2015 Festival Guide

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Zeng Yi
© Zeng Yi
The People's China - Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Featuring work by: Zeng Yi

Opening Reception Oct 1 7- 8pm

World-renowned master photographer, Zeng Yi, has spent a lifetime telling the story of the common people of China through his photography. Zeng Yi told the story of their lives; President Carter sought to change their lives.
Professor Zeng's master works will be on exhibit at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library from October 1, 2015 through January 17, 2016. Come and meet the China you have not yet met.

Exhibition Oct 1 -Jan 17, 2016

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 865-7100
Mon-Sat: 9am-4:30pm
Sun: 12-4:30pm
ACP Listing #: 31

© #weloveatl
#WELOVEATL Gallery at Paris On Ponce
Paris On Ponce
Featuring work by: #weloveatl

Opening Reception Oct 1 7- 10pm

#weloveatl inspires and empowers people in the Atlanta area to come together and share their love of the city through photography and other visual art.

For the fourth year in a row, #weloveatl is mounting a participatory photography show showcasing new work from Atlanta-area photographers. Explore the photographic stories shared by other Atlanta citizens, and then add your own by submitting your own images on Instagram using #weloveatl. Over the course of October, the gallery exhibition will evolve and grow with newly curated images and installations.

ABOUT #weloveatl:
#weloveatl inspires and empowers people in the Atlanta area to come together and share their love of the city through photography and other visual art. We strive to connect, support and build Atlanta's photography community online and off and curate and present the work of that community in non-traditional galleries and installations throughout the city in order to promote love of Atlanta and support local non-profits throughout the city. Started in Oct 2012 as a way to curate images from the Instagram community for an art show at Young Blood Gallery, the #weloveatl movement has grown to include 200,000+ images tagged and 15,000+ people connected by a love of their city.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Nov 8

Paris On Ponce
716 Ponce de Leon Place N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(404) 249-9965
Mon-Sat: 11am-6pm
Sun: 12-6pm
ACP Listing #: 32

Tho Pham
© Tho Pham
Trois Gallery

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 30

Persona is an exhibition of outstanding recent work created by SCAD Atlanta graduate and undergraduate photography students. With more than 50 photographs on view, Persona demonstrates the talent, personal vision and point of view that characterize SCAD student photographers. The exhibition features inventive and expressive approaches to portraiture such as cyanotypes, camera obscura, mixed media photo collage, multiple exposure, artist's books, digital color photography and black-and-white prints.

The exhibition features Hrishikesh Bhattar, Frances Claudio-Vargas, Alicia Collins, Stephanie Eley, Ervin Johnson, Matt King, Shoccara Marcus, Joshua McFadden, Tho Pham, Andrew Sisk and Julisiah Toney.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and is curated by Alexandra Sachs, curator of exhibitions, with the assistance of Michael O'Brien, chair of photography department, SCAD Atlanta.

Artist's Reception Oct 22 6 -7pm

Trois Gallery
SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St NE, Building A, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 253-2700
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm
ACP Listing #: 33

T. Stearns
© T. Stearns
Arts Clayton 2015 Juried Photography Show and Competition
Arts Clayton Gallery

Opening Reception Oct 2 5:30- 7:30pm

Our 2015 Annual Juried Photography Show and Competition features work by photographers from across the state. Judged by noted photographer Lucinda Bunnen.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 30

Arts Clayton Gallery
136 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236 - Google Maps
(770) 473-5410
Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 34

Special Exhibition "Teen Spirit"
Mason Fine Art and Events

Oct 2 6- 9pm

Entering its 4th year, ACP's collaborative program with inpatient teens at Scottish Rite and Egleston hospitals has impacted participants beyond everyone's expectations. Volunteer photographers have been leading teens to explore their identity (including or in spite of their diagnosis) through writing and photographic self-portraiture.

Special thanks to Mason Fine Art, Charlotte Dixon, Corinne Adams, the Child Life Specialists, Showcase Photo & Video, and Digital Art Studio.

Admission is free. Free parking on site.

