Mrs. McCarthy’s show will run from July 6th through August 27th. There will be a meet the Artist’s reception from 5-7pm at the Artisan Depot on July 21st. Mrs. McCarthy cordially invites members of the community to attend and enjoy the show.
MarthaLee McCarthy photographic show “52Frames will open July 6th at the Artisan Depot in Cowan TN sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Guild. McCarthy has enjoyed capturing life’s images since she was young. Inspired by her dad’s love of photography, she signed up for a darkroom class as a sophomore in college and became hooked on what would turn out to be a life-long passion.
In 2003, her husband accepted a job with the University of the South, and the family moved to Sewanee from Georgia. She began working as an English teacher at Franklin County High School, where she taught photography to her yearbook journalism students.
The current show was born while the pandemic was raging when she joined approximately 3,500 other photographers from all over the world in a photo challenge called 52Frames. Participants in the challenge are given the opportunity to join small groups of other photographers from around the globe to both support and critique one another. She is now in her third year of the challenge, and has friends in Norway, India, England, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Brazil, as well as others from all over the United States.
She explains, “Each week, participants are given a different theme to capture or a particular technique to execute. The only real requirement, other than accomplishing the task, is that the picture must be taken during the week of the challenge. At the end of each week, 52 photographs are selected for special recognition for their quality and the technique used in fulfilling that week’s challenge. To have a photo chosen for the “52 Picks” out of 3,500 entries is an honor that I have been thrilled to receive on four occasions.”
Mrs. McCarthy’s show will run from July 6th through August 27th at the Artisan Depot gallery at 204 Cumberland St. Cowan, TN 37318. The Artisan Depot is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. There will be a meet the Artist’s reception from 5-7pm at the Artisan Depot on July 21st. Mrs. McCarthy cordially invites members of the community to attend and enjoy the show.
Exhibiting in the Gallery
Members of the Guild may apply to exhibit their work for sale in the Artisan Depot gallery. Exhibiting artists are chosen by a jury of members based on several criteria.
Click here to view and download jurying criteria.
After the jury process, works exhibited in the gallery are hung in rotation for six months; after that time, the artist may submit new work for hanging (subject to space).
Click here to download the Artist Agreement.
Artwork accepted to be displayed in the gallery must have wire attached to the back for hanging, and each piece needs to be labeled clearly with the artist's name, the title of the piece, media, price, and artist code; click here for a printable template for labels.
To earn the maximum commission for artwork sold, exhibiting members must work one day a month in the gallery.
In addition to working in the gallery, there are many other ways you can volunteer your time to support the gallery and the Guild. Volunteers help hang shows, set up for fundraisers, work booths at other shows and festivals, work in the Garden and so on. Click here if you have some time to contribute.