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  • Performance Makeup Events January 2014

    Performance Makeup Schedule of Events January 2014

    Events January 2014Jan 5—Makeup Artists of Atlanta Social  4-7p
    2040 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, Georgia, 30097, USA
    For more information:

    Jan 19—Binders Performance Makeup Open House  1-5p
    Come on in and see all that Binders Performance Makeup has to offer!  Enjoy raffles, watch guest demos and listen to guest speakers on the topics of “Social Media and your Business” and “How to do your taxes as an Artist”!  For a full schedule of events visit:

    Jan 25—Atlanta Makeup Meetup  1-3pm
    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!
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    Jan 26—Makeup Jam  11a-5p (Start times will be staggered.)
    Calling all Models, Photographers and Makeup Artists!  Need photos for your portfolio?  Looking to update your website?  Come to Binders Performance Makeup and create art!  For more information head to:

    Jan 27-30—SyntheOnline Airbrush Class

  • Southern Artwork in a Cozy Studio

    A Southern Artwork meeting with Carolyn Rose Milner

    Artist :: Poet :: Instructor :: SouthernGothic


    Tell us about your studio space at the Goat Farm.

    The Goat Farm is the perfect venue for my studio. I am surrounded by all sorts of creative process: painters, printers, dancers, photographers.

    My small space, cozy as it is, is perfect for my work right now - collages based on my drawings and poetry. Since my work is about being southern and the automatic response people have to that, the placement of my studio is ideal.

    Southern Artwork with Carolyn Rose Milner
    Image Courtesy of the Artist

    “My work is about being southern and the automatic response people have to that…”

    How would you describe your practice?

    I work in my studio up to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Before one piece is done, the next piece is calling to me. Everything is messy around me but at last chaos and clean lines are finally organized on the picture plane. I tend to draw in between solid studio hours - I just cannot help it. Drawing, painting, poetry and all mark making is part of my daily experience.

    Can you tell us about “Smoke Inhalation”? It’s a compelling series.

    Smoke Inhalation was born out of watching my mother blow cigarette smoke out while holding me in her arms. I was fascinated with the idea, even when very little, that this substance went into her and came out different. I thought the clouds coming out of her had words or feelings inside them. When I watch two people companionably smoking together, they combine their smoke and create something interesting to watch in the air, something magic and ethereal, rather like the old black and white movies. Smoke Inhalation is more about relationships between women and what transpires in the spaces between them. Even the singular images I created are looking dead on at the viewer, including you into their smoky suggestions. Incidentally, I have never smoked cigarettes. I just like looking at it.

    What are you working on currently?

    My next body of work is tentatively titled Southern Gothic: Fruits of their Eyes. This is a series of small works on paper, combining my drawings, gouache paintings, Japanese papers, poetry, and clear Xeroxed images. I desire to make them tactile and touchable yet very remote as the context suggests. I made this body of small works in response to my divorce from a thirty year marriage.

    “Experimental Drawing is filled with quiet energy and through it you can learn to never be blocked again artistically.”

    Southern Artwork with Carolyn Rose Milner Image Courtesy of the Artist

    What do you hope students will learn in your Experimental Drawing class?

    Experimental Drawing is just wonderful! It unblocks your head and gets your visions humming. It's rather like meditation: it centers and excites your mind and body at the same time. Experimental Drawing is filled with quiet energy and through it you can learn to never be blocked again artistically. You can also discover some things you might have on your mind and be unaware of it.

    What is unique about your Portrait Painting class?

    Portraits can come in many packages and acrylic is a great, versatile medium to use. There are so many options with acrylic, just like there are so many options in portrait painting. Rendering the face will be the strongest focus in the class, but there will also be an understanding that there is a strong spirit within each personal painting that needs to come to the surface. There is always something challenging and familiar when doing a portrait. It's one of the most rewarding of all the arts and can be cherished later, capturing a moment in someone's life.

    Carolyn's Next Class at BINDERS

    For questions, more information, or registration please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email

    Written by Jacob Gunter

  • Meet Denise Nogueiras - Dynamic Painting Instructor

    Denise Nogueiras: Freedom to Create without Judgement

    Q&A with Artist and BINDERS Art School Instructor Denise Nogueiras

    Tell us a little about yourself.

