We partner with a multitude of Art Organizations around the country. It is part of our mission to support our local artists and the community we live in.
The Sketchbook Project mobile Library will be on location at the BINDERS Ponce City Market location June 5th-7th 2015.
The Sketchbook Project Events
Binders will be hosting Sketchbook and Journaling demos throughout the weekend.
Strathmore has provided a beautiful 11x14 hard covered Mixed Media Art Journal for each of our stores.
Please come by and make your mark, we will have plenty of media on hand to try. We will be digitizing the journals and posting them online to celebrate our 60th Anniversary this October!
Come by, checkout a sketchbook, get inspired, and play!
In Store Demos & Deals
Sakura & Faber will be demoing and offering an extra 10% Off Preferred Pricing.
Strathmore will be in the store demoing their sketchbooks and journals Saturday from 12-4 and offering 20% off BINDERS Preferred Pricing.
MOLOTOV markers will be available at an extra 10% Off Preferred Pricing and KOH-i-NOOR pencils sets will be available at an extra 15% Off Preferred Pricing.
Jorge Santiago from Stillman & Birn will be offering a demo on their sketchbooks and Journals and offering an extra 10% off Preferred Pricing.
Jason Kofke will be demoing Pentel Saturday from 12-3 and will be offering an extra 10% off Preferred Pricing on all Pental Products.
The Rising Stars SCAD program, gives rising high school seniors the opportunity to earn undergraduate credit in foundation and major classes.
During a creativity filled 5 weeks, students complete a regular 10 week course load and may complete up to two classes. And to round out the experience participants live on campus enjoy all of SCAD's facilities.
While participating in the Rising Stars program, students will have the opportunity to visit BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames newest location at Ponce City Market. A few miles from the SCAD campus lies an oasis of art supplies and helpful staff surrounded by Atlanta history.
The Ponce City Market location is part of the major renovation of the old Sears building in the 4th Ward. Being first has it's advantages. As you step into BINDERS you walk across hard wood flooring that was reclaimed from the old Sears building. And the property's history goes back even further than the 1920's. Before Sears there was a Victorian amusement park and before that people came to bathe in the springs because it was thought to improve their health.
The area is bursting with creativity and inspiration!
See you soon!
Art Materials Expo (AME) is a month away and we are busy helping finalizing the details and sharing all the goodness that will prove to be the largest art supply expo in the South East.
BINDERS mission finds it's foundation in encouraging, inspiring and supporting a vibrant and growing art community. We have been very excited to partner with AME because it aligns perfectly with our values. Keeping artists working in Georgia has a tremendous positive impact on the states economy and ensures we continue to do what we love to do.
This week our founding partner Tom McDermott sat down with ArtWorks! Gwinnett's Raye Varney to discuss AME on Arts Talk.
True to our mission we have a full schedule of FREE Art in the Community Presentations.
We have a variety of Workshops - There is something for everyone, perfect the the working artist, the weekend warrior or the beginner!
See you in February!
This coming February leading art supply vendors, art community visionaries, art advocates, teachers, students, artists, and crafters will gather at the Gwinnett Center in the largest Art Materials Expo in the South East!
Friday February 20th through Sunday February 22nd of 2015, Art Materials Expo (AME) will offering a gala of buying and learning opportunities!
If you're familiar with our instore Artfolio events than you can think of AME as Artfolio on overdrive.
More vendors, more workshops, more deals!
What can you expect at AME?
- Free admission to the expo floor
- 3 days of workshops from local and internationally known artists
- Over 80 booths of art supplies, community art organizations and art schools
- Product demos on new art materials and techniques
- Presentations from local community art organizations
- Portfolio reviews
See you there!
EK Huckaby: Anhydjinnic Molassicism
MOCAga Working Artist Project winner, EK Huckaby is currently showcasing his fantastic collection, Anhydjinnic Molassicism at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett St. NW Suite A2, Atlanta
Tuesdays - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Anhydjinnic Molassicism runs through November 29th
Visiting With EK Huckaby
A Georgia native with deep family roots, EK welcomed us into his home and studio during a recent ARTmerge.
When you first walk into his home you are greeted by two deliciously long and high and fully stocked book shelves. The top shelf purposefully holds items just out of reach and seem to provide a bit of an analogy for EK's work. His layers hold your attention because you know there is something, you can feel there is something, just beyond the reach of your eye.
Victorian and Renaissance themes are present everywhere you look, even down to the hand made varnishes whose amber colors fill the mason jars that line the studio shelves.
In every nook and cranny inspiration captures your eye, and adds another layer of story to Huckaby's work. A quick look through the bookshelves brings us to a collection of anatomy manuals he inherited from his great-grandfather.
History and story are found everywhere and Anhydjinnic Molassicism has merged them in a beautiful and haunting way.
To learn more about Anhydjinnic Molassicism from EK Huckaby, join us at MOCAga on Tuesday, October 14th for and Artist Talk.
7pm Talk Begins
EK Huckaby Bio
E.K. Huckaby (b. 1957 in Thomaston, Georgia) lives and works in Brooks, Georgia.
He attended the Atlanta College of Art, graduating with a BFA in 1991.
Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Jasper Dorsey Award at the Atlanta College of Art and an Individual Artists Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. His work has been featured in many group and solo exhibitions, including shows at the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and MOCA GA.
Huckaby is admired for his unusual techniques and use of media. His work is collected nationwide.
We met in Atlanta's Ormewood neighborhood to take in and discuss Scott's "Pierced House Project". Two years in the making - Scott and a 12 people crew pierced this modular home (scheduled for demolition) with a 47 foot wooden spike made of popular.
The entire piece was removed, including the pieces of the wall, to install somewhere else at a later date.
