Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Devin KOLbY
3, 2016 to February
KOLbY, the Artist of KOLbYcreations was born March, 1991 in
Atlanta, Georgia. Devin KOLbYs passion for creativity
started at an early age. He played the Double Bass in the
school Orchestra from 6th grade until his senior year where
he held the position of 1st chair. His musical talent extended
to playing piano into enjoying all genres of music. KOLbYs
interest took a detour towards photography and visual editing.
This led his pencil to pad and he began sketching and experimenting
with watercolor and other art mediums. While away in college
his passion for art grew and as the stroke of his paint brush
filled with acrylic colors met the canvas the self taught
artist KOLbY, was created.
2011, Devin KOLbY unfortunately struggled with depression
that resulted in his suicide attempt. Through, divine intervention
he survived life support and today hes on a journey
to recovery. Devin KOLbY and his mother are advocates for
suicide prevention and together they are erasing the stigma
and sharing information with the hope that one day there will
be services, resources and support for this unrecognized,
unrepresented group, Survivors of Suicide Attempts. Through
his traumatic experience, KOLbYs now, creating with
a renewed sense of life and perspective. In 2015, KOLbY, will
continue his education and enhance his creative abilities
by enrolling into art school.
detour has come, full circle and evolved into remarkable art,
photography, music and living. Hes artistically influenced
by Basquait, Warhol, KAWS and Dali. Hes inspired by
color, life and energy. KOLbYs abstract Creations include
mediums of acrylic, oils and mixed media.
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by Celia Durand
1, 2016 to April
a young adult, I moved to New York from my native country
of Argentina. My previous studies and degree were in teaching
and journalism but since childhood I dabbled in art and crafts.
the early years, besides raising a family, I studied ceramics
and sculpture and developed my own style. During that time
I participated in several group showings and received several
awards. I also taught myself the basics of early microprocessors
moving to Washington D.C., I learned computer programming
and wrote several programs, including "The Banner Machine"
- which printed large-sized banners using a dot matrix printer
- and a number of companion utilities for a retail point of
sale software package.
move to Atlanta coincided with the advance in digital photography
which opened for me a whole new field and gave me the capability
of combining my artistic aspirations with my fascination with
the last several years I have participated in numerous art
shows and received many awards. My website illustrates all
aspects of my work and its evolution and my Facebook page
keeps everybody abreast of my latest art related news.
Pastels and Watercolors
by Susan Knight Smith
1, 2016 to June
Knight Smith works primarily in pastel, a medium that allows
her to combine her love of expressive drawing with vibrant
color. In addition to landscapes, she paints portraits, figure
studies, still life, intimate garden scenes, and particularly
enjoys plein air painting, or painting out of doors. Susans
paintings reflect her love of nature, her fascination with
the juxtaposition of colors and the play of light, and an
enchantment with particular or unique people, places, or things.
Of her work, she simply says, "I paint what delights
me." She finds much to delight her in the metro Atlanta
area where she lives, or near the E. Tennessee home where
she grew up. She has also found inspiration for many of her
paintings on trips to France, Italy, Mexico, the Arizona desert,
and the coast of Maine.
work is in over one hundred fifty collections in the United
States and has appeared in publications including the cover
of ArtCalendar magazine. Exhibiting in over 50 juried regional,
national, and international exhibits, Smith has won numerous
has been a working artist for over 25 years, was a teacher
before she entered the field of art, and is happy to now be
combining these two loves.
paints from her home studio in Powder Springs, GA.
lives with her husband Roy. They have four children, seven
grandchildren and one great grandchild!
by Charlie Stannard
1, 2016 to August
born in Georgia, I grew up in Connecticut. I worked in advertising
and marketing research, my last job being at Earthlink in
Atlanta. Upon retiring I decided to rekindle my interest in
photography. I took a course at the Showcase School, attended
a number of photo workshops, joined two camera clubs, and
upgraded my camera to digital. I am a Canon shooter, as much
by accident as preference. The one thing I have learned from
photo competitions is all camera brands produce great images.