    I have had the artist gene lying dormant since I was a child when I first exhibited talent and my parents bought me an easel and my first set of paints. For years I didn’t paint because I realized that just having the innate talent still meant I would have to work at developing the techniques and skills required. I was lazy. Years later as an adult, after a trip to Paris, I was inspired to begin again - and with a box of watercolor pencils, I began my journey.

    Today, I still struggle with forging through when the next steps get challenging. There have been many books written on the matter and I share the same challenge with several artist friends, so I am at least in good company.

    Meet Denise Nogueiras
    Image Courtesy of the Artist

    What challenges me most about the creative process?

    I am also always fighting against the “judgment” demon – until that is conquered true creativity cannot flow. Julia Cameron wrote, "The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” I am still working on surrender.

    "The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." - Julia Cameron

    I am also always fighting against the “judgment” demon – until that is conquered true creativity cannot flow.

    What can you tell us about your workspace / studio?

    My studio is a large part of my artistic process and is still in development. My dining room has officially been overtaken and is slowly emerging into my studio. It is always a mess. In addition to this workspace, I have a separate room that serves as a storehouse for art supplies for which there are many!

    Things you will find in my studio: Piles of pictures that I find anywhere for inspiration, a bulletin board full of ideas, jars full of paint brushes and palette knives, cups full of watercolor pencils, stacks of canvasses leaning up against a wall, stacks of watercolor paper, lots of unfinished paintings waiting to be worked on when inspiration hits, the latest painting sitting on one of my many easels, my extensive art book collection & museum books purchased from Paris, London, New York, and LA.

    Meet Denise Nogueiras
    Image Courtesy of the Artist

    What inspires me most to create?

    One of my biggest joys is walking the isles of an art supply store. There is such hope there – such inspiration . . . just think of all that can be created, just look at all these great mediums, tools, canvasses and paper I can use. A photograph might inspire, a place traveled to, an idea of how something might feel to me, a mood, or simply beginning with a texture I want to create, a shape I want to explore, or a color scheme and neutral I want to create. Other artists also inspire me. Creating color wheels and doing color studies of favorite artists inspire me. Recreating the work of other artists also inspires me as I emulate their colors, their technique and try to make it my own.

    Meet Denise Nogueiras

     What can students expect to learn in my Creating Dynamic Paintings workshop?

    Students can join me on an exploration of color and the joy of using neutrals. Through many exercises, the student’s style and color preferences will begin to naturally emerge. Students will learn many techniques to add to their bag of tricks and how to begin a painting. Freedom to create without judgment is constantly explored.

    Creating Dynamic Paintings with Denise Nogueiras

    2 Sessions |All Levels| Price: $120

    Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 11 – 4pm


    For questions, more information, or registration please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email

    Written by Jacob Gunter

  • BINDERS Annual Employee Show 2014

    Visions, Vistas, & Voices: BINDERS Annual Employee Show 2014

    25 Year BINDERS Veteran Reflects on the Annual Employee Show


    Binders Annual Employee ShowI started with Binders many a moon ago. So long ago that the earth was still forming… Okay, maybe not quite that long ago.  But it was before barcodes! No banging on rocks.  We did have computers.  In all, it’s been 25 years for me. It has been an irresistible lifestyle that I refer to as “my addiction”.

    Along with that swath of time, many employees have come & gone through our turnstile.  They have had a vast & varied array of talents that have often surprised & amazed me.

    Every year we show off those talents with our Employee Art Exhibit. It is a wonderful opportunity to show off that we are not just clerks. We can actually work with those supplies! And, very adeptly.

    In any given show you can see everything from painstaking, refined photorealism to multidimensional installation pieces. Some may have an underlying comment. Some may make you chortle. Some are just plain delightful. It has always been fascinating to see the evolution of artistic styles-like that of the comic arts. We have definitely seen an upsurge of representation in this area. And, wow, what quality.

    I’m not quite sure how many Employee Exhibits we have had over the years, maybe nine?  Well, I certainly have participated in all of them. My current medium is acrylic, just a single piece for me this year. I am doing my usual bent-with a twist.

    Plan to see another great meandering of acrylics, oils, inks, markers & who knows what-all transformed into unpredictable smorgasbord of expressions. The talent level is high this year.

    Prepare to be surprised & amazed.

