Monday, December 9, 2013

Interview with Temme Barkin-Leeds

Bumble-Bungle Drone
1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
I am a practicing visual artist working in Atlanta and Lakemont Georgia.  In 2012, I returned from Washington, DC after receiving my MFA in Studio Art from American University. My first training (MA degree from Georgia State University) was in Art History. I taught art history for a while at GSU and soon  after that, I was Associate Curator of Education at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for four years. I was the owner of an art consulting company, Barkin-Leeds Ltd. for 21 years. (yes, you heard me right). During all of this time and for many years prior, I knew i wanted only to be a practicing artist.  Circumstances and finances prevented me from doing this full time until 2005, when I closed Barkin-Leeds Ltd. 
Call of Duty
2. What's integral to your art and or art career? 

The now-deceased artist Benny Andrews once told me " If you make art, have something to say".  As a person who, from her own instincts and her experience with art history knew, art can indeed convey all kinds of messages, and this comment by Benny was taken by me as a directive to make art about the things I felt most strongly about.
3. What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use. 
I have always centered my work on concepts that relate to issues in societies, how these issues affect people, and my responses to those issues.  In the past, I dealt with the crisis in Darfur ( a series of large drawings that were my portfolio when I graduated with my BFA from GSU); the way cultures replace one another, either through war, the environment, or politics; and most recently my reaction to "shooter" video games which are quite often based on actual war scenes in Afghanistan and Iraq. I produced an animation and am continuing to make  paintings about this recent subject. 
4. What makes you angry, what makes you happy? 
What makes me angry? Liars, war, injustice, cruelty, torture, unfair acts, underhanded people, selfishness, incurable illness. What makes me happy is to be alive (I am a cancer survivor), be able to work, to have family, to love and be loved, to have support from my spouse and friends and family, to live in a country that is not at war, to make progress with my work.
Disquiet 3

5. Who and what inspire you in your work and or in your life in general? 
Anyone who is dedicated to what they do inspires me, especially if it is to the benefit of society as a whole. There are a lot of artists that I admire --Carrie Moyer, Thomas Nozkowski, Goya, Rembrandt, Picasso, Jose Lerma, Katherine Von Heyl, Zoe Charlton, Sam Scharf, Kandinsky, Philip Guston--I could go on and on. What inspires me in my life in general is anyone who has charged ahead when it was risky or difficult to do so--Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Helen Keller, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler--again not enough space to keep going.
Drone Baby
6. What superpower would you want?
Superpowers scare me a little, but I guess being able to eliminate disease would be high on my list, along with wars, of course.
7. What is your favorite artists and or other person?
See the list above. I will add a few--Marina Abramavicz, Abraham LIncoln, Albert Einstein,  John Glenn, Frank Gehry,Charles Rennie McIntosh, Elizabeth Murray, Katherina Grosse; OK I have to stop.
8. What advice would you give to other artists. 
Follow your passion, and make what moves you. Don't worry about what people say, what sells and what doesn't, who writes about your work and who doesn't.  Be kind to yourself and to others.  Support other artists whenever you can with encouraging words and constructive critique.  Go out and see a lot of work.  Attend openings. Do your work, work ,and then go back and work some more.  
9. Contact details if any? 
Temme Barkin-Leeds,,

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Roots----Underground and Up Above but most certainly, on the wall.

A WCAGA Members’ Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: February 3 - April 25 2014
Where: Blue Mark Studios
              892 Jefferson Street
              Atlanta GA  30318


    Underground and Up Above  but most certainly, on the wall.
    We have our roots in our genetic makeup, in historical stories, in past cultures;
    by evolution and mutation.

    We are made from the stars and formed of earthen materials. As artists we
    investigate, discover and choose many means to express our understanding
    of our roots.

    This WCAGA members’ exhibit is about Roots. It will show the diverse ways
    that our members have chosen to relate our interest and understanding regarding
    this theme.

