Macey has strong ties to the Southwest. She attended middle and high school in Albuquerque and earned her undergraduate degree in photography from the University of New Mexico. Much of her family still resides in the Southwest, and she still considers it one of the most magical places she’s ever lived. She is particularly excited about participating in an event that supports contemporary art in her hometown.
ArtsThrive is an exhibition and auction to benefit the Albuquerque Museum’s educational and exhibition programming and features the artwork of 100 artists from around the country. In its 30th season, ArtsThrive has expanded the auction to an online platform.
The online auction opens at 9:30 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2020 and closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT, November 8, 2020. However, artwork will be on display at the Albuquerque Museum through December 6, 2020 for in-person viewing and purchase. The gallery is located at 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley will exhibit several artist books at the Page by Page: Contemporary Artist Books exhibit at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, beginning February 9, 2019. The exhibition will showcase work in a variety of forms, including fine press books, altered or reconstructed books, sculptural structures, installations, and books without narrative. Featured books, include Down to a Science, Just a Symptom, and The Sky Is Surely Open.
The artwork will be on display February 9 – April 20, 2019, with a reception yet to be announced. The gallery is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, Georgia 30097.
PORTLAND, OR: Macey Ley’s artist book Snow Blowwas selected for exhibition at the 23 Sandy Gallery BUILT international juried exhibition of book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure.
The exhibition runs April 7 – May 27, 2017 with an opening reception on April 8 from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is located at 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
Gallery hours: Thu – Sat: 12PM – 6PM during exhibitions or by appointment.
AUGUSTA, GA: Macey Ley’s artist book The Sky Is Surely Open was selected for exhibition at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art’s 36th annual A Sense of Place exhibition. Through this event, the Institute seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Artworks include painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. This year’s juror is Michael Rooks from the High Museum of Art.
The exhibition runs September 9 – October 14, 2016 with an opening reception on September 9 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
Mon-Fri: 10AM – 5PM Sat: by appointment Sun: closed
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley announced today that her sculptural artist book For It Might End was selected for exhibition at the The Book as Art 4.0: Boundless, an annual exhibition sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, the DeKalb Library Foundation, and Georgia Center for the Book.
The fourth annual The Book as Art exhibitionshowcases a variety of artist books – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.
Jurors include Andrew Glasgow, retired executive director of the American Craft Council; Julie Leonard, bookbinder, artist, and faculty member at the University of Iowa Center for the Book; and Cynthia Delaney Lollis artist and professor of printmaking and book arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.
The artist books will be on display in the Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library August 19 – September 30, 2016. An evening gala reception will be held at the Gallery August 26. The time has yet to be announced. The gallery is located in Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Library at 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA.
Tieton, WA: Two of Macey Ley’s artist books I Am Not and Snow Blowhave been selected for exhibition at the seventh annual 10x10x10Teiton international exhibition of small works at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse. All works on display are 10 inches cubed or smaller, and include works in a variety of media. 10x10x10Teiton jurors include Adam Gildar, owner and director of the contemporary Gildar Gallery in Denver, Colorado; Susanna Crum, artist and co-founder of Calliope Arts in Louisville, Kentucky; and Rodolfo Salgado, co-founder and director of Calliope Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.
The exhibition will be on display August 13 – October 9, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 12, 12-3 p.m., and a closing reception on Saturday, October 8,12-3 p.m.
The Mighty Tieton is an incubator for central Washington state artisan businesses. The Mighty Tieton Warehouse is located at 608 Wisconsin Avenue, Tieton, WA, 98947. Gallery hours are Fri.-Sun. 12 – 3 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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 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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.