Event date: Oct 8, 2020





















ANFA welcomes Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry, co-founders of Paper-Cut-Project, a collaboration based on the transformation of simple sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes. The Atlanta based duo forged a unique linkage of fine art and fashion that has garnered commissions by several of the world’s top fashion houses and galleries including, Hermès, Cartier, Kate Spade
and Valentino. At home on the theatre of runway, in site-specific installations and editorial, the paper sculptures work across many disciplines, including their recent collaboration with the Victoria & Albert museum, a 16-piece collection of paper wigs for their Hollywood Costume exhibit. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Selvedge, Numero, and Italian Vogue.

Join us for the opening reception Thursday, October 8th, 6–8 pm.

Exhibition runs October 8th–November 14th.

Take Root

Event date: Sep 8, 2020

Take Root (phrase): 1) to become established, 2) to grow and draw nourishment. This exhibition features eight contemporary Southern artists that have rooted themselves in their identity: Allison James, Sarah Gayle Carter, Trudi Norris, Case Baumgarten, Sunny Goode, Fred Bettin, Nikki Oliver, and Desiree Petty. The idea of taking root can be within a place, community, earth, ourselves, or all of the above. Each artist, with their own unique artistic style, explores what it means to them to take root and bloom in their voice.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17th, 6–8 pm (social distancing protocols will be in place) 

Exhibition runs September 8th – October 24th.

Warm Waters

Event date: May 19, 2020


















Visit our Artsy exhibition page to view all works and installation images!

ANFA proudly introduces our six year anniversary exhibition, WARM WATERS, on view at the gallery, online, and by private appointment from Wednesday, May 19 through Friday, August 29, 2020.

Water is vital for all forms of life. It is an elemental and emotional source of our existence. We all share an inherent connection to water—the serenity which comes from a sun-dappled day at the beach, or a sense of the sublime when gazing into the crystalline oceanic expanse.

ANFA’s anniversary exhibition celebrates six artists of varied, creative interpretations of water— from highly nuanced color photography (Jonathan Smith; Brooklyn, NY) to geometric seaglass paintings (Kerry Hays; Atlanta, GA) and wax encaustic abstractions (Dusty Griffith; Atlanta, GA); to gentle, atmospheric, marshscapes (Judith Judy; Vienna, VA + Fenwick Island, DE) to vibrant, balmy beach scenes bursting with life (Daniela Schweitzer; Los Angeles, CA) to hand-built ceramic installations as ode to the myriad vibrance of coral marine life (Allison Luce, Charlotte, NC + Hilton Head, SC).

Life has been difficult, isolated and trying these past few months. Though your travel plans to seaside escapes may be cancelled or postponed for the summer, we invite you to the cathartic, uplifting, serene experience of a journey through WARM WATERS with us…

See you on the horizon soon!

Journey Into the Sublime

Event date: Mar 5, 2020

ANFA is welcoming world-renowned Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner to Charlotte
for the opening night of his solo exhibition, Journey into the Sublime, Thursday, March 5,
6-8 pm.
A contemporary photographer, Hoflehner is celebrated  for his dramatic black and
white landscapes and subtle color images. Join us for the opening reception as we journey into the sublime world of Joesf Hoflehner.

Black + White

Event date: Jan 23, 2020

Dynamic. Evocative. Dimensional. ANFA’s inaugural exhibition of 2020 presents five gallery artists who push the boundaries of a two-toned aesthetic in painting, photography, porcelain, and mixed media. Featuring Caroline Boykin, Edwina Willis Fleming, Kim Fonder, Korey Gulbrandson and introducing visionary emerging artist, Case Baumgarten. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, January 23rd, 6–8 pm, creative black and white attire is highly encouraged. 
Exhibition runs through February 26th. 

Annual Small Works Show

Event date: Dec 5, 2019

















It’s that time of year again! Join us Thursday, December 5th, 6–8 pm for ANFA’s
annual Small Works Show and Holiday Pop-Up. We will feature work by new artists,
as well as gallery favorites. Perfect for gift giving, the exhibition will provide
a chance to see a range of artistic styles on display throughout the gallery.
We will have new work from Michael Barringer, Sarah Gayle Carter, Jeff Erickson,
Allison James, Stephanie King, Hannah Lane, Anne Neilson, Trudi Norris,
Van Ivey Ceramics, Adele Yonchak and more! Kristin Hayes Jewelry,
Laura James Jewelry and Jillian Gray Collection will also be on site to help
with your Christmas shopping.

Standing Still

Event date: Nov 14, 2019













Join us Thursday, November 14th for the opening reception of STANDINGSTILL, a solo exhibition featuring Marcy Gregg. Renowned for her distinctive abstract paintings which spring from a love of color and line, this exhibition will feature all new works by Marcy, including a series of still lifes.

Artist Statement: “As life takes its turns, so does my art. Through the process of surrendering, I was able to step outside my abstracts and additionally create a very meaningful collection of still life pieces. It was in the stillness of my studio that a new perspective was found, both in spirit and style.”


Event date: Oct 10, 2019

Join us Thursday, October 10th for the opening reception of ANIMALIA, a solo exhibition featuring Alex Beard. Animalia is a celebration of animals that have been seen and loved by Alex. From the bayous of South Louisiana to the jungles of India, the African Bush, and beyond. Oil on canvas and ink on paper originals. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Watering Hole Foundation to help endangered species and the wildernesses in which they live.  

The exhibition runs October 10–November 7th.


Event date: Sep 5, 2019

















Join us Thursday, September 5th, 6-8 pm for the opening reception of TERRAIN a
group exhibition featuring landscape artists, Stuart Coleman Budd, Sarah Gayle
Carter, Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Millie Gosch, Sandy Ostrau, Robert Roth, Charlotte
Terrell and Sally Veach. Demonstrating the classic imagery of landscape through
both contemporary and traditional perspectives.

Form, Figure, Gesture

Event date: May 30, 2019











Form, Figure, Gesture
 brings together four artists, Bonnie Goldberg, Lisa Moore,
Gail Ragains, and Daniela Schweitzer, in a group exhibition to explore individual
interpretations of the human figure. Variations in pose, movement, and form
demonstrate complexities and bring energy and emotion to the artwork. Please
join us Thursday, May 30, 6–8 pm for the opening reception.