Macey Ley Participates in Hambidge Art Auction

The Belt of Orion's Never Wife - detail

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s sculpture The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife is up for bid during the 2016 Hambidge Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala. Co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center, the gala will take place on Saturday, April 23. Stimulating the senses, triggering new thoughts and offering moments of contemplation, this year’s event will yield a tangled rhythm of inspiring experiences, including visual and performing art, installations and craft food and drinks.

Bidding Online
Bidding is available through Paddle8, the online auction house. To register, preview and bid on artwork, visit Paddle8.com. Bidding is now open and ends April 23, 10pm.

Private Preview Party, 5-7pm
Sponsors, patrons, hosts and VIP ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase $100 Works on Paper, the first glimpse of the Field Experiment finalists’ projects, and will enjoy a special selection of tasty food and craft cocktails, including an outdoor cooking extravaganza by Kevin Rathbun.

21st Annual Silent Art Auction, 7-10pm

Auctioned artwork is available for in-person viewing at the Goat Farm Art Center. Guests can bid for their favorite works online through their mobile devices.

Tickets
$55 – in advance, purchase online
$60 – at the door, day of the event
$250 – limited number of VIP Tickets, purchase online
Purchase here or call 706-746-7324.

The Goat Farm Arts Center is located at 1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA 30318. Parking is free but limited with a free shuttle service. Carpooling and Uber are highly recommended.

Macey Ley Exhibiting at Texas National

Coupled and Inseparable

NAGOGDOCHES, TX:  Macey Ley’s sculptural artist book Coupled and Inseparable has been selected for exhibition at the Texas National at the Ed & Gwen Cole Art Center sponsored by Stephen F. Austin State University. The Texas National 2016 juror is Abelardo Morell who selected works by artists from 29 states. The exhibition will be on display April 9 – June 11, 2016, with a reception on Saturday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.

The Ed & Gwen Cole Art Center is located at the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main Street, Nagagdoches, Texas. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 12:30 – 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Macey Ley Exhibits at Hambidge Center

When the Hush Fell Upside Down - detail

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that When the Hush Fell Upside Down has been selected for exhibition at the Lightweight at the Hambidge Center Weave Shed Gallery in Rabun Gap, GA. Lightweight includes artwork by Hambidge Fellows exploring definitions of and connections with the term ‘lightweight.’ Work will be on display March 19 – June 11, 2016, with a reception on Friday, March 19, 4-6 p.m.

The Hambidge Center is located at 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

MACEY LEY SELECTED TO EXHIBIT AT LAGRANGE NATIONAL XXIX BIENNIAL

Snow White - detail

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that Snow White has been selected for exhibition at the LaGrange National XXIX Biennial at the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, GA. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, drawings, photography ceramics, sculpture and decorative arts and will be on display February 19 – April 2, 2016, with an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, February 19, 7-9 p.m.

The LaGrange Art Museum is located at 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Macey Ley to Exhibit in Ley Lines

Down to a ScienceJACKSONVILLE, AL – Macey Ley announced today that two of her sculptural artist books were selected for exhibition in Ley Lines at Jacksonville State University. The exhibition brings together diverse and approaches to drawing practiced by contemporary artists across the United States and includes both traditional works and those that challenge the boundaries of drawing.

Ley’s works For It Might End and Down to a Science will be on display at the Hammond Gallery through the end of October 2015. Both pieces are part of her latest body of work Versions of Truth, a series of sculptural artist books made of clear acrylic panels and thread that addresses double entendres.

Exhibition awards juror Emily Sheehan will give an artist talk October 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Roundhouse Lecture Hall. A reception will follow in the gallery from 5-7 p.m. The Hammond Gallery is located on the Jacksonville State University campus, 700 Pelham RD N, Jacksonville, AL 36265.

Going to Hambidge Center Creative Residency

Does It Matter Atom Smasher - detailATLANTA, GA – Macey Ley has been selected to participate in the Hambidge Center creative residency this fall and was awarded a distinguished fellowship. Hambidge fellows are creative minds representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics including visual artists, writers, poets, scientists, ceramicists, musicians, choreographers, chefs and beyond.

