Callanwolde Gallery 2020-01-14T20:02:29+00:00

The Callanwolde Gallery

Upcoming Exhibition
2020 Callanwolde Juried Exhibition
Dates & Details to be announced, applications here
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). 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.

Current Exhibition

Solo Exhibition by Dave Armistead
January 9th to March 8th, 2020

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery presents Interference, a solo exhibition by Dave Armistead, winner of the 2019 Callanwolde Juried Exhibition.
Dave Armistead received his BFA from The Atlanta College of Art in 2005 and then completed his MFA from Clemson University in 2013. Currently, Armistead is the Senior Museum Prepartor at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on Emory University’s campus. Previously, he worked as a professor of painting, sculpture, foundations and art appreciation at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Armistead has exhibited his work at the Woodruff Arts Center, (Atlanta, Georgia), Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Georgia), University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin), and Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia) among others.
Artists Statement
What is object making? What is mark making? What happens when the development of a mark is contingent on the structure of the object? Interference is a series of paintings that investigate mark making and spatial relationships through tangible elements rather than illusionary techniques.
In this body of work, the “mark” is generated by the structure of the painting itself. The canvas stretcher, that which typically serves as a means of maintaining the structural integrity of a painting, now has the most influence on the composition. Illusionistic tactics are removed, leaving only the interference of the structure with the flatness of the picture plane as the source of the mark. These works participate in, and are affected by, conditions of real space, resulting in the development of a visual truth. What you see is what you get.
Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 9th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public.

Future Exhibition

Art From The Inside
Special Exhibition by Heartbound Ministries
March 12th to April 12th, 2020

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery presents Art From The Inside, a special exhibition by Heartbound Ministries.
“HeartBound’s mission is to support and equip Georgia prison chaplains and provide programs and resources to meet the needs of the prison community – correctional staff, inmates, and their families – changing the culture from one of crime and incarceration to hope and restoration.
We believe the Georgia prison system can be more than just a place where people serve time. We envision a prison system where lives are healed, transformed, and redeemed. We see a future where the cycle of crime and incarceration is broken, recidivism rates are reduced dramatically, and prisoners are restored to their families, communities, and faith.
Art from the Inside is an annual art show and sale showcasing the remarkable and often hidden talents of Georgia inmates. Proceeds benefit HeartBoundMinistries’ Little Readers program, a personalized, recorded reading program allowing children of incarcerated parents to see and hear their mothers and fathers reading a book to them via DVD. For more information, log on to”
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 12th , from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public.

Artist Submission Information

Artists who wish to submit exhibition proposals should e-mail the following to Brooke Adams, Gallery Director, at Please put “Gallery Submission” in the subject line. Please do not mail or hand-deliver your submission. Open to artists working in any 2D media or 3D media that can hang on the wall.  Artists must be at least 18 years old and be residents of the metro Atlanta area.
– An artist statement about the body of work you are presenting for review
– A resume and/or short bio
– A link to your website (strongly preferred) or 5-10 jpeg images of the artwork being proposed
– Any other relevant materials, such as press coverage