Barry Bellovin | South Dakota Gas Station | $400

Barry Bellovin is a native New Yorker, and a New York City-based photographer. Over the past five years, he has photographed extensively, both locally, and when traveling around the country and abroad. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and online exhibits in the United States and Europe. He does street photography as well as travel, landscape, nature, and flower photos. His photos can be found online at www.Instagram.com/BarryBellovin and www.Instagram.com/BarryBellovinFlowers. When not taking pictures, he works as a cardiologist in Queens, NY.

Mr. Bellovin has two images in this exhibition. If both are purchased together the total cost is $700.

Epiphany Knedler | Selfies at Mt. Rushmore | $400, unframed $350

Epiphany Knedler is a chronicler of American life and political enthusiast. Growing up in Vermillion, South Dakota, she finds comfort in Midwestern aesthetics and small town familiarity. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2017 with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography and a BA in Political Science. She strives to find the quiet yet eccentric moments in familiar environments. She is currently based in Greenville, North Carolina, pursuing an MFA in Photography at East Carolina University. Her work has recently been exhibited with the North Carolina Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, and Lenscratch.

Jan Arrigo | Cloud Story | $375

Jan Arrigo, is an award winning, widely exhibited, ICP educated artist working in Louisiana and beyond. Her long-term, travel projects uncover meanings of coincidence.

Statement: An enigmatic message seemed to float over me in “Cloud Study” taken in Ft. Collins, Colorado last August when I was participating in a Center for Fine Art Photography curated group show. I photograph what I love or wish to understand and look for coincidences from what’s instantly found.

Renee Allie | Two Stacks | $175 (13″x13″), unframed $150

Originally from Connecticut, Renee Allie moved to New Orleans, LA in 1984 following college; she identifies herself as an artist who uses black and white photography as her main medium. She shares a darkroom with a small group of traditionalists and uses mostly medium format.  In the past few years she has been drawn to color imagery and as such has been exploring hand-coloring, lumen printing and also digital photography.

Maja Parker | Prophecy | $400

Maja Parker is a documentary photographer from Cape Cod, Massachusetts studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. As an outsider to the region, she has found an interest in exploring Southern culture and value systems, as well as the economic impact of America’s changing rural landscape. Within her work, Parker navigates the sociopolitical climate of the United States by way of portraying current events and the present state of affairs, through photography and other media. She believes that in a time as influential as the 21st century, it is pertinent to be the conveyor of these issues. Through the future evolution of her work, she hopes to integrate art with activist strategy.

Robert Johnson | Leaving | $750, unframed $250

Part of the ongoing series “Color in Black and White”

Robert S. Johnson was born and raised on the grounds of the Boston State Hospital which was founded in 1839 under the name “Boston Lunatic Hospital”. The first image he remembers taking was of a bear climbing on the family car in Yellowstone Park. The adults were frozen but Robert  grabbed his mom’s camera and shot away.

 

After five careers, ranging from Artistic Director of THECO, a theater company, to Regional Vice President of a for-profit, after-school education company, he turned to photography fulltime in 2008.

He teaches at the School of the New York Times Summer Academy, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and tutors many private clients. Clients include: Gender Conference NYC 2019; PFLAGNYC; The New School; The International Center of Photography; New Circle Theater Company; Word Hermit Press; Chef’s Collaborative; and Audition Savvy; His work was most recently featured in the Provincetown Independent (January 2, 2020)

He lives in New York City and Wellfleet MA with his wife, Katherine, and their son, Asher, a 2018 graduate of Smith College

 

 

South X Southeast PhotoGallery B&B

 

Located one hour south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport South x Southeast PhotoGallery and BnB sits on a 30-acre, 4th generation farm outside the small town of Molena. Not only does the 1930 barn serve as a photogallery for emerging and established fine art photographers, it is also a B&B loved by many guests! Come stay with us in the quiet countryside and enjoy fine art, walks in the woods, a fireplace out back and an upstairs loft with a view of the fields and farm.

