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2 Rules Fine Art Gallery is closing April 27, 2017

After five and a half years on the Marietta Square, we will be closing the 2 Rules gallery at the end of April.

We feel honored and grateful to have represented our wonderful and talented artists, and we appreciate all of our art-loving customers. We also value the relationships we have built with other Marietta business owners.

We will be in and out of the gallery with irregular hours during the remainder of April. So, if you need to contact the gallery, please call us as soon as possible. If you need to come by, please call ahead so we can make arrangements to meet with you.

We are proud to have worked with all of you to help make the Marietta Square an arts destination!

The Rule Family

Past Gallery Events

November 30 - December 31, 2016

5th Annual 2016 Annual Holiday Boutique

Original art makes a great gift! 2 Rules is filling the gallery with wall-to-wall art in celebration of the holidays. Find truly special gifts of paintings, prints, ceramics, chainmaille jewelry, origami, sculpture and more!

Friday, November 25, 2016 (11am-9pm)
Saturday, November 26, 2016 (regular hours)

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

We've got Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales on all regularly priced handmade chainmaille jewelry by Helen Rule!

For Black Friday 11/25, enjoy 15% OFF, and on Small Business Saturday 11/26, take 10% OFF.

Friday, November 18, 2016 (6-9pm)

Holiday Open House 2016

Join us as we kick off the Holiday Season! Marietta Square Shops stay open late from 6pm - 9pm.

Candlelight Shopping
Dec 2nd, Dec 9th, Dec 16th, Dec 23rd

Friday, November 4, 2016 (5-9pm)

Art Walk Encore Show 2016
First Fridays November Marietta Art Walk!

For the last Art Walk of the season, we feature two of this year's Best in Show Winners, metal artist Ed Baltes and acrylic/mixed media artist Beth Aronoff!

Friday, June 3, 2016 (5-9pm)

Pottery Hand Building demonstration by Kathy Grace
First Fridays June Marietta Art Walk!

Kathy will once again grace us with her presence for another Art Walk demonstration!

Friday, November 6, 2015 (5-9pm)
runs through Nov. 28

Art Walk Encore
Marietta Square Art Walk!

Congratulations to Steven Cline, Casi Cline, and Jamaal Barber! Jamaal Barber was the April Art Walk's "Best of Show" winner, and Steven and Casi Cline were May's "Best of Show" winners.

Friday, October 2, 2015 (5-9pm)
runs through Nov. 28

Pumpkins & Peculiars
First Fridays October Marietta Art Walk!

Join us during the October Marietta Square Art Walk on Friday, Oct. 2nd! Featuring hand-blown glass pumpkins by Colin O’Reilly plus peculiar and downright strange pieces by other gallery artists. This show also introduces the following artists to the Marietta art scene: Tyler Althafer, Mike Bocianowski , R.S.Burgener, David Gildersleeve, Mark Helwig, Carolina Lebar, and Erika Taguchi-Newton.

Friday, August 7, 2015 (5-9pm)

Pottery Hand Building demonstration by Kathy Grace
First Fridays August Marietta Art Walk!

During the August Marietta Art Walk, Kathy Grace will demonstrate the hand building techniques she employs in her creative pottery!

Friday, July 3, 2015 (5-9pm)

Razor blade painting demo by Stanford Ashcraft!
First Fridays July Marietta Art Walk!

Stanford Ashcraft once again demonstrates his razor blade painting. This time he will be focusing on characters and costume. Come on out to 2 Rules gallery during the July Marietta Art Walk!

Friday, June 5, 2015 (5-9pm)

Mixed media collage demo by Lynne Edwards!
First Fridays June Marietta Art Walk!

Artist Lynn Edwards creates mixed media collages using layers of patterns and vibrant colors. Come watch Lynn demonstrate her collage technique at the 2 Rules gallery during the June Marietta Art Walk!

Friday, May 1, 2015 (5-9pm)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Demonstration by Emily Knapp!
First Fridays May Marietta Art Walk!

Join us for a pottery demonstration by artist Emily Knapp! Emily will have a potter's wheel in the gallery and will show us all how it's done. If you've ever been curious about how to make pottery, don't miss this chance to see a potter in action!

Friday, April 3, 2015 (5-9pm)

First Official Art Walk of the Season!

Artist Stanford Ashcraft will demonstrate his razor blade painting technique at 2 Rules Fine Art during the April Art Walk

November 28 – December 31, 2014
Candlelight Shopping Nights, Fridays 6-8pm, November 7 through Dec. 19, 2014

2014 Annual Holiday Boutique
Original art makes a great gift! 2 Rules is filling the gallery with wall-to-wall art in celebration of the holidays. Find truly special gifts of paintings, prints, ceramics, chainmaille jewelry, origami, sculpture and more!


