Geoffrey Johnson named featured Artist for the 2017 Quinlan GALA

One of the most celebrated contemporary artists, Geoffrey Johnson will be welcomed back to Northeast Georgia as the featured Artist Guest of Honor at the 2017 Quinlan Visual Arts Center Fine Art Auction, GALA.

dsc_3383-2 Johnson will be in attendance at the popular event on Saturday, March 4 and at the Collector’s Preview Night on Thursday, March 2. One of his original pieces will be for auction during the GALA at the Quinlan on Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia.

 Geoffrey Johnson was born in 1965 in Greensboro, North Carolina, graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Since the mid-nineties, he has exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States and is widely collected privately as well as in corporate collections including Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, BellSouth, and Wells Fargo.

study-of-street-west-village Inspired by his observations from his travels, and utilizing a monochromatic color palette, Johnson’s work is evocative of French Impressionism, moody depictions of cityscapes, interiors and equestrian scenes. An innovator, Johnson adeptly walks the line between realism and abstraction, drawn to high contrast, strongly lit images, resulting in timeless works that are as simple as they are elegant.

The 39th Annual Quinlan GALA Art Auction Presenting Sponsor is Willis Investment Counsel. 100 couples, 100 art works and one incredible evening, GALA 2017 will feature the highest caliber original art work by local, regional and national talents. Tickets go on sale January 6, 2017 and are $125 per person for entry to both GALA and preview night.  The proceeds from the auction directly fund Quinlan programming, including classes, exhibitions and community outreachFor more information, contact the Quinlan at (770) 536-2575 or

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