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October 2016
In this Issue:


Interview with Sally Eppstein.


1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?

I was born in Augusta, Ga and considered myself an army brat since my West Point graduate dad retired when he was 53 and I was just three.  I grew up visiting  the campus of Augusta College where he taught accounting as a second career. My sister who is 17 years older  and my three brothers lived around the world but I believe there are pros and cons to how we were both raised.
Food and art are my main two loves. I debated about going to culinary school or to art school and art won because I knew I wanted a family and I did not want to work restaurant hours while I raised a family.  



Image above: Sally Eppstein "Solo Nights"

Image above: Sally Eppstein and her son at her "Freedom" Totem at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

I went to Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for an associates in jewelry and received my BFA from Augusta College that is now call Augusta State University. 

2. What's integral to your art and or art career?
Peace and quiet. When I lived by myself before I got married, I was quite prolific but since I have been married and raising my son and step kids I have found it harder to be as focused on my art as I would like. My youngest will be going off to college soon and I am looking forward to being prolific again.

 
3. What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use?
I started painting with oils as a child until after college but now I mainly use acrylic paints and different gel mediums from Golden Paint. My latest adventures have been making sculptures with wood and stainless steel.

All of my art is inspired from nature.

Continue Interview on the WCAGA Blog

Exhibitions

Derived From Nature

Opening Reception October 15 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Exhibition September 12 - November 29 

Work by Vicki Bethel, Helen DeRamus, and Pamela Ellerbrock, artists who photograph the natural world and use it as a starting point for their personal visions. Presented by The Blue Heron Nature Preserve and the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Gallery
4055 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30342
678-642-5300

New Sculpture Garden for Duncan McClellan Art Gallery
October 8, 2016 Saturday. 5 to 10 PM

Jane Jaskevich and Mark Chatterly, Grand Opening New Sculpture Garden for Duncan McClellan Art Gallery , St Petersburg, FL 

October 9, 2016 Sunday. 3 to 4PM
Jane Jaskevich in Artist lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, FL

Tell Me A Story
Anita Arliss and Kathy Meliopoulos have work included in this Exhibition. Anita Arliss also acted as co-curator in this show. Anita Arliss, a mixed media artist working in Atlanta, has been merging photography, digital media, and painting since 2000. Many of her works, such as Propulsion, a 20-foot diameter permanent installation in Concourse B of the domestic terminal in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, are included in private and permanent public art collections. A discussion about the show between D. Dominick Lombardi and Anita Arliss on Huffington Post http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/11869368 .

Location: THe B Complex
Opening Reception: October 8, 7pm-10pm.
The show runs from October 5 - October 18

grownupland
Local artist Leisa Rich presents "grownupland", a solo exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display October 21,  2016 - January 13, 2017.

Location: Stanley Beaman Sears’ Gallery 180
Opening Reception: November 3, 2016. 5pm-8pm

The exhibition will present installations, viewer interactive panels, sculpture, 3D printed communal sound, viewer participatory experiences, 3D printed sculptures, and more. Read more on the WCAGA Website


Little Things Mean a Lot
Flora Rosefsky will have work in the  16th annual “Little Things Mean a Lot” holiday  small works show at the Swan Coach Gallery in Atlanta (next to the Altanta History Center on Salton Drive– opens  November 10th  and I am almost sure the opening reception Is on November. 10th. . show ends on December. 31.

Invitational Exhibition, LIGHT
Flora Rosefsky – Invitational Exhibition, LIGHT, at the Jewish Cultural Center of Greater Chattanooga.  November 3-December 16, 2016. Artist’s  Reception: November 3rd  5:30-7:30pm  5461 North Terrace Road , Chattanooga, TN 37411

Aviary
Feb 7, 2017 Tuesday opening “Aviary”  Jane Jaskevich and Ann Hollingsworth, Watson MaCrae Gallery, Sanibel FL
Invitation of Safe Harbor Yes

WCAGA New Member
Social/Informational Gathering

 

On behalf of the WCAGA artists and board, I would like to welcome you. 

In an effort to help our new members acquaint themselves with our programs and to meet other artists in the group, we would like to invite you to a social/informational gathering.

 

We are also curious to hear some of your thoughts about how you hope to benefit from belonging to WCAGA 

 

Where: TULA Artist Barb Rehg’s studio E2

(down the hall from MOCA GA)

 75 Bennett Street, Atlanta, GA

When: October 10

Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

 

We will have drinks and some tidbits to munch on while we introduce ourselves and have a chance to get acquainted. If you can only stay for a short time, please still come by. 

 

RSVP to Barb Rehg 

brehgstudios@bellsouth.net

 

We look forward to meeting you.

 

Helen DeRamus,  WCAGA Membership Chair

Barb Rehg,  WCAGA Exhibits and Drawing Marathon Chair

 

General News

Ashley L. Schick will be part of an Artist Talk at Kai Lin Art on Saturday, October 1st. The exhibition will be on view through October 15th. My series, "Field Studies," is the result of a 10 year studio practice of thinking in colors and layers. Patterns, textures, and organic forms inspire each hand-cut, hand-assembled composition. The imaginary worlds -- with fragments of nature and culture, monuments and experience, islands and explosions  -- take on hybrid and ambiguous forms allowing stories to grow from viewers’ own interpretations.

More information and pictures: http://www.kailinart.com/archives/18284

Maggie Davis'  Art And Ideas Meeting was rescheduled from October 16 to next year 2017. Please be on the look out for more information on this. Maggie Davis is preparing for her show at the Sandler Hudson in December 2016. Break a Paintbrush Maggie!

WORKSHOPS







Autumn 2016 Ceramic Workshop Series at Hambidge


Autumn 2016 Ceramic Workshop Series at Hambidge
Time: September 16, 2016 at 6pm to November 6, 2016 at 7pm
Location: The Hambidge Center
105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Website or Map: http://www.hambidge.org/event…
Phone: 706-746-7324

The Autumn 2016 Ceramic Workshop Series at Hambidge presents five weekend workshops taking place in the Antinori Pottery Studio. Limited to eight participants, each intimate workshops will be taught by a talented and experienced Hambidge Fellow. Classes will meet Friday through Sunday between 9AM and 4PM and will include demonstrations, discussions and art-making, as well as vegetarian lunches specially prepared by Hambidge’s chef. Come experience the historic Hambidge Center set in the beautiful North Georgia mountains!

SCHEDULE
September 9-11 – Teapot Workshop with Rick Berman 
September 16-18 – Integrating Form and Surface with Vernon Smith 
September 30-October 2 – Transforming the Ordinary: Creating Unique Sculptural Forms in laywith Sarah White.
October 7-9 – Mold Making: Inside Out and Upside Down with Rachel K. Garceau
October 15 – The Hambidge Great ARTdoors Festival featuring U-Do-Raku plus an Invitational Pottery Show & Sale in the Weave Shed Gallery
October 28-30 – Anagama Woodfiring with Tom Egan & Rick Berman, kiln unloading on 
November 4-6 – Clay and Drawing in the Mountain Landscape with Priscilla Hollingsworth

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