Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Paula McInerny
January 3, 2012 - February 28, 2012
McInerny is a native of Atlanta, attended the University of
Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University. She is
an award winning artist who paints exclusively with a palette
loves the textured quality that is best achieved using this
technique. After a long career as a professional photographer,
Paula turned to oil painting as an extension of her artistic
strives to keep her work fresh and lively, as evidenced by
those pieces on display. She can be found daily in her studio
at Tula on Bennett Street in Atlanta, or she can be reached
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Betty Laygn
March 1, 2012 - April 30, 2012
books are two of my loves and go hand in hand.
in Art at Agnes Scott College and then graduated from Emorys
Division of Librarianship. My career has been as an elementary
school librarian and Ive loved presenting literature
with beautiful illustrations to children.
husband, Bill, and I moved to Smyrna almost seven years ago,
one of the first things we did was join the Friends of the
Smyrna Library. We enjoy the benefits of living nearby. Our
children are grown, but were the parents of Lily, a
West Highland white terrier who loves her walks around the
not doing any art for a number of years, my friend, the accomplished
Beverly Key, handed me some watercolors. When I asked her
where to start, she said, Paint what you like best first.
Its been fun ever since. My subjects are my dogs, my
garden, and my travels.
had wonderful teachers. I studied figure painting in pastels
with Kate Fetterolf at Callanwolde. Now Im enjoying
my watercolor classes at the Chastain Art Center from my excellent
teachers Kathy Rennell Forbes and Marie Matthews and being
with a fun group of fellow students.
by Fielding Etheridge
May 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Fielding really is my name. My first name. Not my last name.
:) Bet you never heard that name before.
am 20 and have never had a day of photography training in
my life. One day when I was 15 I simply picked up our family's
little digital camera and began taking photos as it came so
I am lucky enough to have Nikon D40 (hoping to get a D5000
soon!) All in all, I simply love the art of photography. I
suppose you could say it is in my blood, as my grandfather
was a professional photographer.
by Myrtie Cope
July 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012
Cope earned her college degree in interior design but after
many years in the office furniture and the retail fabric business,
decided to get serious about her passion for
She spent five intensive months at Rocky Mountain School of
Photography before returning to the Atlanta area where she
is active in Women in Focus and Southeastern Photographic
Society. She has participated in numerous juried exhibits
and has had two dual events exhibiting her work. She loves
photographing the lines and angles of historic and contemporary
architecture and has begun to explore the landscape and natural
areas of the Southern states.
of Florida State University and Rocky Mountain School of Photography
careers with Pintucks & Pinafores-Heirloom Sewing Store
and Ball-Stalker Company Office Furniture Company
include Wilma Lofts in Missoula, Montana; Hodges, Ward, Elliott;
Northside Drive Baptist Church; Bass Hair Salon; Pursley,
Lowery, Meeks LLP; Working Buildings, LLC; Table One Dinners
Exhibits and Awards include: Two Views Joint Exhibit
at UUCA 2009; Slow Exposures 2010; Trees Atlanta 2010
My Favorite Tree Honorable Mention; Women in Focus
XVII at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center 2010; Crossroads at
Jill Celeste Gallery; Women in Focus XVIII- Illumination at
Mason-Murer Gallery 2011; Southeastern Flower Show 2011 All
Things Musical Third Place.
by Betty Martin Loud
September 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012
a lover of the outdoors and the beauty of nature, painting
en plein air provides a creative energy and
excitement for her paintings. The changing light, color
and values are a great teacher.
to painting on location, she paints in her studio. Inspiration
comes from extensive travel. Her favorite places include
the southeast, California, Washington, Alaska, Arizona,
Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany and Thailand. She finds beauty
watching a sunrise or sunset, in a field, by a river or
ocean and in the woods or desert. She paints mostly in oil
and also enjoys working in pastel.
has taken classes or workshops with oil painters Bill Davidson,
Ann Templeton, Debra Nadelhoffer and Philip Carpenter and
pastel instruction from Marsha Savage, Duane Wakeman and
Fred Somers, among others.
has a studio at Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross and is also a
member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Dunwoody Fine Art
Association, and Southeastern Pastel Society.
by James Bennett
1, 2012 - January 2, 2013
a retired insurance executive, began his newfound art career
only in the year 2000. At the time, he was successfully recovering
from a bout with Cancer and at the suggestion of his wife,
Dolores, took a pen and ink course taught by a noted nature
artist. By the end of the third class, the instructor asked
Jim to join him in teaching the class and later encouraged
him to enter juried art shows.
has a natural talent, with minimal formal training, who somehow
is innately aware of the various drawing techniques as well
as the principles of light and perspective. His specialty
is drawing landscapes, seascapes and animal life, in great
detail. Later while recovering from a heart attack, Jim expressed
his grief at the tragedies of 9/11 in two paintings, embodying
an emotional property. One of these drawings was delivered
to then President George Bush, where it remained on the wall
outside the West Wing and now is part of the George Bushs
private art collection. Another print hangs in the Office
of Emergency Management near ground zero.
he sketched only in pen and ink, but later enhanced his drawings
with color, using pencils, watercolors, acrylics, oils and
pastelsand when called for, he employs a number of different
media in the same drawing.
drawings contain an intrinsic, spiritual quality, drawn on
his personal beliefs and convictions. Living in the
mountains of Georgia, I am constantly amazed at the natural
beauty all around usjust waiting for artists like myself
to capture on paper.
has served on the Boards of the Cherokee County Arts Council,
the Sharptop Mountain Arts Association and The Lake Arrowhead
Arts Association--and is also a member of the Arts Alliance
of Georgia and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.
He has received many First Place ribbons over the past ten
can be reached at 770-704-0390 or at email@example.com.