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Poets, Artists & Madmen


Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Le Flash
Of all things glittery and shiny we witnessed just before the economy officially flew off the rails, nothing was glitterier or shinier than last...

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Papers Live! Lecture Series
Art Papers is more widely known for its annual art auction blowout, which somehow persuades large swaths of the Atlanta art community to show up in the...

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Decatur Book Festival
For bibliophiles, the DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL is simply impossible to ignore. The largest independent book festival in the country, DBF brings a staggering...

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Lala Cochran, Don Finney And Shelly Mccook
Last fall, Actor’s Express’ production of Paul Rudnick’s The New Century presented a dream team of Atlanta comic talent with LALA COCHRAN,...

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Dirty Pretty
Atlanta's dance scene teems with modern and contemporary companies vying for recognition, but with each new showcase, Zoetic Dance Ensemble sets the...

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Atlanta Film Festival
Every year, Atlanta stages an intriguing variety of worthy cinematic activities, including the annual Out on Film Festival, monthly Film Love screenings,...

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Spruill Gallery & Gift Shop
Now that the price of gas has come down, there’s no excuse for ITP-centric Atlantans not to make the trek out to Dunwoody’s SPRUILL GALLERY....

Best literary love for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Outcasts United
New York Times reporter Warren St. John offered an unconventional kind of underdog sports story with his nonfiction book OUTCASTS UNITED. While profiling...

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Kate Donadio
With a one-line role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atlanta actress KATE DONADIO signaled that she’s poised...

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Daniel Thomas May
It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative...

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive...

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Collectives
The last year witnessed a woeful lot of new trends. We don’t need to remind you about tanking home prices, skyrocketing unemployment, and widespread...

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Hammonds House Museum (Featured)
The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his...

Best peek into an art collector's vault BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Featured)
Curator Stuart Horodner’s 11th-hour tour de force MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reminded us of the old...

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Salman Rushdie
Odds are, you’re not going to run into SALMAN RUSHDIE while having a beer at the Local or getting your car’s emissions checked. During his...

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)
When it came to choosing the best venue for stand-up comedy from the exhaustive list of two full-time comedy clubs actually located in metro Atlanta, new...

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Danielle Roney
Installation and conceptual artist DANIELLE RONEY was already making thoughtful art that put her in the league of nationally and internationally recognized...

Filthy Pick: Best public art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Signed The Beltline
Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART...

Rich Pick: Best theater company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Georgia Shakespeare (Permanently Closed)
The spirit of “the show must go on” is alive and well at GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE. The economic downturn forced the company to cancel its annual...

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
"Le Flash

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Best peek into an art collector's vault BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
"Mergers & Acquisitions"

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Papers Live! lecture series

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
"El Bicho: 2008/2009"

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Decatur Book Festival

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The Laughing Skull Lounge

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Lala Cochran, Don Finney and Shelly McCook

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
"Dirty Pretty"

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Kate Donadio

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Atlanta Film Festival

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Spruill Gallery & Gift Shop

Best literary love for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
"Outcasts United"

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Daniel Thomas May

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Southwest Arts Center

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Salman Rushdie

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Signed the Beltline

Best theater company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Georgia Shakespeare

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art collectives

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Danielle Roney

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Wm Turner Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
High Museum of Art (Featured)
Runner-up Louvre Atlanta at the High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St., 404-733-4444, www.high.org

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Susan Rebecca White.com
www.susanrebeccawhite.com Runner-up Trailer Trashed by Hollis Gillespie www.hollisgillespie.com

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Decatur Book Festival
www.decaturbookfestival.com Runner-up MJCCA Book Festival

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Ballet (Featured)
Runner-up Zoetic Dance 1579 Monroe Drive, Suite F, 404-358-7340, www.zoeticdance.org

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Brooks and Company Dance
www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Josh Weiss
www.joshdweiss.com Runner-up Brett Thompson www.fluidtoons.com

Best established visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
R Land

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Film Festival
atlantafilmfestival.com Runner-up Jewish Film Festival

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Silver Scream Spook Show
www.silverscreamspookshow.com Runner-up Coca-Cola Film Festival

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Beep Beep Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up The Alcove 2852 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-663-0159, www.alcovearts.com

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Beep Beep Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E., Suite 8, 404-522-0655, www.eyedrum.org

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
BurnAway.org
Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Performs
www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Hollis Gillespie
www.hollisgillespie.com Runner-up Pearl Cleage

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Allison Hastings
Runner-up Jessie Dean

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Tom Key
Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local playwright BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Gabriel Jason Dean
Runner-up Steve Yockey

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Theresa Davis

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Kodac Harrison
www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Subliminator
www.myspace.com/thesubliminator Runners-up Kodak Harrison and Theresa Davis

Best museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
High Museum of Art (Featured)
Runner-up Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 535 Means St., 404-688-2500, www.nexuspress.org

Best neighborhood art walk BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll Runner-up Decatur ART Walk decaturartgalleries.com

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Castleberry Hill
www.castleberryhill.org. Runner-up Little Five Points www.l5p.com

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
<p>Runner-up<br> Puppets</p>
Runner-up Puppets

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Emergence at Spruill Gallery 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770-394-4019, www.spruillarts.org

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
A Cappella Books (Featured)
Runner-up Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse 991 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-0082, www.outwritebooks.com

