Metro Montage XXI: Metro Montage is the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept, and technique in art. Metro Montage XXI will feature, throughout all of the Museum’s galleries, works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity and skill within our nation’s culture. 

 

People's Choice Winner

Crystian Hopper (Destin, FL)
Ballet Be Great
2021
Colored pencil on paper
80 x 44.25 inches

 “Glass blowing is so fascinating. I don’t understand it, but it is always beautiful! This ballet statue sat in my house and I wanted to ‘blow’ it up on a larger scale, but mimic that glass blown elegance. Almost resembling a trophy, this piece is meant to represent one’s passion for doing what they love and feeling free in that passion.”

Metro Montage Exhibition

Winning Artists

First Place

Kirsten Stingle

Metro Montage XXI

Stories are Forgotten Dreams

hand built porcelain and mixed media

Second Place

Fathima Mumin

Metro Montage XXI

MILES

ink on paper

Third Place

Debra Yaun

Summer Immersion

colored pencil

Honorable Mention

Joel Sobelson 

Metro Montage XXI

Old Friends

 pastel

Honorable Mention

Melvin Toledo

Metro Montage XXI

Claudia and Elvi

oil on aluminum panel

Metro Montage XXI Artists

Karen Adams

Ruler of The Kitchen  

ink on paper

Courtesy of Artist

Chloe Alexander

Stasis

woodcut

Website

 

 

Stasis refers to a state of equilibrium that is created by equal yet opposing forces. This work, which is a self-portrait of sorts, illustrates the energy exerted to maintain the equilibrium of two identities…one pulling me towards passion, the other pulling me away for the sake of normality, routine, and security. Both figures are a representation of self that are trapped in stagnation, which inevitably leads to the decay of both identities. Rather than becoming complacent with this state, I created print work that reflects on how to regain balance while in motion.

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Caroline Annandale

Isolation III  

linoleum on paper

Website

In November 2020, I contracted COVID-19 and was placed into quarantine for seventeen days. During this period of isolation, I began making small linoleum prints using the available objects in my apartment as my models. Isolation III is the third piece in a larger series of work created while counting down the days locked in quarantine.

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Meg Aubrey

Behind the Bottle

oil on canvas

Website

Familiar products can bring one comfort and create a feeling of familiarity. The iconic Topo Chico bottle is ubiquitous in South Texas and has gradually seeped into my work and my life as I have adjusted to living in a new region of the country. The glittering distortions created by the transparency of the thick glass bottle allude to the ambiguity and confusion present in contemporary life.

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Chad Awalt

Calming

oil on panel

Website

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Morgan Bailey

Alaskan Mountains

digital – ink

Instagram

This landscape, stylized through layered blocks of inky color, form an image of far off mountains, which was inspired by the hills and glaciers of Alaska’s national parks. The land is reflected off the lake below, defined shapes flowing into the water’s obscurity to contrast the mountain’s sharp presence.

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David Barron

The Devil’s Playground  

acrylic and prismacolor on canvas

Instagram

My paintings always start very abstractly. To me, this is when the magic happens and the journey really begins. No preconception, no thumbnails or color studies. Just reaction built upon reaction, color pushing color, light against dark. As images begin to emerge, my goal is to find the story hidden within the canvas.

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Leticia Bernadac

3 Second Moment

oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Website

This painting is part of my ongoing “Matador” series, emphasizing the human and animal figure. While trying to capture a spirited and confident bull’s elegant pose, it felt more important to focus on his “gentle gaze.” The use of oil techniques helped me to create a more realistic and painterly image.

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Anne Bradham

Soothing Creek

transparent watercolor


Website

I painted this after a long trial our family experienced. At the beginning of this trial, I was so stressed and worried that it affected everything. I had to learn to let go and completely trust in the Lord and his plan for me. I had to learn to trust His time table instead of mine. I had to look for the peace, beauty, and calm in the eye of the storm. Life is a journey and sometimes it’s rocky, sometimes it’s smooth, and sometimes it feels like everything is coming at you at once. This painting represents life’s journey with its rocks or obstacles all around you to either climb over or go around. The water is coming toward you and is both calm and flowing, depending on the obstacles in its way. Like life, we can often feel like we are moving against the current, but if we look, all around us there is beauty. The beauty represents God’s love for us. In the distance, there is light. If we look for the God’s love during our trials, we will find it. Blessings and miracles will appear and we will grow stronger from the journey.