 

 

 

 

The upstairs loft is our guest quarters with a double bed, seating, and a writing table. A queen-sized air mattress is available for the 3rd guest.

 

The back of the loft has big, comfy lounge chairs with ottomans, and overlooks the five acre field backed by 30+ acres of woodlands. The original tin roof and rafters serve as the upstairs ceiling with a new tin roof over that – it’s the one vacation spot where you’ll hope it rains while you’re here! There are books, magazines, and board games available, along with lots of quiet space in which to enjoy them.

 

Downstairs is your kitchen complete with microwave oven, toaster oven, hot plate, full refrigerator, coffee and tea accompaniments. There is a bar where you may sit and enjoy your meals, or you’re welcome to use the long table in the gallery space. An extra large bathroom with a camp shower completes the downstairs.

 

Downstairs also houses the photo gallery, with exhibitions changing every 6-8 weeks.

 

And there is also a small wood-burning stove if you prefer wood to central heat.

 

 

The breezeway entrance was originally where my grandfather kept his tractor. But now it’s our screened porch dining and relaxing area. The big daybed is a great place to fall asleep reading a book or to curl up in the evenings with a glass of wine. The dining table seats 8 and offers you a space to spread out for dinners or writing, or catching up on the computer.

 

And out back is the patio and raised fireplace – the perfect height to prop your feet up on the hearth and keep them warm in front of a roaring fire.

 

If you’re wondering what to do in the area while you’re here please click on the tab titled What To Do While You’re Here in the top menu bar. The Piedmont of Georgia is a beautiful area with lots of fine dining, hiking, historical, and entertainment options.

 

$145/night (2 night minimum)

$35 cleaning fee (weekly fee for stays of 6 nights or less)

$35 service fee (one-time fee)

For more information, rules, and regulations click HERE.

Please email nancy@sxsemagazine.com for availability and more information.

 

Hope to see you soon!!

SxSE PhotoGallery B&B – Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations:

  1. The property rents to 3 adults (minimum age 23, or 21 if a child is accompanying parents).
  2. No events, functions, or parties allowed.
  3. No smoking inside or outside of the property.
  4. No pets.
  5. ** NOTE: there is a 20 year-old cat, BeBe, who lives in the screened in breezeway. She has a kitty door. She does not come inside the barn. Nancy will come over to feed her each day. She is shy and will generally stay out of your way.
  6. Check-In is 3pm. Check-out is 11 am
  7. Artwork on gallery walls is for viewing only. Please do not touch.
  8. Please leave sheets and towels in the bathroom hamper before you leave.
  9. Please take garbage out to the container by the road before you leave.
  10. Security Deposit: If you damage the home you will be charged replacement cost. We do take time-stamped photos for your protection and ours. Rental guests have full financial responsibility for misuse, negligence, missing, or damaged linens, household items, and artwork, and any damage to the house or property.
  11. We provide you with all linens. We provide grey washcloths for make-up removal. For linen exchange, please contact Nancy during business hours (9-5). Please remember to bring items such as soap, dish liquid, kitchen sponge (we will supply initial supplies, but if you are staying longer than two nights, we recommend that you bring additional supplies). Should you need additional pillows & blankets, you will need to bring those with you.
  12. Firewood for the small wood-burning stove downstairs and the fireplace out back is provided for an additional $20/2 nights.
  13. Minimum stay is 2 nights.
  14. Quiet hours are 9pm – 9am.
  15. Do not flush feminine products down the toilet. Flush toilet paper only. We are on a well and septic tank, please be considerate.
  16. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
  17. If you plan to walk in the woods please bring appropriate attire. There are no paths through our woods so appropriate shoes are required. There are briars that will catch on your clothing, also.
  18. If you plan to walk in the woods please know that we assume no responsibility or liability for your doing so. We do not allow walking in the woods from April through October.
  19. Must climb stairs – There is a step down to enter the house, and stairs to climb to the bedroom upstairs.
  20. Unless it is an emergency, Nancy keeps business hours from 9 am until 5 pm. Please feel free to contact here via text or email during those hours.
  21. By making a reservation you are agreeing to all the above rules and regulations.

