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Barry M. Goldwater
© Barry M. Goldwater
The Visual Legacy of Barry M. Goldwater, Master Photographer
The Gallery at Serenbe
Featuring work by: Barry M. Goldwater

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 3, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Many know him as a Statesman and Presidential candidate but very few people know what an accomplished photographer Senator Barry Goldwater was.

At a young age, Barry picked up his mother’s Kodak and thus began the career of a master photographer. His eye for documenting the land and native people of Arizona, represents a key aspect of his work.

Self-taught, Goldwater experimented widely with darkroom techniques and spent his life mastering the art. Greats that included Ansel Adams were both his mentors and friends. His photography ultimately earned him twin inductions into the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the profession, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and the Professional Photographers of America.

: Sat, Oct 1, 5pm - 8pm

Exhibit Reception

Join us for refreshments with special guests Joanne Goldwater, Barry's daughter and Alison Goldwater Arkin, Barry's granddaughter.

The Gallery at Serenbe
9077 Selborne Lane
Chattahoochee Hills (Serenbe), GA 30268  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri, Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 4pm
p: (678) 519-1238
web: http://thegalleryatserenbe.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/866
ACP Listing #: 011

Ken Ross
© Ken Ross
Southeastern Photographic Society's Really Big Show
Sammiches N' Stuff
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 29, to Wed, Nov 30 2011

The Southeastern Photographic Society was formed in 1976 with the mission of helping its members learn the skills needed to capture great images and share them with others. Today, with over 200 members, the society furthers these goals by offering monthly competitions and critiques, conducting classroom learning opportunities and leading workshops and field trips.

The Really BIG Show will demonstrate the skill and artistic vision of the SPS membership with large prints of the participants' work. With a variety of subject matter and styles on display, viewers are sure to be inspired and engaged.

: Sat, Oct 1, 6pm - 9pm

Sammiches N' Stuff
515-A N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 7am - 6pm
Sat, Sun: 8am - 4pm
p: (404) 378-8778
web: http://www.sammichesnstuff.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/718
ACP Listing #: 048

John Sumner
© John Sumner
The 7th AAC Photography Exhibit at the Buckhead Library
Buckhead Library
Featuring work by: Aleta Aaron, H. Gay Allen, Andrea R. Baetti, Bill Boley, Chet F. Burgess III, W. A. Chamberlain, Paul H. D'Amato, Cheryl L. D'Amato, Mikki Root Dillon, Erin-Elizabeth Durham, Mary Frances, Jim R. Freeman, Frances A. Geiger, Wendy W. Gill, Ruth Gogel, Joanne Green, Valerie Gruner, Grace Hawthorne, William A. Helms, Joe Hoyle, Tom Jenkins, Cy Matthews Semrau, Nafisa Valita Sheriff, John C. Sumner, Cole E. Thomas

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 30, to Mon, Oct 3 2011

An exhibit highlighting the photographic talents of Atlanta Artists Center (AAC) members.

: Sat, Oct 1, 3pm - 5pm

Reception for the 7th AAC Photography Exhibit at the Buckhead Library

In the Library Community Room.

Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am - 8pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
p: (404) 814-3500
web: http://www.atlantaartistscenter.org/libraries.htm
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/751
ACP Listing #: 054

Ryan Flynn
© Ryan Flynn
No Posers
Young Blood Gallery
Featuring work by: Ryan Flynn

: Sat, Oct 1, 7pm - 10pm

Atlanta photographer, Ryan Flynn, opens his second solo show at Young Blood Gallery, entitled "No Posers". In describing his series, Flynn says, "the backyard ramp has played a vital part in skateboarding for over 30 years. No matter where in the world the ramp may be, there is seemingly always one general rule - no posers allowed." The opening for "No Posers" will be complete with wallet-friendly refreshments.

