Highlights of Our Juried 3-D Art Exhibit

This year, the 3-D show was headed up by Tannery Row Artist Colony member and studio artist Bree Sauers. Thrilled as well with the number of entries, it was even more exciting to see the show come together and watch as viewers observed each piece closely and react to the show as a whole, stated Bree. This year's show was such a success, and I can't wait till the next 3-D show!

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Over thirty Local and Regional Artists participated in the show, bringing to the Tannery a wonderful collection of stimulating and exciting work, lending to multiple awards. 1st Place went to Jane Jaskevich, for her piece, Dream, 2nd Place was given to Karen Adams for her work, Horned Man of the Sea, 3rd Place was awarded to Aleta Johnson for her piece, Voices, and Honorable Mention was given to Richard Shivers for his work, Quilted Bowl.

Tannery Artist, Tonya Haswell designed and developed an installation piece incorporating many found everyday objects. Parts of her work are placed within an area of a main wall adjacent to the Tannery Gallery. These parts taunt the viewer into inspecting objects within her piece more closely as the they interact with one another, creating dialogue and intrigue. 

 

Our 2018 3-D Juried Art Exhibit stunned visitors and art collectors with its variation and breadth of subject matter and mediums. This Year's Juror, Kevin Chambers, N.S.S., represented by dk Gallery, was excited to see not only the high number of entries in the show, but the engaging quality and approach to artist materials and techniques.

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Tannery Artists also participated in the Juried  3-D show placing in the Member artist Category.  1st Place was awarded to Bree Sauers, 2nd Place was given to Debra Barnhart, 3rd Place went to Christine Canova and Honorable Mention went to Judy Isaak. 

Overall this show reveals the multifaceted and diverse art world within our regional and local community. Its exciting to see so many people involved in creating, interacting and communicating through the visual arts. 

 

The Juried 3-D Art Exhibit will be on view until July 28th.

Our Hours are 12-4 Tuesday-Saturday. The Gallery is also open during these hours.

 

Our next  upcoming show that will open August 11th is Roxane Hollosi's Solo Show, A Woman's Spirit: Internal and External Nature Explored. Roxane will be giving an artist talk on August 11th at 5 PM.  Read more about her work here.

 

 

3-D Art Exhibit Juror Announced!!

Kevin Chambers is a classical sculptor that works primarily in bronze. His work has been collected and displayed both nationally and internationally. He is known for significant commissions such as The Alpharetta Veteran’s Memorial depicting two 7’ bronze soldiers in a moment of pause on the battlefield, First Responders Medallion in Roosevelt Park in Gainesville GA, anda bust of "Abe Jackson" dog and best friend of an Atlanta celebrity. Chambers has collaborated on numerous projects for clients like Soho Myriad, Johnson Studio, Four Seasons, the Hilton, St. Regis, the Hyatt and the Marriot Hotel Group and Ritz Carlton. In 2015 Chambers was elected into the National Sculpture Society, the oldest and most prestigious group of professional sculptors in the nation.

Chambers received a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, and studied the figure with Master Draftsman, Glenn Vilppu in Naples, Italy. Chambers also worked with painter and illustrator Elio Guevara to complete a large scale public commission project, producing ten large murals for Zoo Atlanta. 

Chambers was recently awarded the Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award and Gloria Medal given by the National Sculpture Society for his bronze sculpture, Requiem.  

Today, his works and collaborations are widely exhibited and displayed in public, national, international, corporate and private collections around the world, from Trinidad to Japan, Canada and China. 

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SPRING JURIED EXHIBITION BREAKS PARTICIPATION RECORD!

ART BEAT: Tannery Row Artist Colony's Spring Juried Exhibition Breaks Participation Record!

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Cynthia Corbin’s mixed media piece “Feel Like Dancing” will be featured in Tannery Row Artist Colony’s spring juried exhibition which will be held March 10 through April 7. (Special Photo)

The spring juried exhibition at the Tannery Row Artist Colony will be bigger than ever this year. The show will feature 91 artists who have submitted more than 250 works that will be considered by judges for the show that will run through April 7.

“This is the highest level of participation we have ever had for our Spring Juried Exhibition,” Tannery Row Artist Colony spokesperson Debra Barnhart said of the exhibition, which will open with a special reception from 5 to 8 p.m. March 10.

Tannery Row Artist Colony, a collective of 15 artists and their studios, is located at 554 W. Main in Buford. The exhibition will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Connie Reilly, whose oil painting “Artistry” will appear in the spring exhibit, is a well-known figurative artist. Reilly’s work is part of many private, public and museum collections, including the Booth Museum and Atlanta History Center.

“Painting portraits and the human figure is my greatest passion, and I’ve always been inspired by historical and nostalgic themes perhaps because it reminds me of my Southern heritage,” Reilly said.

With her piece “Artistry,” Reilly depicts a woman from the back, wearing a flower wreath and a flowing white dress. As with many of her compositions, there is an air of mystery about the subject.