Cancellation Policy (strict):

For a 50% refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing’s local check in time of 3:00 PM on the day of check in. Cancellations made inside 30 full days receive no refund.

If a guest arrives and decides not to stay the nights are not refunded.

What To Do While You’re Here

All suggestions below are within 15-20 miles of the gallery, some much less. For more information, just scroll over the name of the business. Hope to see you soon!

 

So …are you hungry?

On the Main Street of Molena is Wild Daisy Farm and B&B – open for lunch Wed-Sat with a menu that changes daily depending on farm-to-table ingredients. They are also open Friday and Saturday for supper – 6-8. Next door is the Tipsy Daisy if you’d like a cocktail before dinner, or light fare instead of a full meal.

If seafood is your thing, you can’t beat The Oyster House in Pine Mountain, Ga., and don’t let the “Waffle House Architectural Design” fool you – these people know how to cook!

Southern food, complete with an array of local vegetables, served buffet style, can be found in Warm Springs at the historic Bulloch House – OR –  just up the road from Molena in Concord at the Concord Café (open lunch only, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). The South is known for its BBQ and routinely stages competitions to judge who’s best. The Oink Joint in Zebulon displays regional and national awards they’ve taken home for their stellar roasted pork and beef.

 

And then to work it off…

You could start with one of the hiking trails in F. D. Roosevelt State Park on Pine Mountain. There are 7 well-marked trail hikes ranging from 3 to 8 miles. It’s hilly, but the views are well worth it. Just don’t set off without a map (they give them out at the ranger stations) as GPS can be iffy deep in these woods. Or if you’d rather ride a bike Callaway Gardens is a fine place to do that on narrow, paved roads winding through 6500 acres of woodlands, lakes, and recreation areas. There’s also golf, water sports, zip lines and the Day Butterfly Center, just to name a few of the other activities on offer at Callaway’s. Sprewell Bluff is a 1300 acre state park that runs along the Flint River. The park features a three-mile walking trail that winds along the bank of the river and up rocky bluffs, offering exquisite views of the park below.

 

For history buffs…

The Little White House was the personal retreat of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, located in the Historic District of Warm Springs, Georgia. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 for polio treatment, and liked the area so much that, as Governor of New York, he had a home built on nearby Pine Mountain. The house was finished in 1932. Roosevelt kept the house after he became President, using it as a presidential retreat. He died there on April 12, 1945, three months into his fourth term.

 

And if shopping is your preferred relaxation…

Antiques can be found in most of the small towns in the area – but start with Woodbury, only 7 miles away. Main Street houses a few stellar antique stores. Main Street in downtown Pine Mountain does also, with other gift shops, restaurants and specialty stores scattered in between. For Big Box shopping Peachtree City is hard to beat – a full array of local and franchise shopping and dining is found here.

 

Local Farmer’s Markets …

are held in the towns of Zebulon (Sat), Woodbury (Sat), and Peachtree City (Wed & Sat) during harvest months. McCrary Farms in Molena is open year-round Mon-Sat.

The Piedmont is known for its peach orchards. Gregg Farms in Concord and Fitzgerald Farms in Woodbury offer freshly picked peaches as well as homemade peach ice cream.

 

 

 

 

And at the end of the day, a place to lay your head …

 

South x Southeast Photo Gallery Barn doubles as an AirBnB with one bedroom suite upstairs, a kitchenette and full bath downstairs. A big patio overlooking the 5 acre field and woods, complete with an outdoor fireplace is behind the barn. And if you’d rather have the comfort of a screened in porch the breezeway along the side of the barn has a day-bed and dining table. Just email nancy@sxsemagazine.com for availability and prices.

If we can help with your visit please let us know. And we hope to see you soon!