    Written by Marion Hood

     Visions, Vistas, & Voices: BINDERS Annual Employee Show 2014

    Sunday, January 5th – Friday, January 31st
    Reception: Friday, January 10th

     The annual Binders Employee Exhibit is always as diverse and eclectic as the folks who make up the Binders family. View their work for yourself, attend the opening reception, and experience our BINDERS Annual Employee Show: Visions, Vistas, & Voices.

     BINDERS annual Employee Show 2014

    View images from last year’s opening reception:

    All Images Courtesy of Digital Outcast Photography



    Binders Annual Employee ShowAbout the Limelight

    BINDERS Limelight Gallery highlights local Atlanta artists through group exhibitions, special events, and community involvement.

    The Limelight Gallery is a 750 square foot contemporary art gallery uniquely located within BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames. Located in the heart of Buckhead, the Limelight Gallery offers an atmosphere of simple elegance with diverse energies and community support.


    The Limelight Gallery at BINDERS is located in what was once the famed Limelight Discotheque of the early 1980’s, pioneered by enigmatic club king Peter Gatien. The Limelight lived up to its billing as the Studio 54 of the south with an infamous glass dance floor where two sand sharks could be seen swimming underneath in a massive fish tank. The club's reputation of decadence attracted visiting celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Burt Reynolds, and Grace Jones.

    More recently, the Limelight serves as BINDERS Art Supplies in store art gallery representing numerous works from local groups such as the Atlanta Collage Society, Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio, Atlanta Fine Arts League, Atlanta Artist’s Center, Georgia State University, Savannah College of Art & Design- Atlanta, and Fulton County Public Schools.

    In addition the Limelight functions as a satellite space for local Atlanta galleries and curators.

    BINDERS Limelight Gallery

    Piedmont Peachtree Crossing

    3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18

    Atlanta, GA 30305


    Gallery Coordinator

    Jacob Gunter

    404.237.6331 ext 203

    For more information, special events booking, and upcoming schedule, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at 404.237.6331 ext 203 or email at



  • Fashion Illustration with Ruchika Arora

    Designer Ruchika Arora Talks Fashion Illustration & More

    We are excited to offer Fashion Illustration at BINDERS Art School. Say hello to our Art Instructor Ruchika Arora.

    This is your first class with BINDERS Art School. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

    Before getting into the profession of Fashion Illustration and Designer, I finished my professional diploma in dress designing and garment manufacturing. I spent 7 years in that profession before taking a break to take care of God's beautiful gift to me... my daughter.

    During the past 4 years, I have designed and polished my Illustration skills on my own and have developed the interest of sharing my designs and knowledge with others and that’s the reason I am here.

    We have recently moved to Atlanta and it's just the beginning. I expect it to get more exciting in coming months if all my plans fall in place. I have also developed my website to showcase my latest designs:

    Fashion Illustration Image Courtesy of the Artist

    Where did you move from? What brought you to Atlanta?

    We have moved from Mumbai, India. My husband got a job transfer, so we are here for a couple of years on his long term project.

    What can students expect to learn in your Fashion Illustration for Beginners class?

    The core of fashion illustration and fashion design is the figure. An understanding of the accurate proportions of the human body and how it is constructed is vital for producing convincing fashion illustrations and garment designs. Apart from  figure proportions, creating style balance with different artistic techniques for rendering clothing textures, adding accessories and knowing different types of garments and most important working on a theme to make a collection. I will try to cover as many things as possible in my 6 weeks class.

    What advice would you give to anyone who is interested in fashion design and illustration?

    If you have the right designing skills and creativity then this profession has a lot of opportunities for you. I would suggest everybody attend some short term course(s) to be sure of their interest in Fashion Designing / Illustration before getting into any long term degree or diploma course.

    Fashion Illustration Image Courtesy of the Artist

    How has being Indian and studying in India influenced your designs?

    I have designed kaftans (traditional Middle East attire), tunics and other indo-western garments for Middle East and India. But I would say my designs are not constrained to a particular place or region. My designs are influenced by my own creativity.

    Fashion Illustration Image Courtesy of the Instructor

    What inspires you the most to create?

    I would say I get inspired by other artist's work, magazines, and things around me. As British designer Sir Paul Smith says: “You can find inspiration in everything … and if you can’t, you’re not looking properly—so look again.”  This is good advice. Inspiration for creative artwork is everywhere.