Application Deadline: January 18,  2014
Image Notification: January 20, 2014
Installation: February 2
        Deliver work: Saturday, February 2 from 9:30 to 11:00am
        Or: Contact Barb Rehg to leave work at her studio or with another artists who can deliver for you.
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Artist Share/Talk - March 15 or 16
Take Down: April 26 - 11:00am .
                     Or: Contact Barb Rehg to have the work taken back to her studio to
                           be picked up at a later date or make arrangements to have another
                           artist pick up for you.

General Information
This juried exhibit is open to the first 25 WCAGA members in good standing who apply. Work accepted must remain on view for the entire exhibition.

NOTE: Some images or parts of images may be used for the invitation. If you Do Not wish us to use your image, please indicate this in your submission.

Entry & Fee
Entry fee: $25. This fee will supply the funds for our receptions and artists talks.

Images Submission
Send up to three images by email to The image resolution should be 300dpi. And no larger than 1megabyte.  Only the artwork should be visible, no background, frames etc. Label each image file as follows: number. title, artist initials. jpg, for example, The number should correspond to the application.

Limitations - please read
All work must be framed and properly equipped for hanging.
Size –  48” max height and width - 2D work only
Wires are needed for hanging properly.
Work created out of multiples will not hang properly unless they are bolted together, making one piece. The hanging system is similar to a Walker System but instead of rods, wires are used. Multiplies don’t hang tight.

No sculptures or installations are possible in this space.

Submitting an entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all the conditions in the prospectus.
Blue Mark Studio takes a 30% commission on work sold. Price with that in mind.
Blue Mark Studio prefers not to handle any marketing merchandise for or during an exhibit of fine art.

Delivery & Return of Work
The artist is responsible for making arrangements for delivery to and pickup from the gallery. If your work will be shipped from out of town please make arrangement with a WCAGA member to receive the work. You will be responsible for the method of return if mailing the work back is required.

I can accept work at my studio.
Barb Rehg
407 Creekview Trail SE
Smyrna GA 30082

ENTRY FORM  for Roots






**Even if you are not selling your work, please indicate NFS and an
Insurance price

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Entry, JPG #2:





Entry, JPG #3





Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Party

Happy Holidays

A Toast to Women Who Make Art

Join your WCAGA friends for a meal and a toast to a year well spent. Callahan McDonough will graciously host our gathering. Bring your significant "plus one",  a dish, and a beverage. WCAGA will provide the primary protein, so please be polite and RSVP by Dec 3.
  • What: End of Year / Holiday Party
    bring a dish, your preferred beverage, and a friend / spouse/ or housemate
  • When: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 6:00 - 8:30pm RSVP byDecember 3
  • Where: 
    Callahan McDonough's home
    Sager Lofts
    455 Glen Iris Dr.
    unit #L (ground level/end unit & has a side yard)
    Atlanta, GA  30308
    From Glen Iris>Turn onto> ANGIER AVE. & park. Walk in open driveway up granite stairs (gate is unlocked) walked a straight ahead you are at Unit # L, Callahan's loft. Look for Christmas lights to guide you to the right spot. 
    Important Parking Info-- For easy access to Callahan's loft you must Park on Angier to be on the correct end of the building.

     Call Kate Colpitts if you need help finding us: 860-508-7834

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Interview with Lynn Mayes

Lynn Mayes, #101

1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
  • First, I am an artist.  I have experimented with many media i.e. paint, clay, marble, wood, bronze, and encaustic.  Currently I am experimenting with acrylic paint and mixed media... I also play golf and duplicate bridge :-).   I have B.A. in Fine Art from Vanderbilt University and have studied privately with lots of wonderful studio artists and at the Art Students League in New York City with Phillip Sherrod. 
  • I am in the midst of transition in my art life and am enjoying every minute of it. My new work is abstract and is hanging at Brenau University in Gainesville, and in the Blue Ridge National Art Show in Blue Ridge, GA. 42 Figurative works are at solo show at the Roush Gallery in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, GA.


