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"