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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


From Studio to Market

 [Annie Kammerer Butrus, Red and white: View of Ashford on the Glen, 2001, gouache on paper, 11" x 14"]

During the past few days, scores of artists have been bringing their work to Atlanta's Trinity School for the 30th Annual Spotlight on Art. As an enthusiastic collector of Birmingham-based Annie Butrus' smaller pieces, I was thrilled when I confirmed that, again this year, she is among the painters, sculptors, potters and photographers participating. Some of her gouaches from the Red and White series as well as other small works will be for sale at Spotlight's juried Artists Market January 31 - February 5, 2011.

[Views of Annie's Birmingham, Alabama studio.]

I think longtime readers are already familiar with Annie's abstracted studies of the Alabama landscape but if her name is new to you, be sure to explore her site or use the tags below to check out related past posts. The list of Spotlight alums includes so many distinguished names: Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Thornton Dial, Gogo Ferguson, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Moulthrop. This year more than 7,500 diverse pieces, encompassing original fine art, ceramics, and jewelry, will be on view with prices ranging from $5 to $5,000. Other artists whose work I'm anxious to see at the 2011 happening include Lucinda Bunnen and Gregor Turk.

Held annually at 4301 Northside Parkway, the Artists Market is open to the public with free admission and parking. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, so feel free to drop in anytime during the hours listed above.

Related past post: Cafiero on Art.


Ivy Lane said...

I love glimpses of an artist's studio... neat to see what inspires them! Happy Sunday!

Karena said...

A wonderful opportuntiy Courtney.

Please do come and join in my giveaway from Splenderosa! It is wonderful....

Art by Karena

MLP said...

Hurray for Spotlight! You described the atmosphere perfectly -- warm and welcoming. The collection is shaping up to be amazing. Can't wait for Opening Night.