By Sue Pezely
to February 28, 2018
has been a resident of Smyrna, Georgia for 18 years. In
the past few years, she has developed a popular portfolio
of watercolors of local Smyrna historic sites, as well as
landscapes of travels from both her friends and herself.
These images are available in prints - as well as decorative
household items such as coffee mugs, trivets, and coasters.
has maintained a passion for art and music throughout her
life - she has focused in the areas of drawing, painting
and photography, as well as being an avid piano player.
She studied part-time at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington,
DC and participated in several printmaking shows there.
She enjoys creating images that invoke a warm, emotional
connection for the viewer. Her pastel work has won awards
in Foley, Alabama, and Covington, Georgia. Sue's work is
on display at Mezza Luna Pasta and Seafood Restaurant, as
well as available for sale at The Nest Home and Garden -
both of which are in Smyrna, Georgia.
By Jennifer Thomas
to February 28, 2018
an early age, Jenifer Thomas felt a need to express herself
artistically. She is continuously exploring various forms
of visual media. She considers herself a student of life,
of the arts always captivated by new techniques and materials.
in nature she relies on feelings, impressions and life experiences
as motivational themes for her work. A storyteller at heart,
she incorporates calligraphy, images and symbols with a
textural quality to impart visual information to the viewer.
mixed media artwork has been recognized internationally
in Art Doll Quarterly magazine. She is available for workshops,
private classes and commissioned work.
by Bailey Jack
to April 30, 2018
and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Worked in corporate world
as first career. Met with a Life Coach to begin a shift
- a new career - a real career - doing what I was meant
to do and what I believed I'd enjoy doing. I have chosen
the ability to paint ideas that come my way and turn it
into my life work.
I've discovered one constant fact about human nature - people
enjoy looking at art, discussing art, and choosing art of
their choice. People enjoy one of a kind piece of art to
take home and view every day. I am still amazed how customers
and shoppers and first timers take time from their day to
visit an art festival or an art exhibit to observe and enjoy
the crazy things artists produce.
I am a Southerner and have raised 3 sons. I am self taught
as a painter because I jumped in with both feet to meet
my new career head-on. I embarked on a career painting only
what fascinates me. From St. Francis to Princess Leia .
I enjoy being around some fellow artists that are beyond
fabulous thinkers and painters. I am amazed I am in the
same shows and galleries with painters I admire.
can contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or snail mail 475 East Main St #229, Cartersville, GA 30121.
& Mixed Media
by Aida Arias
to April 30, 2018
I am a Puerto Rican artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Acrylic
painting & mixed media are my passions. I love to capture
the character and essence of my subjects by using decisive
and bold brushstrokes.
also enjoy making mixed media steampunk shadowboxes. These
are made with found objects such as vintage watch movements,
skeleton keys, and metal tidbits.
By David Marchione
to June 30, 2018
By Judy Robkin
to June 30, 2018
have been working in clay for the last 20 years, beginning
with the wheel but quickly moving to handbuilding. I love
the freedom and unlimited possibilities of non-functional
pieces and am drawn to forms which express something unexpected.
Birnbrey Robkin is a native Atlantan whose work has been
shown in galleries around the Southeast, including the RaifordGallery
in Atlanta, Bellagio in Asheville, NC, and Off the Wall
in Santa Fe, NM. She has worked with a variety of clay techniques
throughout her career and is currently immersed in
project entitled "Ladies (& gentlemen)," a
series of intricately handcrafted ceramic women and a collection
of whimsical men in bowls. Judy launched the arts program
at the Weber School where she taught drawing, painting,
sculpture and photography. As a ceramics instructor at the
John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, she taught
hand building, Raku and other firing techniques.
the personality that is hidden under the headdress or behind
the shawl, I attempt to unearth the simple yet elegant woman
emerging from the clay. Just as our lives are textured by
time and experience, layered through joy, love, loss, and
surprise and colored by world events and personal experience,
so too are my "Ladies" - textured, layered and
use a range of stains, glazes, underglazes, and oxides through
multiple firings to build up the color and enhance the marks
and textures embedded in the clay. I rarely start a piece
with a specific face in mind. For me, the excitement begins
as I see the personality emerge from the clay and culminates
when the viewer identifies with an individual "lady."
by Atlanta Chinese Calligraphy Assoc.
to August 31, 2018
Atlanta Chinese Calligraphy Association was formed in July
2012. Our President is Yaohua Luo and our Vice President
is Yiling He.
our founding we have been promoting Chinese calligraphy
through holding workshops and participating in community
by Jennifer Benson
to August 31, 2018
became interested in fused glass art when she wrote a feature
news story on glass artist, Patti Quinn, owner of Aurora
Radiant Glass Art. Patti invited Jennifer to create a fused
glass plate with her
and later offered her a job.