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Mick Brandenberger

Living in Mediterranean History

oil on panel

Visionary art develops by imagining scenes that are not immediately perceived in front of the artist. In this approach, past and multiple experiences open a creative door to envision various times and places even imaginary ones. My visionary landscapes are enhanced by an expansive awareness inherent in curvilinear perspective, as seen in this recollection of traveling throughout the Mediterranean.

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Hannah Brooks

Neurodermatitis #4

woodcut print, monoprint collage

Instagram

Neurodermatitis #5 was created as the conjoined efforts of Neurodermatitis #2 and #3. My work touches on the ever-changing relationships between the human body, the brain, and other members of humanity. Mirroring our architectural limitations in print to create a larger, organic piece that can also change shape is my way of gaining control over my life even if it is so small in comparison to the world around me.

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Rebecca Brown

Undercurrent

acrylic

Instagram

The movement of water inspired this piece. Using heavy acrylics and modeling paste allowed for a kinetic experience that mimics the swirls, flow, and varied directions of ocean currents and undercurrents. As I manipulated the mediums with a variety of tools, I created layers, revealing parts of what is underneath the layers. Similar to water undercurrents that have contrasting directions and forces, my work represents our wayward feelings and motivations, which might be deceiving upon outward appearance alone.

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Bradley Burquest

Hey!

photography

Website

This western rock hopper penguin waves as if to say, “Hey! Welcome to New Island, Falklands.” These friendly looking penguins make me smile as they hop from rock to rock upon the cliff face where they breed. The breeding rock hopper penguins are staunch protectors of their eggs and chicks from predators, like the skua bird, and will attack if they get too close. These exotic looking birds are fun to watch and photograph as they go about living their lives in this harsh environment. I love photographing the beauty and diversity of nature throughout the corners of this amazing planet.

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Philip Carpenter

Midsummer Orange

color pencils on paper

Website

Most of my drawings are portraits of ordinary things, mainly utilitarian objects for which I hope to honor their unknowable histories and reveal their beauty. With my botanical drawings, however, I begin with a subject that is already extraordinary and already beautiful. I try to record their beauty without elaborating. This drawing was one of a series of six wildflowers, each representing one of the primary or secondary colors.

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David Carr

I See You

photography

Website

I See You was captured in Bozeman, Montana during the winter of 2019. Here, a mountain lion rests upright against a tree stump and peers into the camera with a hypnotic stare.

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Glynn Cartledge

P2P No. 136982

oil on canvas

Website

An artist who spent twenty-five years as a criminal defense lawyer, Glynn Cartledge’s work addresses the justice system, focusing on the reentry process of the formerly incarcerated.  No. 136982 is part of the series “P2P” (Prisoners to Paper dolls), which is an exploration of the public perception of the formerly incarcerated.  The series tackles punishment commentary, examining pejorative perceptions of felons while challenging the myths and stereotypes given those who have been released from incarceration. Glynn expands the conversation surrounding the residual restitution from the formerly incarcerated that is desired by the victims and the public

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Glynn Cartledge

P2P No. 136982 clothing

fabric and notions

Website

By challenging banal, preconceived notions of their worth, Glynn Cartledge presents the formerly incarcerated as if they were paper dolls in oil portraiture with accompanying, spirited, contemporary clothing.  Archival criminal and personal documents, family photographs, collaged jail cells, and recorded historical transcriptions provide context. No. 136982 is a portrait of Landon, an affable young man from a small town in Ohio, who pleaded guilty to a first offense of Breaking and Entering, a fifth-degree felony. The State of Ohio sent him to prison for two years.

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Armando Chacon

Martin Luther King Dr. & Peachtree Street

oil on canvas

Website

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Marc Chatov

Creme brulee

oil

Website

When painting still-lifes, I am often guided by my stomach and one of my all-time favorite foods is crème brûlée. I believe there is a creative force in the universe—its creativity constant and infinite. As an artist, I use the visible world as my subject matter; the canvas is a reflection of my life. For me, painting is about “what is.“ I see art in every experience. My goal is to be here now…to be present. I strive to paint without preconceived notions, without opinion, only awareness.

