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THANK YOU!

October 2nd, 2016
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BIG THANKS to all of you who supported the ACP 2016 Photography Auction & Gala last night, by being a table host, donating artwork, volunteering as a bid monitor, serving on a committee, placing a bid on Paddle8, or by attending and just plain celebrating with us. (If we named names, it would be a very long list.)

We're grateful, and we wouldn't be able to do what we do without your kind and generous support. Thank you for helping us kick-start October; we've been working (& waiting) all year for the next 30 days of incredible events & exhibitions.

Are you ready?

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Ones2Watch – Spencer Sloan

September 24th, 2016
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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. www.spencersloan.com"


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Ones2Watch – Samantha Yancey

September 23rd, 2016
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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!

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"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. www.syancey.com."
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Ones2Watch – Joshua Rashaad McFadden

September 21st, 2016
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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!

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ACP Auction Catalog (PDF)

September 19th, 2016
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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!

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Auction Photos!

October 19th, 2015
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The ACP auction on Saturday night was a tremendous success (THANK YOU) and from our vantage, it looked like everyone had a great time! We'll be posting photos from the evening over on our ACP Facebook page in the next few days so you can tag your friends and neighbors.

Like us on Facebook and follow along!

(Photo credit: Reis Birdwhistell)
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Can’t Make it to our Sold-Out Auction? Bid on Paddle 8 through Thursday, 3pm (EST)

October 14th, 2015
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A BENEFIT AUCTION FOR
Meghann Riepenhoff - Relics #34 (detail)
Atlanta Celebrates Photography is pleased to partner with Paddle8 for our auction.
Paddle8's online bidding platform allows you to bid in advance and from afar on lots in the auction, complementing Atlanta Celebrates Photography's live auction experience.
Online bidding ends October 15 at 3:00 PM EDT. High bids transfer to the auction event on October 17.
To register and start bidding, visit Paddle8.com or download the Paddle8 iPhone app.
JOIN PADDLE8
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Online
  • Visit Paddle8.com to register to bid and to follow your favorite artists and designers.
On Your iPhone
  • Download Paddle8's free iPhone app from the App Store. You'll be able to register, bid, monitor auctions, and follow works by your favorite artists and designers even when you're away from a computer.
How to Bid
  • Enter your maximum bid online. You will be notified via email if you are outbid during the online auction.
  • Your bid will automatically transfer to the Atlanta Celebrates Photography event, taking place on the evening of October 17.
Check Out
  • If you are the highest bidder at the close of the auction, the organization will be in touch about next steps for payment and shipping or pick-up options.
Have questions? Please contact: benefit@paddle8.com
Paddle8 connects buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit institutions worldwide to dramatically increase the audience of supporters and results for non-profit benefit auctions.
Join today to access Paddle8's elite global collector network and stay up to date on works by your favorite artists and designers.
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Ones2Watch – Whitney Ott

October 13th, 2015
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© Whitney Ott; Satsumas, 2014

In addition to currently taking over the ACP Instagram feed, Whitney Ott is a Ones2Watch artist in Saturday's sold-out ACP Auction. Photographs from the live auction & Ones2Watch photographs are available on Paddle 8 through Thursday, at 3pm!

" Since I primarily use natural light for my work, I typically let the light inspire me.  When photographing food, I tend to focus on the simplicity of the object and it let it shine though.  I think there's an often overlooked complexity to food in its pure form.  For example, the skin of the satsumas are beautifully spotted and pock marked.  Their leaves are wonderfully wrinkled and veiny.  I felt like the harsh lighting accentuated these aspects of the fruit in a striking manner. "
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Ones2Watch – Kate T. Parker

October 13th, 2015
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© Kate T. Parker; Sprinkler’s Work, 2013

The ACP 2015 Auction is sold-out but photographs from the live auction & Ones2Watch photographs are available on Paddle 8 through Thursday, at 3pm!

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Ones2Watch – Matt Eich

October 13th, 2015
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© Matt Eich; As the Winter Snows Melt, 2007

The ACP 2015 Auction is sold-out but photographs from the live auction & Ones2Watch photographs are available on Paddle 8 through Thursday, at 3pm!

" “Carry Me Ohio” (2006-2016) examines the contemporary socioeconomic landscape of Southeastern Ohio, in the heartland of America. Over the course of a decade I have returned to certain towns and families where I seek to understand the long-term ramifications of the withdrawal of extractive industry and the importance of family and community in this melancholic and often-forgotten part of the United States. His book Carry Me Ohio will be published in 2016. "
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