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!!

Motherhood | Karen Osdieck | $395, unframed $95

Karen Osdieck is an accountant by trade and a visual artist by passion from a small suburb outside of Chicago, Illinois.  At a young age, Karen was introduced to the medium of photography by her father and she learned very early the importance of documenting family.  Karen aimed to transfigure the everyday into something noteworthy.

 

As an artist, Karen uses photography to come to terms with the chaotic-ness of motherhood and simultaneously to normalize the unglamorous side of suburban childhood.  Inherited from her dad, Karen takes the approach that all facets of life are equally worthy of documenting and not just “the perfect ones” and  aims to transfigure the everyday into something noteworthy.

 

Her focus is the narrative of her children growing up in the thick of suburbia navigating the complexities of early adolescence.  Karen’s work is influenced by the proverbial saying, “truth is stranger than fiction,” which leads her to document unapologetically.  Karen believes in encouraging her boys to play, explore, be kind and true to themselves.

 

Sweet Dream, From Refuge in America | Sandra Chen Weinstein | $800

Sandra is self-taught and inspired by Sebastião Salgado and Magnum Photospheres. Sandra’s work focuses on documentary photography emphasizing human condition in social identity, culture, and minorities.  She has dedicated long-term projects on women, minorities, and American pop culture.  Sandra has lived and worked in Washington DC, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Canada while working with American Agency.  While living in Japan, She taught Mandarin in College and studied ceramic art and exhibited this work in Japan and the US.  Upon returning to Southern California in late ‘90s, she worked in technology and finance before she found passion using photography as her medium of art. In 2007-2008, she worked for master photographer of Magnum Photos Eli Reed, as personal assistant.

 

Sandra’s portfolio, “SHE / They”, was specially featured at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Sandra has received numerous distinguished awards including: National Geographic Magazine International contest winner for People & Reader’s Collection, 1st Prize (Open Category) Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, 1st Prize Winner of Robert Cornelius Portrait Award, Runner-Up for International Conservation Award in Culture and many distinguish awards.

Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including the countries of Japan, New Zealand, Australia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Kingdom.

 

Caddo Lake | David Reinfeld | $1200, unframed $900

David Reinfeld picked up a camera as a teenager; it was the ’60-s in New York City. He was a street photographer, taking pictures and protesting. In the early ’70-s, as a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, David had the great privilege of studying with his heroes from the history of photography. Their classes were his introduction to the world of art, and their teachings remain a fundamental part of the way he sees. Under their influence, he became an abstract artist. He photographed graffiti and decayed walls anywhere he could find them, including ten years in the Utah canyons. His world changed in 2011, discovering composite photography; making a photograph was no longer tied to snapping the shutter button.  Today David is more of a hybrid artist, making images wherever he goes, and following whatever feels important.”

 

Graceful | Leslie Jean Bart | $900

 

Born in Haiti where he acquired his love for the ocean, Leslie Jean-Bart now lives in New York City.

He works predominantly in the medium of photography. After earning a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, Jean-Bart embarked on a photography career that resulted in the creation of images that have garnered awards and recognition.

Earlier days found Jean-Bart on staff at Sotheby’s and Christies where he was surrounded daily by the world’s greatest art.

Jean-Bart began exhibiting in 2001, when a number of his collages were part of the exhibit “Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers” at the Brooklyn Museum.  From 2001-2003 he took part in a number of group exhibits at Monique Goldstrom Gallery in SoHo, NYC. During the last several years Jean-Bart put his career, but not his art on hold. Committed to the care of his mother who has dementia, Jean-Bart became her daily guardian. (His mother passed away in February of 2019). During one of the most trying period of taking care of his mother, Jean-Bart started “Reality & Imagination”, his ongoing series of ten years.

In 2011 Jean-Bart finally received round the clock assistance care for his mother and began again pursuing exhibiting his work. Since then he has taken part in several group exhibitions in the United states and had received a number of honors. He also had three solo exhibitions since then: one at Xavier University in New Orleans, one at the virtual gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the most recent one at the Kenkeleba Gallery in NYC. 

Barrier Island Study No. 30 | McCullers & Montalvo | edition of 10, 22 x 24, $2200

Cecilia A. Montalvo

Cecilia was born and raised in Miami, and today lives in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she worked at The Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Magazine, and for Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, DC. She holds an MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. McCullers and Montalvo are represented in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art.


Charles A. McCullers

Charlie is a working photographer from Atlanta. Opening a commercial studio in 1985, he has produced numerous award-winning advertising/collateral/exhibition campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, professional athletic teams and international arts organizations. McCullers matriculated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in photographic design and holds an MA and MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. McCullers and Montalvo are represented in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art.

Invisible in Our Sadness | Greg Brophy | 8×10 image size 13×15 paper⁠ size edition of 7 – $500 11×14 image size 17×20 paper⁠ size edition of 2 – $750 14×18 image size 20×24 paper⁠ size edition of 1 – $1250 unframed $600

Greg Brophy is a Brooklyn-based photographer who documents New York’s disappearing neighborhoods and the void that is left there. He primarily works with medium and large format film and often uses alternative printing methods to connect the finished piece with the subject matter.

ABOUT

The South x Southeast brand was founded 7 years ago to highlight the work of emerging, mid-career, and master fine art and documentary photographers in the American South. We began with South x Southeast photomagazine (www.sxsemagazine.com), an online magazine featuring exhibitions, interviews, articles, and books of and about photographers in the South. From there SxSE has grown into photography workshops (www.sxsephotoworkshops.com), gallery exhibitions (www.sxsegallery.com) and e-commerce (www.sxseshop.com). South x Southeast Photogallery brings the virtual images to reality while wrapping bricks and mortar around our other products to create a complete package.

Nancy McCrary is the Creative Director and Founder of South x Southeast. With a career history in art, management, and niche magazines, Nancy combines her passion with her business knowledge to bring a well-rounded photography experience to new and established photographers.

South x Southeast Photogallery is housed in the barn built by Nancy’s Grandfather in 1930 on her fourth-generation family farm, 945 McCrary Road, 3 miles from downtown Molena, Georgia. The renovated barn houses a 400 square foot gallery space, kitchenette, and full bath downstairs. Upstairs is a sitting area with wide windows overlooking the 5 acre hayfield with 38 acres of woodland beyond, along with a bedroom area.

The gallery is open by appointment and invitation only. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email nancy@sxsemagazine.com.

The barn is available as an Air BnB, artist’s residency, or small event location. Inquiries should be addressed to nancy@sxsemagazine.com.

Molena sits in the Piedmont region of the state, a bucolic countryside in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. Please look through What Else To Do In Molena (in the menu bar above) if you plan to visit the gallery and our region.

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!