2.What's integral to your art and or art career?
  • Integral to my art is my studio!  It is my favorite place on earth.
3. What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use.
  • Figurative images have been the focus of my paintings for the last ten years - I think they convey feelings that are inside me, and these feelings come out in the paintings.  In 2012 and 2013 I have turned to abstract and mixed media painting which is now more of a technical challenge. "If you already know how to do it, what's the point?" Robert Rauschenberg.
4. What makes you angry, what makes you happy?
  • Anger has a depressing effect of me so I avoid it - if at all possible.  When my anger button is pushed, I just "delete" it.  I'm really happy when my family is around, my husband, children and grandchildren.
5. Who and what inspire you in your work and or in your life in general?
  • I collect inspirational writings from philosophers and metaphysical authors such as Rainer Maria Rilke, one of my favorites.  When I need a lift, I look at some of those introspective thoughts.
6. What superpower would you want?
  • Superpower?  To see into the future?  or maybe to fly? - there are birds in many of my paintings so maybe there is a secret need to know I can escape.
Trees 201
7. What is your favorite artists and or other person?
  • Marc Chagall is my favorite artist followed by Jasper Johns and John Hyche.
8. What advice would you give to other artists.
  • Advice - Have no fear.  My best art has been the result of a mistake made.  Ask a favor. "No" is not a scary answer. Enjoy the journey because we will never have all the answers. Probably don't want to have them actually.
9. Contact details if any?
  • My cell # is 678-467-0876
     web site with figurative work is

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dance, Theater, Visual Art a Material Witness program event

 Dance, Theater, Visual Art

a Material Witness program event

Join us in the Dalton Gallery for performances throughout the night in the gallery with the Material Witness visual art exhibit.
Free and open to the public

Dana Fine Arts Building, Agnes Scott College
141 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
campus map and directions
Bam, Karma, a humorous 10 minute play directed by Lynn Tharp-Hesse, 6:30 and 8:30p

What's Under There,
Zoetic Dance Ensemble
Directed by Melanie Lynch-Blanchard
7:15 and 9:00p

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Studio / Life Panel Discussion

A panel discussion moderated by Lisa Alembik

with Don Cooper, Sarah Emerson, Jiha Moon, and Larry WalkerA unique opportunity to learn how these notable artists process life outside the studioutilizing their experiences as a creative resource.with reception following discussion

Date:  Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Venue:   Katherine Woltz Reception Room / Rebekah Scott Hall
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

note: see Material Witness exhibit at Dalton Gallery before discussion-
special gallery hours Sunday Oct 20th only, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Behind the scenes at the Brenau Art Exhibition

Chris Lewis, Claudia, and Stacy Koffman
Ashley and Chris Lewis confer

Claudia who designed the show with her father, Claud, who was a huge help with installation.

Ann Rowles and Barb Rehg work with Claud to hang Ann's sculpture.

Stacy Koffman ready to hammer nails

Brenda Rehrig and Lind McCune

Jane Jaskevitch and Donna Horn
Virginia Tyler and Barb Rehg discuss hanging Ginny's sculpture while behind Linda McClure's sculpture
Thank You to Marie Weaver for sending me these photos with information on who is who to include in our blog. The "MORE" show will run from September 17 to December 15, 2013 at the Brenau University Sellars Gallery.

Monday, September 23, 2013

MATERIAL WITNESS, 2013 National WCAGA National Art Exhibit

Material Witness art exhibit and programs

Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and Agnes Scott College

Exhibition Dates: September 26 – November 16, 2013

Location: Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Material Witness is an exhibition of visual art and performance produced by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia in collaboration with Agnes Scott College. It is the outcome of a national call for art by women responding to this moment in time. Over 300 artists submitted work that was juried by Lisa Alembik, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, and Marcia Wood. The resulting exhibit consists of 70 works of visual art, a short play- Bam, Karma, and a dance performance by the Zoetic Dance Ensemble.

The partnership between ASC and WCAGA is a special concurrence, as Katherine Smith, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Agnes Scott College describes. “While this kind of exhibition from an organization outside the campus is an unusual addition to our schedule, we believe that the mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art, ‘to create community through art, education, and social activism,’ aligns strongly with those of the Department of Art and Art History and Agnes Scott College.

