The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs will open the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall, an initiative showcasing the Atlanta art community and “fostering an environment of creative expression for Atlanta’s next generation of artists,” the city announced in a press release.
“The Mayor’s Gallery will be a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent and an opportunity for our city to honor the critical role played by Atlanta’s art community,” Camille Love, executive director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, said. “The ability to create and inspire is a most precious gift, and it is my hope that this gallery will inspire Atlanta’s art scene to flourish for years to come.”
The gallery will promote and exhibit the works of accomplished Atlanta-based artists who have yet to garner gallery representation or receive major recognition for their artwork, the release said. Artists are chosen through a review process and “will need to show a clear individual voice and a great quality of execution.”
Set at the entry of the mayor’s executive suites, the temporary exhibition will allow visiting officials, dignitaries and citizens to experience examples of diverse art and culture in Atlanta.
Submissions for review should be directed to Kevin Sipp, project coordinator at Gallery 72, at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a digital portfolio, artist statement, artist resume with contact information, biography and an artist headshot.