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December 5, 2011

ACP Fine Art Auction and Gala

A photo-finish for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Fest

  • Photos by Shana Darnell

A powerhouse arts crowd gathered at King Plow Arts Center for a festive art auction and gala to celebrate all things photo-friendly

Anne Dennington, Marcia Wood, Anna Walker Skillman Anne Dennington, Marcia Wood, Anna Walker Skillman

The VIPs

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) executive director Amy Miller, special curator and gallery owner Mary Stanley, and director of the photographs department of Sotheby’s New York, Denise Bethel, as auctioneer

The Venue

King Plow Arts Center

Christopher Grakal, Nadia Dzyskavets Christopher Grakal, Nadia Dzyskavets

The Highlights

A creative crowd gathered at King Plow for a reception, silent auction of photos and photo-related items and a “Ones 2 Watch” special exhibit of up and coming photography stars from across the country curated by Mary Stanley of Mary Stanley Studio. Bold American Catering served a delicious three-course dinner for guests, followed by a dynamic live auction featuring works by local and international artists.

The Scene-Makers

Among the (photo) flash mob:  Chip Simone, Anne Dennington, Marcia Wood, Anna Walker Skillman, Angela West andPhil Sanford, Gregor Turk andMurphy Townsend, Louis Corrigan, Cinque Hicks, Lucinda Bunnen, Robert Yellowlees, Marianne Lambert, Johnny Colt, Stephanie Dowda, Jason Travis, Chris Appleton.

The Cause

Proceeds from the event benefitted ACP, which supports Atlanta’s emergence as an international center for photographs via a month-long, city-wide photo fest in October, year-round programs, artist support and educational and cultural offerings.

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