Spruill’s Annual Outdoor Art Installation Project Winner:
Alea Hurst’s “Together We Bloom”

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.