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Georgia City Hall Art Show

During this pandemic it’s unusual to see a new art exhibit in real life. But it happens! There is a new art show at the City Hall in downtown Smyrna, GA, which is one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Atlanta. Smyrna has a growing art scene, thanks to the new Smyrna Arts Council. This show will probably be on exhibit until January 2021, or longer. Here are some highlights from the show, which is free.

October 18, 2020

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On Artists Having a Style

Do you know artists who have a recognizable “style”? Many artists paint the same way, or in a similar way, using the same type of tools and materials, for most of their professional artistic life. They probably do this because they have been told that having a consistent look to all their art work will make them well known and appreciated. The well-known part is somewhat true, but the appreciated or successful part is not. Consider this statement about the late, great abstract artist, John Hoyland by Andrew Lambirth in 2009: “There are those artists who mine a single seam […]

September 23, 2020

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Georgia Watercolor Society Show

The watercolor painting “Future’s So Bright” by Shelly Leitheiser is a part of the juried group show sponsored by the Georgia Watercolor Society. * Here are the details of the art show if you want to see it in person. The show can also be seen on their website. 2020 GWS Annual Members Exhibition Juror: Pat Dews Location: Sautee Nacoochee Center 283 Highway 255N Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571 Dates: August 14 – September 25, 2020 * (The Georgia Watercolor Society is a very troubled organization with bad or non-existent leadership, and I would not recommend that anyone be a part of […]

August 23, 2020

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Gallery Representation

Besides Fine Art South and Saatchi gallery, Shelly Leitheiser has new Gallery representation at NewYorkArt•com Though Fine Art South is the primary gallery where you can find most of Leitheiser’s work at affordable prices, visit newyorkart.com. If you are in the New York area, visit New York Art after they re-open (they are currently closed due to COVID-19). Of course, one reason online galleries like Fine Art South are so fantastic is 1) lower prices than in a storefront gallery and 2) you can’t get a virus from shopping for art at home. Also, you can also directly contact the artist and […]

August 10, 2020

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How to Commission Art

Commissioning art isn’t a scary process and it’s not complicated either. When commissioning art from a talented artist, you can ask just about anything of them that’s in their wheelhouse. Since you see landscapes, realism, impressionism, portraits, animal art, and abstract art here on Fine Art South, you can get any of those types of art done with a commission request. To commission art from Fine Art South, you can start the process by using the Contact form here. For more basic information on commissions and how to do it, see the article below reprinted in part from Artfinder Don’t […]

February 13, 2020

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Limelight

Remembering the rainforest

Limelight at Binders is an annual juried art show that takes place in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA. The address is 3330 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, and the show is in a gallery within the Binders art store in a shopping center. It features artwork by members of the Atlanta Artists Center, which is also located in Buckhead. Shelly has two paintings in this show, “Memories of a Rainforest” which is pictured here (and for sale here) and “Chaotica”, a flowing abstract painting. The show runs from August 3-31, 2019. Memories of a Rainforest is part of Shelly’s series […]

August 15, 2019

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Atlanta Juried Art Show “Renewal”

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.2″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.8″ divienhancer_set=”none” divienhancer_hover_effect=”none” divienhancer_sticky_module=”none” divienhancer_modal_overlay=”#333333″ divienhancer_module_menu_button_background=”#333333″ divienhancer_module_menu_button_color=”#ffffff”]   Grandview Gallery in Atlanta is currently hosting the juried group show titled “Renewal”. The show features art by members of the Atlanta Artists Center. I have one painting in this exhibit, pictured on the right, titled “Theory of Light”. The painting is 36″ x 24″.   Exhibit Dates:Through February 15, 2019between hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pmSaturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Closed on Mondays. The Grandview Gallery is a well-established smaller gallery in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Their address is: Atlanta Artists Center2979 Grandview […]

January 24, 2019

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