Like the WCA, which not only acknowledges the contributions of women in the visual arts but also offers leadership opportunities and embraces equity and social justice, we at Agnes Scott seek to encourage our students, as our motto makes explicit, to ‘engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.’”

All events are free and open to the public, and take place on the Agnes Scott Campus.

September 26 – 6:30 - 9:00pm 
Dalton Gallery / Dana Fine Arts Building
Opening reception, onsite construction of sculpture by Melissa Precise, presentation of Bam, Karma.
 And a special offering at 5:00pm, before the opening: Eight 6 minute talks, original research on specific works from the exhibit presented by ASC senior art majors.

October 20 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm 
Katherine Woltz Reception Room / Rebekah Scott Hall
Studio / Life, a Panel Discussion moderated by Lisa Alembik with artists whose work is in the permanent collection of Agnes Scott College: Don Cooper, Sarah Emerson, Jiha Moon, Larry Walker.

November 7 – 6:00 -10:00 
Dalton Gallery / Dana Fine Arts Building. 
Night of Performance featuring What’s Under There, by Zoetic Dance Ensemble, and Bam, Karma. 
Two performances of each

Notices and updates will be posted on our websites:,

Funding for this project includes these generous donors: Mike Rehg / RGI, The Sara Giles Moore Foundation, LUBO Foundation, Agnes Scott College, Decatur Arts Alliance, and the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Idea Capital. 2013 Grants Application now open.

Idea Capital offers grants to Atlanta- Area artists to encourage experimental and investigative art projects across all genres genres of the arts: visual art, dance, literature, performance, digital media, curatorial projects.critical writing, film and video.

Application Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2013.

Click Here to go the the Application Web Page and get the Prospectus through the Idea Capital Website.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Interview with Artists and Art Instructor, Susie Winton

tiles, clay, mixed medium, each tile 21/4"

1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and first came to Atlanta as an undergraduate at Emory. After college, I traveled, married, taught school in Chicago, and eventually moved back to Atlanta.
I’ve always drawn and painted and made things, but it was only after our children had grown that I found my way to graduate school (Georgia State) and an MFA degree.

cans, gauche, water color, ink, graphite on paper, each image 6"x 6"
pin, gauche, water color, collage, found object on paper, 12"x12"

2. What's integral to your art and or art career?

The flotsam and jetsam of life around me. I live in town and walk a lot and find all kinds of small things that people have left behind. Having grown up in the south in the fifties when home was where a woman belonged and a woman used whatever was available, I’m also drawn to the scraps and detritus of my own clutter.
I’m an instructor at Chastain Art Center; teaching is definitely integral to my art. I learn from my students and have there a community of friends committed to the arts.

3.What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use
I like to single things out but often present multiples. I use my finds as a sort of contemporary archeology, an indication of our inventiveness and our waste, evidence of what we value and what we leave behind. I use whatever mediums work with my concept: clay, paper, paint, and printing inks, along with found objects and materials.

4. What makes you angry, what makes you happy?
War makes me angry, and holding on line for the att dsl customer rep.
Being in my studio makes me happy, and being with family and friends. My classes. Our outdoor shower.

5. Who and what inspire you in your work and or in your life in general?
The memory of artists and instructors who encouraged and helped me when I returned to school. Friends and family. All those brave people who stand up for what is good and right in spite of adversity.

6. What superpower would you want?
Hmm…so many unintended consequences there. But I think it would be really cool to fly.

7. What is your favorite artists and or other person?

Sean Scully, Kurt Schwitters, Agnes Martin, Cornelia Parker, Cy Twombly (especially his prints)

8. What advice would you give to other artists.
I’ve really enjoyed my time in residencies and artist fellowships. I would recommend doing that if the opportunity is there.

