Festival Focused, Community Oriented, Creative Minded

The Georgia Chalk Artists Guild acts as a liaison connecting the public with chalk art and talented artists. We serve to support and guide festival and event organizers. Growth and creativity is our focus with our members. Any level artist is welcome.

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Our Mission

What We Stand For

The Georgia Chalk Artists Guild is an association of professional and emerging chalk artists who aim to promote the awareness and education of chalk as an artistic medium, and to provide resources for the public to connect with Georgia chalk artists.

Our Story

Where it all Began

Recognizing a need for Georgia chalk artists to connect with one another and the public, the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild was founded in 2014. Jessi Queen, Katie Bush and Zach Herndon started the group with the goal of building community through chalk art.

GACAG Leadership Team

Out committee leaders work hard to reinforce our mission on a daily basis.

Jessi Queen

Executive Director

Responsible for creating meeting plans. Also leads the Executive Committee which is comprised of the Executive Director, Director of Operations, Finance Director, and other chairs as needed.
Zach Herndon.

Zachary Herndon

Director of Operations

Maintains tools and consumables inventory and check-out. Responsible for managing a travel box for events. Responsible for tool rental and logistics. Works with Executive Director to compile and keep current a master list of festivals and events on a group calendar, surveys, newsletters & email, and miscellaneous paperwork.

Heather Cap

Membership Coordinator

Manages memberships new and old. Determines member status: good standing, level, or state of activity (inactive or active). Responsible for recruitment of new members as well as maintaining communication with current. Responsible for managing and making member awards. Responsible for attendance records.

Cathryn Bozone

Media Director

Responsible for digital and physical brand associated endeavors. This committee manages organizations’ digital presence through Social Media, the web site, VLOGs, BLOGS, photo galleries, podcasts, and other responsibilities including, but not limited to, stickers, t-shirts, print, online store, and other branding.

Meg Mitchell

Festivals & Events Coordinator

Hosts and consults on chalk events and festivals. Helps to coordinate travel and lodging for the group when possible. Also responsible for researching projects and creating project specific sub-committees as needed. Responsible for coordinating & documenting event/festival consultations and site visits.

Fawne Derosia

Community Outreach Coordinator

Community & Education committee is responsible for growing and maintaining community relationships, organizing community demonstrations, connecting with local and regional festivals, organizing social events, organizing any mentorship programs, and facilitating the yearly chalk festival awards - “The Chalkies”.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas