Build an expressive art collection with decorator Stan Topol’s 7 tips
From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.
I want to build a home art collection. Where do I begin?
The summer issue of Atlanta Magazine's HOME is all about living with art. Here, SCAD founder Paula Wallace gives practical advice on making it part of your life.
Atlanta artist Sally King Benedict’s vivid paintings have a devoted following
Artist Sally King Benedict has earned a national reputation—becoming a favorite of regional publications like Garden & Gun and Southern Living. Online sales of her famous faces series sell out in minutes. She’s also presented solo shows at prestigious galleries. We met at her studio to discuss her inspiration, her work, and how she’s handling all of this success.
Find handcrafted jewelry and fine art at Roswell’s Raiford Gallery
Jewelry artist Judie Raiford’s multidisciplinary gallery has been a Roswell institution since 1996. She talked with us about how she began making jewelry and whether the DIY movement has helped or hurt galleries.
American Craft Council Show is hipper than ever
For art collectors, the ACC that matters in March is the annual artisan show at the Cobb Galleria—where makers from all over the country come to stage Atlanta's best annual market.
Design star turned Master Knitter Charles Gandy creates fantastical socks
“Who knows?” says Charles Gandy with a laugh, when asked what inspires his ideas for fantastical knitted socks. With witty names like Dancing with the Stars, DreadSox, and Eyes of March, his creations are meant to inspire wonder, not to warm feet.
Atlanta artist Jon Eric Riis’s tapestries blend beauty with a powerful social message
Many cite Atlanta’s Jon Eric Riis as the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, known for weaving richly embellished textiles so masterfully executed that their loveliness nearly obscures their powerful satire.
Sneak peek at Serenbe’s Tiny Houses for Artists
Serenbe hosts open houses at new artist cottage, with interiors designed by Steve McKenzie and Kerry Howard.
Arnika Dawkins Gallery showcases photography by and about African Americans
“Photography is the medium of our time,” Dawkins says. “It reflects how I see the world. When I blink my eyes, it’s almost like a photograph. It’s approachable and understandable.”
South of Urban founder Jonathon Quinn gave up architecture to build furniture
In a 1957 Time magazine article, the iconic German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said of furniture made by architects: “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” That’s why, when Atlanta architect Jonathon Quinn decided to become a furniture maker, he started with a chair.