2015 Festival Guide

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Brett Weston
© Brett Weston
Brett Weston
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Brett Weston

Exhibition through Jan 10, 2016

Celebrated as one of the great mid-century American photographers, Brett Weston (1911-1993) is known for his distinctive approach to cityscapes, landscapes, and abstractions. Brett Weston is the son of influential photographer Edward Weston, who taught him to use a large-format camera. Weston's work initially focused on urban spaces in New York and San Francisco, but later shifted to abstract images of natural elements. Spanning more than fifty years, the prints in this show offer a broad view of the artist's career and demonstrate the High's strong holdings of post-war American photography. This exhibition is the result of a recent acquisition made possible through the generosity of Lucinda Bunnen, Christian Keesee, and the Brett Weston Archive.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 733-5000
Tue-Thu: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 1

Amy Sparks
© Amy Sparks
ACP Public Art: The FENCE
Art on the BeltLine - Eastside Trail

Public Art through Oct 31

Back by popular demand! ACP is bringing THE FENCE project to Atlanta in partnership with United Photo Industries (of NY) and the Atlanta Belt- Line. Each year, a jury of 40+ photography professionals from around the world selects a group of 50 photographers whose work exemplifies the essence of "community" across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. This year, THE FENCE will be exhibited simultaneously in four locations: Brooklyn Bridge park, Brooklyn, NY; Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA; The Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, and on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Don't miss this exhibition featuring over 700 feet of provocative photography.

ACP's acclaimed public art program typically features temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. It is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional arts venues and expand the way audiences consider lens-based media.

More about THE FENCE, and more about the Atlanta BeltLine's acclaimed art program.

Art on the BeltLine
145 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307
Map of exact location: http://bit.ly/1u1r16B
ACP Listing #: 2

Carol Shoemaker
© Carol Shoemaker
Favorite Things: Juried Exhibit by The Roswell Photographic Society
Anna Lee's Restaurant
Featuring work by: Sheila Best, Kaneesha Brownlee, Margery Diamond, Celia Durand, Joyce Glass, Steve Grundy, Tom Hughes, Niki Murphy, Gittel Price, Tricia Raffensperger, Mary Rosevear McNeal, Sharon Samford, Jan Schefstad, Martina Schmidt, Carol Shoemaker, Leonid Slutsker, Caitlin Tabilog

Exhibition Sep 1 - Aug 13, 2016

The Roswell Photographic Society (RPS) is the largest Photography Club in metro Atlanta and the busiest too. They offer ten venues to exhibit, show and sell your images. We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell, GA 30075. Meetings are from 7 pm - 8:30 pm, are FREE and open to anyone to attend! Social Time begins at 6:30 PM.

Our first meeting of the month features a speaker presenting on a variety of photo-related topics and our second meeting is photo review where a seasoned professional critiques and judges entries by our membership around a particular theme.

RPS also sponsors exhibits, workshops and field trips. www.roswellphotosociety.org

Anna Lee's Restaurant
425 Market Pl #A, Roswell, GA 30075 - Google Maps
(770) 998-0086
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm
ACP Listing #: 3

ACP Photobook Fair
Decatur Book Festival
Featuring work by: Aint Bad Magazine, Daylight Books, Fall Line Press, J&L Books

Sep 5 10am- 6pm

ACP is very proud to be a part of the largest independent book festival in the country -- the Decatur Book Festival!

Photography books are more popular than ever--and there are some groundbreaking independent publishing outfits that are enabling us all to discover photographic projects that may not otherwise see the light of day. We have invited a few of these publishers to our ACP "photo-book booth" at the Decatur Book Festival.

Labor Day weekend, come to Decatur Square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

Special Exhibitors at ACP's booth include:

  • Ain't Bad Magazine (Savannah-based quarterly publication that supports new photographic art)
  • Daylight Books (a non-profit, North Carolina-based publisher dedicated to art and photography books)
  • Fall Line Press (Atlanta-based photobook publisher, bookstore and reading room)
  • J&L Books (a non-profit Atlanta & New York-based publisher of artists' books)
Admission is free. Parking on street or in multiple parking decks, or take MARTA to the Decatur station.