The Pierced Project is an incredible piece that manipulates you, as you deal with the space around it. It's invasive and brings to mind thoughts of bridges cutting through the air.
Scott's assistant, Daniel Sanzone was on hand as well to discuss and share insights on the project. Daniel uses his artistic voice to blend the worlds of technology and biology.
Scott Ingram Studio Tour
Opening reception: Friday, July 11th / 6:30-8:30pm
Scott Ingram Bio
(b. 1968 in Drumright, Oklahoma) makes work that comments on art and architecture in human environments. Based in an American aesthetic, his range of artworks includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography as well as functional objects. Growing up in the Midwest, he was heavily influenced by the great modern architects of Chicago. Working for the Des Moines Art Center, Ingram developed an in-depth understanding of contemporary art within the context of architecture. Ingram has been exhibiting for more than 18 years and has been included in exhibitions around the United States as well as Spain and Canada. Most recently he exhibited at Solomon Projects, and Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta and Anna Kustera Gallery in New York, as well as Florida Atlantic University and Auburn University. His work is collected by numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the High Museum of Art. In December, Ingram debuted a new installation of cinder blocks floating in a swimming pool for the NADA art fair during Miami Basel. Ingram lives, works and produces his work in Atlanta, GA.
Calling All Emerging Artists!
THE EMERGING ARTIST MARKET
This is an amazing opportunity for artists that have NEVER participated in a JURIED Art Festival!
CLICK HERE for the application.
The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will showcase a wide variety of artistic disciplines including painting, metalwork, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, woodcraft and more. As well as fine arts and crafts the festival will showcase a children's play area, local food & drink and live acoustic entertainment in the amphitheater.
The two day festival is a major celebration of the ARTS while honoring the rich history of the Old Fourth Ward. Please CLICK for more information about all the goodness happening down here!
The Fourth Ward Park backs up to the redevelopment of Ponce City Market - which will house the new BINDERS store opening late this summer.
We are so excited to be part of this historic neighborhood.
The AFFPS is creating environments for artists to showcase to a growing public in large art and community focused events.
CLICK HERE for the THE EMERGING ARTIST MARKET application.
MOCA GA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia) GALA Art Auction is this Saturday and we are proud to share that BINDERS® Sponsored Working Artists have each donated a piece of their work to this great event.
Art advocates, Usher Raymond IV and Grace Miguel will co-chair the event that will present more than 100 exceptional works of art by an invitation-only group of fine artists located right here in Georgia.
Along with a paddle raise auction hosted by auctioneer Jim Landon, guests will also enjoy the ability to bid anonymously during the Silent Auction.
The GALA Art Auction will be hosted in MOCA GA's main galleries on April 12th from 6:30 - 10pm.
Schedule for MOCA GA GALA Art Auction
Location: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia at 75 Bennett Street, Suite A2, Atlanta GA 30309
Admission: $150 per person, payable online or at the door.
Schedule: The MOCA GALA is from 6:30-10pm, the Live Auction begins at 7:30pm
Details: Comfortable cocktail attire, heavy hors d'oeuvres, full bar, and valet parking.
Georgia Artist's Artwork
BINDERS will sponsor this year’s MOCA GA Working Artist Project fellows, Atlanta Artists, E.K. Huckaby, Scott Ingram and Fahamu Pecou, with a $1,000 supply account for each fellow.
About MOCA GA's Working Artist Project (WAP)
The Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program created by MOCA GA to support visual artists of merit residing in the metropolitan area of Atlanta.
This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the museum’s mission, and promotes metropolitan Atlanta as a city where artists live, work and thrive.
Jurors select three visual artists to receive the award. These artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported by a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation.
Meet the Artists
E.K. Huckaby lives and works in Brooks, Georgia. He attended the Atlanta College of Art, graduating with a BFA in 1991. Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Jasper Dorsey Award at the Atlanta College of Art and an Individual Artists Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. His work has been featured in many group and solo exhibitions, including shows at the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and MOCA GA. Huckaby is admired for his unusual techniques and use of media. His work is collected nationwide.
Scott Ingram is an Atlanta artist whose work comments on art and architecture in human environments. Based in an American aesthetic, his range of art works include paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography as well as functional objects. Growing up in the Midwest, he was heavily influenced by the great modern architects of Chicago. Working for the Des Moines Art Center, Ingram developed an in-depth understanding of contemporary art within the context of architecture.
Ingram has been exhibiting for more than 18 years and has been included in exhibitions around the United States as well as Spain and Canada. Most recently he exhibited at Solomon Projects, and Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta and Anna Kustera Gallery in New York, as well as Florida Atlantic University and Auburn University. His work is collected by numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the High Museum of Art. In December, Ingram debuted a new installation of cinder blocks floating in a swimming pool for the NADA art fair during Miami Basel. Ingram lives, works and produces his work in Atlanta, GA.
Fahamu Pecou lives and works in Decatur, Georgia. His works comment on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and scholarly work addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity in popular culture and how these images impact both the reading and performance of black male masculinity and identity.
Pecou’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad and is featured in several private and public collections which include the Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University), The High Museum of Art, and Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries in Atlanta, Ga. Additionally his work has been featured in several texts including; DEFINITION: The Art and Design of Hip Hop, an anthology chronicling the impact of hip-hop on visual culture, written by famed graffiti artist and designer Cey Adams, 5 Cities/41 Artists: Artadia O8/09 (Published by ARTADIA, 2011), NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape (Published by Possible Futures, 2011) and In the Eye of the Muses: Selections from the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection (Clark Atlanta University, 2012).
Currently he is a Ph.D. student in Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA). Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.
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