Inspired Georgia Tour


Images from the book "Inspired Georgia" are now on tour throughout the state.  Each venue will serve as a host for these remarkable photographs as well as literary events celebrating local poets and contributors.  



The collection takes the artist's identity as a Georgian as its launching point, without asking the artist to use that identity to document the state. The volume is presented as parallel anthologies that overlap and intertwine the visions and voices of eighty-five exceptional Georgia artists. The objective of the format is that the poetry and photography do not seek to explain one another but rather begin a conversation with one another and invite the reader to seek a deeper understanding of the imagery provided by each and their connection to one another. A landscape portfolio by photographer Diane Kirkland is placed at the center of the book to root readers in Georgia as a sense of place.

Inspired Georgia is a co-publication with Georgia Council for the Arts, GA Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, University of Georgia Press, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Georgia Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts and was fueled by a shared desire by the partners to honor Georgia as a nexus of creativity.

 Inspired GA cover

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Inspired Georgia Traveling Photo Exhibit

We are pleased to announce that the Inspired Georgia photo exhibit will begin touring the state in the summer of 2017.  Each venue will serve as a host for these remarkable images as well as literary events celebrating local poets in each region of the state.  Opening dates and program details will be updated here and shared via our FaceBook page. 



September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Slow Exposures

Zebulon, Georgia



October 4, 2017 - Octoberr 26, 2017

Georgia College and State University, Leland Gallery

Milledgeville, Georgia



November 1, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Berry College, Moon Gallery

Rome, Georgia



November 30, 2017- January 5, 2018

Altama Museum of Art & History

Vidalia, Georgia



Janary 9, 2018 - February 1, 2018

Georgia Southern University, Contemporary Gallery

Statesboro, Georgia



February 6, 2018 - April 6, 2018

Albany Museum of Art

Albany, Georgia





Georgia Masterpieces

This limited-edition publication takes a retrospective look at works of some of the state’s renowned visual artists.  Georgia Council for the Arts published the hardcover, richly detailed book to celebrate Georgia’s culturally significant and renowned visual artists, past and present. It is the first of its kind for the state and  provides a means of recognizing those visual artists from Colonial times through the 21st Century.  The publication, which is the result of a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through its American Masterpieces national initiative, is a culmination of a multi-year project between Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many of the state’s well-known museums.

To purchase copies of "Georgia Masterpieces" contact any member of the GCA staff.