Spruill’s Annual Outdoor Installation Project

Unveiling October 16, 2021 4-7pm

In 2020, Spruill Gallery and the Spruill Center for the Arts began AMPLIFY, an Annual Outdoor Art Installation project. The installation site is located on the side of the historic “Smoke House” on the Spruill Gallery grounds and faces the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road.  The award given by Spruill promotes local, Georgian, and national artists and comes with a $5000 cash prize!


Questions?  Contact Spruill Gallery Director, Jennifer Price at

Announcing the 2021 Winner!

Alea Hurst



Alea Hurst’s new installation will be unveiled on October 16 during Spirits for Spruill. Her work will be on the side of the “Smoke House” on the Spruill Gallery grounds located at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, facing the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Meadow Lane in Dunwoody, GA, in the Perimeter Mall area.

Artist Bio:

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Alea Hurst began her journey into drawing and painting in high
school. She produces two-dimensional works, particularly drawings and paintings, which range
from traditional to experimental and mixed media approaches. She received her Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree in Painting and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of
Georgia in Athens in 2013 and her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Savannah College of Art
and Design in 2018. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Artist’s
Republic Gallery, Marietta Museum of Art, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Mason
Murer Fine Art’s Fresh Blood. Her work also has been featured in multiple publications,
purchased by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and is featured in the series 4 bottle labels
for Collective Arts Brewing in Ontario, Canada. Her current work focuses on the roles of masks
and reversing those roles to comment on the evolution of society.


The winning entry for 2020, Find Your Wings, was created by local artist Christopher Michaels.


Limited edition prints of the inagural AMPLFY mural from Christopher Michaels entitled, Find Your Wings, are available for purchase. Prints are on 11″ x 14″ archival paper and matted to 16″ x 20″.  Each is signed and numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Order yours today and start collecting the AMPLIFY art series from Spruill Center for the Arts!