    “You can find inspiration in everything … and if you can’t, you’re not looking properly—so look again.”  -Sir Paul Smith

    What are you planning in 2014, any major projects on the horizon?

    I am expecting 2014 to be an exciting and eventful year for me. I am planning to continue teaching in some schools to share my knowledge and experience with some creative people. Another agenda is to promote my online shops. I have already started building my online shop at Etsy to promote / sell my illustrations and plans are to expand the shop in 2014 and start with few more similar online shops on other platforms.

    Fashion Illustration for Beginners with Ruchika Arora

    For questions, more information, or registration please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email

    Written by Jacob Gunter

  • Glitter Eye Tutorial & Glitter Lips Tutorial for the Holidays

    Glitter Eye Tutorial

    Glitter Eye Tutorial Glitter lip TutorialStep 1: Prime the eyelid; this will prep the lid for color, it will also create an even base for the color pigment to pop off of.

    Glitter eye Glitter lipStep 2: Apply clear tape to catch the excess powder fall. Place the tape at the angle that is created by connecting the edge of your eyelid to the outer edge of your eyebrow to create a dramatic line for your composition.

    Step 3: Apply color to the lid. For this look a warm shell color was applied to the brow bone as a highlight, black to the crease and to smoke the eye out and a highly pigmented red to the lid. I like to apply a pigmented powder under any glitter that is applied in a coordinating color. Having a colored pigment under the glitter will intensify the color of the glitter. If the chroma of the pigmented powder is not popping enough for you try wetting the powder with a mixing liquid before applying. A wetted powder’s pigment will pop the color twice as much!

    Glitter Eye Glitter LipStep 4: Apply a gold shimmer eyeshadow to the brow bone to help accentuate it more.

    Step 5: Apply Graftobian GlitterGlam Mixing Liquid to your eyelid. GlitterGlam is an acrylic based adhesive and is safe to apply to sensitive skin areas. It is also a flexible sealer so you won’t experience any cracking or wear to your glitter eye with movement.

    Glitter Eye Glitter LipStep 6: Apply the glitter to the eye. Pat it onto the lid with a brush, this will allow the glitter to be fully exposed to the adhesive so that it can adhere.

    Glitter Eye Glitter LipStep 7: Blend the black shadow into the red glitter to accentuate the smoky eye.

    Glitter Eye Glitter LipStep 8: Line the eye. I chose to create a heavy black line on the top balanced by a thin
    line on the bottom. I also chose to finish the eye off with the bit of a fishtale.

    Glitter Lip Tutorial

    With the holidays coming up the need for festive makeup is key!  A great way jazz up your holiday makeup is to add a glitter lip to your look.  I prefer to create a red glitter lip, not only is it festive, it adds drama to any look and it allows me to create simplicity on the rest the face.

    Step 1: Exfoliate your lips.  This allows the dead and chapped skin on your lips to be sloughed off.  Use a sugar scrub or a baking soda scrub.  You could also exfoliate your lips by using a toothbrush and brushing petroleum jelly onto your lips.  Professional lip exfoliating products are available as well.

    Step 2: Prime your lips.  Use a concealor to prime your lips.  Creating a neutral base will allow your red pigment to really shine!

    Glitter Lip TutorialStep 3: Use a lip pencil to outline your lips.  I prefer to use a dark berry lip liner when creating a red lip.  I use the lip liner to help draw focus to the center of the lip.  Darken the edges of your lip and with the liner, bring the liner color down from the top of your lip to create a focal point.

    Glitter Lip TutorialStep 4:  Fill in you remaining lip with the red color that you have chosen.

    Glitter Lip TutorialStep 5: Using Graftobian GlitterGlam Mixing Liquid and a micronized red glitter, like Mehron GlitterDust, apply the glitter to your lips.  First coat the lip with the clear Glitter Glam adhesive.  Then with the back end of a brush or spatula apply the glitter over the adhesive.  When applying the glitter roll the brush handle from the inner part of the lip to the outer.  This will allow the glitter to enhance the focal point that you have created.

    Glitter Lip TutorialStep 6: Wear your glitter lip!  You can add a clear gloss over top to create a luscious look or keep it matte and let the glitter shine, Shine, SHINE!!