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Young Blood Gallery
636 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 12pm - 9pm
p: (404) 254-4127
web: http://youngbloodgallery.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/720
ACP Listing #: 060

Kathryn Muse
© Kathryn Muse
A Photographic Celebration
Defoor Centre Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 30 2011

A Photographic Celebration is a juried show featuring work by the Atlanta Artists Center Photography Salon. The Salon is open to all AAC members and is "an informal, photographic artists' education, discussion and support group of those who use one or all forms of photography as their means of artistic expression." Awards are given for First Place and Awards of Excellence for; Technical Excellence, Artistic Excellence, Photographic Technique, and Pushing the Digital Envelope. Other awards are at the judge's discretion.

Judge for the Show: Mark Karelson, Owner, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Please call (404) 591-3900 for additional hours at the Centre.

: Sun, Oct 2, 2pm - 4pm

Defoor Centre Gallery
1710 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 83031  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 6pm
p: (404) 591-3900
web: http://www.defoorcentre.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/727
ACP Listing #: 065

Kathryn Kolb
© Kathryn Kolb
P's and Q's at the East Lake Farmers Market
East Lake Farmer's Market
Featuring work by: Hector Amador, Robin Henson, David Knox, Kathryn Kolb, Kathy Wolfe

Other: Sat, Oct 1, 9pm - 1pm

Atlanta's finest photographers serve up some super savory pieces alongside plates of smokey BBQ at the 2nd annual P's and Q's event at the East Lake Farmers Market, at the corner of 2nd Ave and Hosea Williams Dr. in Atlanta's East Lake Community. It's a fundraiser to support Neighbor In Need, Inc. We help low income, elderly homeowners make repairs free of charge. www.neighborinneed.org / elfmarket.org

East Lake Farmer's Market
2343 Hosea Williams Dr
Atlanta, GA 30317  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
p: (770) 367-2471
web: http://www.elfmarket.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/732
ACP Listing #: 064

Jim Harrison
© Jim Harrison
Atlanta Photographic Society Salon
Featuring work by: Jim Harrison, Al McLeod, Janerio Morgan, Donald Stephens

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 30 2011

This group exhibition showcases the creative photography of over a dozen Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) members - both professionals and award winning amateurs. View 70+ fascinating images: color and black & white, of nature, people and the manmade. Awards are given for color, black & white and best in show. Learn more about APS at: atlantaphotographic.org

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 9pm

Awards Reception

Free. The public is invited. Learn more about APS at:

1911 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA , GA 30329  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 1pm - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 2pm
p: (404) 634-5134
web: http://www.atlantaphotographic.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/780
ACP Listing #: 067

Airport 2011
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Featuring work by: Anne Berry, Robert Demchuck, Lenny Gilmore, Lee Goss, Lydia Panas, Krista Steinke, Ilia Varcev

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Wed, Nov 16 2011

Airport 2011 is a juried exhibition of 7 artists. The exhibition is located in the Central Atrium of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Central Atrium
Atlanta, GA 30320  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 605-0605
web: http://www.apgphoto.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/786
ACP Listing #: 066

Janalee Sullivan
© Janalee Sullivan
Through My Eyes
Nouvelle: A Westside Nail Salon
Featuring work by: Janalee Sullivan

: Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm - 10pm

A compilation of things that caught my eye around the world.

Nouvelle: A Westside Nail Salon
1011B Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-5299  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 7:30pm
Sun: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
p: (404) 835-7839
web: http://www.nouvellenailspa.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/797
ACP Listing #: 056

Vargas & Harbin Studio Gallery
© Vargas & Harbin Studio Gallery
Moments in Time
Vargas and Harbin Studio Gallery
Featuring work by: Rigsby Barnes, Craig Cornmesser, A. Kelli Griffin, Charles J Harbin Jr, Neva Spell, Reinaldo Vargas, Diane Watson

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 16 2011

Vargas and Harbin Studio Gallery is a partnership in paint and pixels. Reinaldo Vargas, Cuban American artist, and Charlie Harbin, American photographer, gain inspiration from one another as they continue their quest to create unique and often edgy works.

Seven talented photographers will showcase creative prints -- from abstract to realistic pieces -- at this ACP event. The gallery sits amidst century old buildings, in the middle of downtown old Norcross, about 3 miles from I-85 and Jimmy Carter Blvd.

