Southern Fried Queer Pride/SFQP Artist Talks are a new series of talks and workshops featuring local Atlanta artists sharing their work, experiences, and insight!

This talk features Jacob O’Kelley, co-owner and curator of the Showerhaus Gallery located in Atlanta, Georgia. O’Kelley will be talking about his practice and experience running an experimental art gallery. 

This event is held in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails, with drinks by our Mixologist in Residence. Admission is free. Credit bar.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.


Southern Fried Queer Pride

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!

Jacob O'Kelley

Jacob O’Kelley is an artist, curator, and gallery owner living and working in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Georgia State University in 2016. Post graduation, O’Kelley was an intern for Sandler Hudson Gallery, and a studio assistant to WAP Fellow, Krista Clark at MOCA GA. In late 2018, he and his gallery partner, Abigail Justman, began production on a temporary, experimental, artist-run space based on challenging contemporary curation. Influenced by BauHaus, the New Museum, Eyedrum, and the Zuckerman, ShowerHaus began in early 2019 at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Since then O’Kelley and Justman have exhibited six shows in our space as well as created the concept, curated, and directed the High Rise Show this past October. They have plans for three more shows in the space by the end of the year. Showerhaus will become a permanent space in 2020.

Upcoming Events

October 8 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks

BLDGS Talk + Tour

Presented by Atlanta Design Festival

Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.

October 12 / 10:00am
Contemporary Off-Site

Callanwolde Gallery Tour

Members Only


Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

October 13 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Talks

Andres Serrano’s Insurrection


Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano.

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