    Written by: Carla Raleigh, Manager Performance Makeup

  • Say Hello to Art Instructor Barry Sholder

    Watercolors, Acrylics, Abstract Painting and Beyond:

    Tell us a little about yourself

    My dad painted watercolors as a hobby when I was 10 years old so I always watched him in his studio. He used to take me with him on painting excursion to the west coast, which I hated.

    Later on, I became a professional musician for 13 years traveling all over the country till I just got tired of traveling and soon became a photo retoucher ‘s apprentice, which I knew nothing about. I honestly think this learned skill taught me a tremendous amount of knowledge about color, highlights, and shadows which is what retouching was all about.

    After several years of retouching everything went to computers and there was no longer a need for artists in retouching. So, to make a long story short I finally ended up starting my own sign business which I had for 24 years. This was when you actually painted a sign, not stick on letters.

    At that time I started painting watercolors on the side. One of my biggest inspirations was Al Stine in Anderson SC. From there I just painted all the time.

    Art Instructor Barry Sholder lighthouse Image courtesy of the artist

    You’ve been teaching for several years now, how did you get started?

    I got started as an art instructor when I attended an opening exhibit at the Abernathy Arts Center in which I had a couple of paintings. As a matter of fact, I mentioned that I would like to teach watercolor workshops to the director. She said great and after 10+ years, I occasionally have a class or workshop there.

    Art Instructor Barry Sholder Image courtesy of the artist

    You work in a variety of mediums. Do you have a preference? Which one challenges you the most?

    As far as mediums, I preferred only watercolors till I was exposed to Chroma Interactive Acrylics at an Artfolio event at Binders, Atlanta.

    I was never keen on traditional acrylics till I tried the Interactive, which I feel is fantastic. I don't feel watercolors are harder than acrylics, although I choose acrylics when I want to paint tight illustrations, like jet aircraft, which I really enjoy. If I want to have fun with color and have just a little time slinging watercolors is the way to go.

    "I like the freedom of slinging paint on the floor, getting the bench all wet and so on."

    What can you tell us about your workspace?

    My studio is nothing more than my half of the garage, cold in the winter, hot in the summer.

    The beauty of it is I do not have to be careful of making a mess because I do make a mess when I paint.  I like the freedom of slinging paint on the floor, getting the bench all wet and so on.  I do have a couple of easels for acrylics, but very rarely do I use them.  I just prop up the material I'm working on and off we go.

    Art Instructor Barry Sholder - Workshop Image Courtesy of the Artist

    You are an Art Instructor at BINDERS Art School, offering several workshops: Acrylic for Beginners, Abstract Painting, and Watercolor for Beginners. Can you tell us a little about your experienced teaching these workshops and what to expect.

    Binders is a great place to teach workshops. The studio has plenty of room and if you need something, you can always go out the door to purchase it. When I teach I try to take the anxiety out of the process that many new people have when they come to a workshop.

    I feel I'm not the typical art instructor because I really want people to have FUN while they're learning. I want my students to paint something that interests them, not what the instructor seems to think they will want to paint. That's just me.

    I like to share what I know with my students, and I sometimes feel that I might be overloading them with information but no one has complained, in fact I hear this all the time, "I have learned more this weekend that all the classes I have taken". And that’s my goal, just share and make the painting experience fun.

    Art Instructor Barry Sholder - Acrylic Image courtesy of the artist


    For questions, more information, or registration please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email

    Written by Jacob Gunter

  • Local Non-Profit Uses Art Therapy To Help Georgia Veterans

    Depending on the source of the information, it is estimated that, of the more than 2 million service members deployed in recent conflicts overseas, 22-35 percent have returned, or will return, to their home communities with substantial physical injuries and or signs of traumatic brain injury or PTSD. Despite efforts by the VA to facilitate their reentry, many will find it difficult to create a life after the military that is as strong and vital as the one they had prior to their injury. Numerous studies have shown that a major component of this difficulty is a deep seeded cultural norm that makes it difficult for them to process their experiences and create bridges to their communities. This leads to isolation, a questioning of self and in some cases violence. These same studies show that regular access to the arts, led by instructors familiar with what they are going through, can ease these problems.

