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Geoffrey Johnson honored guest at March 4 Quinlan art auction
Geoffrey Johnson to be honored guest at March 39th annual GALA Fine Art Auction.

39th annual GALA Fine Art Auction
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville
Cost: $125 per person; event is sold out, but waiting list available
More info: 770-536-2575 or visit

Preview Party
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2
Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville
Cost: Free
More info: 770-536-2575 or visit

Since the mid-1990s, contemporary artist Geoffrey Johnson has exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States. His works also are widely collected privately and in corporate collections such as Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, BellSouth and Wells Fargo.

The Greensboro, N.C., native will be welcomed back to Northeast Georgia as the featured guest of honor at the 2017 Quinlan Visual Arts Center Fine Art Auction Gala.

The 39th annual black-tie event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 514 Green St. NE in Gainesville. Tickets are $125, but are sold out. Call the Quinlan at 770-536-2575 to be put on a waiting list.

The Gala will feature the original art work from local, regional and national talents. Proceeds from the auction directly fund Quinlan programming, including classes, exhibitions and community outreach.

One of Johnson’s original pieces will be up for auction during the Gala. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts graduate will attend the Saturday night event as well as the Collector’s Preview Night from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 770-536-2575 or visit