"Behind the Lens" Opens at Digital Arts Studio

The Gallery at Digital Arts Studio is featuring Behind the Lens, the annual member show for Women in Focus, during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The show opened to a packed house this past Saturday with works by Cindy Brown, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza Pope, Jennifer Giliberto, Roth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Ellen Hayes, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Carolyn Meltzer, Carolyn Miller, Chris Mitts, Niki Murphy, Maureen Anne Petrilli, Gittel Price, Lesley Anne Price, Linda Rathke and, yours truly, Lee Anne White.

Behind the Lens runs through Saturday, November 1. Digital Arts Studio is located at 1082 Huff Road, Atlanta GA 30318. For information, call 866-352-9979.


Mason Murer Fine Art Presents Women in Focus XXI

Natural Arch, El Malpais National Monument, Grants, New Mexico. Photo ©2014 Lee Anne White.

Natural Arch, El Malpais National Monument, Grants, New Mexico. Photo ©2014 Lee Anne White.

It may still be September, but the month-long Atlanta Celebrates Photography, which runs throughout October, is already in full swing. Several gallery openings are being held this week, including two at Mason Murer Fine Art. One of those is the Women in Focus XXI exhibition juried by Fay Gold. Four of my black-and-white prints were selected for inclusion. The opening reception is free and open to the public, so consider dropping by during your Friday night on the town! Here are the details:


Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 26, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 26, to Fri, Oct 31

Women in Focus XXI Juried by Fay Gold

Celebrating 21 years, a Women in Focus members Annual Exhibit, juried by Fay Gold. www.womeninfocusatlanta.com.

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. It was founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth. Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography. Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms. Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, field trips and critiques and by covering topics related to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. The scope of the group's activities is further extended past the geographical area of its home base through an Internet presence and joint projects with women photographers around the world.

Mason Murer Fine Art
199 Armour Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
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LAYERS: As Interpreted by Women Artists of Georgia

LAYERS explores the physical process of adding media on top of media, of interpreting layers of meaning in a work of art, and of capturing layers depicted in a subject. This exhibition by the Women's Caucus for the Arts of Georgia (WCAGA) will be on display August 10 through September 26, 2014, at the Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery at Georgia Perimeter College and will feature approximately 30 artists working in a wide range of media--from painting and photography to sculpture and fiber arts. The artists reception is scheduled for September 11, from 6-8 pm.

Rio Grande Gorge, ©2014 Lee Anne White

Rio Grande Gorge, ©2014 Lee Anne White

I'll have two black-and-white photographs in the show. Both are part of an in-depth series based on my travels to northern New Mexico to explore the landscape and culture. 

The Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) is a chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art (WCA), founded in 1972 to bring women's issues to the foreground of the College Art Association (CAA) and beyond. The focus was and continues to be supporting, recognizing and educating established and emerging women artists, art historians, critics, curators, museum personnel and other visual arts professionals. The Georgia chapter was established in 2000 by 11 women and now comprises more than 100 artists and art professionals from Georgia and other southeastern states, most of whom are based in the metro Atlanta area.

North Georgia in Winter

Although I live in North Georgia, I confess that I don't shoot much here. I do most of my photography on the road shooting for books or on personal shooting trips. When I do get out with my camera, it is usually in winter. That's when I have more time and feel the greatest need to get outdoors and explore. Plus, I love the winter landscape. It's quiet, textural and revealing. In fact, I believe I love trees best when their branches are bare. That's when they show their true character. 

Anyhow, when a request to participate in a local photographic exhibition about North Georgia at Brenau University's Sellars' Gallery came along recently, it was a chance to take a closer look at some of the images I've been shooting closer to home. Just thought I'd share a few of those with you here--especially since it is currently very cold outside. (In fact, we had sleet and light icing this morning.) Keep warm!

Fall Photography Invitational

My work, along with the work of eight other photographers, will be featured in the Fall Photography Invitational Show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia. The show runs August 13 - October 10, 2009, and an opening reception will be held Thursday, August 13, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Other photographers include O.C. Carlisle, Stefen Eberhard, Debra Frieden, Hewett Beasley, Jack Lawing, Stan Susky, Jennifer Julian and Fox Gradin.