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MAY 2016
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Image above: "The Earth Eventually Transforms Us" by Hellene Vermillion

Metamorphosis of nature

The Women's Caucus For Art of Georgia’s Art of Nature, an outdoor art installations Metamorphosis Of Nature, had a beautiful day for an opening on Aprils 23rd with stunning work from nine artist runs until June 4th, 2016.
The WCAGA’s Art of Nature - Metamorphosis Of Nature is a six week long outdoor art exhibition featuring site-specific art installations inspired by the Metamorphosis of Nature located at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Rd NE , Atlanta, GA 30342
The Blue Heron Nature Preserve grounds are open during day light hours for a self guided tour. All art installations are located next to the paved parking lot opposite of the BHNP building. Joe Dreher’s “In Water” is located in the stream by the driveway bridge. 
The nine artists included in this Show are:
1.Vicki Bethel
“Celebrating the Gymnosperms”
2.Don Dougan
“Pure Luck (Somewhere)”
3.Joe Dreher
“Hand in Water (now “In Water)”
4.Roxane Hollosi
“Glory Wings,Totem Sculpture”
5.Callahan McDonough
“Tree Love, Tree Tears”
6.Maria Ramos
“Decorated Suet Cage”
7.Flora Rosefsky
“Bird Condos”
8.Lori Shipp
“Gourds— Gems in the Garden”
9.Hellene Vermillion
“The Earth Eventually Transforms Us”
Donna Horn, Across Lake Moore
Image above: Donna Horn, "Across Lake Moore"

Hidden Gem/Haven Exhibition at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve Gallery  

May 16th - September 9th - Exhibition Dates

This exhibit’s goal is to celebrate what the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, the hidden gem/haven, does to protect the natural habitats in the high density neighborhood of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. 
The curator is the founder and executive director of the BHNP, Nancy Jones, who is an artist and was an art teacher for Fulton County Schools.

Important Dates
May 3rd - Notifications
May 14th Artist drop off artwork time changed 12 pm - 2:30 pm 
—(if artist lives out of town other arrangements can be made)
May 16th - September 9th - Exhibition Dates
May 28 2pm - 4pm  Opening Reception— Date and time changed
September 10th 9 am - 11 am —Artist pick up artwork

4055 Roswell Rd., NE  Atlanta, GA  30342

Workshops and Classes

Anita Stewart a is offering the following classes:

Drawing Figures and Faces.Includes charactertures .Render different body types fabrics,dress styles and shoes .Wide range of media.Saturdays,10:30am-12:30pm.ongoing

Figure Drawing on Mondays 2-4.We will have live models.Wide range of drawing media.Have you drawn with paint?Drop in basis.
Starts this Mon May 2 goes till end of July.
Both are at North Gwinnett Arts Association Center for the Arts,3930 Charleston Market St, Suwanee, GA. See Ask for Brandy.

Helen DeRamus is offering: 
Independent Study: Encaustic Painting
2016 Tuesday Sessions
Helen DeRamus Studio

Methods for painting with encaustic medium are varied and the information available is improving for creating paintings. Through experimentation and testing, there are interesting discoveries and the technique continues to evolve.

Each Tuesday from 10:30AM to 1:30PM during the summer, I am offering independent study for artists at all levels and media to discover the process of painting with encaustic whether beginning to learn the process, continuing the process already begun, or pushing forward with a new series. The fee is $280 for a four-session minimum with three artists maximum per session. 

Supplies to bring are heavy watercolor paper, wood panels, or Plexiglas, as well as any other material that you find intriguing for inclusion in a painting. Equipment and paint included in the fee. Ongoing individualized demonstrations and critiques.

My goal is to create an atmosphere for experimentation, inspiration and creative freedom.
Register at

What: How to Make Social Media Work for You in 15 Minutes or Less a Day: Strategies for Visual Artists by Miriam Salpeter, Social Media Strategist, Author, Speaker, Owner of Keppie Careers.

             The presentation will include the following topics:

·         Why use social media

·         Why and how to leverage social media marketing in no time

·         Targeted advice to help you choose the best networks for you

·         A compelling strategy to increase your social media ROI in as few as 15 minutes a day

·         Demonstration of the Social Media Help Desk

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Where: Avis G. Williams Public  Library Meeting Room, 1282 McConnell Dr., Decatur, GA 30033

Please contact Maxine Hess,, for questions or additional information.

Diana Toma

Introducing for the very first time at the Zoo “Painting Wildlife in Watercolor” fine art workshop! Let award wining European artist Diana Toma guide you into the magic world of emotional painting. Explore the art of free flow painting while learning techniques tips along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage and get fast results. A demo will be performed at the workshop and individual guidance offered as you progress with your artwork. ALL LEVELS WELCOME, however a basic understanding of the watercolor medium is required. To learn more about Diana Toma



Vanessa Wardi is doing a solo show called Eastern Connections at the Artists Atelier.  It is art inspired from Asian travels of a group of four artists I went with from the Carlos Museum last October.  The Show Opening  Reception is May 21, with an Artists Talk at 2 with refreshments (we are hanging it tomorrow on Sunday so it should be open this week).   The show will close on June 18.

The gallery is located at 800 Miami Circle, Suite 200, and Gallery Hours  are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm.  Their website is and phone 404.231.5999.

Claire Lewis Evans Solo Sculpture Show Actualities
North Floor Gallery, 
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
May 13 - July 7, 2016 
Opening reception, Friday, May 13 6-8 pm

Claire Lewis Evans’ sculpture “Flare” was juried into ArtFields in Lake City, SC

CHAOS National Juried Exhibition
Time: May 7, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA

Lucy Julia Hale’s collage “War Bonnets: Never Out of Style for Long” has been selected to appear in ARC Gallery’s CHAOS Exhibition  Online Gallery.

Abstraction Today
Time: May 6, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: MOCA GA
75 Bennett St
NW Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 367-8700

Maggie Davis has work in this show. It was curated by Alan Avery Art Company, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Sandler Hudson Gallery, {Poem 88}, and Whitespace Gallery.

Summer Menagerie
Time: April 30, 2016 at 6pm to July 20, 2016 at 10pm
Location: GA Perimeter College Dept. of Fine Arts
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 678-8913672

Kathy Meliopoulos’s solo show of Animal Paintings.

Kathy Meliopoulos' show Nature Studies: "Up Close and Faraway” at the Blue Heron nature Reserve  closes on May 13th, 2016. Gallery open by appointment. Please call or email Sally Eppstein: 678-642-5300/ to schedule your viewing! 

Call For Art
upcoming show Mammal Gallery/ Art+Activism

MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

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