Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

August 20 – 21


Rob Simmons - Solo Exhibition, Emory Law School Library

August 22 – December 31

The Usual Suspects, PB&J Gallery, Atlanta

Opening Saturday, August 27
12 – 5pm

pb&j gallery presents The Usual Suspects, a contemporary exhibition of painting, mixed media and photography. Featured will be Bob Burkhardt, Peggy Dana, Rob Simmons and Jack Simonetta.

This show will be retrospective of recent work as well as favorites by each of the artists. Bob Burkhardt's work will reflect work shot in Provincetown, MA and the Atlanta area. Peggy Dana will be exhibiting recent images as well as older favorites. Rob Simmons will present his haunting Atlanta images and Jack Simonetta will be presenting work from his 'Faces' series as well as collage work.

Show will hang until Sept 24.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Free admission and parking behind the gallery.


Slow Exposure

September 16 – 25

A juried exhibition celebrating photography of the rural south.


The Atlanta Arts Festival - Piedmont Park

September 17 – 18


NINE, The Picture Show, PB&J Gallery

Opening Saturday, October 8
7 – 10pm

In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, pb&j gallery presents NINE, The Picture Show. This exhibition showcases nine talented photographers spanning diverse fields, specialties and subject matter. Styles range from traditional representational imagery to contemporary techniques.

Featured will be Dylan Bailey, Bob Burkhardt, Tania Calerdón, Peggy Dana, Tresha Glenister, Wes Powell, Zach Rolen, Greg Turco and Rob Simmons. More information to come.

Show will hang until Nov. 19. 

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

Free admission and parking behind the gallery. 

Candler Park Fall Festival

October 15 – 16

http://www.candlerpark.org/fallfest/? 38 page_id=

Paideia School's 2011 Art Visions show

November 19 – 20

Anna Skillman Selects

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 - 7:30-10PM 

Show Dates: Sept. 23 - November 18

Jurors Talk:  October 22, 2011, 11:00am


Join us for the opening reception of the Anna Skillman Selects exhibit!

Anna Walker Skillman is the owner of Jackson Fine Art, which specializes in 20th century and contemporary photography and is an important voice in the southern and international fine art photography market. Ms. Skillman has a reputation of excellence in exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists.

This exhibit is promoted in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, an annual city-wide highlight of photography.

75 Bennett St, B-1, 30309 




October 28th - December 3rd, 2011 

Opening Reception October 28th 7-10pm


KAI LIN ART Presents SNAP: a photography exhibition.  Kai Lin Art's 18th exhibition during Atlanta Celebrates Photography month featuring five phenomenal photographers: Rob Simmons, Patrick Heagney, Greg Noblin, The Dorn Brothers, and Karen Divine.

PB&J Gallery Presents Body & Soul

Opening Saturday February 11, 7-10 PM 

artist reception: Sat, Feb 11, 2012 – 7-10pm 

Bob Burkhardt 
Robin Davis 
Li Su 
Rob Simmons 

pb&j gallery is pleased to present the work of four talented photographers in its third annual Body&Soul exhibition. From the lush romanticism of Robin Davis and the abstract approach of Li Su, to Bob Burkhardt’s more classical forms and Rob Simmons’ experimentations with light painting, the exhibition showcases four distinctly different approaches to capturing the human form. 

Bob Burkhardt expands his exploration of the nude figure with a new emphasis on classic form. Intimate and often overtly sensual studies of the nude male form feature predominantly in his work which takes a direct and unblinking approach. Shot in black and white on a stark, white surface Burkhardt’s current exhibition references classic Greek imagery. He explores the contrast between soft and hard textures while emphasizing light and shadow in a way that holds the focus on classical form and design. 

Robin Davis presents archetypes in color photography that owe much to the lush imaginative excess of nineteenth-century hand-tinted work. Her “13 Women” series combines explanatory text with images of mythic and historic female figures that she sees as providing “psychological models for contemporary personal action.” The effects of Davis’ imagery are created in her studio, on film and in camera, with styled sets and models using low lighting techniques. Nothing is Photoshoped. 

These images are taken from the original series begun in 1994. To create painterly images with objects, sets, costumes and light, Davis used in-camera techniques to illustrate the elusive timelessness of these archetypal feminine characters. She has always been drawn to the mysterious power of these women and to what their characters represent. In any age, their stories, universal truths and symbolism continue to fascinate us. 

Rob Simmons continues to investigate the effect of prolonged and multiple exposures on the human form, a technique he is known for in his local cityscapes. Always pushing for striking imagery, Simmons’ pushes his art to create eye-catching, stark photos. 

