2015 Festival Guide

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My Atlanta Exhibition
Ponce City Market

Oct 15 11am- 2pm

Exhibit your photographs at Ponce City Market - open to the public!

Hours for viewing:

Thursday & Friday 11am- 2pm (October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
Saturday 10am - 4pm (October 3, 10, 17)
Sunday 12pm - 4pm (September 27, October 4, 11, 18)
Fri, October 23rd & Sat, October 24th, photographs removed 10am-1pm

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo; the best you've ever taken, or the best you've taken this week!

The general public (yes, you!), Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by the staff of Creative Loafing.

Photographs must be hung on Saturday, September 26th, between 10am and 4pm, and must be picked up Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th, between 10am and 1pm. Please bring unmounted, un-matted photographs, as images will be adhered to the wall with painter's tape. Framed photographs cannot be used.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking on-site, or arrive via the BeltLine.

In Partnership with Ponce City Market and Creative Loafing.

Ponce City Market
Pop-up Gallery (across from Anthropologie - North Avenue entrance)
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
ACP Listing #: 23

Kelly Kline
© Kelly Kline
A Decade of the Heisman Trophy Imagery
Treehouse Photo Studio
Featuring work by: Kelly Kline

Opening Reception Oct 15 7- 10pm

For the past 10 years Kelly Kline has been the exclusive staff photographer of the Heisman Trophy Presentation. For a week each December she has documented the history of the most prestigious award in college football capturing imagery of past and present Heisman Trophy Winners. Her unparalleled access to the event is a rare behind the scenes look at moments shared between football's most revered icons.

This retrospective will feature portrait and candid images from the 2005-2014 Heisman Trophy Presentations including recent winners Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Marcus Mariota as well as past winners Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Archie Griffin and Roger Staubach. Special Guest appearance by 1996 Heisman Winner Danny Wuerrffel.

Exhibition Oct 15 - Oct 18

Treehouse Photo Studio
751 James P. Brawley Dr NW Suite 4, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 254-3349
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
ACP Listing #: 77

© Yelena Yemchuk
Bold (feminine)
Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN
Featuring work by: Christy Bush, Joana Choumali, Helena Christensen, Josephine Sacabo, Yelena Yemchuk, Melissa Zexter

Opening Reception Oct 15 7- 9pm

Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN in collaboration with Constance Lewis present: Bold (feminine), a group exhibition highlighting an internationally diverse group of female photographers who address the oblique narrative of perception and representation of women in photography.

Exhibition Oct 15 - Nov 14

Curator's Lunch Nov 5 12 - 1:30pm

Join Marcia Wood with curator Constance Lewis for a conversation over lunch about the works in the exhibit of six female photographers with a broad range of approaches to photography, Connie's experience as a curator and gallerist, and her concepts about the curation of the exhibit. Bring your own lunch, or come sans lunch, or if you would like to let us know in advance we will provide a boxed lunch at the cost of $10.00. [RSVP on Eventbrite]

Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN
1037 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(404) 827-0030
Tue-Sat: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 78

C. A. McCullers
© C. A. McCullers
Pas de Deux: A Piece for Light and Motion
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Featuring work by: Charles A. McCullers, V. Elizabeth Turk

Opening Reception Oct 16 6- 9pm

In Pas de Deux, artists V. Elizabeth Turk and Charles A. McCullers collaborate with Atlanta Ballet to create a suite of pictures that tap the potential and real energy of photography, process, and performance.

Masters of contemporary and antiquarian processes, Turk and McCullers channel the origins of photography to capture dance - human bodies expressing the exuberance of movement against gravity, serendipity and its risks, art at the moment creation-and its instant ephemeral passing.

This suite of images underscore the artistic qualities and collaborative energies that appeared as paintings thousands of years ago on the walls of caves. The patina and warmth, in these photographs are a bow to the liturgy of the photographic arts, and testimony to an alchemy that defies explanation. The recipe is magical and irreproducible: humanity + expression + collaboration = the sublime poetry of art.

