ACP Quick Look: The Georgia FENCE – in Columbus

The Georgia FENCE narrowly escaped hurricane Matthew in Savannah, and has now been installed on the Chattahoochee River Walk in Columbus. Here's a few photos from Hannah Israel of the install today:





This Week With ACP (10/11)

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5e27e57f-abb3-4027-9d65-63600251fead© (detail) Baldwin Lee - ACP Lecture Series - Thursday

c2a63537-3c7b-4b87-9da1-b06b037156e5© (detail) My Atlanta Exhibition - Thurs.-Sat.

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This Week brings a plethora of events and exhibitions, including three ACP highlights: Baldwin Lee's artist talk and reception at MOCA GA on Thursday; Photo Battle on Friday night; and Eye South Photography Symposium in Columbus on Friday & Saturday!

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Georgia FENCE on view in Columbus, Tues.
ACP Lecture Series: Baldwin Lee, reception & lecture at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6pm
My Atlanta Exhibition on view Thurs.-Sat.
Photo Battle at Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday, 6pm
Eye South: Photography Symposium in Columbus, Fri.-Sat.

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Oct. 11, Tuesday, Tonight!
Iran Beyond Politics opening reception & lecture at Art Institute, at 6/7:30
Douglas Kirkland artist's talk at Creative Circus, 7pm

Oct. 12, Wednesday:
Nathan Dean artist's reception at Restaurant Eugene, noon
Craig Bromley opening reception at Carroll Street Cafe, 5pm

Oct. 13, Thursday:
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 1pm
Picturing Justice opening reception at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 5pm
Deborah Llewellyn opening reception at ADAC, 6pm

Oct. 14, Friday
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 10am
Arts Clayton Annual Competition opening reception, 5pm
Santiago Vanegas artist's talk at Gallery 180, 5pm
SHOTS 16 opening reception at Showcase School, 6pm
ELEVATE opening reception at Gallery 72, 6pm
RPS Open Exhibit opening reception at Roswell Visual Arts Center, 7pm
Atlanta Photography Society Salon on view at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

Oct. 15, Saturday: UPDATED
Derived from Nature opening reception at Blue Heron, 10am
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 10am
Atlanta Artist Center's Photography Salon at Artist Atelier, noon
Mike Shaefer artist's reception at Atlanta Cuban Club, 3pm
Decature Fine Art opening reception at Decatur Fine Art Gallery, 6pm
Women in Focus artist's reception at Digital Arts Studio, 6:30pm
Nine: Art of the Photo opening reception at pb&j gallery, 7pm

Oct. 16, Sunday
Atlanta Photography Salon Juried Show artist's reception at Atlanta Artists Center, 4pm
Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics on view at High Museum of Art


Eye South Photography Symposium at Columbus State, Friday & Saturday

Columbus is just an hour and a half away on 85, and this Friday and Saturday, Columbus State University is hosting "Eye South", a photography symposium that is also the regional SPE conference. Here's the Festival Guide listing(s) for Friday and Saturday, with much more information and links below.





"Event: Eye South Photography Symposium and SPE Conference
Location: CSU Department of Art/ Corn Center for the Visual Arts
Address (GPS Only): 921 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
Date: October 14 – 15
Website: or
Contact: Hannah Israel, Gallery Director

Columbus State University Department of Art will host Eye South Photography Symposium and the Society for Photographic Education Conference October 14 -15, 2016 in Columbus, GA. This event will feature artists’ lectures, panels and portfolio reviews at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts and the RiverPark Theatre Complex, CSU RiverPark campus. Exhibitions will also be featured in multiple venues around the downtown area of Columbus and at the Columbus Museum.

Eye South and the SPE conference is a two-day photography symposium (October 14 - 15) writers to CSU to bringing photographers, artists, publishers, curators and explore key themes in contemporary photography including landscapes and portraits of the American South, the narrative image, and the challenges of making visual history.