9. Contact details if any?,

 scatter, clay, mixed medium, found objects and materials, largest piece 61/2"x 81/2"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Volunteers Needed for The National Juried Show--Material Witness

The response to our upcoming exhibition Material Witness was tremendous. We had twelve hundred  images of work submitted from over three hundred applicants from every state in the country. From the works submitted our jurors worked very hard to choose seventy-five final pieces which range from performance art to jewelry. Congratulations to all artists accepted and especially those WCAGA members. Now it’s time to put on the show! There will be numerous opportunities to participate in  events associated with this exhibition. The need for volunteers begins with the receiving of work in
early September and will run through the pick up in November. We will also need help with the opening reception and our panel discussion. Times and dates will be somewhat flexible. If you are interested in volunteering please email Kate Colpitss at or call at 860-508-7834.

For a list of the Artists please go to the Artists Page.

Temme Barkin-Leeds, Call of Duty, (MW3): She's Watching

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Upcoming events

WCAGA Professional Development Workshop
Open to the public.
How to- do basic digital photo editing.
How to- submit art work to online Juried shows.
How to- sign up on the WCAGA Website.
How to- create and edit your WCAGA "My Page"
How to- create events on the WCAGA Website.
Any other issues are welcome.

If you haven’t submitted to Brenau Exhibition, we can help with that.
This is a informal, one on one workshop. If you have a laptop/i-pad/kindle fire, please bring it. We help you on your laptop or other handheld device if possible. Please remember to bring any images on your device or CD or USB drive.

Please contact Corlia, if you want to come. RSVP is not necessary.

When: August 3, 3-4:30pm
Where: Dekalb County Public Library- Dunwoody Branch. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

August Art Share 
Sunday 4 August 2013 3-5pm
at the home/studio of:
Nancy Hunter
1741 Hummingbird Lane, Atlanta Ga 30307.

The street is very narrow, (in places two cars cannot fit side by side). Please park so that neighbors are able to exit and enter the street. Parking in Nancy's driveway is fine.
Members/guests who wish to attend please let Kathy Meliopoulos 404-325-0863, or Nancy Hunter know.

August Book Club Meeting
When: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 pm
What to read: "The Woman Upstairs" By Claire Messud
Where: Vickie Martin' home, 3120 Mays Court, Decatur, Ga. 30033

It’s a very informal format.
We have art-related reading material and then meet to discuss what we read.
Everyone is welcome to come to the discussion meeting
(even if you don’t get time to read the material first.).
The reading material is a jumping off place for the discussion.

Bringing something tasty to nibble on or drink is always nice, but not required.
RSVP (It’s helpful, but not essential.)
At this meeting we will decide what to read next and when to meet again.
Bring topic suggestions. Also let us know if you would like to offer your house or studio for a future Book Club gathering. For any questions, suggestions, comments, etc., contact the Book Club/Reading Group Coordinators. Vickie Martin and Vicki Bethel (Maggie),

Drawing Marathon
Dates: July 27 and August 24
Place: Barb Rehg’s Studio
Time: 10 to 3pm

Please contact Barb Rehg at to reserve a place. I can hold as many as 7 people in my studio. I have wall space as well as flat surfaces. I have drinks and usually plenty of food but you are always welcome to bring your own. These are both Saturday dates. I have found many of you have commitments during the week and that Saturdays and Sundays seem to be best. We have been following the format set down last year. We’re working on paper, using neutrals and leaving the content totally up to the artists discretion. I look forward to seeing you and working amongst you. I had hoped to change it up a bit but it seems the original format still works. Next year, however, we definitely should try some new formats. We have at least one fall session planned but we’ll announce that date in the August newsletter.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Invitation to participate in the first Open Studio Tours Planned for Metro Atlanta!

"Art Mob Studio Tour"
November 15-17, 2013
If you would like to participate in this new event, contact  Jane Springfield (jane@janespringfield.comby July 26. Details below.

Commit to having your studio open to visitors on any or all of the following days and times:
Friday November 15, 6-9
Saturday November 16, 10-6
Sunday November 17, 1-6
You can invite other artists to show in your studio with you. 
There will be a small fee to participate to cover signage and publicity.
5% of sales will go to the charity Children's Restoration Network.
Your studio name, address, and web site will be listed in publicity.

