• We’re going green- LEDs in the gallery

    We are excited to announce that the gallery has gone green with the new year. As we kick off the Spring 2020 semester new bulbs have gone up all over the gallery. These new LED bulbs will not only cut down on energy costs, but will allow us to keep the gallery temperature down, and will result in less burnouts.

  • &yet

    &yet, an exhibition of young emerging talent in Atlanta was on view 2.13.20 through 3.6.20. The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College presented a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. &yet sought to connect and foster conversations among young artists from communities around Atlanta. Thanks to our partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance we were able to offer a free application in an effort to create an accessible opportunity for young emerging artists from the area to experience the valuable processes of a working artist. Thanks to the James T and Ella Rather Kirk Fund we were able to award…

  • &yet – an exhibition of young emerging talent in Atlanta

    The Dalton Gallery presents a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance.  This exhibition is made possible by the James T and Ella Rather Kirk Fund. &yet seeks to connect and foster conversations among young artists from communities around Atlanta. In the spirit of the past exhibition series- Collage– this exhibition provides an accessible opportunity for young emerging artists from the area to experience the valuable  processes of a working artist—from the the digital application on cafe.org, to the jurying process, and to seeing their work hung in an established gallery space among their peers. By partnering with community arts…

  • Past Exhibitions

    You can view the list of past exhibitions and artists who have shown in our gallery below. (this is a growing list so if you see something wrong or a show we’ve missed email us and we’ll update the database!) Click the links to see more information about selected exhibitions. Fall 1978 – American Paintings: from the Robert P Coggins Collection curated by Leland Staven Fall 1990 – George Cress: 50 Years of Painting – Hunter Museum of Art  Fall 1995 – city limits visual: a selection of Atlanta artists   PreSpring 1997 – Latina Artists: Multiple Visions     Spring 1998 – Drawn from Nature: a contemporary response to the natural world…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side: Selections from the Permanent Collection on view September 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020 curated by Veronica Kessenich. Side by Side: Selections from the Permanent Collection examines the nature of acquiring a collection, learning about art and exploring how artists’ taste and content evolve over time. Curated by Veronica Kessenich, executive director of Atlanta Contemporary and visiting instructor in art history in the Agnes Scott College Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition centers around never-before-seen pieces requiring framing, restoration and current cataloguing. Side by Side aspires to illustrate the unity of the collection, which has at times seemed fractured, thereby deepening the mission and values…

  • The Possibility of Framing Infinity

    The Possibility of Framing Infinity on view spring 2008 curated by Lisa Alembik. “Painting as a noun takes on limitless form and attitude. It can arouse visual pleasure, support a manifesto, tell a story and speak of ideas. It is carved out of history. As a verb, painting is a suggestive practice that unfolds and is often self-reflexive. It is about color and shape and the senses extraordinaire. A rich process of exploration can take place through the goop of the medium, the blending of pigments and energetic eye movement. In action, the painter’s scope of vision will enclose the picture plane like a web—or like the hot pinball machine…

  • looking/longing

    looking/longing on view Fall 2007 “looking/longing is simple in its premise,  offering a phenomenal experience of looking and a visual meditation on the potent power of the medium of photography. We absorb our surroundings by reading clues of light bouncing off objects, our subconscious quietly processing the scope of our vision. When a person, landscape or object is immortalized through a photographic process, we may be enticed to look. We could be attracted just to know why the subject is significant to the photographer. If we are stirred, our attention held, a certain sensuousness of the medium and subject could continue to embrace our gaze to entice a deeper study.…

  • Velocity of a Single Gesture, or How to Build an Empire

    Velocity of a Single Gesture, or How to Build an Empire on view spring of 2007. “In an interview by journalist Ron Suskind, a senior White House adviser is quoted as saying “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” In the exhibition “The Velocity of Gesture, or How to Build an Empire,” artists are recognized as rulers of their picture planes, creating their “own reality” through personal sensibility and gesture. Conducting with a baton, making the sign of the cross, waving a magic wand or saluting a crowd—all are acts in which the drama and tempo of a hand movement have significance. Power lies…

  • Blackbird on My Shoulder

    Blackbird on My Shoulder on view fall 2006 organized with support from The Margaret Virginia Philip Art Endowment Fund. Blackbird on my Shoulder featured visual artists, writers and performers who were unshakably attached to the southeastern United States and were inspired by auto(biography) and storytelling. Stories, song and poetry were installed among photographs, drawings and sculptural installation. From the marrow of the South tales grow like beanstalks, reaching towards the patient sky. Blackbird on my Shoulder was organized with support from The Margaret Virginia Philip Art Endowment Fund.

  • Pink Days Azure Nights

    Pink Days Azure Nights on view Spring 2006 curated by Lisa Alembik. “This exhibition does not revolve around a theme. Pink Days, Azure Nights was borne from a call that brought forth artists unknown to the organizer in addition to new ideas from familiar ones. This exhibition does not revolve around a theme, but connections are made. Is it something in the air, or burning questions that have evolved over centuries time of artists and culture makers? That which is occurring in the world around us is dredging up unavoidable complexities linked to raw emotion and new action. The volcanic eruptions and digging down of Julie Puttgen and Celeste Roberge…

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