Exhibition Oct 16 - Nov 20

Artists' Talk by V. Elizabeth Turk and Charles A. McCullers Nov 2, 7pm - 8:30pm

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 873-5811
Wed-Fri: 12-5:30pm
ACP Listing #: 79

© Omar Viktor Diop / Magnin-A
On Being Black
Arnika Dawkins Gallery
Featuring work by: Jim Alexander, Nicole Buchanan, Albert Chong, Terrell Clark, Allen Cooley, Renee Cox, Omar Viktor Diop, Barbara Dumetz, Delphine Fawandu, Gerald Gaskin, Janna Ireland, Ayana V. Jackson, Ervin A. Johnson, Ross Oscar Knight, Le'Andra LeSeur, Joshua McFadden, Qiana Mestrich, John Pinderhughes, Sheila Pree Bright, Jared Soares, Deb Willis, Hank Willis Thomas

Opening Reception Oct 16 6- 9pm

Arnika Dawkins Gallery is pleased to present On Being Black, a provocative and groundbreaking exhibition and will feature work by 20 nationally renowned, mid-career and emerging fine art photographers and explores issues of race, colorism and racial identity. The exhibition and the artists in participation endeavor to continue a conversation about race as well as attempt to make sense of the daily news. Who does one identify them self as, who defines it, and what does it mean to be black in the new millennium.

Exhibition Oct 16 - Jan 22, 2016

Panel Discussion Oct 17 11am - 1pm

Arnika Dawkins Gallery
4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 - Google Maps
(404) 333-0312
Wed-Fri: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 80

Clyde Click
© Clyde Click
SHOTS 2015
The Showcase School of Photography
Featuring work by: Various Artists, Kate T. Parker

Opening Reception Oct 16 6- 9pm

Annual exhibition of work created by students of The Showcase School of Photography through December 3.

Exhibition Oct 16 - Dec 3

The Showcase School of Photography
1135 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 965-2205
Call for hours
ACP Listing #: 81

Ralph Basui Watkins
© Ralph Basui Watkins
Faith in Sweet Auburn: The Next Chapter
Apex Museum
Featuring work by: Ralph Basui Watkins

Opening Reception Oct 16 7- 9:30pm

Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins will be present to greet and talk about his work, Faith in Sweet Auburn: The Next Chapter.

The show features 20 - 11 x 14 prints and videos produced by the artist that he will talk about and take questions.

This work is about my engagement with the process of revitalization along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta Georgia as I celebrate what was, what is and what is to come. It is about the places, the people and moments that reflect my relationship with memory and revival.

Exhibition Oct 16 - Oct 23

Apex Museum
135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303 - Google Maps
(404) 523-2739
Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 82

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

Aldo Ramirez
© Aldo Ramirez
Atlanta RollerGirls
Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop
Featuring work by: Kevin Borke, Jennifer Fairchild-Pierce, Tim Moxley, Aldo Ramirez

Opening Reception Oct 17 11am- 3pm

The "Best Shots" of the Atlanta RollerGirls 2015 season. Featuring action shots, portraits, video, & live appearances the Atlanta RollerGirls on opening day October 17. Come see the photos and meet the women that continue to make Atlanta a strong derby town. Photography exhibition will be available October 17 -31.

Exhibition Oct 17 - Oct 31

Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop
290 14th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 607-7348
Mon-Sat: 11am-3pm
ACP Listing #: 83

Omar Victor Diop
© Omar Victor Diop / Magnin-A
ACP Collaboration: On Being Black Panel Discussion
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Featuring work by: Sheila Pree Bright, Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D, Allen Cooley, Renee Cox, Delphine Fawandu, John Pinderhughes, Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Panel Discussion Oct 17 11am- 12:30pm

Please join us for a unique collaboration with Arnika Dawkins Gallery & the Spelman College Museum of Art for a panel discussion "On Being Black" featuring artists Sheila Pree Bright, Albert Chong, Allen Cooley, Renee Cox, Delphine Fawandu, John Pinderhughes, and Deborah Willis, Ph.D. The panel discussion will be moderated by Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at The University of New Mexico.

This event is in support of the exhibition "On Being Black" at Arnika Dawkins Gallery from Oct. 16 to Jan. 22, 2016. This provocative and groundbreaking exhibition will feature work by 23 nationally renowned, mid-career and emerging fine art photographers and explores issues of race, colorism and racial identity.

