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Black artists gain recognition locally and nationally

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Atlanta-based artists often have struggled to break through to the larger, national art world.

But as of late, Atlanta’s artists — and particularly the city’s black artists — are on a serious roll. Creating some of the most challenging and attention-grabbing contemporary art in the city, a growing number of emerging and established artists are capturing national awards from organizations such as the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Artadia, and attracting the attention of galleries and curators outside Atlanta.

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