This exhibition will prove to be one of metro Atlantas' favorite stops on the Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2011 tour. Also participating in ACP in Norcross this year is Kudzu Art Zone, a short (2 block) stroll away, making your trek to Norcross even more rewarding. Not only will the photography be top notch, so are all of our local restaurants! We await your visit!

Charlie Harbin runs Stop the Clock Photo, while Rey Vargas operates Vargas Studio LLC from this joint venture gallery location.

Vargas and Harbin Studio Gallery
27 South Peachtree Street
Norcross, GA 30071  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed: 11:30am - 6pm
Thu: 4pm - 9pm
Fri: 5pm - 10pm
Sat: 6pm - 10pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm
p: (678) 687-6849
web: http://www.stoptheclockphoto.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/810
ACP Listing #: 071

North Georgia Camera Club Council
© North Georgia Camera Club Council
North Georgia Camera Club Council Shootout
North Georgia Camera Club Shootout (NG3C)
Featuring work by: North Georgia Shootout

Other: Sat, Oct 1, 7am

Camera clubs and their members will descend on Cartersville, Georgia in The Great North Georgia Camera Club Shootout. Clubs will be assigned topics and then spread out over the community to photograph. Images will be sorted and edited and turned in on the day with every club trying to be a winner. There will be awards for indidvidual shooters as well as team awards for the clubs. Host of this event is the Booth Photo Guild at the Booth Westeran Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. Prizes will be provided by Showcase Camera and Video. There will be vendors during the day and free workshops for your enjoyment. If your club is not a member of the North Georgia Camera Club Council, you'll miss out on this great one day event. Check out our website at ng3c.org and get all the details. Email Kim Bates at kbphotoart@comcast.net for membership and other details. You must be pre-registered to participate.

North Georgia Camera Club Shootout (NG3C)
Booth Western Art Museum
Gilmer Street
Cartersville,, GA 30120  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 7am - 6pm
p: (770) 617-7595
web: http://www.ng3c.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/816
ACP Listing #: 059

Gil Smith
© Gil Smith
Gil Smith: High Action Automotive and Sports Industry Photographer
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Featuring work by: Gil Smith

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Tue, Nov 1 2011

This event and exhibition has been cancelled.

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 12am - 5pm
Sat: 12am - 3pm
p: (770) 394-8300
web: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/824
ACP Listing #: 070

: Thu, Oct 20, 7pm - 9pm

Gil Smith

This event has been cancelled.

Big Studio
887 West Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 874-6111
web: http://bigstudiorental.com

Charlie McCullers
© Charlie McCullers
Featuring work by: Charlie McCullers

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Mon, Oct 31 2011

Charlie McCullers brings “twirl”, his latest works on paper to BEE. Charlie has been the official Atlanta Ballet Photographer since 2005. “twirl” features the unique relationship between the lens of Charlie’s camera and these amazing performing artists.

26 East Andrews Drive
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 365-9858
web: http://www.bee-atlanta.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/827
ACP Listing #: 072

Meg Dreyer
© Meg Dreyer
Rag and Bone: Of Loss and Desire
5 Continents
Featuring work by: Meg Dreyer

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Mon, Oct 31 2011

In 2008 I discovered an abandoned homestead in Maine.

When I (finally) climbed in a window to investigate the interior of the house, I was haunted and transfixed by the immediacy of the human lives, long vanished, that had unfolded there. It was as if the people who lived there had just stepped away, their abandoned possessions witness to a rich domestic life I recognized and understood but would never know the particulars of. Who had lived here? Why did they leave? And who had squatted in their wake, adding layers to the detritus of vanished lives? In the end it seemed not to matter. A sense of fragility and loss pervaded the place, the anonymity of human passage through the world a solitary truth that even the comforts of home could not dispel.

Comprising images marking passage, fragility and impending loss, this work grows out of classic themes of vanitas and memento mori long explored in art.

