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Gathered V: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists.

Jan 22, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
12pm - 5pm

Closing reception and award celebration will be held on March 19 from 2PM – 4PM!

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is thrilled to present the 5th installment of the biennial exhibition Gathered V: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists. Esteemed jurors Krista Clark, Gregor Turk, and Lucha Rodriguez have selected artists for this year’s Gathered exhibition in order to showcase not only the breadth of talent across the state of Georgia, but also the depth.

The exhibition has steadily evolved over the last fifteen years from its original incarnation: Within State Lines, which took place in 2006 and 2009, to Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, 2013 and 2015, and finally, to Gathered: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists.  The MOCA GA mission is fully realized within this project as artists are involved in all phases of the exhibition, including selection and review.

This year’s Gathered V exhibition will feature the artwork of 46 Georgia artists which were ardently selected from 300 applicants (comprising over 850 individual submissions, from 31 counties and 66 cities across Georgia). A wide spectrum of artwork including sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles and new media will be showcased.  This year’s selections indeed rival past exhibitions, extoling the breadth and talent encompassed within the state of Georgia’s visual arts community.

The Artists

Dave Armistead

Mitchell Biggio

Stephen Brownlee

Kate Burke

Shawn Campbell

Philip Carpenter

Emmanuelle Chammah

In Kyoung Chun

David Clifton-Strawn

Corrine Colarusso

Russell Cook

Eilis Crean

Antonio Darden

Jack Deese

Elyse Defoor

Ellie Dent

Craig Dongoski

Ben Dunn

Melanie Eberhardt

Derek Faust

Larkin Ford

MaDora Frey

Victoria Garcia

Mary Stuart Hall

Jose Ibarra

Walker Keith Jernigan

Carol John

Benjamin Jones

Kevin Kirkwood

Michelle Laxalt

Pam Longobardi

Nkolo Masela

Casey McGuire

Margaret Morrison

Ali O'Leary

Ann Otterness

Kim Ouellette

Esteban Patino

Derrick Phillips

Aaron Putt

Dennis Ritter

Ashley Schick

Ben Steele

Sandy Teepen

Jamele Wright Sr.

Yichen Zhou

the jurors

Lucha Rodriguez

"I cannot express how thankful I am for the time, generosity, and care that the members of the MOCA GA community have given us through the years. What is most clear after the jurying process is that Georgia has a long line of dedicated and talented artists who are definitely a model for those who will follow. An enormous thank you to all the artists who applied, we value your commitment to pushing out of the established frameworks through which we see the world." 

Krista Clark

"Thank you to MOCA for the opportunity to see the breadth and strength of our community of artists throughout Georgia. And, thank you to each artist who applied and shared their work. They were not easy decisions, and that is a great thing. "

Gregor Turk

"Serving as a juror for Gathered V was indeed an honor. Kudos to MOCA GA for organizing, sponsoring, and presenting this exhibition. Reviewing work by over 300 artists from throughout the state provided the opportunity to not only learn about many unfamiliar artists but also update my knowledge of the work by artists/colleagues that I know. It was a pleasure to work with my co-jurors and while we were on the same page for most of those gathered here, we differed here and there as a jury's collective voice is different than any single member's opinion. I value the panel's resulting conversations about artists' work which were engaging, insightful, and sometimes persuasive. Congratulations to those whose work was chosen. And to all: keep creating!"