Fay Gold

Gold earned her title as doyenne of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene with decades of cutting-edge work at her Buckhead gallery, which introduced Atlanta audiences and collectors to Mapple­thorpe and Rauschenberg and launched the careers of local artists like Tony Hernandez and Rana Rochat. Gold closed her gallery in 2009 but returned this summer with a new space in the Westside Cultural Arts Center, the exterior of which showcases a commissioned mural by HENSE and the 3,000-square-foot interior of which carries a mix of established and emerging talents, curated with Gold’s inimitable eye.