The 7th annual photography exhibit was selected by juror, Donna Garcia, Executive Director of the Atlanta Photography Group.
Donna Garcia is a curator, lens-based artist, educator, podcaster and editorial photographer based in Atlanta, GA. Best known for her conceptual self-portraiture and uncanny noir style, her work explores the performative potential of the medium of photography as well as the idea of how we exist within liminal space. She is a contributing editor for Lenscratch, co-host/co-founder of the Modern Art and Culture Podcast, she teaches workshops nationally and is an editorial, assignment photographer, creating work for international fashion brands to legacy environmental conservation publications. In her role as Executive Director at the Atlanta Photography Group, she oversees the curation of approximately 15 solo or group exhibitions annually, featuring work by hundreds of international artists.
The member exhibit was juried by David Ainsworth Cook. Dr Cook in on the faculty of the School of Liberal Arts of Georgia Gwinnett College in 2008 after a decade as the art professor and gallery director of Sterling College in Kansas. Born and educated in Mississippi, Cook began his teaching career as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. Upon returning to the United States, Cook taught at James Madison University where he received his MFA degree in drawing and painting. Immediately after graduate school, he was invited to join the faculty of Bridgewater College in Virginia where he taught for a decade before venturing into starting new programs at a variety of schools.
The Summer Exhibition "Summer Fun" was juried by Shirley Sequin, an award winning painter who's work has been collected throughout the country. The Suwanee Arts Center strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for best award in each category. This exhibition will encompass 2D and 3D art in a variety of media from paintings, photography, pottery, mixed media, glass, woodworking, and sculpture. Craftsmanship and presentation of artwork will be criteria for acceptance into the exhibit.