Exhibition Oct. 2 - Nov 7

Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 879-1500
ACP Listing #: 35

© The Clique
The Clique Year in Review, 2015
The Wayfarer Hotel-in the Sun Room
Featuring work by: Melissa S. Brown, Leah D. Frazier, Jennifer Guyette, Renee Hraga, Teri Jo Smith, Sharma Kaefer-Ferrugia, Morgan Lytle, Audra Rauton, Holly L. Robbins, Laura Roush, Angie Wheeler

Opening Reception Oct 2 6- 9pm

The Clique's 2015 exhibition is an eclectic collection of photographs from a collective of women photographers in Northeast Georgia. The Clique's goal is to experience the photographic arts by sharing our collective knowledge and skills, provide constructive critique to group members, and to serve as a resource for encouraging photography as a life-long skill for women of all ages. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with exhibitions at the Monroe Art Guild, and two other alternative spaces on Broad Street in Monroe, GA, during the month of October.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 30

The Wayfarer Hotel-in the Sun Room
114 North Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655 - Google Maps
(678) 230-9476
Mon-Sun: 10am-2pm
ACP Listing #: 36

Stephanie Calabrese
© Stephanie Calabrese
This is Monroe. Photographs by Stephanie Calabrese
Monroe Art Guild
Featuring work by: Stephanie Calabrese

Opening Reception Oct 2 6- 9pm

This documentary series by award-winning photographer and author Stephanie Calabrese reveals an intriguing look at life in Monroe, Georgia — a small southern town situated comfortably between Athens and Atlanta. It's a place of contrasts — old and new, white collar and blue collar. Home to more than 13,000 folks — about half black and half white. It lacks a fancy grocery store, street art, and a place to buy liquor; but it's abundant in spacious cotton mills, bibles, and bankers. Conservative. Its shades of gray and democrats can be counted on one hand.

This series of photographs preserves a moment in time for Monroe, the artist's hometown, through intriguing scenes that depict a rare beauty she's discovered along the edges of the town's extremes.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 31

Monroe Art Guild
205 South Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655 - Google Maps
(770) 207-8937
Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat: 11am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 37

Sheila Pree Bright
© Sheila Pree Bright
Views of Portraiture
Mason Fine Art
Featuring work by: Terrell Clark, Stephanie Eley, Cole Only, Sheila Pree Bright

Artist's Reception Oct 2 6- 9pm

Opening October 2 with an artist's reception from 6-9 PM, Mason Fine Art examines photographic portraiture from multiple perspectives. Featured exhibitions include Sheila Pree Bright's Young Americans, Terrell Clark's The Barrel Gang, and Stephanie Eley's Invisible to Others.
Other exhibits include Women In Focus, Corrine Adams and patients from Childrens' Healthcare of Atlanta, and Digital Picture-Artists in collaboration with Owen Thompson.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Nov 6

Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Ave, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 879-1500
Tue-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 38

Miriam Phields
© Miriam Phields
Women in Focus XXII: Juried by Lucinda Bunnen
Mason Fine Art
Featuring work by:

Opening Reception Oct 2 6- 9pm

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts.

Founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth, Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography.

Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms.

Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, and critiques and by covering topics relating to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. http://www.womeninfocusatlanta.com

Exhibition Oct 2 - Nov 7

Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Ave, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 879-1500
Tue-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 39

Raymond McCrea Jones
© Raymond McCrea Jones
Birth of a Warrior
The Xchange Gallery at the Arts Exchange
Featuring work by: Raymond McCrea Jones

Opening Reception & Book Signing Oct 2 7- 9pm

This solo exhibition presented by the Arts Exchange features photographs from "Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training" by Raymond McCrea Jones published by University Press of New England imprint ForeEdge, September 2015.

The stunning photographs in "Birth of a Warrior" chronicle the transformation of 162 young men from across the country into U.S. Army Delta Company 2/47. From four in the morning until late at night, through arrival, processing, outfitting, marching, inspection, drill, physical training, combat training, and live-fire exercises, Jones documents an astonishing metamorphosis. Granted unprecedented access to the lives of these recruits and the NCOs responsible for their basic training, he photographs everything from their first haircuts to the tossing of their caps at graduation. Birth of a Warrior is both their story and our story: a profound look at the culture and humanity of those who go off to war.

Raymond McCrea Jones is a photographer and filmmaker based in Atlanta. He has worked for institutions like The New York Times and CNN; his clients include brands such as Georgia Pacific and Delta; and his photographs have appeared in publications around the world. Jones is represented by Redux Pictures and the Lisa Ekus Group.

Artist's Talk Oct 11 2:30pm

Join photographer Raymond McCrea Jones as he shares experiences from his work and answers questions from attendees.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 31

The Xchange Gallery at the Arts Exchange
750 Kalb St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 - Google Maps
(404) 624-4211
Thu-Sat: 12-6pm
ACP Listing #: 40

Rick Cannon
© Rick Cannon
Gibbs Gardens Photography Exhibit and Waterlily Festival
Gibbs Gardens

Exhibition Oct 3 11am- 5pm

A juried photography exhibit of the 50 best photographs (including winners) of contest. Photos taken at Gibbs Gardens and feature, flowers, foliage, fauna and waterlilies. This event occurs October 3, 4, 10 and ll. Live music, French food, plein air artists, caricature artists and hundreds of waterlilies blooming in the Gardens.