process my images with Photoshop and print them on my own
printer. I do not overly process my images in Photoshop, though
I do find the Nix suite of plug-ins useful. My printer is
a Canon Pro9500 and it generally does a better job than CVS
I do not have a subject matter specialty. As the exhibit shows,
I shoot just about anything: flowers, birds, animals, landscapes,
people. Regarding style, I do not have one though I do try
to shoot things a little differently, frequently using multiple
exposures when shooting flowers.
find out more about any of the images or to purchase one,
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Myrtie Cope
1, 2016 to October
Cope is a fine art photographer in Atlanta with a focus on
architecture, nature and quilting. After careers in the office
furniture industry and as a retail fabric store owner, she
took the leap to turn her love of photography into a career
opportunity. She spent five intensive months studying photography
at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana.
While there she explored the beautiful photography opportunities
in Western Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Back in Atlanta,
her focus has turned to architecture including churches and
cemeteries, fine art, and nature. Another aspect of her photography
includes the love of beautiful quilts photographed in unique
places for clients and friends.
She is a graduate of Florida State University and Rocky Mountain
School of Photography.
include Wilma Lofts, Missoula, MT; Hodges, Ward, Elliott,
Atlanta, GA; Northside Drive Baptist Church; Bass Hair Salon;
Pursley, Lowery, Meeks LLP; Working Buildings, LLC; Table
One Dinners; CThree Group; Jean Ann Quilts; and Giacomo-Schleicher
Exhibits and Awards include: Two Views - Joint Exhibit at
UUC Atlanta 2009; Slow Exposures 2010; Trees Atlanta 2010
- My Favorite Tree - Honorable Mention; Crossroads at Jill
Celeste Gallery, 2010; Southeastern Flower Show 2011 All Things
Musical - Third Place; Okefenokee - Joint Exhibit at Judie
Jacobs Gallery 2011; Women in Focus XVII 2010; Women in Focus
XVIII & XIX at Mason-Murer Gallery, juried by Brett Abbott;
WIF XX at Mason-Murer Gallery, 2013, juried by Jane Jackson;
WIF Portfolio Show at Seen Gallery juried by Jerry Cullom,
2013; Two landscapes selected by Georgia Council for the Arts
The Art of Georgia exhibit to hang in Georgia State Capitol
and selected as cover for Governor's Budget Report, 2013;
Two landscapes selected for Picturing Georgia exhibit at Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport International Concourse, 2013;
Architectural photos published in SouthXSoutheast Photo Magazine,
January/February 2014; Northeast Atlanta Georgia Nature Photography
Association, 2nd Place in Wildlife and Norcross Cultural Arts
Award; Johns Creek Summer Serendipity Art Show Sponsor's Award;
Slow Exposures 2014; Women in Focus XXI, 2014, juried by Fay
Gold; GNPA Native Animals of the Southeast Exhibit at Fernbank
Science Center; WIF Juried Exhibit at Art Institute of Atlanta
by Elizabeth Shick
1, 2016 to January
am originally from Palm Springs, FL, but have lived in Atlanta,
GA since 1988. I graduated summa cum laude from U.G.A. with
a degree in Scientific Illustration & went on to study
Medical Illustration at the Medical College of GA.
Since 1989, I have worked as a medical legal illustrator,
working at MLI as their senior medical illustrator until opening
my own company, Medical Visions, Inc in 1991, which is still
my "Day Job".
by acrobats, dancers and contortionists, these hand sculpted
and painted figures are each a one of a kind creation. The
Dragons are hand sculpted as well and can be used as ornaments
or wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet.
They currently can be purchased at "The Great Artist's
Collective" gallery in New Orleans, "The Limelight"
in Marietta, GA., "Reytail Therapy" in Santa Rosa,
FL and DragonCon at the Hyatt Hotel Atlanta -Labor Day Weekend
work has won several awards at DragonCon including "Best
Alien" 2012 & "Best Space Scene" 2013