Decatur Book Festival
Decatur Square, Decatur, GA 30030 - Google Maps
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm-6pm
ACP Listing #: 4

Ed Baer
© Ed Baer
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
Booth Western Art Museum

Opening Reception Sep 12 3- 5pm

Booth Western Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Booth Photography Guild Exhibition in Borderlands Gallery. On view August 18 — November 15, 2015, this juried exhibition features more than 50 framed, large-scale images by photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild (BPG).

Founded in late 2010, the Booth Photography Guild's mission is to pursue, develop and passionately endeavor an increased interest in and appreciation of photography as an art form. This is accomplished by offering educational opportunities related to all aspects of digital photography. BPG is open to anyone interested in photography — no matter his or her skill level — who is a member of Booth Western Art Museum. BPG continues to grow with over 160 members from across the southeast. Membership benefits include monthly programming, hands-on classes and workshops, lectures by industry professionals, and an annual juried photography exhibition.

Exhibition Aug 18 - Nov 15

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 - Google Maps
(770) 387-1300
Tue-Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 5

Shuli Li
© Shuli Li
A Sense of Moment
Georgia Perimeter College, Studio Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Clarkston Campus
Featuring work by: Shan Jiang, Shuli Li, Xiaohua Liu, Gang Yao

Artist's Reception Sep 17 6- 8pm

This exhibit presents images capturing moments in time in the busy bustle of the street streets. Gang Yao, Xiaohua Liu, Shan Jiang and Shuli Li are all Chinese-born but met each other here in North Atlanta. They found they shared an interest in capturing their heritage in their photography. When they return home to China to visit their families and friends they find themselves looking at the cities of the homeland they have left with new eyes and new ways of seeing the culture from where they have come.

Exhibition Aug 31 - Oct 23

Georgia Perimeter College, Studio Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Clarkston Campus
555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 - Google Maps
(678) 891-3572
Mon-Thu: 8am-7pm
Fri: 8am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 6

Joshua Rashaad McFadden
© Joshua Rashaad McFadden
After Selma: work by Joshua Rashaad McFadden
Spruill Gallery
Featuring work by: Joshua McFadden

Opening Reception Sep 17 6- 9pm

The year 2015 marks the fifty-year fight for human and civil rights in America. Yet, what was supposed to be a time of celebration turned into one of uprising across the nation. Half a century later, America is left with the question, "After Selma, where are we now?"

Photographer Joshua McFadden is a visual storyteller, whose interest in social justice advances human and civil rights in America through the narrative of his series, "After Selma". His work illuminates similarities between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the demonstrations of the new millennium. McFadden's work depicts the passion, anger and sadness of recent events in America, while at the same time showing the hope, strength and unity of a nation.

The exhibition will display framed photographs of intimate moments from the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. There will also be a night of projections and an open forum with the artist that will give a look into McFadden's multimedia work.

Exhibition Sep 17 - Oct 24

Projections & Conversations Oct 08 6pm - 8pm

Spruill Gallery
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 - Google Maps
(770) 394-4019
Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm
ACP Listing #: 7

Masao Yamamoto
© Masao Yamamoto
Masao Yamamoto: New Work, Kawa=Flow + John Chiara: Mississippi
Jackson Fine Art
Featuring work by: John Chiara, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Masao Yamamoto

Opening Reception Sep 18 6- 8pm

Jackson Fine Art is pleased to exhibit new works by Masao Yamamoto and John Chiara throughout October. Yamamoto is known for his snapshot-sized monochromatic works, often presented in installations by the hundreds. His use of mixed media techniques and aged texturing recalls "memories dropping out of drawers." Recently, Yamamoto has been focusing on his Kawa=Flow series, emphasizing individual photographs as well as the collective entity.

