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2008 Art Gallery Exhibits Archive

2008 Art Gallery Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Watercolor Paintings
by Ann Cockerill

January 4, 2008 - February 28, 2008

Watercolor Paintings by Ann Cockerill

Watercolor Paintings by Ann Cockerill


Ann Cockerill first discovered the wonders of painting at the age of 4. A native of Georgia, she was born and raised in Cobb County. She graduated at the age of 19 Cum Laude with a BA Degree in Art from LaGrange College in Georgia. In 1975 she and husband Bill opened the Red Cockerill Gallery in Austell where they featured their own creations as well as the outstanding art and crafts created by local artisans. Offering custom framing let them to have a dual fame for featuring not only the best in fine art & local crafts but providing framing at the best prices around!

A longtime member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, Ann always exhibits her work in their annual outdoor art & craft festivals. Recently the state of Georgia commissioned her to paint 4 life-size portraits for the old capitol building in Milledgeville to hang in the Legislative Chamber. The portraits are of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Oglethorpe and Marquis de Lafayette. Often an exhibitor in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival held yearly in downtown Atlanta, Ann's painting of Piedmont Park was chosen for the festival poster.

Ann's recent awards include 'Best of Show' at the Ellijay Apple Festival, the SCAA's Sweetwater Valley Art & Crafts Festival, Douglas Days and the 'Spirit d' France' Arts Festival at Chateau Elan. She was awarded First Place at the N. Wildwood Beach Art Exhibition in New Jersey, the 18th Annual Miniature Art Show of NJ., the Sweetwater Fever Arts & Crafts Festival, the 'Off the Square' Art Show in Carrollton, the Cedar Valley Arts Festival, and the Cave Springs Art & Craft Festival.

Ann's paintings were selected for inclusion in the Georgia Watercolor Society Exhibition, the 'Spirit of America Exhibition: From Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth' exhibition held at the Marietta Museum of Art, and the Tallahassee Watercolor Society Exhibition.

Learn more from Ms. Cockerill's website.

by Grace Hashimoto

March 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008

Works by Grace Hashimoto


Grace Hashimoto was born in Charlotte, NC the youngest of five children to Southern Presbyterian Missionaries. At two months of age her family moved to Nagoya, Japan.

Growing up within the dynamics of two divergent cultures Grace found constancy and purpose in creative expression - practicing music, creative writing and drawing in her formative years, progressing to formal training at Kyoto Art college where her studies focused on weaving and batik.

In her early 20's Grace married, took the name Hashimoto, and gave birth to a son - the perfect expression and promise of unity. Today, Ms. Hashimoto, her son and other members of her family continue to offer their unique bi-cultural perspective in their livelihoods both in the United States and abroad.

In Grace Hashimoto's art, one can see the sparse and elegant lines of eastern culture merge with the numerous colors and complexity of western culture in expressions of diversity and union.

Grace Hashimoto lives in Villa Rica, Georgia where she works as an artist.

Watercolor and Oil Paintings
by the Docents and Staff of the
High Museum of Art

May 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008


Kay Weeks from Duluth, Georgia has been painting for 45 years. Oil painting is her medium of choice. She has served as a docent at the High Museum of Art for 11 years.

Larry Skal from John’s Creek, Georgia began painting upon retirement in 2000. He has been a docent at the High Museum of Art since 1992. He paints in three media: water color, acrylic and oils. All three of these media are on view in this exhibit.

Jane Lamkin from Smyrna, Georgia has been painting for 28 years. Her preferred medium is water color. She served as a docent at the High Museum from 1998 -2006 and now serves as Docent Emeritus at the High Museum of Art.

Kay and Jane Lamkin took their docent training together in 1997-98.

Original Watercolors
by Jane Springfield

July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008

Original Watercolors by Jane Springfield

Jane wants her landscapes and still-life watercolors to capture the essence of special places. She is especially drawn to the spontaneous nature of watercolor that allows quick interpretation and unexpected results in my work. Her use of clear, subtle color emphasizes the transparent quality of the medium. She paints on location and in her studio. Also working in oils and pencil, she creates picture memories inspired by what she sees on travels, local scenes, and hiking or backpacking.

Jane is a native of Atlanta residing in Marietta, Georgia. In other lives she worked as agency art director, catalog producer and high technology marketing director. A past or present board member of Atlanta Artists Center and Georgia Watercolor Society, she exhibits locally and nationally and is in many private and corporate collections.

Education: BFA with major in graphic design, University of Georgia. Classes and workshops with Clint Carter, Dolores Kennedy, Joan Stone, Charles Reid, Jack Shields and Alex Powers in watercolor; Dolores Kennedy, Debra Nadelhoffer and Bill Davidson in oils; Elsie Dresch in pastels; David Diener, Marie Matthews and Ben Smith in figure drawing and painting.

Paintings, Sketches & Collages
by Joy Patty

September 1, 2008 - October 31, 2008

Paintings, Sketches & Collages by Joy Patty

Joy Patty's paintings and mixed media collages reflect inspiration from man-made environments and nature. Observation of movement and changing colors in sky and water is exhilarating, as is finding unusual compositions on urban sidewalks and walls. Particularly drawn to experimentation with materials, Patty enjoys the spontaneity of paint combined with drawing materials while her collage process involves creating a palette of colorful papers to cut, tear, and arrange. Her artistic influences range from 19th century landscape painters, to abstract expressionists, modernist collage artists, and folk art.

Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, Patty has been an art and museum educator in Atlanta for 20 years. She studied art at Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina and holds a Masters degree in art education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Patty currently teaches young children at The Lovett School and coordinates exhibitions for the Lovett Gallery. She is an instructor for ACA Community Education, part of Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta.

Original Paintings
by Martha Bator

November 1, 2008 - January 2, 2009

Original Pastels by Martha Bator

Like the Impressionists, whose work she admires, Martha Bator celebrates the images of everyday life and reminds us of the beauty that surrounds us. A visual diary of sorts, Martha Bator's paintings provide a glimpse into her many years of world travel.

Martha Bator, who describes herself as having dabbled in many mediums, first began using pastel as a means for creating sketches for her watercolors. She soon found, however, that they were to become her medium of choice.

Years later, in 1987, Martha Bator helped found the Southeastern Pastel Society, which includes members from all over the country, and has been the Vice President ever since. She is also a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Knickerbocker Artists of USA. She has conducted numerous workshops, exhibited across the country, and had her work published in several publications.

Her work has also brought her national honors and, recently, recognition by the Secretary of State for Achievement by Georgia Women in the Visual Arts.

Lear more about Martha Bator from her website.


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