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Java Monkey (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Apache Cafe 64 Third St., 404-876-5436, www.apachecafe.info

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique
Runner-up Art festivals

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Runner-up Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best play BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
OnStage Atlanta (Featured)
Runner-up Cannibal! The Musical at Dad's Garage Theatre 280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Krog Street Tunnel
Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Adult Swim
www.adultswim.com Runner-up Tie Tyler Perry and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Best stage director BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Freddie Ashley
Runner-up Susan Reid

Best theater company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Horizon Theatre Company (Featured)
Runner-up Aurora Theatre 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville, 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com

Best touring play BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Fox Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Jersey Boys at Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St., 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery
Runner-up WonderRoot Community Arts Center 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
Runner-up Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St., 877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
BurnAway.org

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Performs

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Gather Atlanta

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Extraordinary Machine at Wm Turner Gallery

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
"The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" at the High Museum of Art

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
"Bound South" by Susan Rebecca White
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Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Le Flash
Of all things glittery and shiny we witnessed just before the economy officially flew off the rails, nothing was glitterier or shinier than last...

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Wm Turner Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
High Museum of Art (Featured)
Runner-up Louvre Atlanta at the High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St., 404-733-4444, www.high.org

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Art Papers Live! Lecture Series
Art Papers is more widely known for its annual art auction blowout, which somehow persuades large swaths of the Atlanta art community to show up in the...

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Susan Rebecca White.com
www.susanrebeccawhite.com Runner-up Trailer Trashed by Hollis Gillespie www.hollisgillespie.com

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Decatur Book Festival
For bibliophiles, the DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL is simply impossible to ignore. The largest independent book festival in the country, DBF brings a staggering...

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Decatur Book Festival
www.decaturbookfestival.com Runner-up MJCCA Book Festival

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Lala Cochran, Don Finney And Shelly Mccook
Last fall, Actor’s Express’ production of Paul Rudnick’s The New Century presented a dream team of Atlanta comic talent with LALA COCHRAN,...

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Ballet (Featured)
Runner-up Zoetic Dance 1579 Monroe Drive, Suite F, 404-358-7340, www.zoeticdance.org

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Dirty Pretty
Atlanta's dance scene teems with modern and contemporary companies vying for recognition, but with each new showcase, Zoetic Dance Ensemble sets the...

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Brooks and Company Dance
www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Josh Weiss
www.joshdweiss.com Runner-up Brett Thompson www.fluidtoons.com

Best established visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
R Land

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Atlanta Film Festival
Every year, Atlanta stages an intriguing variety of worthy cinematic activities, including the annual Out on Film Festival, monthly Film Love screenings,...

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Film Festival
atlantafilmfestival.com Runner-up Jewish Film Festival

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Silver Scream Spook Show
www.silverscreamspookshow.com Runner-up Coca-Cola Film Festival

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Beep Beep Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up The Alcove 2852 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-663-0159, www.alcovearts.com

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Spruill Gallery & Gift Shop
Now that the price of gas has come down, there’s no excuse for ITP-centric Atlantans not to make the trek out to Dunwoody’s SPRUILL GALLERY....

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Beep Beep Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E., Suite 8, 404-522-0655, www.eyedrum.org

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best literary love for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Outcasts United
New York Times reporter Warren St. John offered an unconventional kind of underdog sports story with his nonfiction book OUTCASTS UNITED. While profiling...

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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BurnAway.org
Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Atlanta Performs
www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Hollis Gillespie
www.hollisgillespie.com Runner-up Pearl Cleage

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Kate Donadio
With a one-line role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atlanta actress KATE DONADIO signaled that she’s poised...

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Allison Hastings
Runner-up Jessie Dean

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Daniel Thomas May
It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative...

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Tom Key
Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local playwright BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Gabriel Jason Dean
Runner-up Steve Yockey

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Theresa Davis

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Kodac Harrison
www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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The Subliminator
www.myspace.com/thesubliminator Runners-up Kodak Harrison and Theresa Davis

Best museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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High Museum of Art (Featured)
Runner-up Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 535 Means St., 404-688-2500, www.nexuspress.org

Best neighborhood art walk BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll Runner-up Decatur ART Walk decaturartgalleries.com

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Castleberry Hill
www.castleberryhill.org. Runner-up Little Five Points www.l5p.com

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive...

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Art Collectives
The last year witnessed a woeful lot of new trends. We don’t need to remind you about tanking home prices, skyrocketing unemployment, and widespread...

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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<p>Runner-up<br> Puppets</p>
Runner-up Puppets

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Emergence at Spruill Gallery 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770-394-4019, www.spruillarts.org

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Hammonds House Museum (Featured)
The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his...

Best peek into an art collector's vault BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Featured)
Curator Stuart Horodner’s 11th-hour tour de force MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reminded us of the old...

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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A Cappella Books (Featured)
Runner-up Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse 991 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-0082, www.outwritebooks.com

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Java Monkey (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Apache Cafe 64 Third St., 404-876-5436, www.apachecafe.info

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
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Young Blood Boutique

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique
Runner-up Art festivals

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Runner-up Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best play BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
OnStage Atlanta (Featured)
Runner-up Cannibal! The Musical at Dad's Garage Theatre 280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Krog Street Tunnel
Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

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