The Artists Market, which is the Buckhead school’s signature fundraising event, offers a range of art styles and price points from $5 to $5,000. Artwork includes large and small canvases, tabletop pieces, jewelry, home and garden accents, handcrafted toys and gift items.
“Our biggest selections are contemporary art and realism and impressionism,” said event chair Michelle Anderson. “We also have folk art, whimsical art, sculptures and pottery. … Everything is handcrafted by artisans.”
She said most artists are from the Southeast but this year there will be some artwork coming in from other regions, as far as California.
“The geographic scope continues to increase ever year,” Anderson said.
The school and the artists split the proceeds 50-50.
Local artist Lisa Moore, of Decatur, said this will be her fifth year selling her work at the market.
“It’s a great show to bring art to everybody in the city,” she said.
Moore’s work is a mixture of abstract and impressionism, she said, and most of it has a feminine tone.
“All of my inspiration comes from life,” Moore said. “The majority of my figures have to do with capturing emotions.
”She often paints children, horses, barns and has lately focused on capturing a “feeling of freedom” in her art, by drawing children dancing or swinging on swings. Her canvases range in size, from 4 by 4 inches to 6 by 7 feet, and she said she is looking forward to customers’ reaction to her recent palette change, shifting from soft to brighter colors.
“I have different subject matter, too; there are a lot of children in my painting this year. Children in motion — boys with baseballs and girls in ballet dresses,” she said.
Anderson said a new addition to the market will be an expanded home and garden area because there was “an explosion in sales” in that area last year. She said there is handmade furniture, pillows and other items which are “a little more accessible.”
“The big thing we try and say is, we want to make art accessible for everyone,” she said. “Some people may be intimidated to go to a gallery. If you come to our show, you see all different types of art, and children are welcome.”
The market kicks off Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an opening reception, and it officially opens Tuesday. Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a Cocktails and Canvases party, which is an opportunity for the public to meet the Spotlight artists.
If you go:
o What: Spotlight on Art
o Where: Trinity School, 4301 Northside Pkwy., Buckhead
o When: Tuesday through Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
o Information: www.spotlightonart.com