Cynthia Corbin’s mixed media piece, “Feel Like Dancing,” is a boldly colored abstract composition using paint and collaged paper.

“Yellow is not a color I use very often,” Corbin said. “So this was an experiment. I had a small graphic design sketch I wanted to translate into collage using that color, so I selected all my papers in blues, turquoises and some purples, glazed my canvas in shades of yellow and slowly built up the design.”

Kathy Kitz creates large abstract expressionist works on canvas. She enjoys the process of applying and lifting the paint to create depth and movement in her work. Her painting in the Spring Juried Exhibit, “Edge of the Wall,” was inspired by nature. “I used the muted colors of a foggy rainy day to create this piece,” Kitz said.

For more information about the exhibition and this unique arts community, visit Tannery Row Artist Colony’s website at www.tanneryrowartistcolony.net

Holley Calmes is a freelance writer and public relations consultant specializing in the arts. Email her at hcalmes@mindspring.com.

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Second Saturday Open Studios a Big Hit!!!

Austin Primm Live during Open Studios at the Tannery Row Artist Colony!!! 

Austin Primm played live acoustic guitar at our Second Saturday Open Studios this past Saturday, Jan. 13th. Visitors came out and explored the studios of 14 artists here at the Tannery Row Artist Colony.

Artists had a blast meeting so many new guests. Many visitors also viewed the current exhibition on view: The Winners Circle highlighting six TRAC artists.

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 Kelly Turley explaining her work to viewers.

Kelly Turley explaining her work to viewers.

 The work of Judy Isaak.

The work of Judy Isaak.

 The work of George Nock

The work of George Nock

 Donna Jassman helping visitors pick out a piece of her work during open studios

Donna Jassman helping visitors pick out a piece of her work during open studios

 Visitors viewing the work of Gena Brodie Robbins in her corner studio.

Visitors viewing the work of Gena Brodie Robbins in her corner studio.

Artful Holiday Exhibition and Boutique

The Artful Holiday and Boutique at the Tannery Row Artist Colony kicked off this past Friday evening and on into Saturday. Artists were in their studios greeting visitors and discussing their creative process. The gallery is filled with works that are priced under 300 dollars and range from paintings, encaustic, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, mixed media, and handmade ornaments.

These items in the gallery will be up and available for purchase until Dec. 30th, 2017

The Vibrant and Engaging Work of Tonya Haswell

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When first entering the studio of Tonya Haswell, the viewer is greeted with an explosion of whimsical and vibrant collages, assemblages, and texture filled paintings. Each work of art is a deep investigation; a new venture that many times brings forth an internal awareness or awakening. 

Objects such as vintage keys, clothing patterns, yarn, belt buckles, buttons and coffee grounds are used in Tonya's work. These objects are a spring board into dialogue, creating stories that are  symbolic of moments past, such as childhood memories of the artist's Grandmother. Other objects are placed together in a way that form new meaning, bringing even further value into the discarded. 

Each item that has been gathered, collected, and placed strategically onto the coffee stained or ripped surface, is then altered with paint or wax, as if to cover something that is no more, forgotten, or disappearing. These objects are then wiped away, partially - uncovering specific areas, giving the viewer just a clue of what the objects are communicating. 

Tonya's work entices and engages the viewer, by allowing them to incorporate their own stories or conclusions. Visit Tonya's studio at the Tannery Row Artist Colony, # 86.

Getting Ready for the Holiday Boutique at the Tannery Row Artist Colony

Artists, such as Judy Issak, are working hard to make new and exciting works for their 2017 Holiday Boutique and Open House. 15 artists will be in their studios ready to show and sell their new artworks especially created for the occasion. All works will be under 300 dollars and will range from small paintings, pottery, jewelry and holiday ornaments. Many of these new works will be highlighted in the gallery. Live guitar and light holiday refreshments will also be served. 

Young Artists at the Tannery

Little masterpieces are excitedly created under the direction of Jean Plumer, Artist, at the Tannery Row Artist Colony. Jean's students explore a multitude of mediums and techniques such as clay, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, graphite and charcoal.

Saturdays are buzzing with creativity as the Tannery's young artists delightfully and carefully form their artwork.  Find out more about the Young Artists at the Tannery.

 

 

 

Acrylic Pouring with Judy Isaak

Judy Isaac uses multiple fluid, bold colors that easily glide across the canvas to create organic, even cosmic bursts of patterns. Take a look at this time-lapse video that highlights her studio process involving various steps of the acrylic pouring technique onto canvas. 

Visit Judy's studio at  the Tannery Row Buford Artist Colony to see the finished piece.

Studio Explorations with Bree Sauers

You can tell when first entering the studio of Bree Sauers that it is a sacred space full of works needing closer inspection. Bree works in a variety of found materials, anything from vintage clothing, metal, natural flowers and seed pods, to bees wax that comes all the way from a remote farm in Michigan. She makes her own encaustic, using her own formula of damar varnish resin, bees wax and oil sticks. Bree is in her studio almost every day welcome visitors.