 

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Jessica Cook

Metro Montage XXI

Flight

oil and acrylic on canvas

Website

I have always been intrigued by the varieties of human expression. Creating figurative paintings helps me observe closely, to move beyond first impressions. Lately I am focusing on movement to capture the spirit of the person of a particular scene. Ultimately, I want people to be uplifted by my art or to participate in it by creating their own story.

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Kara Daviau

Metro Montage XXI

Counting Stars and Fighting Sleep

acrylic on canvas and vintage book pages

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Nikki Davidson

Metro Montage XXI

Ancient

oil

Website

Ozoum (Ozzie) is a lowland Gorilla from Africa and lives at Zoo Atlanta. At age 59, he is the oldest gorilla in the world and has twelve offspring. The day I captured his image, he stared at me the whole time and he didn’t even blink once. He has arthritis and has lost most of the hair Silverbacks are known for, but his gaze is intense and ancient.

 

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Roger Derrick

Metro Montage XXI

Recollection Lost

oil on linen

Website

As an allegorical still life, Recollection Lost allures the viewer through subtle flirtation while simultaneously possessing a nostalgic undertone. An intriguing visual pleasure infused with the timeless themes of love, loss, abandonment, and even regret. As a relatively obsolete item, the antique key eludes to both literal and metaphorical concepts. It exists as a mere illusion and further suggests the ability to access something once granted as nothing more than a distant memory.

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Robert Detamore

Metro Montage XXI

The Tree of Knowledge

graphite pencil

This drawing illustrates my fascination with the story of Eve receiving the forbidden fruit from a child, with the addition of angels depicted as ordinary people to be symbolic of the good that is done by people here on Earth. The roots of the tree lead down the steps into Purgatory, where we see Hell surrounded by images that might represent innate fears that we all might possess.

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Steve Dininno

Metro Montage XXI

Top of City III

acrylic on canvas

Website

I’m a painter and printmaker who is most inspired by the beautiful and often hidden interplay between the elements of the natural and man-made world. In Top of the City III, I worked from one of my scratchy pencil sketches of New York City. I wanted to show the inner soul of the gritty, decadent, and often glorious city that I love so much.

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Gene Dunn

Metro Montage XXI

Untitled

oil on canvas

Website

Like many growing up in Manhattan during the late 1970s and 1980s, my major art influences were street and subway art, which led me to seek out and learn more about more traditional art. My aesthetic is principally influenced by the vibrant (atomic) energy of Jackson Pollock and the more nuanced, grounded forms of Paul Cézanne. I approach my work as a blend of craft and inspiration, rooted in the belief that small amounts of disciplined daily practice are the greatest determinant for progress. Much of my inspiration today emerges from my own diligent, daily practice and my “#doarteveryday” campaign. As Picasso said, “inspiration exists; it has to find us working.”

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Cathy Ehrler

Metro Montage XXI

Trashformation 5

recycled materials

Website

This series is a result of the stress of my isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. I needed something tedious, colorful, and beautiful to work on…something fun and time-consuming to keep me busy, while still being creative with recycled material. This work was created from items in my recycling and trash bins…old CDs, Amazon packaging, aluminum cans, paper boxes, drink packaging, egg cartons, pasteboard, envelopes, junk mail, Styrofoam and other takeout containers, single use plastic, yogurt containers, candy wrappers, and more make up this mosaic.

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Mitchell Erick

Metro Montage XXI

In The Red

wood

Website

Inspired by a Piet Mondrian print in my office, I wanted to see if I could create a dimensional wall sculpture in wood that is characterized by Mondrian’s compositional simplicity and his use of heavy black lines, contrasting colors, and common geometric shapes.

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Andrew Feiler

Metro Montage XXI

Pebbles

photography – archival pigment print

Website

Archival pigment print

In the South, it is in the center of our cities and towns that Blacks and Whites meet.

