Community Events

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.

  • Retail Sponsor of Art Materials Expo

    Art materials expoHave you saved the date for Atlanta's Inaugural Art Materials Expo?

    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

    To stay up to date on the all the news please sign up for the AME newsletter and like the AME Facebook page.

    For more information visit www.artmaterialsexpo.com or browse our online catalog.

    See you there!

     

     

  • Visiting with EK Huckaby

    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.

    EK Huckaby EK Huckaby: Anhydjinnic Molassicism Opening Night at MOCAga

    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.

    EK Huckaby hand made varnishes EK Huckaby, an artist and an alchemist discusses his hand made varnishes

    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.

    EK Huckaby EK Huckaby shares an anatomy text book belonging to 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.
    6:30pm Reception
    7pm Talk Begins
    Admission: Free

     


    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.

  • Visiting with MOCAga 2014 Fellow Scott Ingram

    Enjoyed a great afternoon with Atlanta based artist Scott Ingram as part of MOCAga's ArtMERGE.

    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.

    Pierced House Project

    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.

    Photo(2) Daniel Sanzone & Scott Ingram

    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

    As a 2014 recipient of MOCAga Working Artist Program Scott is putting together his pieces for his MOCA GA Blue Collar Modernism show scheduled for July 12th through September 13th.

    Opening reception: Friday, July 11th / 6:30-8:30pm

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    Scott Ingram

     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.

  • BINDERS Emerging Artists Tent at The Old Fourth Ward Park Art Festival

    Calling All Emerging Artists!

    We are so excited to have partnered with The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and The Old Fourth Ward Park Art Festival to bring you...

    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.

    Emerging Artists in Atlanta

    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!

    Old Fourth Ward Art Festival

    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.

    Binders at Ponce City Market

    AFFPS_LogoThe Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces was founded by artists, for artists; by the community, for the community.

    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 Working Artists' Participating in the GALA Art Auction

    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.

    GALA Art Auction E.K. Huckaby, Annette Cone-Skelton, Scott Ingram, Howard Krinsky and Fahamu Pecou

    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

    MOCA GA GALA Art Auction

     

     

  • Proud Partners for MOCA GA Working Artist Project

    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

    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.

    MOCA GA Working Artist ProjectScott Ingram

    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.

    MOCA GA Working Artist ProjectFahamu Pecou

    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.

    MOCA GA Working Artist Project

  • Portfolio Building at the Makeup Jam

    In late January, I had the opportunity to participate in a Makeup Jam at Binders Art Supplies and Frames.

    What is a Makeup Jam?

    I’m so glad you asked! A Makeup Jam is an event where makeup artists (both novice and seasoned), models, and photographers come together to focus on the best thing on earth…..MAKEUP!

    While playing in makeup seems to be the most important factor of this event (excuse my bias as a makeup artist), the event’s overall purpose is so much more!

    If you are a budding makeup artists participating in the Makeup Jam you get the awesome opportunity to work next to, assist, and gain hands on learning from seasoned makeup artists who have worked in the business for several years. While that may seem intimidating initially, it provides the budding makeup artist with helpful tips and tricks to ensure that their makeup application will be as flawless as possible.

    Makeup Jam Portfolio Building Mia Powers, Professional Makeup Artist, adds a little color to an everyday beauty look.

    What is also unique to this event is it offers the makeup artist with a model and photographer to work with.  This offers the makeup artist an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field.  You also gain experience creating work and walk away with stunning photos that aid in helping you build your portfolio and professional website! How awesome is that?

    This particular Makeup Jam provided me with such a rewarding experience; namely learning from some of the premiere makeup artists in Atlanta. For those who are more familiar with her YouTube name, MakeupbyRenRen attended the event and created a whimsical and fun look for St Patrick’s Day complete with lucky green eyebrows and shamrocks galore.

    Synthe, from SyntheOnline , (an accomplished airbrush makeup artist) was in attendance also and created an explosive Valentine’s Day look highlighting her airbrush bodypainting techniques, rhinestones and red glitter for the holiday.

    makeup Jam Valentines Day Synthe air brushing a Valentines' Day look.

    The techniques of brush and sponge bodypainting were taught and used by Carla Raleigh  to create a Mardi Gras themed makeup look.  All hats and headpieces for the specialty shots at the event were created by Mad Crazy Hatter designs.

    RenRen at Binders Makeup Jam RenRen adds a final touch to her Saint Patrick's day look.