Li Su expresses his understanding of masculinity through his male nude photography. Through skin and muscle, he seeks to capture the maturity, vulnerability and sophistication in men. “I want to explore their loves, their fears, their hopes, their scars and all their experiences through the vicissitudes of life,” he explains. “When you face a nude male body, you are approaching the inner side of a complex personality.” The figures in his photography usually do not include faces because the artist prefers that the viewer feels an empathetic connection with the figure rather than identifying the subject a specific person. 

Join us for a diverse and thought-provoking exhibition. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free admission and parking behind the gallery. 

Show will hang until March 23, 2012 

35 Howard Street, SE, Atlanta 30317 
Weds-Sat 12-5pm 
404.606.1856 • info@pbjart.com


THE PARK - Visions of Piedmont Park

Artist Reception: June 9th, 7-10 pm, Exhibition Hangs Through July 20th 

The Park: Visions of Piedmont Park Artist reception: June 9, 7-10pm  Join us for a exhibition featuring one of Atlanta's favorite destinations, Piedmont Park. Bob Burkhardt has been shooting the park for several years and this will be the first collective showing of this work. Bob is especially known for his moody shots of the park shrouded in fog. Rob Simmons puts his own spin on the park with his signature night photography showcasing scenes from every season. For all who hold the park dear, this is a show you won't want to miss! Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free admission and parking behind the gallery. Exhibition will hang until July 20. 35 Howard Street, SE, Atlanta 30317 Thurs-Sat, 12-5 during exhibitions. For all other times please call for an appointment. 404.606.1856 • info@pbjart.com http://www.pbjart.com/shows.php

Art Official - W Hotel Midtown Atlanta

Join MODA, the Gerber Group, and Throwback Industries at Art Official at the W Midtown on Thursday, June 21, from 9pm onward.

We’ll be paying homage to Atlanta and the skateboard. May they continue to bring happiness to both young and old.

Enjoy artwork by Rob Simmons, Chris Hobe, Ben Muckle, Keith P. Rein, and the Creative Team from Mindzai. 

RSVP: DSchweizer@GerberBars.com 


Hammond's House Museum Presents: Rob Simmons - Southern State

Please join me at the opening of my new Exhibit "Southern State" at the Hammond's House Museum. 


Decennial Phoenix Flies Gallery Exhibition

Gallery Opening March 8th, 5:30 - 9 PM, 327 St. Paul Ave SE, Atlanta, Ga 30312, Exhibit Hangs through March 24th, 2013 


Marking New Art with History

Anniversary Photography Project

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Phoenix Flies, the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) initiated the Anniversary Photography Project (APP). For this project eight Atlanta area fine art photographers were asked to “focus their lens” on the sites celebrated during Phoenix Flies, thereby using the history and art of the built environment to create new art.

This body of more than 80 images is presented here in this catalog, on the Atlanta Preservation Center’s website, and in a book that will be given to each Preservation Partner and is available to the public for purchase. Select prints are on exhibit and available for purchase in the LP Grant Mansion’s Drawing Room Gallery during Phoenix Flies.

The gallery will be open 10 am to 2 pm, Monday-Friday, March 11 through 15 and March 18 through 22 and by appointment, 404-688-3353.

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, March 9, 5:30-9 pm, featuring entertainment by Granville Automatic.

The Drawing Room Gallery is in the APC’s Grant Mansion, 327 St Paul Ave.

The participating photographers are:
Shelia Pree Bright is a known voice in the contemporary art scene. Her Young Americans series has been honored with a show at the High Museum of Art and continues to have a life with public installations throughout the US. APP is her second project with the APC. Her focus with this project and the prior project is little-known African American historic sites.
Terrell Clark uses a pinhole camera for which he developed a passion in high school. He finds one of the most satisfying aspects of photography to be learning about cultures and bringing people of different cultures together.
John Dean’s edited work creates a superreal vision of its subjects, paring down the information so that intricacies of the subject can be appreciated. In addition to his accomplishments as a photographer, he is a master printer. This is his second project for the APC.
Stephanie Dowda is both a photographer and a curator. Her work examines how “memory builds our framework of the world.” This is her second project with the APC. She curated The Future is Behind Us, the inaugural exhibit in the Drawing Room Gallery.
Jody Fausett has been noted as an up-and-coming local talent by Museum of Modern Art Georgia. His striking use of light is distinctive and his composed images are intriguing. This is his second project with the APC.
Jeff Keesee works as a photographer because he “loves using his camera to interpret the world around him, creating work to be enjoyed.” For this project he specifically requested sites that are within walking distance of his home.
David Yoakley Mitchell is both an artist and a preservationist. He trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National College of Art and Design. He directs M.H. Mitchell, Inc., a non-profit organization for the support of Georgia history. He is a member of APC.
Rob Simmons’ photographic work seeks to “capture the unguarded essence of his subjects.” His long exposure shots using ambient light create striking images that “open the viewer’s eyes to the art and beauty in the commonplace world around us.”