On Jan. 12, 2017, Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) plans to host its 25th Anniversary Silver Soiree Gala at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The event will celebrate the opening of the solo exhibition of renowned artist, Barbara Bullock, as well as 25 years of ATA’s commitment to exhibiting African-American fine art.
Founded 25 years ago by attorney Charles Craig and Victoria Craig, ATA has proudly exhibited African-American fine art in venues throughout northern New Jersey. Its annual exhibition, the largest of its kind in the state of New Jersey, is widely known as an impressive showcase of visual art by both emerging and established artists, made possible through alliances with the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, corporations and the art-loving public at large.
ATA has twice been named “Arts Organization of the Year” by Morris Arts, 2001 and 2016, and was most recently awarded “A Culture Keeper Commendation” by the Bibliophiles, Inc. In addition to its annual and other exhibits, ATA, Inc. has sponsored artist seminars, jazz/art brunches and collector’s workshops in order to introduce and expose the public to African-American art and artists. The non-profit organization also awards an annual scholarship to a promising visual arts student, and the work of several of these students has been exhibited in the annual show.