    Unfortunately, there are far too few programs in existence to meet the needs of this huge population and far too few of the existing ones combine QUALITY arts experiences with teaching artists and the expertise of Art Therapists in an integrated setting in the community. Instead, programs concentrate on one or two of these components, offering art therapy without social skill practice or arts instruction without the expertise to deal with possible clinical issues or experiences that happen in the sheltered clinical environment that do not test the very skills the program seeks to strengthen. These are all steps in the right direction toward alleviating the suffering many returning vets live with but there is little lasting or sustained change.

    Former Shepherd Center patient William Heard overcomes adversity and shares hope and help through his artistry. Former Shepherd Center patient William Heard overcomes adversity and shares hope and help through his artistry.

    The VSA Arts of Georgia program plans to change that. As it grows, they know that what they learn can be utilized to bring the same positive changes to other groups such as the growing population of people living with Parkinson's and to youth living in low income, high crime environments.

    Approximately a year ago, Mason Murer owner, Mark Karelson, a Board member at VSA arts of Georgia, was approached by a colleague at Shepard Spinal Center. They wondered if he would be interested in offering his space for an arts based outing for patients at the facility. It was to be a one-off situation; a way for staff at the Center to expand the experiences their military patients had in the community. What they discovered was that the outcomes of the program were profound. Patients who had limited interaction with others in the facility, opened up. When they planned a second session, they saw similar growth. Mr. Karelson knew that there was tremendous potential here for real impact, he also knew that Mason Murer was the wrong organization for managing this program. However, as a long time Board member, he knew that VSA arts of Georgia was perfectly positioned to integrate this program into their work and make it what the community needed.

    During the sessions there are usually between 9 and 15 participants, all who live with some residual aspect of their time in the service. Usually they are working on PTSD specifically.

    Charly Palmer has been the teaching artist. This last session was a combination of photography and collage. For the first 4 weeks the participants were introduced to the elements of photography and invited to spend the sessions creating their own collections of images. There were cameras to share but many of them ended up, by choice, using phones and Ipads.

    The last 4 sessions were with Charly and in them the participants worked on turning their images into collage works. They took the finished work with them on the last session.

    Like most residency programs, there are social and emotional outcomes that go far beyond learning the art process itself. Participants got much better at being in unfamiliar surroundings and at freeing themselves to just explore. They also seemed better at communication with folks they didn't know.

    VSA arts of Georgia has been in the Georgia Community for nearly 40 years. Over that time programs have shifted and changed to reflect current needs but they have never varied from their commitment to creating a strong and viable community for ALL people, using the arts as a bridge. This program allows them to respond very specifically to current demographic shifts and to utilize up to the moment tools for arts integration, rehab and community building.

    To learn more about VSA Arts of Georgia or to Support them with donations or volunteering please visit their website

  • VSA Arts of Georgia Presents Their Annual Holiday Art Sale

    Arts for All Gallery at VSA arts of Georgia, Inc. Annual Holiday Art Sale

    November 8, 2013-December 31, 2013

    “Meet the Artists” Reception on Friday, November 8, 2013 / 6‐9 p.m.

    ATLANTA – Arts for All Gallery at VSA arts of Georgia, Inc. presents our Annual Holiday Art Sale! This sale features a wide variety of original, hand-made artwork, including glass, metal, jewelry and framed prints affordably priced and ready for gift giving.

    The exhibition runs through the end of 2013.

    There is a “Meet the Artists” Reception on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 6-9 pm.2012 Artist Market Jewelry

    There will be complimentary light refreshments. 10 local artists offer work in a variety of media including glass, metal, paper, textiles and framed prints.

    Arts for All Gallery at VSA arts of Georgia is located within Mason Murer Fine Art and is open Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5pm and Saturday, Noon to 5 pm.2012 Artist Market Gallery

    Georgia artists have created small works perfect for giving this holiday season or as a special treat for the art collector. The Annual Holiday Art Sale is a perfect opportunity to “shop for a cause”. Proceeds from the sale benefit VSA arts of Georgia programs.2012 Artist Market Collectibles

    Some of their featured artists include:

    Bill Whitlock “the artist of light”, Hapeville watercolorist who integrates tissue paper collage into his ethereal landscapes and nature scenes.

    “Southern Flameworks”: layered glass jewelry and dishware by Mollie Quinlan-Hayes.

    Eleanor Brownfield’s “Five Star Knits” are one of a kind baby sweaters, kimonos with antique notions, and luxurious wraps reflecting sumptuous colors and fun fibers.