San Francisco-based artist John Chiara combines photography and sculpture to create first-generation unique prints - without the use of film. Shooting with a handbuilt camera on a flatbed trailer, Chiara exposes and manipulates his images in situ. We're excited to bring Chiara's Mississippi photographs, taken over the course of one year in Coahoma County, MS, to the south.

Both exhibitions open with a reception and artist talk September 18-19 and will be on view throughout October as Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Exhibition Sep 18 - Oct 31

Artist's Talk Sep 19 11:00 am

Book Signing Oct 20 6pm

Debbie Fleming Caffery: "Alphabet"

Jackson Fine Art
3115 East Shadowlawn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 - Google Maps
(404) 233-3739
Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 8

DB Waltrip
© DB Waltrip
SlowExposures Photography Festival
Concord Arts

Opening Reception Sep 18 5- 7pm

Since 2003, the fine art photography festival that celebrates the complexity, the beauty, and the contradictions of the rural American South. Join us in Pike County (one hour south of Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport) for "Four Slow Days" of juried exhibitions, satellite shows, panel discussions, the Saturday Supper with concert by The Red Wine Effect, and our legendary hospitality. We welcome 2015 Jurors Jerry Atnip and John Bennette who have selected over 75 images, representing work of over 50 photographers for the main exhibition in Concord, Georgia.

New this year: The PopUp Tour. Six satellite shows juried by Richard McCabe, hung in nontraditional spaces--barns, stables, old tenant houses, and the Pike County Courthouse. Visitors can purchase a specially-designed Passport that entitles them to participate in a drawing for prints by the participating artists. Join us in honoring 2014 winner Ashley Kauschinger who will present her solo show, "Questions of Origin" at the Whiskey Bonding Barn and join NPR's Celeste Headlee and Dr. Karen Lacey for our Georgia Humanities discussion "Designing Women and Daughters: Metaphor and Symbolism in Pictures". Nashville photographer Jerry Park will present work from his project shooting the timeless scenery of Tennessee's back roads.

Exhibition Sep 17 - Sep 20

2015 Jurors Talk and J.A.M. Sep 20 11am - 3pm

Concord Arts
Main Street, Concord, GA 30206 - Google Maps
(770) 841-9268
Thu: 2-5pm
Fri: 11am-7pm
Sat: 11am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 9

Rob Simmons
© Rob Simmons
Atlanta: Changing Landscapes
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Featuring work by: Rob Simmons

Opening Reception Sep 18 7- 9pm

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery is pleased to present Atlanta: Changing Landscapes, an exhibition of photographs by Atlanta artist Rob Simmons.

Rob Simmons is an Atlanta based photographer who was born in Albany, Georgia. Until discovering photography, Simmons had always felt like an artist without a medium. Photography has given him an outlet through which to focus his artistic eye on the everyday aspects of life. Whether shooting landscapes, architecture, documentary portraiture or figures, he enjoys pushing the boundaries beyond the expected as he aims to capture the unguarded essence of his subjects. Simmons gravitates toward long exposure night shooting using only available light, a process which allows him to create dramatic photographic effects that reinterpret the subject in a way all his own. These striking images open the viewer's eyes to the art and beauty in the commonplace world around us.

General Admission: $5
Free for Callanwolde members.

Exhibition Sep 18 - Nov 6

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(404) 872-5338
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-3pm
ACP Listing #: 10

Jerry Park
© Jerry Park
Slow Roads Tennessee
A Novel Experience
Featuring work by: Jerry Park

Artist's Reception Sep 19 10am- 12pm

Jerry Park calls his SlowExposures satellite solo show "Slow Roads Tennessee" which will be featured at A Novel Experience in Zebulon through October. He set out to see if he could capture "lasting goodness" along state, county and local two-lanes in the Volunteer State. He uses a Holga $25 plastic film camera to give the images an ageless feel, with the occasional streak of light across the picture and dark, ill-focused corners. Jerry says that toward the end of his journey across every county in the state, several of the photos began to dictate their stories, or poems, or essays to him--he wrote them down "as best as I could" and includes them in the show. SlowExposures invites visitors to meet Jerry at a brunch reception in his honor on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to noon at the bookstore, A Novel Experience in Zebulon.

