MINT Gallery proudly presents “Here to GO”, opening reception on: January 10th, 2015 from 8-11pm at MINT (636 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306) Exhibition Dates: January 10th -February 8th, 2015 Gallery Hours Wed-Sun 12-6pm Here to GO is co-juried by Atlanta artists Craig Dongoski & Pam Longobardi, and aims to make a public presentation that exposes and encourages art that is invested in defying consensus reality or the status quo with disruptive innovation. Featuring artworks from 57 artists throughout the United States. Prizes will be awarded to both “Best of Show” (does the world need another thing?) and “Worst of Show” (most authentic disruption) at the opening reception. "Good taste is the chief enemy of creativity"--Picasso JUROR BIOS – Craig Dongoski’s works currently employ his drawing-sound experiments and innovations in tandem with chimpanzees through the Language Research Center. He has been exploring and articulating the mark in its most basic form (both graphically and aurally) for much of his career. The intention is that through varied interpretations of the marks that a contribution is made to the art historical dialogue within the origin of human expression. He was twice nominated for a Ford/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in New Media. Dongoski also has released CD’s on Hydra Head Records and Aucourant Records. He is represented by WhiteSpace gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Pam Longobardi was born in 1958 in Glen Ridge, N.J. She has since lived for varying time periods in Wyoming, Montana, California and Tennessee, and worked as a firefighter and tree planter, a scientific illustrator and aerial mapmaker, a waitress and a bartender, a collaborative printer and a color mixer. She has shown her artwork across the US and in Finland, Slovakia, China, Japan, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Monaco and her artworks are in numerous collections both public and private. A recipient of many awards, Longobardi is Professor of Art at Georgia State University in Atlanta and created the Drifters Project in 2006, a conceptual artistic research project focusing on the global ocean marker of contemporary archeology, the drifting plastic object. She exhibited this work in Beijing at NY ARTS/Beijing (2008 Olympics) and at ARTLIFEfortheworld in (2009 Venice Biennale ARTE VISIVI collateral exhibitions). Edizione Charta (Milan, NY) published a book on the project titled Drifters: Plastics, Pollution and Personhood in 2010. Recent past exhibitions include Voyages on an Uncanny Sea at Gallery Diet in Miami, a commission of new work for Oceanomania at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, and at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin. She is engaged in a long-term project in Greece in collaboration with the Ionion Center for Art and Culture in Kefalonia, having completed its 4th year. She participated in the 2013 GYRE expedition, an art-science research project along Alaska’s remote coasts culminating in the Feb 2014 GYRE exhibition at the Anchorage Museum and travelling, the subject of a National Geographic film, and traveling to the CDC Museum in Atlanta in 2015. Also in 2013, she created an installation for the Island of San Francisco of the Desert for the Italian Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale Oltre il Paesaggio Mistico and exhibited photography in Seescape at George Adams Gallery in New York. Longobardi won the prestigious Hudgens Prize in 2013, one of the largest prizes to an artist in North America. She was recently featured on the cover of SIERRA magazine, on the Weather Channel and was selected for ‘State of the Art’ a survey of American art now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.