Pebbles is from my series entitled, “Blacks and Whites.” The images in this series portray glimpses of the modern Southern dynamic.  Predominantly monochromatic, but often with a hint of color, these photographs offer small windows into those places and spaces where we all come together.

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Lynn Felton

Metro Montage XXI

Afternoon Light

oil on paper

Website

This painting is a combination of a still life, with the violet and straw hat, and a photograph. I was taken with the light, how it fell across the model, and the reflections in the mirror. The overall mood of a lazy afternoon of a young woman, busy in her apartment, struck me as a moment I wanted to capture.

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Clay Fisher

Metro Montage XXI

Male House Finch

pigmen ink print

Website

To create this image I used a composite technique that combines the photograph of the bird with a textured background. The intent was to create a final image that best represented the mood and personal emotions I experienced during the pandemic last year.

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McGarren Flack

Metro Montage XXI

Self

oil

Website

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Larkin Ford

Metro Montage XXI

I Remember Only Fiction

oil on canvas

Website

Larkin Ford’s paintings, drawings, and videos originate from a combination of memory, secondhand narrative, and invented imagery. Ford combines fragments of events from his childhood in rural North Carolina through the present, with figures and environments created from a combination of imagination, direct observation, and photographic reference. That slurry of fact and fiction imbues his depictions of familiar environments (here, a piney hill at dusk) with an emphasis on Freudian anxiety and the bodily grotesque. The tubes leading into a glowing aperture in the rock may suggest a subterranean intelligence siphoning energy from the world around it.

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Scott Foxx

Metro Montage XXI

Bargains with Crows

mixed media collage

Instagram

Did you know that if you leave seed or other food for crows, they will often return the favor and bring you something back? Shiny pieces of glass, metal, jewelry, broken lightbulbs, sometimes even money. There are numerous stories of such relationships and the results of trying to form such a bond can often be surprising. There’s a girl who was in the news who had an exhibit of dozens of items she was given by her crows, including a diamond ring. Southern folks place all sorts of human ideations on animals, imagining communications where they don’t exist; but maybe there’s a wisdom there. In this work, a boy is contemplating a shard of something shiny his new crow friend has brought him. Maybe this is his first encounter with such a wild thing, whose act has taught the boy that there are other worlds and experiences outside of his own, and many ways to bridge them.

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Jason Guffey

Metro Montage XXI

Portrait of Fate

polaroid emulsion lift on black watercolor paper print

Website

This piece is based upon a dream I had of my own fate. Symbolism is left to the viewers imagination to create their own interpretation.

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Maxine Hess

Metro Montage XXI

Typically A Saturday II

mix media fabric collage

Website

As a child, my grandfather would often entertain me by carving puppets out of apple slices. He gently cut a tail into the back of the slice and a slight cut into the front to create the head then added apple seeds for the eyes. I could pull on the tail to move the head. I was delighted.

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Jim Hill

Metro Montage XXI

Jazz

paper mosaic

Website

In my poverty stricken days as a youth in the inner city of New York, I could not afford oil paint. Out of necessity, I created my own palette of colors using recycled paper material. I took different colored paper from magazines and posters and cut it all up into small pieces to create the palette for my “painting with paper.”

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Crystian Hopper

Metro Montage XXI

Ballet Be Great

colored pencil on paper

Website

Glass blowing is so fascinating. I don’t understand it, but it is always beautiful! This ballet statue sat in my house and I wanted to “blow” it up on a larger scale, but mimic that glass blown elegance. Almost resembling a trophy, this piece is meant to represent one’s passion for doing what they love and feeling free in that passion.

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Denise Jennings

Metro Montage XXI

Morning Light

oil on stretched canvas

Website

The light, movement in the sky and grasses, and the abstract shapes of the land draw me to our coastal marshes. They are calm and peaceful, yet so alive and constantly changing beneath the surface. This painting is about the reality of the place that lies beneath its surface. My hope is that it gives the viewer a sense of that essence and sparks memories of connecting with our amazing coastal environment.


