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.

  • 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

  • The Atlanta Printmakers Studio - Print Big!

    The Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Print Big!

    at BINDERS Limelight Gallery

    Print BigPrint Big

    The Atlanta Printmakers Studio began in 2005 as a group of people passionate about printmaking, community, and collaboration who wanted to pool together to create an organization.

    APS is a non-profit community art center that offers print shop access, critical exchange, and collaborative opportunities between artists, as well as a number of educational events, workshops, and exhibitions. APS has made it their mission to nurture the practice of printmaking as an original art form among professional artists and anyone who wants to learn.

    Print Big! Their annual steamroller printmaking event started in 2010 as a way to collaborate on a common goal at a large scale. The event brings together a lot of different groups in the art community, including those unfamiliar with printmaking.

    Print Big! is held outdoors at APS and a steamroller is used as a printing press to roll over the woodcuts. The resulting prints are gigantic in size and amazing to look at. The event also serves as a lively exchange – bringing together volunteers, artists, and community members from across Georgia, as well as arts organizations like Hammonds House Museum, WonderRoot, Abernathy Arts Center, and Southwest Arts Center.

    The unusualness of the event, making 8” x 4” foot prints with a steamroller gets a lot of folk’s attention. Each organization spends two to three months planning and carving the blocks before arriving for the massive, day-long event. Each group will print three times during the event and APS supplies the fabric and ink with over fifty volunteers helping for the day.

    After the event each group keeps one of the prints and APS keeps two, one for their archives and the other for their annual art auction.

    Big Print Event April 2013 Image Courtesy of APS

    Last year APS had 10 groups participating in Print Big! including our own Atlanta Printmakers Studio members, Kennesaw State University, Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, University of West Georgia, Sunday Southern Arts Revival, North Atlanta High School, and Shiloh High School.

    The event revolves around a theme. For the past few years APS has focused on literacy and southern stories. APS tries to keep the themes somewhat broad so that each group has a lot of room for interpretation. Some of the results have been a portrait of the writer W.E.B. DuBois and Gutenberg and the revolutionary invention of movable type.

    It’s a printmaking extravaganza! APS has tours of the studio, demonstrations, guest artists, and they offer smaller portable presses for kids to use. They also print t-shirts on their etching press and have a food truck on site. In the past live music, poetry readings, and a photo booth have been incorporated.

    The Atlanta Printmakers Studio is a pillar in the Atlanta arts community and the success of Print Big! represents the interest and relevancy of the medium. Bringing different groups from high schools and Georgia colleges has exposed students to opportunities for internships, exhibitions, our artist-in-residence program, and classes and workshops. APS is committed to nurturing the next generation of printmakers.

    Big Print Event April 2013 Image Courtesy of APS

    Print Big! 2014 will be the 5th anniversary of APS’s most exciting community event and they’re doing something extra special to celebrate. To help make 2014 the biggest and best Print Big! yet, APS is inviting 20 different groups to take part in making a 4’ x 4’ block.

    APS will team up two schools/groups to work together to create a print. Each team will carve one 4’ x 4’ foot block. The theme is OPPOSITES ATTRACT so think contradiction, paradox, duality, opposition or collaboration.

    Date: Saturday April 12, 2014

    Here is the list on the Print Big! participating groups for 2014:

    1. Atlanta Printmakers Studio
    2. SCAD-Atlanta
    3. SCAD-Savannah
    4. Kennesaw State University
    5. University of West Georgia
    6. Paideia School
    7. Clark Atlanta University
    8. Grady High School
    9. Three Amigos/Art of Such & Such
    10. University of North Georgia
    11. Pinecrest Academy
    12. Southwest Art Center
    13. Georgia State University
    14. Wonderroot Arts Center
    15. Savannah State
    16. Duluth High School
    17. Valdosta State University

    Learn more at: atlantaprintmakersstudio.org

    Print Big April 2013 Image Courtesy of APS

    Throughout the month of February, BINDERS Limelight Gallery will exhibit banners from the 2013 Print Big! event.

    The Atlanta Printmakers Studio, 2013 Print Big Banners

    Show Dates: Monday, February 3rd – Friday, February 28th
    Reception: Friday, February 7th (6 – 8pm)

    For questions or more information please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email jacob@bindersart.com.

    Written by Jacob Gunter

  • Pop Up Art School: Tags, Portraits & More w/ Krink Markers!

    BINDERS “Pop Up” Art School

    presented by Octane Coffee, Krink Markers,

    & BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames

     Saturday, February 1st, 10am – 12pm

    pop up art schoolJoin us at Octane Coffee Westside, Saturday, February 1st, 10am -12pm, with local artist, Wade Harrison, who will demonstrate and guide coffee drinkers in an interactive demo with the versatility of Krink Markers.

    Enter to win a $50 gift card + FREE! goodies & giveaways!

    About Wade

    Wade Harrison was encouraged to express himself through art from the very beginning. Growing up in the late 60’s and 1970’s, Wade became heavily influenced by the tide of the Black Power movement.

    Taking self-awareness cues from his mother and coupling that with the creative talent of his photographer father, Wade gravitated toward revolutionary musical expressions. He consequently became influential in the emerging Toledo graffiti art revolution under the tag “Swade”.

    Pop up art school Image Courtesy of the Artist

    “I am not a lyricist or a musician or a singer... I am an artist in love with these instances of self expression and choose to dialog through my paintings with others who share this love.”

    Wade continued his art education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Following a brief stint with an ad agency in graphic design, Wade concentrated more on his work as a fine artist. His style has since evolved into an exploratory freedom reflective of the music that captivates him.

    For more information please visit our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1400362706881816/

    Written by Jacob Gunter

    For questions or more information please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email jacob@bindersart.com.

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