As part of her residency, Ley will participate in the annual Hambidge Great ARTdoors Festival Saturday, October 10, 2015,10 a.m. – 5 p.m. She and other resident artists will open their studios to the public during the all-day event, which includes live music, local food, hayrides, tours of the artist-in-residence studios, artist talks, art installations, demonstrations, and activities for all ages.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $75, and children under 12 are offered free admission.

The Hambidge Center is located at 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. Hambidge is approximately 100 miles from Atlanta and Asheville, 20 miles from Lake Rabun, Lake Burton and Highlands, and 30 miles from Cashiers.

Macey Ley Awarded First Prize at The Book as Art 3.0

The Belt of Orion's Never Wife - detailATLANTA – August 30, 2015

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is honoring Macey Ley’s The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife with first place prize at The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia. The exhibition – showcasing artist books from more than 30 U.S.-based artists – offers new interpretations of the ancient concept of books and questions 21st century book form and format. Jurors include Margot Ecke, Athens, GA; Arlyn Ende, Sewanee, TN; and Jeff Rathermel, Minneapolis, MN.

A gala reception will be held, Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6-9 p.m. at and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur at 1 E Court Square #110, Decatur, GA 30030. Ley’s artist books The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife and Snow Glow will be on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta through Friday, September 18.

Official prize winners for the 2015 exhibition include:

  • 1st Award: Macey Ley, Atlanta, GA – The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife
  • 2nd Award: Ania Gilmore, Lexington, MA – Library at Alexandria
  • 3rd Award: Lindsey Dunnagan, Ft. Worth, TX – Mapping the Intangible and Wax Chrysallis (joint award)
  • Merit Award: Barbara Tetenbaum, Portland, OR – Diagram of Wind

Gallery hours:

Mon-Thur: 8AM – 6PM
Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Extended hours during the book festival:

Thu, Sep 3: 6PM – 9PM (gala reception)
Fri, Sep 4: 9AM – 8PM
Sat, Sep 5: 9AM – 5PM
Sun, Sep 6: 10AM – 5PM

MACEY LEY EXHIBITS AT THE BOOK AS ART: No Jacket Required

Snow GlowMacey Ley announced today that two of her books were selected for exhibition at the The Book as Art: No Jacket Required, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia. Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Book as Art will be on view in the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur at 1 E Court Square #110, Decatur, GA 30030.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. Since it began in 2006, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands festival-goers have enjoyed book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife and Snow Glow will be on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta from Friday, July 24, through Friday, September 18. An evening gala reception and keynote address will be held at the Gallery on September 4. The time has yet to be announced.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Thur: 8AM – 6PM
Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Extended hours during the book festival:

Fri, Sep 4: 9AM – 8PM
Sat, Sep 5: 9AM – 5PM
Sun, Sep 6: 10AM – 5PM

Macey Ley Exhibits with Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance

Athena 2000 - detail insideATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s installation Athena 2000 will be on display in the traveling exhibition Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Arts sponsored by the Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance.

Athena 2000 is an interactive suspended installation for contemplation and exploration. Viewers are encouraged to enter and inhabit the phone booth-sized one-person room where they will find traces of the lives of others mended and quilted together.

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of content, material, and techniques with the common threads of craftsmanship and passion. Juror Dot Moye selected entries from a large number of regional applicants, including emerging artist Cassidy Russell, to be included in the show, along with works by invited artists curated by Ray Pierotti.

Intertwined opens January 13, 2015, at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, and will travel to three other Georgia venues throughout the year, concluding September 16, 2015.

  • Lamar Arts – Barnesville, GA
    May 1 – June 27
    Reception: May 8

Circumstantial Gravity at Abecedarian Gallery

Circumstantial GravityDENVER, CO:  Macey Ley’s artist book Circumstantial Gravity  will be on display at Abecedarian Gallery in the exhibition Coptically Bound this autumnThe exhibition features artist’s books that are bound in the Coptic style.

Artworks will be on display September 18 through November 1, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, September 19, 6-8 p.m.

Abecedarian Gallery is located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe: 910 Santa Fe #101, Denver, CO, 80204. The gallery presents local and national artists working across multiple disciplines with an emphasis on contemporary book arts and works on paper. Gallery hours are Thu.-Fri. 1-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.