The Callanwolde Gallery

The Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Candler Mansion. Ample free parking is available. Gallery viewing hours are:

  •  Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  •  Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Guests are welcome to visit the Gallery on weeknights until 8:00 p.m. However, some Gallery rooms may be inaccessible due to evening classes or other events. We suggest calling ahead (404-872-5338).

Admission to our gallery is $5, at the door. We accept card and cash. Members always get into the Gallery for free!

20% of all artwork sales benefit Callanwolde’s mission to preserve the historic Candler Estate and to offer fine arts and outreach to the community.

Callanwolde is handicapped accessible and has 24 hour security and video surveillance. Firearms and weapons are prohibited on Callanwolde property.

Please contact our Gallery Director, Christina Bray, at with any gallery related inquiries.

Bernie Taupin’s Ragged Glory | Art Americana, October 12 – December 12, 2017

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BERNIE TAUPIN is a lifelong visual artist. In the early 1990’s painting became the main thrust of his creative endeavors. In his early work Taupin was inspired by groundbreaking Abstract Expressionists including Hans Hoffman, Franz Kline, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Taupin says, “As in any creative field, we start by emulating work we like, following the path that ultimately leads to finding our own vision, a style we feel is original and unique in its own beliefs, on its own merits.”

Taupin artwork evolved from Ab-Ex explorations to a level of self-satisfaction followed by experimentations with text-based content and minimalist Pop Art concepts. By 2016 and 2017 works become sculptural constructions off and through the canvas and bound with cord and wire. Expressing with found objects and repurposed material and artifacts, Taupin’s multi-layered creations include manipulated flags, scorch, paper, wax, wire, wood, corrugated cardboard, fabric, bubble wrap, and resin.

“The imagination is the most powerful tool artists possess enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the eyes and ears. My dimensional work is simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words.” – Bernie Taupin, 2017.

Bernie Taupin’s solo exhibition, Ragged Glory | Art Americana, will be on view at the Callanwolde Gallery October 12 through December 12.

Download Catalog of Artwork (PDF)

Signed, Limited Edition Prints: THE PATRIOTS SUITE

A signed, limited edition set of prints by artist Bernie Taupin, THE PATRIOTS SUITE will be included with any purchase of $30,000 or more from the Callanwolde Gallery.  The suite may also be purchased on its own for $2,500.

THE PATRIOTS SUITE was conceived in celebration of the Bernie Taupin Ragged Glory | Art Americana exhibition at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Each work in THE PATRIOTS SUITE (RED, WHITE, BLUE) is an archival pigment print with brush embellishing on heavyweight archival 17 x 22” paper from an edition of 111 individually signed by Bernie Taupin.


Gallery Schedule 2017

Jeff Milsteen – Shuttered: The Art of Abandoned Spaces
Jeff Milsteen presents a series of images of the abandoned and decaying Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, along with abandoned industrial sites around the South. 
January 12 – February 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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Outliers: On The Road to Terminus
Group printmaking exhibition by faculty from twelve Georgia colleges and universities, in conjunction with the 2017 Southern Graphics Council International Conference.
March 2 – April 7
Opening Reception: March 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition
Curated by Susan Bridges, owner and gallery director of Whitespace.
April 13 – June 23
Opening Reception: April 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

On Waters of Time
Sculptures and 2D works by Corrina Sephora
June 29 – September 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ragged Glory | Art Americana
The Artwork of Bernie Taupin
October 12 – December 12


With help from the following sponsors, Callanwolde is able to accomplish its mission of preserving the historic Candler Estate and offering fine arts and outreach to the community.

Annual Diamond Level Sponsors

Dekalb County Georgia
Illuminating Design
The Candler Family
The Coca-Cola Company

Annual Platinum Level Sponsors

Estes Services
Geri Sims
Zest Catering

Annual Gold Level Sponsors

57th Fighter Group Restaurant
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces
Audi Atlanta
Baker Donelson
Cooper Piano
Elite Event Rental
Epps Aviation
Fidelity Bank
Georgia Council for the Arts
Georgia Power
Holland & Knight
Home Depot
National Endowment for the Arts
Red Light Management
Rock to the Rescue

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