Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feb. 17: Art in Atlanta: Museums, Centers, & NonProfits

I found a list of Atlanta Art Galleries including neighborhood breakdowns.

I also found a listing on Georgia Art Museums, nonProfit Art Organizations & Art Centers

And I found Arts in Atlanta--including info on visual arts, performing arts, and a literature page

Here are a few that look interesting to me:

Mable House Arts Center (houses the South Cobb Arts Alliance)
Mon- Friday 10-5 call for evening and weekend hours
On Exhibit  Jan 20 - March 1, 2010
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild

Title: A Fine Day
Artist Bill Suttles
Medium: Pastel

Atlanta Artists Center
hosts sketch groups, workshops, demonstrations, monthly member meetings, & 10 juried art shows a year.
2979 Grandview Ave.
Tues-Thurs 10 -4
Fri. 10-4 and first Friday only 6:30-10:30; Sat. 10-4

Spruill Center for the Arts
has adult classes as well as a gallery
Education Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 (about 30 minutes on 285 N)
770-394-3447 x 0

4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road 30338 (about 25 minutes from home)

The main site: also had this good article:
10 Things to Remember When Starting to Collect Art

  • Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it will
    enhance your life.

  • Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in
    your art education.

  • Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events.

  • Visit and join your local art museums and non profit art centers.
    Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.

  • Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible.

  • If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what
    they've learned about collecting art.

  • Read books on art history and books about collecting art.

  • Subscribe to a few art magazines.

  • Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews
    usually just reflect one persons opinion.

  • Working with a professional art advisor / art consultant is a good way to learn
    about art collecting, and they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.

  • Once you've educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art,
    buy it, take it home and enjoy it.

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