: Sat, Oct 1, 7pm - 10pm

5 Continents
326 Pharr Road
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5am
p: (404) 846-9988
web: http://5continents.us
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/828
ACP Listing #: 061

Liz Wall
© Liz Wall
Black and White: Photographs that Stimulate the Imagination
Relapse Theater
Featuring work by: David Damon, Melissa Danielson, Julie Stewart, Liz Wall

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Stimulate your imagination with these black and white photographs printed both digitally and in the darkroom.

: Sat, Oct 1, 5pm - 8pm

Opening Night Reception

The reception is open to the public and will be followed by a comedic performance at Relapse Theater.

Relapse Theater
380 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 5pm - 8pm
p: (404) 343-0347
web: http://www.relapsecomedy.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/835
ACP Listing #: 055

Bill Kettering
© Bill Kettering
Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography
Gallery 4463 Celebrates the Art of Photography
Featuring work by: Bill Graham, Damien A. Guarnieri, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 30 2011

Gallery 44463 in Historic Acworth, Georgia is operated and managed by 35 artists. For the third year in a row, Gallery 4463 will focus on photography for the month of October, featuring the works of 4 professional photographers in our main gallery as well as works by all our artists in our membership gallery.

Gallery 4463 Celebrates the Art of Photography
4463 Cherokee St.
Acworth, GA 30101  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 12:30pm - 8pm
Sun: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
p: (404) 808-9971
web: http://www.gallery4463.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/837
ACP Listing #: 069

© unknown
Brett Abbott Selects: Photographs from MOCA GA's collection
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sat, Dec 3 2011

Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art, turned his discerning eye on MOCA GA’s permanent collection and selected the group of photographs which are featured in this exhibition.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)
75 Bennett Street, Suite A-2
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 367-8700
web: http://www.mocaga.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/855
ACP Listing #: 068

Jan Kapoor
© Jan Kapoor
Girls Night Out / Women in Focus
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Hazel Berger, Anne Berry, Vicki Bethel, Danielle Cornely, Gail Des Jardin, Bobi Dimond, Jill Ediger, Adriane Garmond, Sheri Garza-Pope, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susan Helber, Jan Kapoor, Jenny Lawsky, Keri McDaniel, Gittel Price, Amira Price, Linda Rathke, Lynne Reigle Klein, Theresa Sicurezza

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Mon, Oct 31 2011

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. Founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth. Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography. Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms. Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, and critiques and by covering topics relating to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. The scope of the group's activities is further extended past the geographical area of its home base through an Internet presence and joint projects with women photographers around the world.

: Sat, Oct 1, 6pm - 9pm

Digital Arts Studio
1082-B Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 352-9779
web: http://www.digitalartsstudio.net/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/868
ACP Listing #: 058

ACP 2011 Portfolio Walk and Reception
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

: Sat, Oct 1, 6pm - 8pm

Calling all photographers, gallerists, collectors, curators, students, art consultants and photography lovers! You are invited to view the work of the 51 photographers who came from all over the United States to participate in the ACP Portfolio Reviews. Here you can also meet the distinguished panel of reviewers.

This will be a great opportunity to see what is happening right now on the international photography scene. Get inspired, buy some great art directly from the artist, or make your next big discovery.

This event is free and open to the public.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Second Floor
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 347-0944
web: http://www.gatechhotel.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/921
ACP Listing #: 063

Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
© Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Annual Push-pin show – open to the public

Saturday, October 1st, from 9am – 1pm
All photographers are invited to hang their best photo in the Piedmont Park Community Center!
Saturday, October 8th – CLOSED
Saturday, October 15th open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 22nd open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 29th – photographs are removed from 9am – 1pm

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you’ve ever taken or the best you’ve taken this week)!

The general public, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate.

Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by art critic Jerry Cullum and Creative Loafing.

Critic’s Choice
Viewer’s Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Black and White
Best High School
Youth under 12 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Teen 13 -18 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Adult (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Senior (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Photographs must be hung on Saturday October 1st between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 29th between 9am and 1pm. Please bring photographs 11 x 14 or smaller. Framed photographs are not allowed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, The showcase School, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, KPMG and Creative Loafing.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th street)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
web: http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/directions.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/924
ACP Listing #: 057

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