I have a portrait painting in a new group show opening this month at the Limelight Gallery in Atlanta. The portrait is Kerri in Green, which you can see here in the Figures and Portrait gallery; so I’m also showing you the newest portrait I have done called “Pensive“. (Acrylic on Yupo, $600, framed, 18″ x 24”.
This portrait will not be at the Limelight Gallery or the Atlanta Artists Center and in fact, the portrait at the Limelight is done in a much more realistic style. Don’t be confused! Kerri in Green was last scene at the Portrait Society of Atlanta’s group show at the Mable House Art Center in Mableton, GA. Honestly I don’t do lots of portraits, or haven’t been lately, so it feels strange to be getting into juried shows with a portrait, instead of my other type of paintings (environmental and allegorical) that did not get accepted into this show.
The Limelight gallery is in the Binders art center. It “features works from emerging [and] local artists. In addition the Limelight Gallery is a catalyst in promoting art awareness through the exhibition of works from local art groups and schools that impact the local art community. The Limelight Gallery is housed on the premises of Binders Art Supplies & Frames in Atlanta. With over 1,000 square feet of gallery space, the Limelight adds unique diversity and perspective to the Binders Art Supplies & Frames shopping experience.”
The Limelight Gallery is located within BINDERS at
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road Suite 18
Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 9am – 8pm • Sat 10am – 7pm • Sun 11am – 6pm
RECEPTION: Atlanta Artist Center, reception Sunday, JULY 19TH, 3:30-5:30pm
OK, here is Kerri in Green. Hopefully you can see it in person in Atlanta this month and next.
Illustrating just how subjective jurors in these juried shows are: there was a first place winner at the Portrait Society show where this painting appeared last month. That same first place painting was entered into the Limelight show, with another juror, and did not even get into the show. It’s all just a lot of luck on the part of the artist, and personal preference on the part of the juror. I think when I figured that out, it began to mean less to me to be declared worthy of being in any particular juried show. Juried art fairs are the same way. The winners reflect one thing — the personal preference of the juror.