November 7 through November 21, 2014

Art Walk Encore 2014 Show

October 3 through November 21, 2014
Art Walk Reception: Fri, Oct. 3, 2014, 5-9pm
Historic Marietta Holiday Open House: TBA

Pressing Matters V: Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition

November 7, 2014
Holiday Open House
Marietta Square Shops stay open late for a holiday preview. 6pm - 9pm; N/C; 770-794-3200;

July, August & September 2014
Summer Art Walk Receptions:
Friday, August 1, 2014, 5-9pm
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5-9pm

“Summer Heat Break”

Step out of the summer heat and into our cool gallery! During the summer months of July, August and September, we will be displaying a great variety of works by our gallery artists. Find that perfect painting, print or sculpture, as well as a great selection of handcrafted treasures of jewelry, pottery, wood and glass!

June 6 through 28, 2014
Reception: Friday, June 6, 2014 5:00-9:00pm

Southern Connections
Stories and Artworks by Gallery Artists

A group show by our Gallery Artists
To commemorate the 150th anniverary of the battles of Marietta, 2 Rules has invited their regular gallery artists to share not only their artwork, but their stories as well, of what being Southern means to them. Read their stories and see the art here!

April 4 through May 30, 2014
Receptions: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:00-9:00pm,
Friday, May 2, 2014 5:00-9:00pm

Heather Shirin, The Unwritten Lyrics

A solo show by Heather Shirin
Heather Shirin's art nouveau portraits of women are done with acrylic, painted directly on ungessoed birch panels, purposely allowing the natural beauty of the wood grain to shine thru in the female figure’s skin. Her current series focuses on using fine art papers, metallic paints and gold leaf to create their hair, clothing and the background designs. Heather’s mixed media paintings are large scale, on deep birch panels - and are quite luminous with metallic and other reflective materials.


January 31 – March 28, 2014
Opening reception on Friday, Feb. 7th 6-9pm

Paul LaJeunesse,
A Sense of Place

A solo show by Paul LaJeunesse
Paul LaJeunesse is a realist landscape painter whose work deals with symbiotic relationships of light, space and structure. He attempts to create, in his viewers, the sensation of being present in the space of the imagery.


November 1, 2013 through January 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 2013 6:00-9:00pm

Holiday Boutique 2013

2 Rules is filling the gallery with wall-to-wall art in celebration of the holidays. Find truly special gifts of paintings, prints, ceramics, chainmaille jewelry, origami, sculpture and more! The gallery will be holding extended hours, Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm, and Candlelight Shopping Nights (Fridays, Nov 8-Dec 19, 6-8pm), during this show.
Click Here to see the Artists' work!

September 6, 2013 through October 26, 2013
Next Reception: October 4, 2013 5:00–9:00pm

John Westmark, Flight and Fancy
A solo show by John Westmark
Westmark's work is exhibited widely and is held in collections around the world. He is the winner of the 2012 Factor Prize for Southern Art and a Pollock-Krasner grant recipient.

August 27, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Reception: August 30, 2013, 6–9pm

Artist's Corral

Click here for more information
(Show will remain up through August 31)

July 5, 2013 through August 24, 2013
Opening Receptions: July 5 & Aug. 2, 5–9pm

Stanford Ashcraft, Idyll Game

A solo show by Stanford Ashcraft
The Idyll Game series is a playful satire of romance and luxury. The images reflect energy and tranquility. They are influenced by 19th century masters, the Surrealists, and classic story books.


May 3, 2013 through June 29, 2013
Opening Reception: 5–9pm

Dolls in the City

Presented by the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia and 2 Rules Fine Art

An exhibit to raise awareness and concern about sex trafficking in the Atlanta area.


March 1, 2013 through April 5, 2013
Opening Receptions: 6–9pm

Pedro Gonzalez, Square Root
A solo show by Pedro Gonzalez
(Show will remain up through April 27)

"My art work derives from an interest in alphabets, symbols and pictograms, their intended meanings, and their transition through time, many of which I am drawn to simply because of their beauty and design."

February 1-23, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 1, 6–9pm

Helen Rule, All That Glitters...

A solo show for Helen Rule

Come see the exquisite chainmaille jewelry of Helen Rule. Special pricing on all jewelry throughout the duration of the exhibit

January 22-26, 2013
Opening Reception: Jan. 25, 2013, 6–9pm

3rd Biannual Artist's Corral
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November 2 - December 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Nov. 2, 2012, 6-9pm

Rond - Scott, Reprise

A reshowing of work by Stephanie Rond and Michelle Scott

October 5-26, 2012
Opening Reception: Oct 5, 2012, 6–9pm

Michelle Scott, The Kukan Series
A solo show by Michelle Scott
"As a tribute to my grandfather Rey Scott, some of my portraits have also included a few of his powerful images from his time spent filming in China, on his Academy Award Winning film "Kukan". His images grabbed me in a way that I could not ignore and I felt called to bring them into this generation."



September 7-29, 2012
Opening Reception: Sept. 7, 2012, 6–9pm

Stephanie Rond, Outside: In
A solo show by Stephanie Rond
"As an Irish American, I have a cultural history of storytelling. I create artwork that on the surface tells a safe and comfortable story using recognizable images. As the viewer engages and considers the narrative, the deeper, more uncomfortable truths begin to emerge. The pieces are not intended to hold the answers about humanity, but rather cultivate questions to consider and discuss."



