2018 fine arts exhibition call for entries

Pictured: Scott Eakin, “Hands on the Wheel,” acrylic on panel, 48″ x 48”

Submit your entries for the juried Fine Arts Exhibition of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival. We invite artists working in all media to apply. Artist applications will be accepted through callforentry.org Jan. 8 through Feb. 28. Jurors this year are Angus Galloway, Ann Rowles, and Fred Yalouris.

This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival and to an audience representing a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, addressing this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread. All works must be original and completed within the last two years.

The exhibition offers monetary prizes as well as purchase awards from the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur. The show takes place at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus, May 22-June 10.

The public is invited to special events at the Dalton Gallery during the exhibition including the opening reception (in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association), May 22, 5-7 p.m.; and Last Call, a closing reception with artists’ commentaries, June 10, 4-6 p.m.

The Jurors

Angus Galloway works between drawing, painting, installation and sound as his primary art practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory University where he majored in Philosophy and minored in Studio Art and Art History.  Attending Georgia State University for his MFA, he concentrated on drawing and painting along with sound design.  His installations have been included in exhibitions such as New Genre Landscape in an Atlanta park, Art in Odd Places in New York, and Tenderlandscape at Agnes Scott College. He is currently an assistant professor of art at Georgia State University’s Perimeter Dunwoody.

Ann Rowles is National Affiliate artist of SOHO20 Gallery in New York, and has exhibited widely in the United States. Internationally she has exhibited in Hungary, Korea, and New Zealand. Public collections include the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and the William King Art Museum in Virginia. Grants and Awards include the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, the Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant and the “INDY” Award from the Independent Newspaper in North Carolina.  Artist residencies include the Atlantic Center for Art, Florida,  and the Hambidge Center. Rowles was a resident studio artist at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 2005–2010.  Rowles earned her MFA in Sculpture from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1990, and then taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University, and Western Carolina University, and the Vermont College of Fine Art’s Low Residency Program. Active in the Women’s Art Movement since the 1980s, Rowles is the cofounder of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and has served on the Board of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, Tri State Sculptors Education Association, Center/Gallery, and the Durham Art Guild. Memberships include the Women’s Caucus for Art (both National and Georgia Chapter), the College Art Association, International Sculpture Center, Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Tri State Sculptors, and the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. She currently has a studio in the B-Complex in Southwest Atlanta. 

Fred Yalouris has recently retired as the Design Director for Atlanta Beltline, Inc., and in this capacity directed numerous public art competitions, coordinated design strategies, and oversaw the commissioning of artworks for the project. Prior to coming to the Atlanta area, he served as the Director of Architecture and Urban Design for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority/Central Artery Tunnel Project. In the latter capacity he was responsible for the parks, streets, and green spaces that now lie on top of Boston’s “Big Dig” project. He preceded his career in public art with an academic career, and served as an administrator and research associate at Harvard University, then a college dean at the University of Massachusetts. A native of Maine, Yalouris earned his BA from Harvard and a PhD from Oxford University.

For more information:
Angie Macon