Deadline for entries is September 20, 2015. www.gibbsgardens.com for more information or call 770-893-1881.

Gibbs Gardens, 220 acres or artistically landscaped gardens with ponds, streams, waterfalls and a 40 acre Japanese Garden.

Exhibition Oct 4 11am -5pm

Exhibition Oct 10 11am -5pm

Exhibition Oct 11 11am -5pm

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107 - Google Maps
(770) 893-1881
Wed-Sun: 11am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 41

© Sistagraphy
When Spirit Calls Me
South Fulton Arts Center

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk Oct 3 1 -3pm

The exhibition represents the diverse perspectives of spirituality from a collective of African-American Women Photographers.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 31

The exhibition represents the diverse perspectives of spirituality from a collective of African-American Women Photographers.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk Oct 7 6 - 8pm

Sistagraphy, a collective of African-American Women photographers presents an exhibit of the new & emerging members. This exhibition is juried by Michi Meko. This event and exhibition will take place at West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, SW Atlanta, GA 30310 [Google Maps]

South Fulton Arts Center
4645 Butner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349 - Google Maps
(404) 612-3087
ACP Listing #: 42

Randy Lewis
© Randy Lewis
Big Canoe Photography Club Exhibition
Big Canoe Club House

Opening Reception Oct 3 6- 8pm

THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE EXHIBITION MUST REGISTER BEFORE ARRIVAL. Send an email to lewis9156@tds.net to register. Provide your name and specify which day you plan to attend.

This exhibition by the Big Canoe Photography Club will feature approximately 30 photographers. There is an artist's reception on Saturday evening from 6-8 PM. The exhibition is from 9 AM - 8 PM on Saturday and 10 AM - 5 PM on Sunday, October 4th.

Big Canoe is a gated mountain community about two miles north of the intersection of Highway 53 and Steve Tate Highway. The exhibition is in the Big Canoe Club House with dining available with incredible views across the lake and surrounding mountains. Inform the entry gate that you are attending the exhibition at the Club House for entry.

Exhibition Oct 03 - Oct 4

Big Canoe Club House
186 Club House Drive, Big Canoe, GA 30143 - Google Maps
Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 43

Jason Maris
© Jason Maris
Proving Grounds
Gallery L1
Featuring work by: Jason Maris

Opening Reception Oct 3 6- 9pm

Proving Grounds is a series of black and white imagery of the United States Marine Corps recruit training on Parris Island SC. Large format prints from vintage plastic cameras from the early 60's are surreal yet hauntingly visceral. In 1994 Maris was embedded with recruits for 23 days and each image reflects this intimate perspective into the transformation our youngest men and women experience as they commit to a life of service to the American public. The large format prints are accompanied by fiber based black and white prints taken with a Hasselblad in 2014. Both series were taken while scouting locations for commercial projects. This is the first time the photographs have been exhibited in their entirety. Jason Maris is a freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker that has been based in Atlanta since 1993. This show is timely as we are still at war although many civilians do not acknowledge it. The show is also part of a larger documentary film project entitled Homemade which addresses issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Suicide.

Exhibition Oct 03 - Oct 31

Dinner with the Artists Oct 11 7 - 11pm

Closing Reception Oct 30 8 - 10pm

Gallery L1
828 Ralph McGill Blvd, Suite L1, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(678) 502-0047
Fri-Sat: 11am-6:30pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
or by appointment
web: www.galleryl1.com/
ACP Listing #: 44

Madeleine Soloway
© Madeleine Soloway
Fragments - Madeleine Soloway's Solvent Transfer and Digital Photographs
Binders Art Supply at Ponce City Market
Featuring work by: Madeleine Soloway

Artist's Reception Oct 2, 5-7:30pm

Atlanta based artist Madeleine Soloway's solvent transfer digital photographs draw inspiration from the beauty found in both gritty urban decay and the ever changing natural landscape. In a world continuously evolving by the transformative nature of time, it is the lingering remnants that hold captivating stories. The multi-layered images on exhibit create mysterious and dream-like narratives with an implied sense of history. The images reference the interplay between past and present, imagined and existing, transition and change.

Originally from Boston, Madeleine Soloway has been an exhibiting artist in the Atlanta area for the past 25 years and faculty member at The Paideia School. Soloway earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. With several solo exhibitions at the Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, in the early 1980's Soloway's work landed in many important private SF Bay Area collections, and developed a strong following. This is Madeleine Soloway's first solo exhibition in Atlanta.

Exhibition Oct 3 - Oct 30

Binders Art Supply at Ponce City Market
650 North Ave, Suite S 102, Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
(404) 682-6999
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
ACP Listing #: 45

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