Exhibition Sep 17 - Oct 31

A Novel Experience
426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295 - Google Maps
(770) 567-1103
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
ACP Listing #: 11

Nathan Dean
© Nathan Dean
Artists Atelier Gallery Presents AAC Photography Salon
Artists Atelier Gallery and Studios

Artist's Reception Sep 19 12pm- 3pm

The Artists Atelier Gallery and Studios are proud to present the work of the photographic artists from the Atlanta Artist Center's Photography Salon. This is a group of dedicated photographers who strive for studied artistic expression, while maintaining exacting technical excellence. Members regularly achieve juried placements and awards for photographic work that not only, "pushes the envelope," but helps define it. Photographs using traditional processes, new processes and experimental processes will be featured.

"We have found that the association with a group of outstanding artists in all media, such as those at the Artists Atelier has broadened and nurtured our creativity and challenged our thinking about what is possible with photography," said H. Gay Allen, Founder and Chairman of the salon.

The Artists Atelier is a working artists' studio where Georgia painters, sculptors and photographers create display and sell their work to emerging and advance collectors. The Atelier was founded by well-known artist Ouida Canaday in 1985 and was the first artist co-op in Atlanta.

The public is invited to attend one of two receptions, either Saturday, September 19, or Saturday, October 17, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. These events are a part of Miami Circle's Art Walk.

Artist's Reception Oct 17, 12-3pm

Artists Atelier Gallery and Studios
300 Miami Circle, Suite 200 - Upstairs, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
Tue-Sat: 11am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 12

© Spencer Sloan
But Is It Photography?
Swan Coach House Gallery
Featuring work by: Nakita Duncan, Ryan Nabulsi, Christina Price Washington, Spencer Sloan, Angela West

Artist's Talk, Opening Reception Sep 24 6- 9pm

Exhibition Sep 24 - Oct 30

Swan Coach House Gallery
3130 Slaton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 - Google Maps
(404) 261-0636
Tue-Sat: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 13

Mark Caceres
© Mark Caceres
APG@ATL: The Airport Show
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Exhibition Sep 25 - Nov 18

From a nationwide call for entries, Amy Miller, executive director of ACP, curates this sixth annual exhibition showcasing 15 artists.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Central Atrium, 6000 N Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30320 - Google Maps
(404) 605-0605
ACP Listing #: 14

Sheila Pree Bright
© Sheila Pree Bright
1960 Now
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Featuring work by: Sheila Pree Bright

Opening Reception Sep 25 6:30- 8:30pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents Sheila Pree Bright's exhibition: "1960 Now." Sheila Pree Bright, born 1967, is a fine art photographer based in Atlanta. Her large-scale works combine a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary culture, while challenging perceptions of identity. "1960 Now" is a documentary project showing images of past and present figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This work is an evolution of "1960 Who," a photographic portraiture street series that depicted unknown youth leaders of the Civil Rights Movement from 50 years ago, who took a stand for human rights. Sheila Pree Bright is a 2014/2015 Working Artist Project winner. Each funded year, MOCA GA holds a metro-wide competition to select three working artists based on their talent, professionalism, and their proven ability to complete the project. The MOCA GA Working Artist Project is a year long program that supports metropolitan Atlanta visual artists, expands the Museum's mission, and strengthens the arts and cultural component of Atlanta. Other 2014/2015 Working Artist Project winners, Jonathan Bouknight and Sarah Emerson, will also present solo exhibitions.

Exhibition Sep 25 - Nov 28

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, Suite A2, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(404) 367-8700
Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 15

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