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Elizabeth Kayl

Metro Montage XXI

Complexity

digital photography

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Sierra Kazin

Metro Montage XXI

The Travler

mixed media

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Bryan Kennelly

Metro Montage XXI

The First Glance

oil on yupo paper

Website

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Tim Keogh

Metro Montage XXI

Silverback Portrait

oil on board

Website

Tim Keogh spent most of his career working as a graphic designer in Louisiana, then as a contract web designer in and around Atlanta before retiring and moving to North Georgia and focusing on his love of wildlife and painting. Silverback Portrait presents a western lowland gorilla. Humans and gorillas share about 95% of our DNA; if you spend any time watching them interact within their family groups, you too will feel the connection.

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Dawn Kinney Martin

Metro Montage XXI

Old Loudermilk Milk Mill

oil on canvas

Website

Dawn Kinney Martin is an award-winning artist with national and international collectors. Her work hangs in the permanent collection of the Harris Arts Center in Georgia and can be seen in juried fine art festivals throughout the country as well as in regional galleries. “I love the challenge of working on location (en plein air). I strive to create expressive paintings that elevate the ordinary and encourage the viewer to appreciate the beauty of the day to day.”

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Joe Krawczyk

Metro Montage XXI

Sun Surfing Chair

solid acrylic

The creation of my art chairs begins on paper. The design objective is to create a three dimensional chair using only two dimensional shapes. Once a design is perfected, the final refined shapes are drawn in Adobe Illustrator. The components are then laser cut from solid acrylic. Each individual segment is sanded, fitted, painted, and hand assembled.

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Shelley Laband

Metro Montage XXI

One

oil

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Tom LaBarge

Metro Montage XXI

Hero’s Perspective

photography

While honoring the thousands of heroes interred at the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, this image presented itself. The use of a very short depth of field with a 300mm lens creates emphasis on one particular headstone, but also speaks to the perfection and the size of this very special place.

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Sharon Lapin

Metro Montage XXI

Boys in the Bedroom

acrylic on canvas

Instagram

Figurative painting is a vehicle to examine cultural identity and construct memory. I contemplate how to preserve the essence of a moment and its meaning so that we can come back and hold the narrative in a lasting way. Textural details including clothing, gestures, artwork, and furnishing prompt questions about status and how to find the profound in the mundane.

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J. (Jie) Li

Metro Montage XXI

Fire and Desire

watercolor on Arches paper

Website

(Jie) Li’s work is deeply influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy theories on Zen and Daoism. The theme of my artwork is to discover human’s inner self and human salvation. Li explores love, hate, and desire in the depths of human nature by using figurative and abstract cross-expressions to discuss the meaning of life, the positive and negative aspects of human nature. Li uses natural occurrences and disasters as symbols, bringing out the emotions and atmosphere in the paintings. Fire & Desire is the power of life instinct; it’s like a fire, more like wildfire or volcano eruption. The fire of desire, which constantly arises, also continues to change with the environment expand. Fire and Desire describes and expresses that the fire of desire is a driving force of life, but it could be the source of destruction, too.

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Jonathan MacGregor

Metro Montage XXI

The Three Fading Graces

oil on canvas

Website

Jon MacGregor is a full time representational artist focusing on painting figures and landscapes as a form of emotional expression, using classical techniques with contemporary characteristics to fuse the past and present. As a child, he often searched for the nuances of all things, finding the intersections between fact and fiction and questioning constructs within art and art history. As the last of eight children within a military family, MacGregor travelled to Europe, taking in the architecture, classicalism, and traditions that are vital instruments of his work.  Learning to paint at the age of seventeen, he began to research the work of American Realists and grow an immense appreciation for meaningful art, capturing the beauty, the minute, and the melancholy of all things in life.

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Pat Magers

Metro Montage XXI

The Conjuror

fired clay copper wire

Website

My work in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and collage grew directly from happy hours in childhood spent making things. Our busy chaotic household full of eleven children sent me seeking quiet corners where I could perfect the ever-elusive recipe for flour, water, and newspaper for papier-mâché. My father enjoyed oil painting landscapes and he gave me an easel, paint, and canvas when I was twelve, as well as the even greater gift of leaving me to figure out what to do with it on my own. I concentrate on representing the figure and have been interested in meditative female figures, “portraits” of tiny lead toys, and the Old West.