This event is free and open to the public.

Some free parking on site or park in nearby deck.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Auditorium, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314 - Google Maps
(404) 270-5607
ACP Listing #: 84

ACP Photography Auction
Mason Fine Art

Oct 17 6:30- 10pm

Come celebrate photography in fine style at ACP's 10th annual photography auction and gala featuring Denise Bethel, former Chairman, Photographs, Sotheby's New York. This delicious seated dinner and exciting live auction is ACP's only fundraising event of the year. Enjoy cocktails and photographic masterworks. This event always sells out in advance. Seats are limited, so purchase your tickets today!

Please visit: j.mp/ACPauction

Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 879-1500
ACP Listing #: 85

© Jim Barbour
Atlanta Photographic Society Exhibition
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

Opening Reception & Awards Oct 17 7- 9pm

Atlanta Photographic Society, APS, is a photography club established for the enjoyment of people sharing an interest in photography. APS is a non-profit organization established for photographers from the "Beginner to the Professional". Members participate in monthly and annual photo competitions and photo critiques, educational programs, field trips, and the annual awards banquet. Established over 45 years ago, we may be Atlanta's first photography club. Visit us at any of our regular meetings and look us over as many times as you wish.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 25

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329 - Google Maps
(404) 634-5134
Mon-Fri: 1-4pm
Sun: 8:30am-3pm
ACP Listing #: 87

Marla Puziss
© Marla Puziss
Nine: ViewPoints
pb&j gallery
Featuring work by: Nick Arroyo, Caitlin Bates, Bob Burkhardt, Robin Davis, Harriet Dye, Emily Foster, Trevor Green, Marla Puziss, Gina White

Artist's Reception Oct 17 7- 10pm

Nine: ViewPoints is an exhibition featuring the work of nine photographers. This diverse field ranges from figurative to abstract.

Exhibition Oct 17 - Nov 20

pb&j gallery
35 Howard St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317 - Google Maps
(404) 606-1856
Thu-Sat: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 89

ACP Public Art: Art on Track
ACP Public Art: Art on Track
Featuring work by: Kelly Kristin Jones, Laura Noel

Public Art Oct 18, 6AM - Midnight (after 9pm, Red Line travels between Lindbergh and North Springs)

A day-long celebration of photography, Art on Track is a fast moving cultural journey on board a MARTA train. Two Atlanta-based photographers will each transform a MARTA car into a unique, sensory art- experience for riders. For one day only, commuters traveling in the 'art train' along the Red (North-South) MARTA line will be immersed in a mobile art experience that will take them to new cultural horizons.

There will be opportunities to see "Art on Track" the week following October 18th.

"Art on Track" was curated by Jennifer Schwartz and is in partnership with MARTA.

For more information about ACP Public Art, please visit bitly.com/ACP_PublicArt
MARTA Red Line Map
ACP Listing #: 90

© Albert Chong
Absolute Chong
Hammonds House Museum
Featuring work by: Albert Chong

Opening Reception Oct 18 2- 5pm

Albert Chong, an artist of African and Chinese descent uses photography, sculpture, and installation art to explore his ancestry and identity. His early photography works earned critical recognition for its contribution to the multi-culturalism movement in the visual arts. He specifically creates visual narratives on race, identity, family, nationalism, mysticism and spirituality. Mr. Chong's perspective ranges from aesthetic beauty for its own sake to the personal, political and numerous other concerns that constitute his artistic vision.

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chong teaches art and photography at the University of Boulder and will be at Hammonds House Museum's 2015 VAN (Visual Art Network - of the National Performance Network) artists in residence.

Exhibition Sep 6 - Nov 8

Artist's Talk Oct 18 3 -4pm

Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 - Google Maps
(404) 612-0500
Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 91

Sydney Kaufmann
© Sydney Kaufmann
Photography by Sydney Kaufmann
Salon Next
Featuring work by: Sydney Kaufmann

Artist's Reception, Photowalk Oct 18 2-4pm

Join us for wine and light snacks and a viewing of photography from various outdoor experiences in nature from recent travels

Exhibition Oct 17 - Oct 31

Salon Next
857 Collier Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 609-7041
ACP Listing #: 92

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