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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.

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.

Submission Deadline: November 3rd 11:59pm

Notification of Acceptance: via email by December 6th

Exhibition on view: 1/16/2025 - 2/20/2025

If you would like to nominate jurors for this exhibition, please email gallery@callanwolde.org.


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 gallery@callanwolde.org.

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Gallery Info

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-3pm extended hours Wednesday til 7:30

Friday-Sunday: Appointment Only

Schedule Tours or Appointments by emailing Gallery@Callanwolde.org

Entry is free, Donations are appreciated and contribute to continued arts programming.

The Gallery holds four to five exhibitions per year of emerging, mid-career, and established professional artists’ work, including juried group exhibitions and collaborations with other area arts collectives and non-profits whose mission aligns with our own. We show original paintings, collage, photography, textiles, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, mixed and multi-media works.

As Callanwolde is an educational institution, the Gallery offers workshops, artist talks, and interactive presentations about contemporary art during community events and school field trips. Many of the students that visit Callanwolde attend schools that receive Title I and Title III 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 for their ceremony and reception.

Accessibility Info

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.

Multi-Stall Restrooms are behind the grand staircase on the first floor, and a single stall restroom is through Studio B in the gallery space upstairs. Service animals are welcome.

Seating options are available upon request.

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

Arts For All

Since 1972, Callanwolde has been a significant presence in Atlanta’s arts community. Our 100-year-old campus is an inspiring place for students to learn, create, exhibit, and perform. We serve over 12,000 people each year through classes, performances, community engagement, gallery exhibitions, artist markets, and historic tours. Callanwolde provides high-quality classes in ceramics, textiles, dance, jewelry making, photography, painting and drawing, creative writing, and media craft. Our programs attract students of all ages, races, income levels, and abilities.

At the end of 2021, Callanwolde updated its mission to include increase support for underserved communities. We now provide free programing to students who qualify for Title I and Title III funding, veterans who live with PTSD, previously homeless adults and families, adults born with behavioral challenges, and low-income seniors.

Callanwolde provides access to art-making equipment and space for artists who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Our ceramics department has five gas kilns, seven electric kilns, and 25 throwing wheels. Our weaving department has 12 looms. Our campus touts an 850-square-foot Jewelry studio, 3,000 square feet of dance space, and a photography darkroom.

In addition to our art-making facilities, our 12-acre property features formal and natural gardens, a 550-seat amphitheater, and nature trails.

Callanwolde enriches lives by helping students learn and improve artistic skills in a supportive community. Our students gain knowledge that helps them succeed in their professional and vocational practices and engage in self-care.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-3pm extended hours Wednesday til 7:30

Friday-Sunday: Appointment Only

Schedule Tours or Appointments by emailing Gallery@Callanwolde.org

Entry is free, Donations are appreciated and contribute to continued arts programming.

Gallery Information:

The Gallery holds four to five exhibitions per year of emerging, mid-career, and established professional artists’ work, including juried group exhibitions and collaborations with other area arts collectives and non-profits whose mission aligns with our own. We show original paintings, collage, photography, textiles, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, mixed and multi-media works.

As Callanwolde is an educational institution, the Gallery offers workshops, artist talks, and interactive presentations about contemporary art during community events and school field trips. Many of the students that visit Callanwolde attend schools that receive Title I and Title III 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 for their ceremony and reception.

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.

Multi-Stall Restrooms are behind the grand staircase on the first floor, and a single stall restroom is through Studio B in the gallery space upstairs. Service animals are welcome.

Seating options are available upon request.

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

Arts For All

Since 1972, Callanwolde has been a significant presence in Atlanta’s arts community. Our 100-year-old campus is an inspiring place for students to learn, create, exhibit, and perform. We serve over 12,000 people each year through classes, performances, community engagement, gallery exhibitions, artist markets, and historic tours. Callanwolde provides high-quality classes in ceramics, textiles, dance, jewelry making, photography, painting and drawing, creative writing, and media craft. Our programs attract students of all ages, races, income levels, and abilities.

At the end of 2021, Callanwolde updated its mission to include increase support for underserved communities. We now provide free programing to students who qualify for Title I and Title III funding, veterans who live with PTSD, previously homeless adults and families, adults born with behavioral challenges, and low-income seniors.

Callanwolde provides access to art-making equipment and space for artists who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Our ceramics department has five gas kilns, seven electric kilns, and 25 throwing wheels. Our weaving department has 12 looms. Our campus touts an 850-square-foot Jewelry studio, 3,000 square feet of dance space, and a photography darkroom.

In addition to our art-making facilities, our 12-acre property features formal and natural gardens, a 550-seat amphitheater, and nature trails.

Callanwolde enriches lives by helping students learn and improve artistic skills in a supportive community. Our students gain knowledge that helps them succeed in their professional and vocational practices and engage in self-care.

FAQS

• What are the hours for the Callanwolde Gallery?

The Callanwolde Gallery is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm with extended hours until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. On Fridays to Sundays, the gallery is open by appointment only.

• How can I arrange a visit to the Callanwolde Gallery?

Viewings and Tours can be scheduled by emailing Gallery@Callanwolde.org. We can also accommodate walk-ins during our open hours from Monday to Thursday. Upon arrival, we kindly ask that all visitors sign in at the iPad located by the front desk.

• Is there an entrance fee to the gallery?

No, the entrance to the Callanwolde Gallery is free, though donations are greatly appreciated and help us continue to provide and expand our art programs and exhibits.

• What type of art does the gallery exhibit?

The Gallery holds four to six exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging, mid-career, and established professional artists. We host juried exhibitions, open calls, and collaborate with independent curators and other arts organizations whose mission aligns with our own.

We exhibit a wide range of art forms including original paintings, collage, photography, textiles, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed and multi-media works.

• Does the gallery offer any educational programs?

Yes, as an educational institution, we offer workshops, artist talks, and interactive presentations about contemporary art during community events and school field trips. If you are interested in taking Art Classes at Callanwolde, please visit our Programs page to learn more.

• Is the gallery accessible for individuals with limited mobility?

Yes, we have made every effort to ensure that our gallery is accessible to all. We have a parking lot at the back of our property, and we allow passenger drop-off at our portico entrance. Both stairs and a ramp provide entry to the Mansion, and an elevator is available for those who need it.

• What is Callanwolde's mission?

Our mission is to provide the Atlanta community with premier, accessible arts education, especially to the underserved, while promoting enjoyment of the arts at the historic and inspiring Callanwolde estate.

• Tell me more about the Callanwolde core values?

Our core values include putting art first, responsibility, inclusivity/belonging, providing a safe environment, and collaboration. We aim for everyone who visits, works, or studies at Callanwolde to have a positive experience.

• Can you tell me about the history of Callanwolde?

Built by Charles Howard Candler, the eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder, Callanwolde is a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion situated on a beautifully landscaped 12.5-acre estate. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now one of the most unique art centers in the country. The Gallery consists of the Petite Hall and a former bedroom, now called Studio A.

• How do I submit my work or exhibition proposal?

Artists interested in submitting their work or exhibition proposals can learn more and apply directly through our website at callanwolde.org/gallery.

More questions? Email Adam P. Faust, Associate Director of Arts and Entertainment, at gallery@callanwolde.org.

980 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306

(404) 872-5338 • klee@callanwolde.org

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