    Other phenomenal makeup artists were on site too, Shalawn Willis the Beauty Architect and myself, and Jashley Alvarez.

    On site throughout the day were Ken Turner from Images by K Photography, Byron Arnold of Byron Arnold Photography, with Tony Arnold of Arnold Photography.  These gentlemen captured behind the scenes shots as well as professional well cropped images for professional networking purposes.

    Makeup Jam Photographers Photographers on site to help you build your makeup portfolio

    In short, if you are ever able to attend a Makeup Jam at Binders Performance Makeup, RUN TO YOUR NEAREST COMPUTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Such an experience could offer you an opportunity to develop your skills as an artist, expand your portfolio, and meet new people in the industry.

    Written by Mia Powers, Professional Makeup Artist

  • Team Made in the USA

    Team Made in the USA

    Celebrating TEAM Made in the USA

    BINDERS® Art Supplies and Frames has a long history of supporting local artists and creative causes.

    Following in our community centric tradition we’ve decided to show off our team colors during the Olympics and shine a light on the Made in America brands we support in our stores and online.

    Over the next two weeks we will highlight the history of America’s favorite art supplies and frames as well as Performance Makeup brands from our new department.

    Watch your email (sign up for our newsletters here) and Facebook (like us) as we share Great Deals and American Pride while rooting for our favorite winter sports!

    GO TEAM (made in the) USA!

    BINDERS® History: Beer, Binders and Beyond

    BINDERS® was a stationery and gift store when two brothers purchased it in 1955.  Moe & Joe Krinsky, owners of the highly successful beer joint Moe's & Joe's Tavern in the Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta made BINDERS® their first adventure into retail.

    A year after taking over the store, at the suggestion of a salesman, the brothers put in paint. The first artist paint line to go up on the shelf was Permanent Pigments- known today as Liquitex. And thus, BINDERS® as we know it today was born. (read more)

  • Performance Makeup Events February 2014

    We've got a great line up of Performance Makeup Events February 2014!

    Atlanta Makeup Events February 2014 Photo credit: Byron Arnold Photography
    Performance Makeup: Synthe
    Hat Design: Carla Raleigh

    Feb 14—1 Billon Rising for Justice/Vday

    Feb 15—Atlanta Makeup Meetup 1-3p

    Binders Performance Makeup

    Interested in makeup?  Are you a Makeup Professional? Makeup Blogger? Makeup Enthusiast?  Makeup Junkie?  Then this is the group for you!! This group is designed as a social and networking environment where participants will be exposed to and learn about the latest and greatest makeup tips and products!

    Get connected at http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Makeup-Meetup/

    Love your Mother Earth Show

    Feb 16—ProMUA Panel, Guest Artist Connor McCullough 2-4p

    Binders Performance Makeup

    Bi-montly, Binders Performance Makeup invites an industry leader to speak to the budding talent of Atlanta.  These discussions focus on The Profession of Makeup Artistry for the Motion Picture Industry, Current and Future.  Guest Artists speak to the highlights of their career, tips and tricks of the trade, and industry advice.  Past Guest Artists include: Nikoletta Skarlatos.

    A $5 suggested donation benefits The Chelko Foundation.

    Feb 22-- Makeup Artist 101 – The Essentials to a Complete Makeover 2-4p

    Binders Performance Makeup

     

     Feb 23-- Professional Brow Threading Bootcamp   11am TO 6pm

     

    Feb 24-27—Advanced Makeup 6pm-9pm with corresponding photoshoot March 1st from 9am-12pm

     

  • Performance Makeup Open House

    Binders Hosts Performance Makeup Open House

    For those of us that weren't as fortunate as others to attend the International Makeup And Trade Show (IMATS) in LA this weekend, we decided to attend an event just as exciting here in Atlanta, GA.

    The Performance Makeup Department at Binders Art Supplies and Frames orchestrated an Open House for makeup junkies, makeup artists, and lovers of the entertainment industry.

    The afternoon was filled with raffle prizes, valuable information, networking, and of course shopping for makeup!

    makeup open house

    Subjects such as flawless foundation application, tax preparation for entertainment professionals, how to successfully market your business through social media, as well as airbrush application were presented.

    You too can learn from professionals in the makeup and entertainment industry!

    Be sure to check the Binders Performance Makeup page on Facebook! for upcoming events, sales, and featured product highlights  are all yours at the click of your mouse!

    Written by Mia Powers, Makeup Artist

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