The next planning meeting will be on July 27 at 2:00 pm. Further questions can be addressed to either Jane Springfield (above) or Kathy Rennell Forbes (

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pot Luck Dinner in Honor of the WCA National Board.

You are invited to a Pot Luck Dinner in honor of the WCA National Board. At the home of Callahan McDonough. Sager Lofts, 455 Glen Iris Drive, Unit L (ground level/end unit), Atlanta, GA 30308. July 13, 6:45-10pm.

Park or drop off on Angier Ave. From Angier, enter gate to parking lot behind the 
building. Walk up the granite stairs on left, enter unlocked gate and walk toward patio. Enter condo through glass door.
handicap access: Drop off on Angier at intersection with Glen Iris. Use ramp to sidewalk. Enter door marked “WCA”. (1st door on right) For assistance call Callahan at 404-593-7370.
WCAGA will provide grilled salmon & tofu, beverages & white wine.
Please bring a plated food item with serving utensil that will feed approximately 10 people
and that can be served room temperature. Use a small tent sign to identify your dish and whether it’s vegetarian, vegan or contains nuts. You do not need to bring a main dish.
Please indicate whether you’d like to bring an appetizer, bread, salad, or dessert and reply by WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 to Chris Lewis at
Salad suggestions include tossed green, noodle, potato, fruit, corn, pea, roasted veggie, etc. Your response will count as your RSVP.
Please note: This is a members only event.

For more information on the WCA NAtional Board Meeting go to the WCAGA Website.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Interview For July-- Kate Colpitts---Artist, WCAGA Vice-President 2013/14

1.Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
I am retired and have the luxury of time which is good because I am an artist.  I worked for many years in the education department of a fine arts museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum and have taught art to children and adults.

2.What's integral to your art and or art career? 

3.What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use.
I make art about my world, recording where I am and what I find in my environment.  Currently my work table and the view out the window beyond my work table is my subject matter.  That table is littered with the objects I find on my daily walks.  I see the entire image as indoor, outdoor landscape.

4.What makes you angry, what makes you happy?
Angry:  cruelty, greed, bigotry, poverty of body, mind or spirit, starvation, war, profit from war and oppression.  Happy: family and friends, the ocean, gardens, well grown food, a good story, wine, music, acts of kindness, birthday presents, kind people, babies, Haleakala Volcano (the most wonderful place I ever was), a fair deal, successful collaboration, the changing of seasons and other things.

5.Who and what inspire you in your work and or in your life in general?

This answer is found in #7

6.What superpower would you want?
I would like to be able to fly with complete control like a bird.

7.What is your favorite artists and or other person?
I am constantly being introduced to the work of artists that I love, historical artists as well contemporary ones.  The following well known artists have been an influence and I continue to learn from looking at their work:
Vincent van Gogh because not only do I find his work visually exciting but because his personal life was so chaotic and yet his work so highly organized and that conflict is of interest to me.
Pierre Bonnard because of the way he worked form and color….the way he put his compositions together…brilliant!
Eva Hesse for her strange, scary, beautiful, unique vision and innovative use of materials.
Jackson Pollack because he made really, really beautiful paintings and set us free.
Joseph Beuys because his work was so profound and sad.

Judy Chicago because of what she had to say.
Yoko Ono for her creative breadth and just because.
Charles Burchfield because he saw so much.
Helen Frankenthaler for her elegance.
Agnes Martin… beautiful, quiet, dedicated and moving.

8.What advice would you give to other artists.
I subscribe to the Andy Warhol, Chuck Close school of advise….don’t think too much…..just do the work, the work, the work.

