Gallery owners from around Atlanta tell us what’s next when it comes to summer exhibits. Their talented docket of artists provide much-needed inspiration and socialization after our year of rest.

Katarina Janeckova Walshe, “Figurative Painter Trying to be Included in a Still Life Show” (2017) PHOTO BY BENJAMIN DEATON
Katarina Janeckova Walshe, “Figurative Painter Trying to be Included in a Still Life Show” (2017); photo by Benjamin Deaton


One of the oldest galleries in Atlanta comes back year after year with a lineup of new and familiar artists to showcase. This year is no different. Katarina Janeckova Walshe is originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, and now resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her work confronts you with strong tropes of masculine and feminine energies and depicts parts of her life in various forms. Walshe composes a setting and style that is very fantastical and often provocative in context or situation. The use of maskings or symbolism, such as a bear for a male, creates dialogue between the piece and viewer—one which lets viewers cast the subjects in the painting as people from their own lives. This also adds a touch of surrealism that is playful and juvenile, while tackling a subject matter that is quite mature. You can also see nods to her Texas culture in her pieces—cowboy hats, cowboy boots and all. Sept. 10, 656 Miami Circle NE,

Shannon Deana Johnson, “Meet Me in the Garden III” (2021) PHOTO: COURTESY OF DK GALLERY
Shannon Deana Johnson, “Meet Me in the Garden III” (2021); photo courtesy of dk Gallery


“Jared [Knox] is a rare talent with such a mature sensibility for his practice. His heart and passion will lead him to great success. We are honored to introduce Jared, and three other new artists, in Commencement,” says Donna Krueger, owner of dk Gallery in Marietta. This August, join dk Gallery to celebrate three more artists along with Knox—Wendeline Matson, Shannon Deana Johnson and Brenda Sulmonetti. Two of the four hail locally, and each brings a new style to the gallery’s stable: Sulmonetti a contemporary impressionist artist with a love of color, Matson a childlike still-life painter, Johnson a nature-inspired mixed media artist and Knox a young artist just starting out in his career. Dk Gallery’s unique additions maintain its status as a trendsetter among Metro Atlanta galleries for contemporary yet approachable art. Through Aug. 28, 25 West Park Square, Marietta,

Timothy Tew’s Salon Show boasts drawings, painting, sculpture and photography PHOTO: BY PHIL BEKKER
Timothy Tew’s Salon Show boasts drawings, painting, sculpture and photography; photo by Phil Bekker


Buckhead’s TEW Galleries is housed in such a whimsical locale—one that makes you feel as though you jumped on a flight to Paris without the jet lag. But most often, the gallery’s calendar is booked back to back with exciting solo shows, meaning there is no space on the walls for its permanent collection. After realizing this, Timothy Tew started his annual Salon Show, this year being the third rendition. This combined show of drawings, painting, sculpture and photography features a curated selection of what the gallery feels are some of the most accomplished works. Artists span the globe, hailing from England, Germany, Canada and France, as well as America, even local. TEW’s docket of approximately 35 artists are planned to be represented in some way or another, allowing guests to view a vast array of pieces, styles and forms all in one place. Expect names like Hunt Slonem, Isabelle Melchior, Stewart Helm, Ryan Fenchel and more. Through Aug. 27, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Ste. 24,

Jennifer Balcos Gallery enjoys lofty ceilings and abundant natural light. PHOTO: COURTESY OF JENNIFER BALCOS
Jennifer Balcos Gallery enjoys lofty ceilings and abundant natural light; photo courtesy of Jennifer Balcos


Westside Provisions District welcomes Jennifer Balcos Gallery, a 4,490-square-foot gallery drenched in natural light showcasing the best of international and national contemporary artists. Jennifer Balcos, an interior designer turned art dealer, caught the art bug at a young age, collecting her first piece, a Salvador Dalí original, at 19. Since then Balcos has successfully spent five years as an Atlanta art broker, selling and working out of her home. In 2019 Balcos opened her first gallery in the heart of Buckhead, now joining the ranks of design and art affcionados in WSP. Her stable is stocked with big names, one of the biggest being Nelson De La Nuez (the king of pop art) as well as Todd Alexander, Jo Baskerville, Lynx Nguyen, Jeffrey Wilcox and more. 1183 Howell Mill Road,