I recently read a quote by an artist on the Emily Amy Gallery blog - "What is better than a painting? Nothing." Although this is taking love of art to an extreme, I do appreciate a good painting, and would far rather spend money on a wonderful piece of art than on expensive clothes, shoes, or handbags. A beautiful piece art is something that can be enjoyed for many, many years, and is such a wonderful expression of creativity. This is why I am so excited that on Tuesday night at 6 pm (2/17/09), my favorite Artist Market of the year begins! It takes place at Trinity School, which is located in Atlanta off of Northside Parkway, just north of Mount Paran and 75 (in Buckhead).
The 'Spotlight on Art' Artist Market is my ideal kind of place- thousands of paintings and works from hundreds of artists, all under one roof, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Virtually every genre is represented - contemporary art, impressionism, realism, sculpture, folk art, children's art, and most of the prices are very reasonable. There are many established gallery quality artists, as well as new and emerging artists. Here is a sneak peek of the show; all items in the pictures are for sale, and the show runs daily through Saturday afternoon, 2/21/09. My favorite thing about the market is that the new paintings are put out every day, so there is always something new every time you visit. For more information, hours, and directions, visit the website www.spotlightonart.com.
I like the painting on the bottom right - very organic and beautiful. The paintings on the upper left are by one of my favorite artists, Annie Butrus. I was hoping that she would bring a bigger piece this year, but the small paintings she brought are beautiful. The framed series of pastels are by her too, and priced at $275 each, a pretty good deal.
It is hard to see in the picture, but the artist on the right paints lots of abstract angels and landscapes.
I thought this section was so pretty with the fresh colors. I always like to see what artist Christy Kinard brings to the Market - she is the one who painted the florals in this picture.
I was intrigued by this dress sculpture, titled "Charlotte". Isn't it beautiful?
Traditional landscapes, still life, and equestrian art. I love that painting of the poppy field.
Another lovely dress sculpture.
A larger dress sculpture surrounded by beautiful art. It is hard to see in this photo, but the skirt of the dress is made of a deck of cards. I love the yellow painting in this picture.
Do you see any trends looking at these pictures? Red, yellow, and earth tones seem to be in vogue, although there were paintings to please every color preference, taste, and style. For more information, hours, and directions, visit the website www.spotlightonart.com. For those of you in Atlanta, I highly encourage a visit!