MAR.18.16 to MAR.20.16: Open Art Retreats >Extensive Art Experience > relaxed setting, hospitality, beautiful, rejuvenation and expansion of the creative mind, spirit and soul


Decatur, GA: Penny Treese’s home studio
• March 18-20, 2016




Open Art Retreats 2016 Pricing
Decatur, GA:  $985 + supply fee : $85 (or BYO to waive fee) per person, per retreat.
Includes local fare and open bar.  Does not include travel or lodging.




Weekend retreats comprised of 3 powerful sessions where learning lives alongside rejuvenation and expansion of the creative mind, spirit and soul.


“I was so inspired by the beauty all around, all your gorgeous work, the perfect relaxed setting and your family’s hospitality.  It was a truly fulfilling weekend.  The photo-shoot was a lot of fun, Judy taught me things I’ve been wondering about for years.  It was great to have time to practice and then go over what worked and what didn’t.  I just found that the whole weekend went by in a flash…!! ~~~Tracey


Occupy My Family Article Announces Penny Treese Exhibit at Ocean Market

The new Parisian-inspired bistro and catering company, Ocean Market, across from Emory Midtown Hospital (formerly Crawford-Long), will be celebrating with a live encaustic artwork demonstration by Penny Treese on April 1st from 7-9 pm. Her beautiful works will also be on display and for sale. Chef Shane McIntosh will be providing complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails for the guests. Penny has won awards in a number of juried exhibitions, including, most recently, Best of Show at a competition at the Decatur Market & Gallery.

“Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten unbleached beeswax and vivid pigment, Treese creates a beauty and integrity from her “aged” work—ultimately answering the question “Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms” with an empathic and absolute No.

Link to original article >> Penny Treese Tipped for Ocean Market’s Local Artist Series

Decatur Market & Gallery opening reception of “Poetic Compositions”


Opening Reception of “Poetic Compositions”

Join the Decatur Market & Gallery for the opening reception of “Poetic Compositions”
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

*Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres
*Live entertainment
*Free to attend
*20 displays of local art

153 Ponce de Leon Place
Decatur, Ga 30030

As we turn our attention to cooler months ahead and fall colors, art is in the air. This themed exhibit, “Poetic Compositions” will include interpretations by 20 artists in their chosen medium including sculpture, wood, painting, collage, encaustic, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media and jewelry. The opening reception is free to attend. You can read more at


Self portrait 36x24“Self Portrait, floating”
Photo-encaustic  36×24
$900 special event pricing
Photography by Thomas Dodd
Penny Treese

I must be a mermaid.
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of
shallow living.
– Anais Nin


Dreams on Fire – Decatur Market & Gallery Exhibit Opening

Decatur Market & Gallery presents

“Dreams on Fire”

Saturday, July 12
6:00p to 10:00p
Decatur Market & Gallery Decatur, GA

“Dreams on Fire” is the theme for this exhibition featuring 20 local artists in their chosen medium including painting, collage, encaustic, glass, ceramics, photography and jewelry. The opening reception is Saturday, July 12 from 6-10 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free to attend.

Please RSVP : Decatur Market & Gallery Facebook

FIND OUT MORE at Access Atlanta


Decatur Market and Gallery Art Opening : Local Color, April 27

Decatur Market and Gallery Art Opening

“Local Color” gallery opening and reception
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:00pm
Penny’s work will be included in the group exhibit

Small Jewels Show |all pieces under $200| Decatur Market and Gallery Show : January 19

Decatur Market and Gallery

Monday, January 7, 2013
Small Jewels Show

January 19, 2013
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Opening exhibit and reception
Selected small works by 21 local artists
All artworks under $200