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  • Abernathy Arts Center 254 Johnson Ferry Road NW Sandy Springs GA 30328 United States (map)

Opening Reception Saturday, May 12th 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony at 7PM)

Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibition showcases the phenomenal artistic talents of artists living and working in the state of Georgia. The exhibition awards $1000 for best in show and $700 dollars in other prizes. Georgia Artists will take place at Abernathy Arts Center from May 4 -  June 15, 2018. A two person jury panel will review artist submissions to determine which work will be shown in the 2018 exhibition. Our 2018 judge will then review the works after installation to determine which works will recieve awards. 

Abernathy Arts Center is a neighborhood arts center operated and managed by the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture dedicated to providing quality arts instruction and programming to the community. Located in Metro Atlanta, Abernathy’s gallery features rotating exhibits that showcase the work of our students and faculty as well as artists from around the country. Abernathy Arts Center is one of the longest running community art centers in Georgia.


Michi Meko is the Arts Education Coordinator at West End Performing Arts Center. His work has been recognized with both the 2017 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant and the 2017 Atlanta Artadia Award. Meko lives and works in Atlanta, GA and has had solo exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and University of Georgia’s Dodd Galleries.

Laura Bell is an Assistant Professor of Art at Kennesaw State University. She has had solo shows at whitespace (Atlanta, GA) and Jennifer Kostuik Gallery (Vancouver, BC). Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and Domino Magazine. Bell currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.


Laura Hathaway is the owner and director of Hathaway Contemporary Gallery.  The gallery exhibits emerging and established artists across a wide variety of media. Hathaway Contemporary is located on the Westside of Atlanta and was established in 2015.

Abernathy Arts Center254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328