The Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society
The Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society (DFAHS) is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3), that has the goal of promoting the arts and history of the Georgetown area. In 2015 the Art on the Divide Cooperative and DFAHS merged as both groups had the same goal to make the arts on the Divide thrive. DFAHS is also responsible for the creation of the "Walking Tour of Georgetown" that is a fee handout available at the Gallery and other establishments in Georgetown. DFAHS and the AODC also provide annual scholarships to graduates of Golden Sierra High School who plan to pursue a college major or minor in the visual or performing arts. In the past, funds for the scholarship came from a fall sale of daffodil bulbs but we are currently relying on membership dues, donations and the sale of Christmas ornaments and arrangements during the holiday season. During past daffodil drives, many of the daffodil bulbs donated to DFAHS were planted to brighten the hills and byways of the Divide and are still visible each spring.
In addition to the grant program DFAHS and the AODC are currently restoring and making improvements to the historical rose garden behind the gallery. New walkways and patios have been installed to make viewing of the garden easier and we are working toward identifying and labeling all the roses. The "garden" has hosted many gatherings including art workshops, chamber of commerce functions and of course our Anniversary Garden Party in June.
If you are interested in being a member of the Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society and want to help us in making the arts thrive on the Divide our annual membership fee is quite modest and we are grateful for any donation to help with our community service oriented goals. We usually conduct a membership drive in the month of March but you can become a member at any time.
At one time the gallery building housed our local library for quite a few years. A recent photo of the gallery taken by one of our artists inspired a rememberance of that time and the ever so lovely librarian that ran the library at that time, Mary Helen Murphy. Read More
Another Successful Heritage Rose Pruning Workshop.... Saturday, February 29th
Rose Expert, Stan Marciel of Garden Valley Roses, lead a fabulous Rose Pruning Workshop on Saturday, February 29th, 2020. We are so thankful for his guidance and expertise in helping us to properly prune the heritage roses that grace the "Gallery Garden". Watch for a grand display of blooms starting around Mother's Day. If you haven't visited before, the garden is directly behind the gallery.
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Congratulations 2020 ART Scholarship Awardees,...
Raelynn Davis (left) and Alysa Miller (right)
Divide Friends of the Arts and Historical Society (DFAHS) and Art On the Divide Gallery (AODC) are pleased to announce the awarding of our 2020 Arts Scholarships to Raelynn Davis and Alysa Miller.
Seven very talented artists applied for the scholarships this year and it was difficult to make the choices. The committee finally decided to award the two $500.00 Scholarships to the students who will be majoring in Studio Arts.
Raelynn Davis is attending Humbolt State University and majoring in Studio Arts. Raelyyn says that "she has a strong passion for art, acting and film making, and I sincerely hope to further develop these passions in college. I am currently undecided on what I want my career path to be, but I plan to profit off of my creative and expressionistic abilities."
Alysa Miller is starting her journey by attending Sierra College, and is not sure where her art will take her, as she is interested also in mental health and may use her art as a healing modality, or perhaps as an art teacher.
Please join us in congratulating these amazing young women as they accept their well-earned scholarships and proceed on their educational paths.
Your support of our scholarship fund is greatly appreciated