Jennifer worked with Patti in her studio for over a year
before she moved full-time into education.
2011, owner and glass artist, John Phillips, reintroduced
Jennifer to fused glass art at Fire and Light Glass Studio.
In 2012, at the encouragement of friends and family, she
applied to her first juried art show and was accepted.
love how the glass medium is such an excellent metaphor
for the human condition. Just as we can only reach our potential
when faced with the fire of lifes trials and tribulations,
fused glass must be fired in the kiln to become what it
never could be without it. The real beauty and potential
of the glass is only revealed through the fire! Sometimes
the glass doesnt come out of the kiln the way we expect,
but just as life does not always go the way we expect or
end with our mistakes
glass can always be reworked
and sometimes those unexpected outcomes can turn into the
impetus for inspiration and creation of artwork more beautiful
than originally conceived!
Jennifer lives in Mt. Airy, Georgia where she is the owner
of Jennifer Benson Glass Art. She continues to develop her
glass skills, seek new challenges, and create glass art
and artisan pieces for beauty and function.
By Steve Stoichev
to October 31, 2018
Stoichev's passion for creating art appearing recognized
in a very early age. He was only 4 years old when he desperately
clay figurines for his first exhibit.
was born in Sliven, Bulgaria, EU, a very picturesque city
with rich cultural life and traditions. He is multimedia
artist. Self taught in many aspects, he developed a very
distinctive style in any of his art creations. As a fashion
designer he developed a company in high fashion for years
in Europe. It was a very creative investment full with much
worked with textile design, sculpture and he is most recognized
impressionism. Steve developed a technique of painting to
be a joy for the eye and to be touched if the audience is
disable to see . He thinks it is not fair that sometimes
art cannot be accessible to everyone.
exhibits in two continents and his art is displayed in private
and business places. He has lived in Smyrna since 1998 with
his wife and three children.
By Peggy E. Schmid
to October 31, 2018
a sculptor, I began working in wood during my college days
and found the texture, versatility, and auroma almost hypnotic.
I loved working with wood but did not discover turning until
a chance project for a charity propelled me into learning
to create art from turned pieces of wood. My very first
project was a chess set which sold at auction for $350.00.
The second project, a table with four turned legs was the
hook that grabbed me and I have been turning ever since.
i might add that the table is still in use in my kitchen
and is a constant reminder of my woodturning journey.
love creating platters and bowls with an enhanced rim and
texture design. In the past few years I have been working
with faux metal paint techniques that enhance the terxtural
elements in my pieces. It is often difficult for the untrained
eye to detect the difference between the faux and a real
Hollow forms are also a favorite subject in my work. I carve
and texture these pieces and experiment with surface embellishments
using a variety of texturing tools. I create many tools
for texturing from broken or damaged tools in my shop.
a wood artist I truely love making turned art. Unlike working
in the typical office environment, I can look around at
the end of the day and see that my time has been spent creating
something satisfying and beautiful. This gives me great
joy and I hope that I can share that with you.
By Barry Vangrov
to December 30, 2018
am an Atlanta based photographer specializing in fine art
landscape and architectural photography. Additionally, I
photograph artwork and festival booths for fellow artists.
Examples of each can be found in the three galleries shown
on this page.
you are in the Atlanta area I am currently exhbiting my
Chattahoochee River Study Abstact Series of metal prints
at Dancing Goats in Decatur and I am a featured artist at
Decatur Fine Art Gallery. You can also find me displaying
my work at the occasional local art festival.
am available for architectural and artwork assignments and
my landscape photographs can be purchased as limited edition
custom prints (click on the Purchase Prints link below for
pricing). To purchase prints, schedule a photo shoot or
for further information please contact me at email@example.com.
images are added often, so please check back periodically
to see updated image galleries.
By Adrina Richard
to December 30, 2018
to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Adrina Richard is
a first generation American whose upbringing was immersed
in the rich combination of two cultures, the near east and
the new world.
up, Adrina was surrounded by artists, her father was a professional
musician, her mother, and many female members of her family
were experts in sewing, crocheting, and knitting
as well as culinary arts.
an avid and lifelong collector of ceramics, Adrina was enticed
into the world of creating pottery by her best friend. In
2004, nearing the end of her 35-year career in higher education,
Adrina made her first pot and she never looked back.
has become Adrinas passion. She has participated in
numerous workshops, experimenting with techniques, forms
and methods, developing a style of her own. Full of textures
and impressions, Adrinas work is evocative of her
fascination and love of ancient arts, which have surrounded
her throughout her life.
has worked as an artist-in-residence and studio assistant
for many years at MudFire Clayworks & Gallery in Decatur,
Georgia. She has also participated in numerous regional
shows and exhibits work in several regional galleries.