August 3-25, 2012
Opening Reception: Aug. 3, 2012, 6–9pm

The Colors of Summer

Brighten your summer with vibrant hues, vivid patterns, and beautiful art! Join us as we show both new and returning artists in this colorful exhibit that will dazzle the eyes.

H. Gay Allen, Jo Baskerville, Pedro Gonzalez, Gwen Gunter, Namita Kapoor, Colin O'Reilly, Kay Vinson, Ava Werner

July 6-28, 2012
Opening Reception: July 6, 2012, 6–9pm

Freedom of Type

Group show, featuring art by: Corinne Adams, Elizabeth Castaldo, Pedro Gonzalez, Joey Hannaford, Dennis Ichiyama, Beth Maddox, Rebecca Salcedo, & John Westmark

June, 2012
Opening Reception: June 1, 2012, 6–9pm

Joe Ruminski, From Tree to Art

A solo show by Joe Ruminski

Woodturning Demonstrations:
June 2 & June 16, 11am & 2pm

May 4-26, 2012
Opening Reception: May 4, 2012, 6–9pm

Kay Vinson
A solo show by Kay Vinson
"When I travel I take photos of graffiti, derelict buildings, piles of rubble, crumbling walls and rusty objects--the kind of urban artifacts that most of us normally ignore or try to avoid. I turn these photos into transparencies which then typically become the backbone of my work. I think of this as a kind of visual alchemy."



April 6-28, 2012
Opening Reception: April 6, 2012, 6–9pm

Kang Joo Lee
A solo show by Kang Joo Lee
"My paintings are dense records of the shifting of perspectives, both literal and metaphorical, of the passing of time in contemporary urban life. I react to the constant, chaotic influx of stimuli, commodity fetishism, and the rise of the young urban professional class."



March 2-30, 2012
Opening Reception: Mar. 2, 2012, 6–9pm

The 1st Photography Group Show

Group show, featuring art by: Corinne Adams, Robert Burkhardt, Aixa Caldera, John Clemmer, Nancy Clemmer, Stephen Johnson, Hide Takei, Rachel Wolfe, David Zimbalist



February 3-24, 2012
Opening Reception: Feb. 3, 2012, 6–9pm

Love & Commercialism
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this fun show will explore the theme of romance, with some works exploring how our concept of love has been shaped by mass-media society.

Group show, featuring art by: Stanford Ashcraft, Jo Baskerville, Mary Jane Caldwell, Pedro Gonzalez, Teri Levine, Beth Maddox, Loretta Paraguassu, Aaron Ristau, Stephanie Rond, Helen Rule, Joe Ruminski, Michelle Scott, Kay Vinson, Patty Weisman, Ava Werner


January 24-28, 2012
Opening Reception: Jan. 27, 2012, 6–9pm

Artist's Corral
Our first ever Artist's Corral is a juried show featuring local artists who hang their work in an area of the gallery of their choosing. This limited show will run 1/24 - 1/28 with the reception on Jan. 27, 6 to 9pm.

December 2, 2011 - January 20, 2012

The Student Exhibit

Featuring work by:
Emily Anderson, Tamara Argo, Elizabeth Castaldo, In Kyoung Chun, Laura Cleary, Molly Coleman, Devan Dieterle, Brian Giwojna, Tiffany Hung, Shannon Kalahar, Carina Maye, Hannah Skoonberg, Cody Tumblin

November 4-26, 2011
Opening Reception: Nov. 4, 2011, 6–9pm

Helen Rule, Samurai!
A collection of sculpture, wearable art, & chainmaille jewelry.

A solo show by Helen Rule

"I have always been intrigued by military arms and armor, not only because of the utilitarian purposes, but also because of the innovative design, precision metalworking and skillful assembly. I am fascinated by the inherent beauty of even the most basic and utilitarian of designs, not to mention such pieces as the elaborate and highly detailed Samurai swords and armor that are works of art in themselves."

November 4-26, 2011
Opening Reception: Nov. 4, 2011, 6–9pm

Ann Forman
A collection of patterns in paintings and prints.

A solo show by Ann Forman
Anne holds a BA in Fine Arts and Minor in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Visual Communications from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Fashion Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anne is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Department at The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. Her areas of focus are fashion history and social media in the fashion industry.

October 6-29, 2011
Opening Reception: Oct. 7, 2011, 6–9pm

Stanford Ashcraft, The Garden Series
A solo show by Stanford Ashcraft

September 2-30, 2011
Opening Reception: Sept. 2, 2011, 6–9pm

Function Repurposed
This show celebrates the commercial, the printed, the typographic, the book, the designed object, and the canvases that reference them.

Come join us for our inaugural exhibit!

Featuring work by: Stanford Ashcraft, Stephanie Rond, Anne Forman, Helen Rule, Dennis Ichiyama, Kelli Rule, Kang Joo Lee, Hannah Skoonberg, Justin Quinn, Kay Vinson




All promotional cards and materials designed by Becky Rule