw & Daniel Biddy | Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel | Mary & Sam Thomas | Barb & Thom Williams

Bonnet Hosts: Keri & Bob Allen | Jane & David Apple | Lisa & Joe Bankoff | Becky & Tom Callahan | Lisa Ezzard & Brooks Franklin | Beth Jones | Rosemary Magee & Ron Grapevine | Katherine Mitchell & Jack Lawing | Lynne Moody | Alex Patrick | Margaret & Kin Patterson | Ann Price | Susan & Chip Robert | Susan Todd-Raque & David Raque | Susie & Lee Winton

BUY Tickets

TICKETS: All proceeds go toward Hambidge residencies for today’s brightest talents at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

$10 Advance tickets online | $15 at the door | $50 VIP Tickets | Free for children under 12 BUY TICKETS HERE

Location | Directions | Parking

Directions to The Hambidge Center

105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
(on Betty’s Creek Road, 3.5 miles off Hwy 441)
100 miles from Atlanta and Asheville,
20 miles from Lake Rabun, Lake Burton and Highlands and
30 miles from Cashiers. 




The Hambidge Center is funded in part by the LUBO Fund, the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.