Thursday, October 15, 2009

New work at Decatur Gallery

On my work days at the gallery, I always like to set a mini studio and work on a painting. This is what I was working on this week. As you can see, It is a nice space for painting. Stop by and visit on my next work day.



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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Decatur Gallery - Monthly reception Oct. 10

Decatur Gallery & Market
October, 2009
Dear Dawn Kinney,
It's time for our monthly gallery reception!
The Decatur Market & Gallery invites you to join us on
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 for a gallery reception honoring
"Outsider Art." Honored artists are James Loftus
and Betsy Halford. The reception will be from
5 - 10 p.m.and will include complimentary wine,
hors d'oeuvres and an outdoor artist market.
Free to attend.
Join us! After the reception, we encourage you to dine
at one of our neighboring restaurants: Natalie's Fish House
The Decatur Market & Gallery
is proud to host a free reception to celebrate two artists:
Betsy Halford

Folk Fest

James Loftus

Loftus detail James Loftus

Betsty Halford and James Loftus use found objects to create
unique 3-D narrative assemblages that are proudly "Outside"
the norm!These dynamic artists give new meaning to repurposed
materials. Each piece has an accompanying recipe, explanation
or documentation of authentictiy. From themes such as
introspection to capitalism, each piece is thought provoking,
evocative and unique, challenging the viewer to contemplate.
Some invoke whimsy and artistic flourishes, prompting a smile.
It's just too hard to explain... come see for yourself!
We invite you to come meet the artists in person during the

The Gallery also features pottery, handcrafted jewelry, encaustic
paintings, pastels, glasswork, woodwork, jewelry and much more!
Artists and artisans in residence are on a solid track to success and
highly collectable.

During the reception, the Gallery will also offer an outdoor
art market featuring handcrafted items. Hors d'oeuvres and wine
will be served.

The reception is free to attend. Join us!
We hope you will join us to meet the artists and see their
exciting new work. Support for art and artists can give your
own life color and texture!
The Decatur Market & Gallery
153 Ponce de Leon Pl.
Decatur, GA 30030
About Us
The Decatur Market & Gallery was created as a gallery space for
emerging artists and artisans. The Decatur Market & Gallery is
Atlanta's most unique local co-operative gallery, exclusively featuring
Georgian artists. Each of the artist and artisan participants work in the
gallery to help reduce expenses and each have creative input on the
day to day operations of the gallery. We strive to enhance the art
community by offering this venue to support emerging talent. The
gallery participates with neighboring businesses for stronger synergy
and presence. Join us in welcoming a new art collective in Decatur!

For additional information contact:
Patrick Dennis
Decatur Market & Gallery
404-377-0755 ::

Dawn Kinney Martin

Monday, October 5, 2009

A perfect weekend for an Art Festival

Finally, A weekend without rain. One of my students stopped by and took a photo of me painting at the Norcross Art Festival the past weekend. I was a great show, but I am looking forward to a weekend off.



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Norcross Art Festival this weekend

Stop by and visit this weekend Oct 3-4 at the Norcross Arts Festival
Sat 10 - 6 Sun 11 - 5
Norcross GA
What to Know Before You Go

Where is the show?
On the streets of Historic Downtown Norcross “Rain or Shine”

What is the cost?

Where can I park?
FREE parking is available at satellite lots located on Thrasher St. and Stevens Road, in the Rock Tenn parking lot. Click here for a map. Free shuttles run regularly between Historic Downtown Norcross and the parking lots. Look for the “Festival Parking” signs.

Parking for those with disabilities
Limited parking for visitors with motor scooters or wheelchairs is available on Thrasher Street near Park Drive, across from Art Fest headquarters. Additional parking for those with disabilities is available at City Hall on Lawrenceville Street.
Via Peachtree Ind. South – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via I-285 – Turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via I 85 N. – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via Buford Hwy. traveling North – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd. then right on South Peachtree.
Via Buford Hwy. traveling South – Turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd. then right on South Peachtree.

Look for the “Festival Parking” signs.

Hope to see you there!