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Booth Malone

Metro Montage XXI

My Covid Response – Georgia

oil on linen canvas

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Arline Mann

Metro Montage XXI

SHELTER

watercolor over graphite on Arches paper

Website

Transparent watercolor over graphite

Arline Mann lives in New York City and Chattanooga. Shelter was painted mostly in Mann’s Chattanooga mountain house, a refuge for her and family during the height of the pandemic in New York. Mann’s watercolors contemplate light and shadow in personal spaces and on cherished objects.  Her work aims to project clarity, calmness, joy, and a benevolent world.

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John Mariana

Metro Montage XXI

Elk Rut at Cataloochee Valley

photograghy

Website

Early morning in the valley, the sun was creating beautiful rays through the clouds and trees. This image was captured during the fall Elk Rut. The large male Elk was collecting his females and turned toward me in a very proud and daring manner. He then moved into the trees. It was very special and I’m so pleased to have captured the moment.

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Diana Marino

Metro Montage XXI

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

oil 

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Diana Marino

Metro Montage XXI

The Shortcut

oil

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Julie Mazzoni

Metro Montage XXI

Summer at the Creek

mosaic

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Candace McCollough

Metro Montage XXI

Black and Blue Luster Vessel

clay

Website

The combination of glaze, fire, and clay merge with spontaneous results in this raku-fired vessel. The matte glaze contrasts with the smooth surface of the vessel in both texture and color, which results from the reduction process that occurs once the vessel is removed from the kiln at about 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Candace McCollough

Metro Montage XXI

Horsehair and Rhododendron Vessel

clay

Website

This piece was created with a low-fire technique, which does not vitrify (convert into glass or a glasslike substance, typically by exposure to heat) the clay. The subtle and organic trails of the horsehair are reflected in the curves and spontaneous growth of the rhododendron branch. Each branch is chosen to complement the vessel…sanded, stained, and attached to the final form.

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Celeste McCollough

Metro Montage XXI

Noli Passeggiata

oil

Italy has the wonderful tradition of an evening stroll, known as the “passeggiata.” This painting recalls a beautiful evening in the small Mediterranean town of Noli, Italy, where I spent many wonderful hours.


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Robert McDonald

Metro Montage XXI

Knotted Brow

acrylic

Instagram

No matter how diligently one may try, one may never see a painting in the same way the artist sees it. Consequently, the audience is free to interpret that painting in any way they wish. So, please do!

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Patrick McGannon

Metro Montage XXI

The Whisper

oil on canvas

Website

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Mary Means

Prince of Compassion

ceramic mixed media

Website

Through his soulful expression of compassion, combined with hopeful apprehension that his empathy will move others to do the same, Prince of Compassion embodies all that I try to convey in my work: peace, contemplation, and kindness. The permanent medallion the figure wears (part of an antique door knob) represents our door/pathway to enlightenment. The key, of course, is compassion and empathy. “Peaceful” is the word most often used to describe my sculpture. I aspire to capture light and fully embrace the spiritual feel of my work. It is my hope that the gift of “lightness of being” translates though my creations.

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Brenda Miller

Metro Montage XXI

Sheldon Church

photography (in-camera infrared)

Website

Located in rural South Carolina, the Old Sheldon Church was built to completion in 1753 in the Greek Revival style. It was burned during the Revolutionary War, “rebuilt,“ then burned down again during the American Civil War. I had a deep feeling of peace while visiting these magical and beautiful ruins and hope to convey this feeling to viewers of this capture.

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Elizabeth Mobley

Metro Montage XXI

Cotton Candy and Fudge Sundae

glass

Website

The colors and patterns of this vessel remind me of some of my favorite delicious treats. On the outside, light pink and neon blue spin together…the classic colors of cotton candy. On the inside, chocolate swirls are reminiscent of hot fudge melting on top of cool vanilla ice cream.

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Dale Molnar

Metro Montage XXI

Coosa

glass tesserae mosaic

The red eyed Coosa bass is suited for an exterior installation where the fish can swim in the landscape. The implied movement is integral to the concept of this work. Fused glass creates subtle tones and the slumping effect facilitated adherence to the sculpted substrate. For Coosa, the “andamento” (flow or movement of tesserae, or the pieces, in a mosaic) technique was used to show visual flow and direction.

