This Week With ACP (9/27)

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It's Auction Week here at ACP, and even though the auction is now SOLD OUT, you can bid through Thursday on live auction & Ones2Watch photographs, via Paddle8

Three hundred and fifty-seven kids, teens, adults & seniors participated in My Atlanta Exhibition on Saturday, and you can check-out the winners (as judged by Joeff Davis and Dustin Chambers from Creative Loafing) Thursday through Saturday.

The AJC highlighted 8 ways Atlanta Celebrates Photography on Friday, and it's worth a look.  And we're happily seeing all of your instapics & tweets tagged with #acpfest.  Keep 'em coming!  

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Auction [SOLD OUT] - Bid via Paddle8 through Thurs.
My Atlanta Exhibition, Thurs. through Sat. at Spencer Sloan Studio, 12-4pm. 

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Our Cities, Our Souls on view at Little Tree Art Studios
Considering Mortal. opening reception at Ger Art Gallery, 6pm
Peter Bahouth opening reception at Swan Coach House Gallery, 6pm
The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm
In the Real World opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm
Objects of Thought opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm

APG@ATL: The Airport Show on view at Hartsfield-Jackson
Creative Focus: Juried Exhibit by The Roswell Photographic Society on view at Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Keith Taylor opening reception at Anne O Gallery, 5pm
Lucinda Bunnen opening reception at Arnall Golden Gregory, 6pm
Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit artist’s reception at Atlanta Friends Meeting, 6pm

Molly McCall online exhibition at
Logynn B. Ferrall on view at Anne O Gallery
Ben Helton on view at Brickworks Gallery
In Focus: Storytelling through the lens opening reception at Main Street Gallery
20th Annual RPS Open Exhibit art walk at Roswell Visual Arts Center, 8am
Double Vision artist's reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center, 10am
Southern Heritage gallery talk at Lumiere, 11am
Black Love Matters opening reception at Stonecrest Library, 2pm

Virginia Twinam Smith opening reception at Woodlands Garden, 10am
Ones2Watch Brunch & artist's talk at The General Muir, Noon

Jeff Rich on view at SCAD
Sue Williamson on view at SCAD

As always, the online Festival Guide has all of the latest info, and you should download the #acpfest iPhone app if you haven't already! (Thanks to artcloud and Motion Mobs, respectively.)


Jessica Hines – Artist’s Talk at MOCA GA, Wednesday

Jessica Hines, who is included in "Edge to Edge" the Chip Simone-curated exhibition at MOCA GA, will be giving an artist's talk this Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at 7:30 (reception at 6:30).


Ones2Watch – Spencer Sloan

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Spencer Sloan has a piece in Ones2Watch "Kim Kardashian - Spotted in Los Angeles, April 29, 2015" (curated by Mary Stanley) for the ACP Photography Auction & Gala.

Peruse the ACP Photography Auction & Gala catalog (pdf), place bids on Paddle8 (on both live auction items & Ones2Watch) and buy your tickets today!

"Spencer Sloan, a native Atlantan, is a mixed-media artist and pop culture blogger who holds a BFA in Painting from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of GA in Athens. His work explores the obsession with celebrity culture, the invasion of privacy and the complex issues of ownership of image, appropriation and copyright. In his process, Sloan digitally manipulates hi-res paparazzi photographs into pure abstraction with a series of image- corrupting applications - a commentary on societal values in relation to contemporary pop culture. His work can be seen in contemporary publications like Common Creative ATL, A|NO magazine, the Atlantan and Fast Company, and is in prestigious contemporary collections like the Dolby Laboratories Collection in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited widely in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah and San Francisco and he is represented by Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA."


3 Atlanta Exhibitions on TIME’s Can’t Miss List

The 32 U.S. Photo Exhibitions You Can’t Miss   TIME1

Great to see three #acpfest exhibitions on TIME's "Can't Miss" list of photo exhibitions. In order:

The Works of Baldwin Lee @ MOCA GA & ACP Lecture from Baldwin Lee, Oct. 13th
Duane Michals: Selected Work and Trine Sondergaard: Guldenakke @ Jackson Fine Art & ACP Lecture Series: Duane Michals, Oct. 6th


Ones2Watch – Samantha Yancey

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Samantha Yancey has a piece in Ones2Watch (curated by Mary Stanley) for the ACP Photography Auction & Gala.

This particular photograph, "Roots", is the cover photograph for Inspired Georgia, for which there'll be a poetry reading and one-night exhibition/celebration on Oct. 26th!


"Yancey (b.1989) is a Mississippi-based photographer who enjoys traveling and immersing herself in diverse cultural experiences. She holds an Associates Degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Atlanta (2012). Her photograph Roots is a self-portrait paying homage to the artist's early life in the South. This image from the Leesburg series is the cover image for the book Inspired Georgia, recently published by the University of Georgia Press, featuring poetry and photography from 85 exceptional Georgia artists. She was recently the Bronze award recipient for the 5th China Jinan International Photography Biennial."

Ones2Watch – Joshua Rashaad McFadden

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Joshua Rashaad McFadden has a piece in Ones2Watch (curated by Mary Stanley) for the ACP Photography Auction & Gala. His latest work, "Come to Selfhood" has been featured in The New York Times, Slate & Afropunk. He has an exhibition of "Come to Selfhood" during #acpfest, opening at Mason Fine Art on October 7th!

"Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) is an American photographic artist who works to bring awareness to social issues. McFadden, originally from Rochester, NY, earned his MFA in photography at SCAD Atlanta. He has received numerous recognitions for his portraiture including the 2015 Lens Culture Portrait Award, the Lens Culture Top 50 internationally for 2015, and is one of their 8 Emerging Talent Grantees (2015). He has also won an International Photography Award for After Selma, the SPE Southeast Region Award from the Society of Photographic Educators. His work is featured in publications such as Slate Magazine and The New York Times. His first book, Come To Selfhood, published in 2016 by Ceiba, explores what it means to be young, black and male in America. His work is in the permanent collection of the Elizabeth City University and the Mozambique Heritage Brixton, London, UK."
The ACP Photography Auction and Gala is Oct. 1st, at Mason Fine Art - Get Your Tickets Today.

Photographs from the live auction & Ones2Watch are available now on Paddle8!


[Call for Entries] APG Portfolio 2017

"APG Now Taking Entries for Portfolio 2017!
APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for Portfolio 2017 – an exhibition that will be both in the fabulous APG gallery and on our website. For each submission, we will select our favorite image and post on APG's social media.

There is no theme but submitted images should represent a single project, idea, story, or vision. This year’s juror, Andy Adams, director of FlakPhoto and independent producer/curator/publisher, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery opening January 13 2017. APG will publish a catalog of the show and each exhibiting artist will receive a copy.

APG/High Museum Purchase Award
All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500. APG will fund the purchase of two works for acquisition into the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art.

Deadline: November 13
Juror: Andy Adams
Requirements: Must be a member of APG to enter

Go To APG Website for info or to enter

This Week With ACP (9/20)

FRONTOFGUIDE-My_Atlanta This Saturday marks the installation/drop-off day for My Atlanta Exhibition, our annual, open-to-all exhibition, which has moved this year to Spencer Sloan Studio at TULA on Bennett St. [map]

If you're a seasoned pro, or you've just started making pictures and have a great print to share, bring it by My Atlanta Exhibition from noon to 4, where it will share wallspace with hundreds of photographs during the festival, vying for prizes from the judges at Creative Loafing.

There are divisions for kids, teens, schools, adults & seniors, and each year brings its own surprises. We'll see you there!

This Week's ACP events:
My Atlanta Exhibition at Spencer Sloan Studio, 12-4pm. Saturday is the day to hang your best photo! Participate in an open-to-all push-pin exhibition, judged by Creative Loafing!

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Click Colombia opening reception at Consulate General of Colombia in Atlanta, Thurs., 6pm
What is Seen artist's reception at Perimeter College, Clarkston, Thurs., 6pm
Land Inhabited and Works of Baldwin Lee opening reception at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6:30pm
New Work by Jill Frank opening reception at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6:30pm
Iran Beyond Politics: Natural, Cultural and Anthropogenic Perspectives on Iran on view at Art Institute of Atlanta, starts Thursday
Espiritu opening reception at Treehouse Photo Studio, Friday, 6pm
The Navel of the Moon (El Ombligo de la Luna) on view at Consulate General of Mexico, starts Friday
Museum Day Celebration open house at David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Saturday, 10am
Meet me in My Dreams artist's reception at Chastain Arts Center, Saturday, 1pm
Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit on view, starts Monday
Visions of Roswell opening reception at Roswell City Hall, Monday, 6pm

Here are the exhibitions that are currently on view (from last week), so be sure to check them out. The online Festival Guide has all of the latest info, and you should download the #acpfest iPhone app if you haven't already! (Thanks to artcloud and Motion Mobs, respectively.)

We'll see you at My Atlanta Exhibition on Saturday, if not sooner!


ACP Auction Catalog (PDF)


The ACP Photography Auction & Gala sells out every year, and we don't want you to miss out! Here's a PDF of the ACP 2016 Auction Catalog, and photographs are currently up-for-bid on Paddle8!

William Eggleston's son Winston will join us all as an Honored Guest representing the Eggleston Artistic Trust.  Esteemed Chef Todd Ginsberg from The General Muir will be creating an incredible meal.  There are 18 lots in the live auction, and Mary Stanley from Mary Stanley Studio has curated a selection of stellar photographs for Ones2Watch: 2016.

Get Your Tickets Today!


“From Jay Z to Young Thug: The Stories Behind the Lens” at A3C Festival, Oct. 7th

Check out A3C's Oct. 7th event, "From Jay Z to Young Thug: The Stories Behind the Lens" featuring Cam Kirk and Jonathan Mannion.

"Since moving to Atlanta from Prince George's County, Maryland nearly a decade ago, photographer/videographer Cameron "Cam Kirk" Kirkland has become an important name in hip-hop by building an impressive portfolio featuring some of the hottest artist in the game. The DMV transplant has worked with all of Atlanta’s popular emcees including Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Migos, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, T.I. and more. Cam Kirk has also had the opportunity to work with other big names in hip hop such as Jay Z, Drake, Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.

Cam Kirk got into photography at an early age, helping his father with some projects. A busy college schedule was not enough to stop him from moving towards his passion. Cam Kirk continued to hone his talents and get new jobs while enrolled at Morehouse College as a business marketing major."

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