    “IronHawk Forge” will bring us blown glass and wrought iron sculpture, table top fountains, fragile glass flower gardens and bowls and vessels wrapped in copper and other beautiful metals. Master Blacksmith, Michael Labbe-Webb has a gallery/work space in downtown Stone Mountain and has sold his work to collectors all over the world.

    The exhibition will be on display at Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324, in Midtown. Hours are 11-5 Tuesday and Noon to 5 Saturdays.


      2012 Artist Market Glass

     VSA arts of Georgia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income.  They are a statewide resource working with artists and organizations to fulfill a vision of an inclusive community that encourages everyone to enjoy and participate in the arts.

    To learn more about VSA Arts of Georgia or to donate to their organization please visit

  • Halloween Makeup Fun with Binders Performance Makeup

    Happy Halloween Lovelies!!

    Hunger Games key makeup artist Nikoletta SkarlatosJust a quick note to remind you of some of the exciting Halloween Makeup events that will be happening in the Binders Performance Makeup Department this Halloween weekend!! 

    Binders Performance Makeup is excited to invite you all to attend our Pro MUA Panel on Sunday, October 27, at 1pm.  This Panel discussion will feature Hunger Games key makeup artist Nikoletta Skarlatos. 

    Reserve your spot today at


    Need help with your Halloween Makeup?

    Make a reservation with the Binders Performance Makeup Department today!! 

    On Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, 2013 Pro MUAs Synthe and Lynn Cole will be taking appointments at Binders Performance Makeup (3330 Piedmont Rd. Suite 18, Atlanta, GA, 30305). 

     Meet Our Wonderful Makeup Artists


    Makeup Artist SyntheSynthe's not your ordinary artist.  She is the Vicenza, Italy born talent capable of creating virtually any look imaginable.  

    Synthe has airbrushed the most celebrated entertainers and body painted the most imaginable works of art.  Her extensive experience in the cosmetic profession began while working with the public through leading retail cosmetic companies.

     She is a self-accomplished, conceptual airbrush makeup artist, educator and body painter.  Though she left retail for corporate America, she continued her career as a free-lance makeup artist.  

    In June of 2003 before airbrushing makeup, Synthe began body painting.  It was when she received so many requests from beauty professionals who wanted to learn the innovative technique that she expanded to the instructional side of this art. for more information about workshops, seminars and more.

    Lynn Cole

    Makeup Artist Lynn ColeFor the last seven years, Lynn Cole has made a living as a professional face and body painter. Based in Atlanta, she travels throughout the United States, teaching and painting for events and publications.

    She painted Cirque Du Soleil’s outdoor performers for the opening night of “Kooza” in 2009. Lynn was honored to work with them again in 2012, painting their performers for special events promoting their latest show, “Totem.”

    Her work has been seen in the magazine, “Illusions; The Magazine for Today’s Face and Body Artist,” Winter Edition 2011 and Spring Edition 2012. In June, her work was featured in “Inspire Magazine.”

    In 2012, she was invited to assist Belgian artist Carolila Trefois competing in the World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach, Austria.

    This year she was awarded second place in the International body painting competition, “Living Art America,” Emerging Artist Category. This was sanctioned by the World Body Painting Association and took place in Atlanta, GA.

    Her work was featured in the upcoming music video “Kemosabe” with musicians T.I, Mystikal, Phillyflyboy, Trae Tha Truth, Spodee and the Hustle Gang.

    She just participated as a Master Educator in the International competition, “Battle of the Strands,” being televised in Las Vegas this October and will serve as a Master Educator in the International Makeup Skills Conference Las Vegas in November. She will be a judge for the Body Art competition here in Atlanta at the Professional Makeup Artist Conference, November 2013.

    Her work has also been seen at Netherworld Haunted House, one of the top ten haunted houses in America, DragonCon, and in Luminosity Atlanta’s World Premier Production of “Hinterland,” 2011.


    And finally, looking forward to November!  I want to personally invite you all to attend Artfolio 2013.

    Header-Artfolio-2013Artfolio is an annual event hosted by Binders. 

    The Performance Makeup Department has an exciting weekend planned for ya’ll with bodypainting, zombie, and airbrush demos! 

    For more information



    Carla Raleigh

    Performance Makeup Specialist

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