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Dale Molnar

Metro Montage XXI

The Calling of St. Matthew

glass and mother-of-peral tesserae mosaic

Website

Looking to the light and dropping the coins is that exact moment when St. Matthew answers the call “Come, follow me.”

Courtesy of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Tyrone, GA

Katherine Moore

Metro Montage XXI

Portrait of Bob

scratchboard

Website

I used the subtractive medium of scratchboard for Portrait of Bob. This entails using different tools to scratch through a black inked surface to expose the white clapboard underneath.

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Fathima Mumin

Metro Montage XXI

MILES

felt tip ink on canvas

Instagram

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Tracy Murrell

Metro Montage XXI

Ode to Toni Morrison

high gloss enamel , acrylic, encaustic rice paper, resin 

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Graciela Núñez Bedoya

Metro Montage XXI

No Longer a Girl

oil on canvas

Website

It was a perfect day with the sun in the sky and the wind in your hair, you walked towards a better life, you walked and left everything behind except whatever you could carry inside a little girl’s mind, you walked towards a promise but your feet were aching so bad, when did your journey turn sour and make you so sad? The home you once knew was taken away, the dreams you once had are now nightmares in your head. They say hope is the hardest thing to kill; you are no longer a girl but an empty shell.

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Licha Ochoa Nicholson

Between the Line

kilnformed and draped glass

Instagram

Often telling the Ochoa family story, Licha Ochoa Nicholson’s glass creations reflect her Mexican-American heritage. Living under the same roof with her parents and grandparents, where English and Spanish were spoken, Between the Lines depicts fond memories of Licha and her grandmother, Mama Covita, speaking Spanish while Licha spoke English.”We communicated through the warmth and affection for each other between the lines of communication.”

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Donna Outwater

Metro Montage XXI

Wanna Scratch My Head?

watercolor, pen, ink

“Wanna Scratch My Head?” was inspired by two friends, their dogs, and a young boy who stopped to chat at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s Chalktoberfest in October 2019. While they visited, one of the dogs looked about and the second dog seemingly offered the young boy his head to scratch. I enjoy capturing ordinary moments like this that take place during public gatherings.

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Sara Owen

Metro Montage XXI

Bridge

photography

Instagram

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a signature site of Savannah, visible from seemingly everywhere in the city. It’s the perfect tourist snapshot, tall and striking. As a resident of Savannah, the typical subjects tend to fade from one’s mind over time. However, somehow, again and again, the artist is drawn back to this bridge.

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Raoul Pacheco

Metro Montage XXI

9.15 (spectacular shine series)

guiled receipt

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Rita Pelot

Metro Montage XXI

Adina

oil

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Rita Pelot is passionate about painting and her purpose is to use her God-given talent to create art with excellence. When a friend showed her a photo she had taken of Adina on a trip to Africa, Rita immediately wanted to paint her. Adina’s face is intriguing with a strong, confident gaze that is questioning at the same time.

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Bob Petersen

Metro Montage XXI

Cloud Vase – 1

ceramic

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My ceramic art is influenced by my life experiences and the shapes, forms, textures, and colors in my environment. I am drawn to both the visual and tangible qualities of clay and its interaction with others. It is through my hands that I manipulate and mold the clay into a form. In my “Cloud” series, I explore the response to light on the surface of the form. Pushing, pinching, and folding the clay, I create spiral channels which suggest movement through each change of light. This use of the surface’s finish invites the viewer not only to explore the form by eye, but also encourages touch—connecting the observer to the hand of the maker. However, the Museum asks that you please refrain from touching the artwork in this setting.

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Doug Pisik

Metro Montage XXI

Six Feet

maple, oak, solid surface, dye, resin

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Six Feet is part of a series titled “Art for Our Unusual Times” in response to the pandemic and represents the impact on society. Depicting a social gathering, this piece has dual imagery. The circles can be viewed as a safe six-foot social distance of an individual from others while also being viewed as a target.

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Chuck Pittman

Metro Montage XXI