9.Contact details if any?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Exhibit Opportunity for September 2013---MORE--Brenau University

A WCAGA Juried Members’ Exhibit
Exhibition Dates: September 17 to December 15, 2013
Where: Sellars Gallery Brenau University
Gainesville GA
Application Form available on the WCAGA Opportunities Page

We often see something disturbing, something beautiful or even something ordinary that in our mind’s eye becomes compelling, richer or ‘more’ than it is for others. We create work in response to the intensity of our reaction. For whatever reason, the image has become something in the artist’s mind that is laden with layers of content. This ‘something’, that is noticed by the artist, is as much about their perception of the world as the work that is created in response to what they saw or experienced. It is in effect ‘more’.
In bringing together work from many artists, recognition for another kind of creation happens when a juror or curator chooses work and installs it in such a way that the individual pieces are enhanced and the viewer is given ‘more’.
This WCAGA Juried Member show will be a multi media exhibit showing 2D and 3D works chosen by Susan Bridges, who will bring her own esthetic to the choice of artists concepts, subject matter or media.
As part of the exhibit, WCAGA will schedule an artist talk for the night of the opening reception, focusing on choice of materials...its relationship to the concept, its importance to the artist and its qualities and method of application.

Juror Susan Bridges
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Currently Owner / Director at whitespace gallery
whitespace is a contemporary commercial art gallery located in a converted 1893 carriage house in the historic neighborhood of Inman Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Named Critic’s Pick for Best Gallery 2010 by Creative Loafing Atlanta, whitespace provides an opportunity for both emerging and mid-career artists toshowcase their works. Owner / Director Susan Bridges founded the gallery in 2006, in order to encourage open expression and to promote original, unconventional projects. She currently represents an eclectic mix of original contemporary art, sculpture and photography by local, national and international artists.
In addition to directing whitespace, Bridges is currently focusing her attention on i45 Collective, a group of Inman Park, Old 4th Ward and Little 5 Points galleries and the newly created Flux Projects, a non-profit benefiting public art projects. Susan is a current board member of BURNAWAY, an online magazine dedicated to the visual arts and Flux Projects.
Curating, Artist Representation, Design Services

Application Deadline: August 3, 2013
Image Notification: August 15, 2013 Installation: September 14 and 15 (if necessary)
Deliver work: Saturday, September 14th from 9:30 to 11:00am
Or: Contact Barb Rehg to leave work at her studio or with another artists
who can deliver for you.
Opening Reception: September 19, 2013 Take Down: December 15 - 11:00am ...
Or: Contact Barb Rehg to have the work taken back to her studio to be picked up at a later date or make arrangements to have another artist pick up for you.

General Information
This juried exhibit is open to all and only WCAGA members in good standing. Work accepted must remain on view for the entire exhibition.
NOTE: Some images or parts of images may be used for the invitation. If you Do Not wish us to use your image, please indicate this in your submission.

Entry & Fee
FOR THIS PARTICULAR EXHIBIT WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR AN APPLICATION FEE. However, if you are one of the artists chosen to exhibit we will be asking for a juror, installation and reception fee, not to exceed $40.

Images Submission
Send up to five images by email to The image resolution should be 300dpi. And no larger than 1megabyte. Only the artwork should be visible, no background, frames etc. Label each image file as follows: number. title, initials. jpg, for example, The number should correspond to the application. This is a blind application process. Artists will be asked to provide Artist statement and artlist corresponding to image entries as the juror may wish for further information.

All two dimensional work must be framed and properly equipped for hanging. Maximum size – 72” wide. Ceilings are high and large work is possible. Assemblage and installation is possible but needs to have detailed instructions regarding how it would work in the space. It would be best to assume you should be present to install. Work can be suspended via runners in the ceiling but be aware that it does not hold heavy weight.

Submitting an entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all the conditions in the prospectus.

Delivery & Return of Work
The artist is responsible for making arrangements for delivery to and pickup from the gallery. If your work will be shipped from out of town please make arrangement with a WCAGA member to receive the work. You will be responsible for the method of return if mailing the work back is required.
I can accept work at my studio.
Barb Rehg
407 Creekview Trail SE Smyrna GA 30082

Brenau Application for is available on the WCAGA Opportunities Page