Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Ann Cockerill
January 4, 2008 - February 28, 2008
first discovered the wonders of painting at the age of 4.
A native of Georgia, she was born and raised in Cobb County.
She graduated at the age of 19 Cum Laude with a BA Degree
in Art from LaGrange College in Georgia. In 1975 she and husband
Bill opened the Red Cockerill Gallery in Austell where they
featured their own creations as well as the outstanding art
and crafts created by local artisans. Offering custom framing
let them to have a dual fame for featuring not only the best
in fine art & local crafts but providing framing at the
best prices around!
member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, Ann always exhibits
her work in their annual outdoor art & craft festivals.
Recently the state of Georgia commissioned her to paint 4
life-size portraits for the old capitol building in Milledgeville
to hang in the Legislative Chamber. The portraits are of George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Oglethorpe and Marquis
de Lafayette. Often an exhibitor in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival
held yearly in downtown Atlanta, Ann's painting of Piedmont
Park was chosen for the festival poster.
recent awards include 'Best of Show' at the Ellijay Apple
Festival, the SCAA's Sweetwater Valley Art & Crafts Festival,
Douglas Days and the 'Spirit d' France' Arts Festival at Chateau
Elan. She was awarded First Place at the N. Wildwood Beach
Art Exhibition in New Jersey, the 18th Annual Miniature Art
Show of NJ., the Sweetwater Fever Arts & Crafts Festival,
the 'Off the Square' Art Show in Carrollton, the Cedar Valley
Arts Festival, and the Cave Springs Art & Craft Festival.
paintings were selected for inclusion in the Georgia Watercolor
Society Exhibition, the 'Spirit of America Exhibition: From
Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth' exhibition held at the Marietta
Museum of Art, and the Tallahassee Watercolor Society Exhibition.
from Ms. Cockerill's website.
by Grace Hashimoto
March 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008
Hashimoto was born in Charlotte, NC the youngest of five children
to Southern Presbyterian Missionaries. At two months of age
her family moved to Nagoya, Japan.
up within the dynamics of two divergent cultures Grace found
constancy and purpose in creative expression - practicing
music, creative writing and drawing in her formative years,
progressing to formal training at Kyoto Art college where
her studies focused on weaving and batik.
early 20's Grace married, took the name Hashimoto, and gave
birth to a son - the perfect expression and promise of unity.
Today, Ms. Hashimoto, her son and other members of her family
continue to offer their unique bi-cultural perspective in
their livelihoods both in the United States and abroad.
Hashimoto's art, one can see the sparse and elegant lines
of eastern culture merge with the numerous colors and complexity
of western culture in expressions of diversity and union.
Hashimoto lives in Villa Rica, Georgia where she works as
and Oil Paintings
by the Docents and Staff of the
High Museum of Art
May 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
Weeks from Duluth, Georgia has been painting for 45 years.
Oil painting is her medium of choice. She has served as
a docent at the High Museum of Art for 11 years.
Skal from Johns Creek, Georgia began painting upon
retirement in 2000. He has been a docent at the High Museum
of Art since 1992. He paints in three media: water color,
acrylic and oils. All three of these media are on view in
Lamkin from Smyrna, Georgia has been painting for 28 years.
Her preferred medium is water color. She served as a docent
at the High Museum from 1998 -2006 and now serves as Docent
Emeritus at the High Museum of Art.
and Jane Lamkin took their docent training together in 1997-98.
by Jane Springfield
July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008
wants her landscapes and still-life watercolors to capture
the essence of special places. She is especially drawn to
the spontaneous nature of watercolor that allows quick interpretation
and unexpected results in my work. Her use of clear, subtle
color emphasizes the transparent quality of the medium. She
paints on location and in her studio. Also working in oils
and pencil, she creates picture memories inspired by what
she sees on travels, local scenes, and hiking or backpacking.
is a native of Atlanta residing in Marietta, Georgia. In other
lives she worked as agency art director, catalog producer
and high technology marketing director. A past or present
board member of Atlanta Artists Center and Georgia Watercolor
Society, she exhibits locally and nationally and is in many
private and corporate collections.
BFA with major in graphic design, University of Georgia. Classes
and workshops with Clint Carter, Dolores Kennedy, Joan Stone,
Charles Reid, Jack Shields and Alex Powers in watercolor;
Dolores Kennedy, Debra Nadelhoffer and Bill Davidson in oils;
Elsie Dresch in pastels; David Diener, Marie Matthews and
Ben Smith in figure drawing and painting.
Sketches & Collages
by Joy Patty
September 1, 2008 - October 31, 2008
Patty's paintings and mixed media collages reflect inspiration
from man-made environments and nature. Observation of movement
and changing colors in sky and water is exhilarating, as is
finding unusual compositions on urban sidewalks and walls.
Particularly drawn to experimentation with materials, Patty
enjoys the spontaneity of paint combined with drawing materials
while her collage process involves creating a palette of colorful
papers to cut, tear, and arrange. Her artistic influences
range from 19th century landscape painters, to abstract expressionists,
modernist collage artists, and folk art.
from Kingsport, Tennessee, Patty has been an art and museum
educator in Atlanta for 20 years. She studied art at Queens
College in Charlotte, North Carolina and holds a Masters degree
in art education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas,
Texas. Patty currently teaches young children at The Lovett
School and coordinates exhibitions for the Lovett Gallery.
She is an instructor for ACA Community Education, part of
Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta.
by Martha Bator
November 1, 2008 - January 2, 2009
the Impressionists, whose work she admires, Martha Bator celebrates
the images of everyday life and reminds us of the beauty that
surrounds us. A visual diary of sorts, Martha Bator's paintings
provide a glimpse into her many years of world travel.
Bator, who describes herself as having dabbled in many mediums,
first began using pastel as a means for creating sketches
for her watercolors. She soon found, however, that they were
to become her medium of choice.
later, in 1987, Martha Bator helped found the Southeastern
Pastel Society, which includes members from all over the country,
and has been the Vice President ever since. She is also a
signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Knickerbocker
Artists of USA. She has conducted numerous workshops, exhibited
across the country, and had her work published in several
work has also brought her national honors and, recently, recognition
by the Secretary of State for Achievement by Georgia Women
in the Visual Arts.
more about Martha Bator from her website.