2015 Festival Guide

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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

© Carla Royal
"TEXTURE" — Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibition
Amblewood Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition Oct 11 - Oct 25

Please come and join us for the show of the "TEXTURE" Exhibition. At the Amblewood Gallery, a bright and
intimate Fine Art gallery in the heart of Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Juror's Talk & Reception Oct 25 4 -7pm

Amblewood Gallery
9133 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 - Google Maps
(470) 658-6165
Thu-Sun: 12-5pm
By Appointment Only
web: www.amblewoodgallery.com
ACP Listing #: 71

Timothy H. McCoy
© Timothy H. McCoy
The Mark of Time / Albumen and Palladium Prints by Timothy H. McCoy
Arnold Art Gallery
Featuring work by: Timothy H. McCoy

Artist's Reception Oct 11 2- 4pm

This exhibition of contemporary photographs references the historical and the psychological past. The points of departure are the vintage processes of gold-toned albumen printing and of palladium printing on translucent vellum.

The albumen portfolio, Long, Long Journey to the Sea, traces the course of a particle of water from its birth, falling as rain in the mountains, gathering in pools and flowing through waterfalls, rivers, and swamps, eventually emptying into the sea. The Journey begins in the Great Smoky Mountains and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to the Okefenokee Swamp, ending in the sea off Jekyll Island, GA. This journey is a powerful metaphor for the course of human life. Between birth and death, the watercourse way and the human path interact with both natural and man-made phenomena which alter their trajectories.

The palladium portfolio, Sanctuary, focuses on cultural remnants left behind. The symbolic content of these images is meant to be archetypal-presenting some archaic concern embedded in the human psyche. "Sanctuary" is one such concern, and it embodying hope and refuge in response to fear and loss. As examples of "sanctuary," these images feature ruins, sites of religious pilgrimage, and the refuge to be found in nature.

Exhibition Sep 28 - Oct 30

Arnold Art Gallery
Shorter University, 315 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA 30165 - Google Maps
(706) 233-7283
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 72

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

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

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

Raymond Smith
© Raymond Smith
In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith
Georgia Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Raymond Smith

Exhibition Oct 24 - Jan 3, 2016

In the summer of 1974, a young man drove an aging Volkswagen from New England through the South and into the Midwest, camping and photographing people and places along the way to California. The car died in Kansas City and Ray Smith took the train home to New Haven, Connecticut, where he printed some of the 750 exposures he had made with his Rolleiflex and Minolta twin-lens cameras. Few of these rare prints have been exhibited or published until now. These 52 images reflect the subjects, places and people Smith encountered.

Artist's Talk Nov 19 5:30 -6:30pm

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602 - Google Maps
(706) 542-4662
Tue-Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 98

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

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

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

Mike Nalley
© Mike Nalley
National Photography Exhibit 2015
Mable House Arts Center
Featuring work by: Hewett Beasley, Patsy Bowie, Dominique Chaponot, John Clemmer, Tammy Coleman, Angie Dachs, Linda Fordham, Damien Guarnieri, Stephanie Hendrix, Deborah Karwisch, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering, Charles Kirk, Rachel Kirk, Harry Leftridge, Emily Lightner, Manual Llaneras, Catherine McRee-Moser, Ron Moon, Robert Myers, Mike Nalley, Judith Ann Nelson, Rich Nuckolls, John Ridings, Karen Roberts

Opening Reception Oct 24 7- 9pm

An exhibit from 25 photographers selected by South Cobb Arts Alliance from around the country. A varied group of styles and genres covering all aspects of photography in one venue. Come and absorb all aspects of this exhibit from film, digital and photographic art.

Exhibition Oct 7 - Oct 24

Mable House Arts Center
5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126 - Google Maps
(770) 819-3285
Mon-Thu: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 88

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

Andrew Moore
© Andrew Moore
Featuring work by: Andrew Moore

Artist's Talk & Book Signing Sep 26 4pm

AIR Serenbe & Jackson Fine Art welcome Andrew Moore to Georgia for a residency to support his most recent body of work that captures the American South. Throughout Moore's 35-year photographic career, he has positioned himself at the forefront of contemporary photography, capturing places of historical significance at times of transition. His work in Cuba, Russia, and post-recession Detroit has garnered international attention; now his interest has turned to a regional exploration of the United States, particularly the American South, an area that has fascinated him since he first began to take pictures. During his time here, Andrew will use Serenbe as a hub and launching point to explore the ins and outs of this state.

Residency Sep 21 - Sep 30

ART OVER DINNER: Artist's Dinner Sep 27 6pm

9055 Selbourne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 - Google Maps
(404) 233-3739
ACP Listing #: 18

Gayle Stevens
© Gayle Stevens
Everything Must Go
AIR Serenbe
Featuring work by: Jessica Ashley, Pinky Bass, Rob Brinson, BreeAnne Clowdus, Aaron Coury, Gail Foster, Frank Hunter, Jessie Mann, Greg Newington, Carla Royal, Gayle Stevens, Thomas Swanston, Ali Wittorf

Opening Reception Oct 1 6- 8pm

Everything Must Go presents images made by artists who have attended the Artist in Residence Program at Serenbe, as well as artists who continue to support the mission and work of the program.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Jan 1, 2016

Fall Art Stroll & Home Tour Oct 11 1pm - 5pm

Purchase tickets at airserenbe.com

AIR Serenbe
Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 - Google Maps
(678) 834-9886
ACP Listing #: 29

© Mark Chandler
Focus on Photography
The Art Station - Big Shanty
Featuring work by: Cobb Photographic Society Members

Opening Reception Oct 8 6- 8pm

Please join us as Cobb Photographic Society displays some of the best work by their member photographers. Cobb Photographic Society is a camera club established in 1974. Many members are advanced photographers but they also feature works by budding artists in the area. Cobb Photo Society meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Marietta Enrichment Center. Please view our website for times, dates and programs. The exhibit will be at The Art Station- Big Shanty Museum. www.cobbphotosociety.com

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 31

The Art Station - Big Shanty
2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152 - Google Maps
(770) 514-5930
By appointment only, call for hours
web: www.artstationcobb.org
ACP Listing #: 57

© 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

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