Several images from various artists for the Southern Artists League’s ‘Make a Splash,’ a water-themed exhibit opening Saturday in Quitman.

Some of the Southern Artists League’s most memorable shows have been the group’s themed exhibits.

This week, the organization for regional artists hopes to create new memories with “Make A Splash,” a water-themed exhibition opening Saturday at the Brooks County Library.

In an SAL themed exhibit, each artist presents a work consistent with the chosen subject. Several years ago, when the theme was trees, the SAL artists presented paintings, photography, ceramics and more, emphasizing the theme of trees.

With “Splash,” viewers can expect works by more than a dozen South Georgia and North Florida artists emphasizing images and the ideal of water.

Viewers can expect “cooling views of water from all different sorts of creative perspectives and in many different forms — freshwater ponds, lakes, waterfalls, icy Alaska glaciers, salty ocean waves, swamps, dewdrops, and abstracted raindrops,” says Haley Hyatt, an SAL member. “You may see above the water, or plunge below, and share the water with fish, a horse, alligators — or even the magical company of a mermaid or two.”

Artists include Heather Boyd, Jim Dixon, Claire Hall, Haley Hyatt, Michele Malvern, Sandy Mayich, Darryl McCoy, Barbara Norris, H. Marshall Norris, Bruce Riley, Valerie Ruminski, and Deanna Wheeler.

Southern Artists League’s “Make A Splash” exhibit.

When: Opens with a free, public reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19.

Where: Brooks County Library, 404 Barwick Road, Quitman.

More information: Call the Brooks County Library, (229) 263-4412.

Thirty percent of the proceeds from art sold goes to the library.

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