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Atlanta Art Workers Coalition photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS242

Scope and Content

The collection contains images of artwork, exhibitions, and shows by the artists and members of Atlanta Art Workers Coalition (AAWC). The images consist of photographs of members' exhibition artwork, with a small number of unidentified shows. The bulk of the collection comprises color slides of AAWC exhibitions and art shows by artists and members of the organization. Of special interest are black and white photographic prints of the Fashion Moda exhibition, held on April 16 through May 5, 1982. Also of note are black and white photographs and color slides from the Small Works show.


  • 1973-1982, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Atlanta Art Workers Coalition (AAWC) was a coalition of sixty artists who formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1976. The goal of the organization was “to promote, protect, and aid the visual artists of Atlanta through programs focused on the need of individual artists and art groups.” AAWC provided galleries and art publications for visual artists of Atlanta to encourage the growth of art criticism in the region. The coalition maintained the following programs and publications: an Information Resources Center; the Coalition Gallery; Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Newspaper (later Atlanta Art Papers); and the Metro Atlanta Directory of Visual Artists. In 1981, the Atlanta Art Papers became Art Papers and begin covering contemporary art and culture in the southeast region of the United States.


596 image(s) ((434 color slides, 104 black and white contact prints, 28 black and white photographic prints, 27 negatives, and 4 color photographic prints) )



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the items in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1993

Related Archival Materials

Atlanta Art Workers Coalition records, MSS 887, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Atlanta Art Workers Coalition photographs
Felicia D. Render
August 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305