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April 6, 2024 - April 30, 2024

The Pollinators

Juried Show : An Artistic Celebration of Plants, Pollinators and Habitats

The Pollinators


Cash Awards: 1st $300 | 2nd $200 | 3rd $100

Exhibit Guest Judge: K. Joy Ballard Peters


Reinilda Blair • Danny Campbell • John Chase Campbell • Armando Chaco • Perry Chong • Arielle Cook • Shantae Gibson • Stephanie Gibson  • Courtney Greever-Fries • Samuel Guilford • Elujah Hanif • Dwight Harriman • Christie Harwell • Shelley Helms Fleishman • F. Geoffrey Johnson • Kimberly King  •  Maria Korol • Arthur Moore • Michael Morgan • Mary Peng • Melissa Pressler  •  Danielle Ross • Michael Stamboly • Tafawa • Sandra Teepen • Lisa Tuttle  • Ric Washington • Amber White • Clarence White • Clementine Willowilde


The Pollinators: An Artistic Celebration of Plants, Pollinators, and Habitats

In the face of a rapidly declining natural world, “The Pollinators” emerges as a poignant tribute to the intricate ecosystems that sustain life on our planet. Against the backdrop of a looming extinction crisis, this juried art exhibition dares to shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked marvels of flora and fauna, urging us to rekindle our connection with the natural world.

“The ArtsXchange invites artists to channel their creativity into a celebration of plants, pollinators, and the habitats they call home. From delicate wildflowers to towering trees, from bustling beehives to the flutter of butterfly wings, each artwork serves as a testament to the beauty, resilience, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. At the heart of this exhibition lies a powerful message—a plea to combat the phenomenon of “plant blindness” that plagues modern society. Through captivating visuals and thought-provoking narratives, “The Pollinators” seeks to awaken the dormant appreciation for the vital role that plants play in sustaining

our existence.

But “The Pollinators” is more than just an exhibition—it’s a call to arms, a rallying cry for collective action in the face of environmental degradation. As you wander through the gallery, let each artwork serve as a reminder of our shared responsibility to nurture and protect the precious web of life that sustains us all. Join us in celebrating the beauty and resilience of plants, pollinators, and habitats at the ArtsXchange where art becomes a powerful catalyst for social and environmental change.



The Pollinators | Opening Reception & Juried Awards

Saturday, April 6, 2024

2PM - 5PM

The Pollinators | Artist Talk

"Pollinator Day" in Honor of Earth Day 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 PM


About the Gallery Committee Chairs

Lisa Tuttle is a mixed-media artist, curator, advocate, educator and writer. A former lead administrator with the Fulton County Public Art Program and gallery director for the Nexus Contemporary Art Center (now Atlanta Contemporary) and Atlanta College of Art, Lisa was also the visual arts director for the Arts Festival of Atlanta. 

Ric Washington, mixed-media artist, graphic designer and educator, studied at Kansas City Art Institute & School of Design. The former curator of art and graphics at Zoo Atlanta worked on award-winning conservation education projects throughout the U.S. and East Africa.  He is now a designer and print specialist for Fulton County Schools.


About the Exhibit Guest Judge

K. Joy Ballard Peters is a second-generation visual artist, born and raised in Washington, D.C., who followed her mother, E. Loretta Ballard, in teaching art and working with fabric. Peters holds degrees from Howard University BFA and Boston University MFA and studied art education at D. C. Teachers College. She has exhibited extensively in the United States for forty years and won 1st place in the Juho Rissanen Pictorial Art Exhibition, Kuopio, Finland. She has participated in more than 10, one-woman exhibitions and her appliqué art is found in Bishop College Collection, Texas; Georgia Art Bus, Fulton County Arts Council and Library, Apex Museum and BellSouth in Atlanta, GA; Brown & Company, CPA, PLLC, Maryland; and in other corporate and private collections across the country. 

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