David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit
invite you to be a part of a collaborative artwork called
“The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”

We are looking for portraits from families of Atlanta to become part of a new exhibition at ACAC, opening October 19th during Art Party. We want images of mothers, fathers, children, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents! Fallen Fruit has collaborated on fruit- and art-related projects with institutions and the public around the world for more than 9 years.  This is their first major art exhibition in the South.

Things we are interested in finding
We want drawings, paintings, or photographs that capture a story about you or your family history.  Maybe the picture that comes to mind is recent?  Maybe it is an older painting from your home?  Maybe you have something in storage that shares part of your family history?  Maybe your grandfather or grandmother was a civic leader? Whether hand drawn, child-like, masterfully painted or photographed, these portraits will symbolically evoke meaning of a place and create a “group portrait” of citizenship in Atlanta – the historic gateway to the South. Our exhibition, Fallen Fruit of Atlanta, draws from the permanent collections of The Hammonds House Museum, The Atlanta History Center, The Swan Couch House, the Margaret Mitchell House and The Wren’s Nest among others, and combines these collections with personal archives.

How to get involved
Please submit jpgs of your portraits by e-mail to [email protected] with the subject header FALLEN FRUIT, along with a brief description about the photograph, painting or drawing. Images must be submitted by September 30, 2013. The submissions will be reviewed by the artists before October 5, 2013, and participating families will be contacted. You will need to deliver the selected works to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center from October 7-11,  2013.  Please include your contact name, e-mail, and preferred phone number with your email submission. We are also interested in words of advice that your parents or grandparents passed on to you and don’t forget to explain the family portrait in any way that is meaningful.  If your works are desired and included in the exhibition, they must be picked up the week after the show ends, from December 16-20, 2013. Please note: your materials will be protected while at the Center, but cannot be insured as “artworks” because of their personal value. You are potentially loaning these objects with full knowledge of this.

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. Leviticus 19:9-10

For questions, please contact Stuart Horodner, ACAC Artistic Director, at [email protected] or 404.688.1970 x214, or Rachel Reese, Communications Manager: [email protected] or x216.