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Artists and Exhibits

About The Defoor Centre Artist Galleries

The Defoor Centre, located in West Midtown off Howell Mill Road in the Atlanta Design District, is one of the oldest buildings in Atlanta, dating back to the early 1800s when it was a farm house, and later used as a Civil War hospital during the Battle of Peachtree Creek. Today the Centre is a premier event facility hosting private weddings, mitzvahs, corporate meetings and parties; the full service venue provides in-house catering with a full bar. In addition, Defoor offers the perfect venue for art exhibitions and opening receptions.

Defoor Centre Artist Galleries curates art in all mediums, boasting an inspiring collection of works by established and aspiring local artists.  Unlike most local galleries, art on consignment at Defoor is marketed to support the endeavors of the artist. With free public exhibitons scheduled every other month, the community-at-large is invited to share and buy reasonably priced artwork.  

Are you an art lover?  Come to our next Art Show.

Art you an artist?  Contact the Gallery Curator to book an exhibition or make an appointment for a private showing at the Defoor Centre. Submit the "Call for Artist Entries Form" here


Q - How long can my art hang at Defoor Centre Art Galleries?
A - Artworks are submitted for a 30-Day Consignment Contract.

Q - What sizes and price range does the gallery recommend for wall mounted pieces? 
We accept pieces in all shapes and sizes. However, large pieces (>36x36) are more suitable due to the facility's loft-high ceilings and vast white walls.  
Price ranges between $100 - $2,000 are suggested.

Q - What is the commission split?
70/30 Split (w/ 70% of the purchase price; before tax going to the artist). 

Q - Are there any fees associated with submitting artwork?
There is a submissions fee of $40 for up to 5 pieces ($5 for each additional piece). A small collection (2-5 pieces in a series/group) is valued as one piece. 

Q - What are your requirements for hanging/takedown artwork? 
Artist is responsible for scheduling hanging/takedown within one week from start/end of contract.
Artist must complete and sign contract, provide bio, and rate sheet at the time of or prior to hanging. Pieces must be wall mounted for hanging. 

Q - Do you have any display cabinets for craft art? 
Yes. We even have a small space reserved for the crafty artist! 

Q - Do you have a package for low-cost Solo exhibitions?
A - Yes.  Solo exhibitor events are $350, with complimentry 3-hour room rental during off-peak hours.  The package also includes refreshments (wine, gourmet cheese and imported crackers); and up to 50 "Private Showing" invites.  Podiums or easels provided by artist are allowed, as are sculptures or 3D pieces.  Artists may be interested in a Silent Auction.