"The Senses" Exhibition featuring artwork by members of the The Atlanta Fine Arts League.
The Atlanta Fine Arts League (AFAL) was created in the Fall of 2005 by a group of Atlanta area artists. Our goal was to provide professional visual artists, working in representational genres and varied mediums, the opportunity for group exhibitions, art and business education, group critiques and to offer community service through their art. Our professional artist members include painters, sculptors, print makers, designers and illustrators.
AFAL is an organization dedicated to creating an atmosphere for our professional artists to share ideas, find support and build professional relationships. Critique sessions, exhibitions, plein air painting events, workshops, demonstrations and an online forum are just a few ways the League helps support our members and their careers.
List of Award Winners
First Place - "Remembrance" Ronnie Offen
Second Place - "Montana Sunrise" Lisa Gleim
Third Place - "First Contact" Fran Milner
Honorable Mention - "Dreaming" Tom Wood
Honorable Mention - "Talons Visceral Reaction"
Honorable Mention - "Sliced Up" Nancy Bartmess
Artist Choice - "Observe" Siva Nyayapathi
Sunflower Award- Kerry Aube Lingle "Memorial" &
"Hydrangea" Katherine Moore
“Food and Shiny Objects” Recent Artwork by
Artist Craig Ford
Craig Ford studied art at Young Harris College before transferring to the University of Georgia in Athens, where he majored in graphic design and illustration. He later worked as a designer/illustrator and art director for several agencies before starting his own graphic design business, “Design by Ford,” in 1999. It wasn’t until 2005 that Ford returned to painting. Additionally, he teaches design and painting classes at Young Harris College and art classes at the Roswell Visual Arts Center.
Ford's work has been regularly exhibited at the Atlanta Artist Center, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and was selected as one of Atlanta's emerging artists by Anne Irwin Fine Art. He sees himself as a visual storyteller, taking ordinary objects and putting them into different contexts and discovering completely different meanings and ideas in their combinations. Nostalgic icons or everyday items find a place in his compositions; big vividly colored pieces.
Craig paints in a realistic, representational style. His artistic references range from David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Fairfield Porter, Richard Diebenkorn, and Jennifer Bartlett to David Lynch and Bridget Riley to name a few. His work usually contains a concept of some sort but is open to the viewer’s interpretation.
He has been a member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Roswell Fine Art Alliance and the Alpha Arts Guild.
“In my art, I take ordinary objects and enhance their visual meaning.”
The Southeastern Pastel Society 2019 Juried Exhibition
The Southeastern Pastel Society was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting pastel painting in the Southeast. The Society has now grown and has members from all over the United States. We play a vital role in the pastel community by providing channels for communication and an environment in which pastel artists may flourish.
List of Award Winners
Best of Show - Donna Biggee “The Arrangement”
Second Place - Toby Reid “Early Blacklight”
Third Place - Evelyn Breit “Denise”
Exceptional Merit Award - Laura Pollak “Rushing Home”
Exceptional Merit Award - Connie Reilly “So Sweet”
Exceptional Merit Award - Lisa Gleim “Lady Luck”
Merit Award - Erin Bailey “Nestor Falls Sunset”
Merit Award - Junko Ono Rothwell “Seated on a Red Cloth”
Merit Award - Terry Powers “Nap Time”
Merit Award - Kay Ridge “Waiting”
Honorable Mention Award - Nancy Nowak “Aspens”
Honorable Mention Award - Anita Stein “In the Boat Shop”
Honorable Mention Award - Eveline Miller “Open Field”
Honorable Mention Award - Sally Arnold “My Garden Hydrangeas”
Honorable Mention Award - Gary Baughman “Confluence”
Honorable Mention Award - Resa Grogan “ Living Among the Color”
Honorable Mention Award - Zoe Schumaker “ Barnyard Strut”
Honorable Mention Award - Alan Flattmann “Autumn Colors and Reflections”
Members Choice Award - Toby Reid “Path to the Beach”
Opening Reception Photos