Featured speakers: Alec Soth, Jeff Rich, Taylor Curry, Mark Dorf, Molly Lamb, Lauren Henkin, David Chickey, Jessica Auer, Carl Martin, Ben Alper, Jessica Ingram, Susan Worsham, Marni Shindelman, Chuck Hemard, Stanley Wolukau- Wanambwa, Joshua Dudley Greer, and Carson Sanders.

Columbus State University Department of Art has partnered with the Do Good Fund, The Society for Photographic Education, The Columbus Museum, Uptown Columbus, CSU Rankin Photography Center, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, MOCA GA, Aint-Bad, SCAD, and the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum to make this event possible."

ACP Quick Look!

As #acpfest gains momentum, we've been updating instagram (@atlantacelebratesphotography) & twitter (@acptweets) at a rapid clip, keeping-up with ACP events and all the exhibitions and events at participating #acpfest venues. We're even doing real-time Instagram "stories", if you haven't checked them out yet. (Please use #acpfest - we're retweeting and regramming!)

From Instagram, one of the best photos we've seen of The FENCE, from ACP Advisory Council member Murphy Townsend. Thanks, Murphy!


It was fantastic to see so many of you at Last night's lecture from Duane Michals! Don't forget his opening tonight at Jackson Fine Art. And while you're at it, here's everything that's happening through the end of the weekend. ENJOY!

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This Week With ACP (10/3)

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This Week With ACP (10/3)

A modern master of photography, Duane Michals will be giving an artist's talk at Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday night. It's going to be a special night, and we hope you'll join us.

On Saturday, the ACP Portfolio Walk will be showcasing the work of photographers attending the ACP Portfolio Review. The Portfolio Walk is open to the public from 6-8pm at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.

We've really been enjoying your instapics & tweets tagged with #acpfest, please keep them coming!

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Lecture Series presents Duane Michals at Woodruff Arts Center, Thurs. 7pm
ACP Portfolio Walk, Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Sat. 6pm
My Atlanta Exhibition on view at Spencer Sloan Studio, Thurs.-Sat.

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Tuesday, in Columbus:
Photographs from the Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and Elsewhere on view at Ilges Gallery
You, Me, Us, and Them: Pictures from the Do Good Fund on view at W. C. Bradley Co. Museum

Atlanta Photography Salon Juried Show on view at AAC
Ben Helton opening reception at Brickworks, 5:30pm

The Natural World artist's reception at Atlanta Central Library, 5pm
Women in Focus XXIII opening reception at Bill Lowe, 6pm
Photography Exhibit artist's reception at Big Shanty, 6pm
My Mom's House artist's reception at RCAM Building, 7pm

Arts Clayton Gallery photography competition exhibition on view
In Focus: Storytelling through the Lens, exhibition at Allatoona Book Festival
Duane Michals / Trine Sondergaard opening reception at Jackson Fine Art, 6pm
#InHonor opening reception at Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 6pm
Révélateur artist's reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
ACP at MFA opening reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
Continuum opening reception at Dodd Galleries, 6pm
Joshua Rashaad McFadden opening reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
Creature of what You are opening reception at Day and Night Studios, 7pm
The Photography of Ilia Varcev artist's reception at Pace Academy, 7pm

The Science and Art Behind Ruination, panel discussion at Spruill Gallery, 1pm
Myrtie Cope, artist's reception at Smyrna Public Library, 2pm
AAC Exhibit artist's reception at Buckhead Library, 3pm
Fall Exhibit - Artist's Choice opening reception at Downtown Gallery, 4pm
Hapeville Gallery Crawl, Hapeville Depot Museum & Gallery, 4pm
The Georgia FENCE on view in Columbus, GA
Artist's Talk & Book Signing at Jackson Fine Art, 11am
Perspective artist's reception at Gobi Photography, 6pm
Ralph Watkins opening reception at The Apex Museum, 6:30pm
Tell Me a Story opening reception at the B Complex, 7pm

AIR Serenbe: Serenbe Home Tour open house at Serenbe, 1pm
A2D Photography Group Show opening reception at Emory, 3pm
Voices & Visions opening reception at Decatur Public Library, 3pm
AIR Serenbe: Aaron Coury Portraits artist's reception at Serenbe, 4:30pm

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.)



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?


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


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