The Gallery at Callanwolde

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts 4-6 gallery exhibitions each year, including juried exhibitions and group shows in collaboration with other regional arts organizations.

Closing Reception of SHAPE: Thursday, March 28 from 6-9pm Round Table Discussion begins at 7pm

Immerse yourself amongst the creations of several Artists navigating the intersection of creativity and pedagogy. This exhibition delves into the profound role of educators who maintain a rich personal creative practice, shaping both the artistic landscape and the minds of aspiring creators in our community.

Join us for an evening of camaraderie and celebration, as we acknowledge the impactful contributions of these regional women artists-educators. Beer, Wine, and Soft Drinks will be available for purchase.

Round Table Discussion will center exhibiting artists and other women artist-educators. Space will be provided to discuss the exhibition and the artworks, tell stories, and workshop issues faced by navigating the various intersections this exhibition explores.

Exhibition on view until March 28th

Exhibition Co-Curated and Juried by Natalie Brandhorst and AP Faust.


A group show by members of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Opening Reception Thursday April 18th from 6-9pm

on view til May 30th

Open Calls for Art

In 1924, André Breton penned the first Surrealist Manifesto. 2024 marks a century of Surrealism's profound impact on the creative spirit. "Echoes" is a celebration of this legacy, inviting submissions from artists whose works have been influenced by the themes, techniques, and revolutionary zeal of Surrealism.

Exhibition Overview: "Echoes" seeks to showcase contemporary artworks that serve as an exploration of dreams, the subconscious, automatism and the irrational—themes central to Surrealist ideology. This exhibition aims to provide a platform for artists to demonstrate how these realms serve as lenses through which to view and respond to the complexities of our world.

Submission Guidelines: We invite artists to submit works that draw from the rich well of Surrealist inspiration. We are particularly interested in pieces that challenge norms, imagine new worlds, question reality, and reflect the transformative power of artistic expression. Submissions may span various mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. Specific guidelines available on the application link below.

Submission Deadline: Sunday July 14th 11:59pm

Notification of Acceptance: via email July 19th, 2024

Opening Reception: August 8th 6pm-9pm. Exhibition on view until September 29th

Exhibition Overview: SHAPE 2 builds on the success and vision of its predecessor, celebrating the innovative and transformative works of women artist educators in the region. This exhibition seeks to highlight the intersections of art, education, and womanhood, through the lens of local artists who are shaping the future of art and education. SHAPE 2 aims to showcase the diversity of experiences, techniques, and narratives that these educators bring to their creative and pedagogical practices. This iteration continues to explore the impact of women in art and education, showcasing how their work challenges societal norms, inspires communities, and fosters a culture of continuous learning and exploration.

Submission Guidelines: Open to artists that identify as women who are actively teaching in educational institutions within the region, including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and community education programs. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to both their art practice and educational work.

Important dates and more details to come.

If you would like to nominate jurors for this exhibition, please email

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is excited to invite artist collectives, curators, and creatives to submit proposals for our upcoming exhibition season. As an Atlanta-based gallery committed to showcasing diverse and innovative contemporary art, we are dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and established talents.

Proposal Guidelines: We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions across all visual art disciplines, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, new media, and interdisciplinary works. Proposals should include:

Artist/Curator Statement: Provide a brief bio and an overview of your artistic practice or curatorial approach.

Exhibition Concept: Clearly and concisely articulate the theme, concept, or narrative of the proposed exhibition.

Artwork Samples: Include high-resolution images or a portfolio representative of the works intended for the exhibition.

Public Engagement: Proposals that include plans for community engagement, workshops, or artist talks are encouraged.

Submissions are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We have capacity for 4-6 exhibitions a year, some of which are programmed internally, meaning we may only accept 2-3 proposals in a given year. Submissions will be kept on file for the following year and reviewed as the calendar allows.

Submission Guidelines can be viewed on the application form.

If you have any questions, please email

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About the Gallery at Callanwolde

Gallery Information:


The Callanwolde Gallery opened in 1975 in the Petite Hall of Callanwolde Mansion. Currently we have the Main Gallery space in the petite hall, and two smaller rooms, Studio A and Studio B, that are also used for gallery exhibitions. These rooms used to be bedrooms when the Candler family lived in the mansion.

The Gallery holds four to five shows per year of emerging and established artists’ work, including juried group exhibitions and collaborations with Atlanta area art organizations who’s mission aligns with Callanawolde’s mision of expanding access to the arts.

As Callanwolde is a teaching institution, the Gallery offers artist talks and interactive presentations about contemporary art during school field trips and tours. Many of the schools that visit receive Title 1 funding and are often lacking in arts enrichment opportunities.

The gallery space currently houses several Callanwolde dance classes, Summer camp classes, an annual holiday artists market, and serves as getting ready spaces for wedding parties who rent the venue.

Accessibility Information

The Callanwolde Gallery, located on the second floor of the Callanwolde Mansion, welcomes all visitors. Our parking lot is at the back of the property, a short walk to the mansion. You are welcome to drop off passengers at our portico entrance.  

Both stairs and a ramp provide entry to the Mansion, and an elevator is available behind the first-floor library room for those who wish to use it. The elevator opens to an office connected directly to the Gallery space.  

Shared Restrooms are behind the grand staircase on the first floor, and a single stall restroom is through Studio A in the gallery space upstairs. Service animals are welcome. Seating options are available for those who request it. 

For additional assistance or specific needs, please contact us at We are dedicated to ensuring everyone can enjoy the artistic offerings at Callanwolde. 


980 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306

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