- This is a volunteer position, with a service term of two years.
- Meet quarterly (4 meetings a year).
- Applicants must live in one of the BeltLine’s 45 neighborhoods and demonstrate a strong arts and culture background.
- BPAAC members may not hold any political office while serving on the Council.
Anyone submitting an art proposal outside of the open call period for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will be reviewed by the BPAAC and must submit their proposal 2 weeks before the meeting.
2022 BPAAC Members
Lauren Jackson-Harris is the co-founder of Black Women in Visual Art and an independent curator, and creative director from Atlanta, GA. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from Howard University, Lauren quickly immersed herself into New York City’s art landscape, in addition to the growing arts scene in Washington, DC. With an MA in Creative Business Leadership from SCAD, she uses her innovative strategies and progressive ideas to help ignite the arts community and create new avenues for artists. Lauren worked as the Manager and Curator of ZuCot Gallery, a black-owned fine art gallery exhibiting the works of notable Black artists in Atlanta, Georgia. She also worked with the AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, a program that prepares undergraduates for careers in the visual arts. She is gifted in arts marketing and stays on the pulse of art world activity consistently seeking to push the boundaries of art leadership.
Karen Anderson Singer
Karen Anderson Singer is the artist known as Tiny Doors ATL. She holds a degree in Visual Art from Rutgers University and is the Artist in Residence for Atlantic Station. Singer regularly speaks on the subject of community engagement through art and was awarded a Key to the City of Atlanta for her work building community through public art. Singer’s work is an Atlanta attraction, with a large social media following, and an online map that has been viewed over 600,000 times. Singer serves on multiple Artist Councils and juries, including as Co-Chair for the BeltLine Public Art Advisory Council. On any given day, Karen can be found in her studio in Atlantic Station or around Atlanta, maintaining her installations and chatting with the community.
Tracy Murrell is a visual artist and curator. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and her work has been featured in Create!, ArtVoices, Studio Visit, New American Paintings, and Atlanta Home magazine. Georgia Tech University unveiled two paintings by Murrell commissioned by the AKA Sorority for its library and Microsoft recently acquired 6 works for its new office in Atlanta. Murrell has been awarded residencies at The Hambidge Center, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco. Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) awarded Murrell a Practitioner Fellowship for Spring 2022.
Winfrey Young is a fine art publisher, curator, and artist management executive. She manages the career of artist Gilbert Young and publishes his works along with the works of folk artist Bill Traylor and portrait artist Carl Owens. See www.gilbertyoungart.com and www.officialbilltraylorart.com. From 2006-2009 Young served on the board of directors for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. In 2008 she served as PR director for “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists of the Islamic World,” an international exhibition that debuted at the Clinton Presidential Center. In 2018 Young was elected CFO of the Pittsburgh Collaborative, Inc., comprised of representatives from Atlanta’s HBCU’s and residents/business owners/investors concerned with preserving the history and culture of Atlanta’s
historic Pittsburgh neighborhood. In 2018, Winfrey Young was elected Vice-President of the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Association and in 2019 was name Chair of Friends of Pittman Park. From 2019-2022 Winfrey Young served as Co-chair of the Beltline Public Arts Advisory Council. She is mom to three beautiful sons, wife to a wonderful artist, a closet novelist, an avid foodie, and she appreciates a good cocktail.
(Emma)nuelle Chammah is a sculptor and designer based in Atlanta, GA. She earned a Master of Architecture I from Tulane University in 2007. Her early wearable artworks were exhibited and performed in New Orleans, LA and Brooklyn, NY. In 2010, she completed a Digital Sculpture Residency at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and went on to work in New York and California for agencies in architecture, art fabrication, theater and fashion. While building her art practice and working in the cultural arts, she developed expertise in community-led design and community art. Currently, Emma continues her radical use of fabric in many forms including wearables, tapestries and sculptures. In fall & winter 2020, she completed a residency at The Hambidge Center, GA and one of her pieces traveled to the Oceanside Museum of Art, CA for a wearable art exhibition. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence in the Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program.
Kimberly Binns is a cross-disciplinary artist and creative producer with backgrounds in digital media, architectural design, painting, drawing, and photography. Originally from Washington D.C., she moved to Atlanta in 1993 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University. Currently, she actively works in the creative community both as an artist and arts advocate. As a longtime resident of the Atlanta metro area, she recognizes the importance of the creative economy as a foundational component to preserving community legacy. She joins BPACC in it’s mission to foster greater engagement within the beltline community.
Karen Shacham is a photographer specializing in portraiture and documentary photography. She was awarded an Idea Capital Grant for her ‘Couples’ series of the LGBTQ community, as well as a grant from Art on the Atlanta Beltline. Shacham was published in FORM: artistic independence; a catalog of emerging artists in Atlanta and earned a combined academic and artistic photography fellowship. Shacham is currently the Chair of the Photography and Design and Media programs at Atlanta Technical College.
Atlanta native and child of Korean immigrants, Grace Kim is a resident of the Atlanta BeltLine neighborhood of Ormewood Park. Grace’s happy place is found consulting between arts administration, urban agriculture, and grassroots-driven community development. When not foraging or experimenting in the kitchen, Grace loves to celebrate the work of those who strive to make Atlanta a Beloved Community. Education: Master’s of Business Administration, Finance; Master’s of Public Administration, Kennesaw State University.
Miya Bailey is a painter, illustrator, humanitarian, art dealer, and tattoo artist. He was born and raised in the richly cultured city of Asheville, North Carolina. But has since made Atlanta, Ga his home with over 20 years of tattooing at Atlanta’s own @CityofInk, which he co-owns. City of Ink has become a revolutionary tattoo shop and has made way for Miya’s latest work/legacy, an Art & Design Community Center rapidly rising in popularity called @Petersstreetstation. Miya’s purpose for Peters Street Station is to expose creatives of all ages to all mediums of art. Ultimately showing, teaching and encouraging ways for creatives to monetize and make a career out of their creative talents.