Temme Barkin-Leeds is one of 25 artists selected for the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art’s “Second Annual Juried Exhibition. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6–8 p.m.
AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Catherine Ponce draws animal heads in ink. Through October.
ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more.
ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass.
ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Lobby Gallery, “VAPORS (Lost and Forgotten)” is a series of “Miniature World” assemblages by Lisa Freeman. Works by the Athens Fibercraft Guild and members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation are also present. Reception Oct. 12. On view Oct. 6–Dec. 16. • On view in the Myers Gallery “A Twelve-Year Retrospective” shows works by some of the 300 artists who have displayed at the school in the past. Through Oct. 28. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, “Seven Elements of Art” features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson.
ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Self-taught painter Betsy Barth Withington captures the essence of North Georgia in the fall. Through October.
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The “POE-tober Art Show,” which features works by 50 artists, is part of a month-long celebration of Edgar Allen Poe, sponsored by the NEA’s Big Read. Reception Oct. 15. Currently on view through October.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The “Second Annual Juried Exhibition” shows works selected by juror Annette Cone-Skelton of MOCA GA. Opening reception Oct. 8. Through Nov. 19.
BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years.
CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Once More Foundered on this Delightful Shore” is a series of paintings by Benjamin Britton. Reception Oct. 13. Currently on view through Nov. 6.
CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels of paintings.
THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “High Contrast” features bold, black-and-white works by Timothy D. Hubbard, Kyle Kizzah, Jon Vogt and Eileen Wallace. • In Classic Gallery II, “A-Town” showcases works examining Athens architecture by Lewis Bartlett, Robert Brussack, Dortha Jacobson and Jacob Wenzka. Through October.
CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) The “Wild Rumpus Art Show” offers beasts, freaks, creeps and creatures of the night in various media by local artists. Through Oct. 29.
DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Watercolor scenes of Athens by Jamie Calkin. Through Nov. 17.
EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Watercolors of local scenes by Jamie Calkin. Through October.
FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. • The “All-Member Show” features sculpture, painting, folk art, photography, mosaics, ceramics and more. Through October.
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) An exhibition of spooky works from many local artists. Reception Oct. 21. Currently on view through October.
FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) Heidi Hensley shares a collection of canvas and wood paintings featuring Athens-based imagery. Through October.
GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Tiny Universe two” is a biennial small works show featuring pieces by over 60 Athens and Atlanta artists who have exhibited at the gallery in the past. Through December.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Recent: Acquisitions” includes over two dozen works of art in a variety of media: works on paper, decorative arts, works on canvas and a neon light sculpture. Through Oct. 9. • “Icons of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950.” Through Dec. 11. • “Gifts and Prayers. The Romanovs and Their Subjects.” Through December. • “Man’s Canyons: New York City on Paper.” Through December. • “Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s.” Through Jan. 8. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergy” presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2.
HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Rocks and Water” is a series of watercolor and oil paintings by Susie Burch. Through Oct. 24.
HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Jackie Dorsey’s series of watercolor portraits, “Sound Check” features Athens musicians including Thayer Sarrano, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, Sienna Chandler, Seth Hendershot, Sam Burchfield and more. Reception Oct. 23. Currently on view through October.
HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Sculptures and illustrations by Eddy Lezama. Through October.
JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Clever” is a juried show with works by Laura Douglas, Jasmine Echols, Clarence Frye, Griffin DeJoy and other undergraduate students. Through Oct. 6.
K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “The Art of Portraiture” pulls from the history of portraiture, but also the rejection of it. Reception Oct. 20. Currently on view through Nov. 1.
LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In Gallery 307, “Continuum: Space & Time in Contemporary Photography.” In the Suite Gallery, “Comfort Tub.” In Gallery 101, “David Stein: A Partial Museum of a Day in the News.” In the Bridge Gallery, “Rim Road / Rim Road.” Opening reception Oct. 7. Through Nov. 4.
LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through October.
LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Textiles: The Sense of Touch,” curated by UGA professor Jennifer Crenshaw, shows textile work by Tanya Aguiniga, Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Courtney McCracken and Zipporah Johnson. Through Oct. 8. • “Abandoned Rural America” is a group exhibition of 30 artists who address changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Through Oct. 20. • The Community Collections series presents “Wild Faces, Far Away Places: Collected Images by Kathy Parker.” Through Oct. 22. • In the Lounge Gallery, view a solo show by emerging artist Jon Vogt, who creates optical and digital printed works that often vibrate. Through Nov. 10.
MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The Bond of the South” presents photography by Tamara Reynolds and Jerry Siegel, two artists who have work in the Do Good Fund Collection. Through December.
MADISON MUSEUM OF FINE ART (300 Hancock St., Madison) “Making Masters” includes work of second-year MFA students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through Oct. 16.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The seventh annual “Georgia Small Works Exhibit” includes 2-D and 3-D works measuring less than 14” x 14” x 14”. • “Time & Space” features objects of metal and jewelry by Marbara Mann. • “STANCE: Faces & Figures” presents the human form on paper and in cast bronze by Jean Westmacott. Opening reception for all three exhibitions Oct. 7. Through Nov. 11.
RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgia’s Water Supply” addresses the state’s water policy and implementation through photos, maps, illustrations and more. Through Dec. 16. • “Foxfire: 50 Years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains” include photos, artifacts, homemade toys, a moonshine still and more. Through Dec. 16. • “Keep Your Seats Everyone… The Redcoats are Coming!” is an exhibition of photographs, uniforms, sheet music and more memorabilia related to the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. Through Dec. 23. • The “Whisperin’ Bill” exhibit features a guitar, boots, sheet music, poster and a prized “nudie suit” by the legendary country musician. Through December.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “300 Seasons: A Colorful Journey” is a new collection of impressionistic landscapes and floral paintings by Judy Bolton Jarrett. Through Oct. 9.
THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) “Me’chanted” includes nature-inspired artwork by Melissa Steele. Through Oct. 14.
SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Fain Henderson, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty.
TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) A display of cheesy, crunchy, taco-inspired art celebrates the Athens Taco Takedown. Event Oct. 16. Currently on view through October.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Women of Watercolor present an exhibit of wide-ranging subjects, styles and interpretations of the world around them. Through September. • “Ocean Bound” by Beth Thompson presents kaleidoscopic photographs of waterfalls, rivers, marshes and other bodies of water. Reception Oct. 23. On view Oct. 5–Nov. 27.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Artwork by Ray Lee. Opening reception Oct. 6. Through Nov. 3.
WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through October.
WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) “Shadow” features works by Edwyna Arey, Dodd Ferrelle, Dortha Jacobson, David Noah, Kip Ramey and more. Through October.
THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.