Chair: Fran Milner

Newsletter Editor: Pat Aube Gray

Assistant: OPEN

News gatherer: OPEN

Website: Shane McDonald


Chairs: Lisa Gleim & Sherry Needle

Awards: Vickie Johnson

Hanging Chair: OPEN

Gallery Scout: OPEN

Hanging committee: ALL MEMBERS


Chair: Lisa Gleim

Volunteer Cooridnator: Tim Beacham


Chair: Geri Zaki

Critiques: Cindi Rawlins

Critiques: Dede Collicot

Hospitality: Dominique Marsh

Hospitality: Sandra Anderson

Librarian: Lois Pahl

Plein Air Paint Outs

Coordinator: OPEN

Public Relations

Chair: Leah Hopkins Henry

Assistant: Jenny Lyon

Photographer: Thomas Bateman


Geri Zaki


Leah Hopkins Henry

Fran Milner


Pat Aube Gray

Larry Hall

Ahmed Zaki, CPA


Our Members:

Founding Members

Gleim-Jonas, Lisa

Gray, Pat Aube

Hall, Larry

Henry, Leah Hopkins

Milner, Fran

Needle, Sherry

Zaki, Geri


Anderson, Sandra

Beth Bame

Bateman, Thomas

Beacham, Tim

Breit, Evelyn

Brice, Lynne

Callaham, Bootsie

Colleran, Donna

Collicott, Dede

Day, Jennifer Stewart

Dorn, Carol

Ehrler, Cathy

El Sheshai, Kamal

Everett, Nancy Ellison

Johnson, Vickie

Lyon, Jenny

Marsh, Dominique

McDonald, Shane

Moody, Vivian

Pahl, Lois M.

Rawlins, Cindi

Reid, Toby

Rietz, Liz

Ryan, Kathleen

Shah, Bayberry

Simms, John

Walls, Charles Y.

About AFAL

The Atlanta Fine Arts League, Inc. was created in 2005 as an artists' collective by a group of Atlanta area professional artists working in representational genres and multiple mediums to create opportunities for exhibitions, art and business education, and to offer opportunities for community service by bringing awareness and attention to various issues that affect our community as a whole. By sponsoring various arts projects, events and exhibitions designed to enrich the community, our artists are able to give back in unique ways with their art.

AFAL is also an organization dedicated to creating an atmosphere for our professional artists to share ideas, find support and build professional relationships. Dinner discussions, workshops, exhibitions, an online Fourm and an E-News letter are just a few ways the League helps support its members and their careers.

AFAL's other goals are to provide mentoring and offer guidance to aspiring and emerging young artists.

Our professional artist members include painters, sculptors, print makers and medical illustrators.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to provide professional visual artists working in representational genres opportunities for exhibitions, art and business education, workshops, critique sessions, discussion groups, and participation in community service; and to mentor and offer scholarships to aspiring and emerging young artists.

From Left: Kamal El Shashai, Donna Colleran, Sherry Needle, Dede Collicot, Kathleen Ryan, Lois Pahl, Siva Nyayapathi, Dominique Marsh, Charles Walls, Leah Henry, Pat Aubé Gray, Geri Zaki, Fran Milner and Lisa Gleim-Jonas. (See a list of our members not pictured in this photograph.)

AFAL's Governing Body

Lisa Gleim - Exhibitions & Membership

Leah Henry - Workshops & Public Relations

Sherry Needle - Exhibitions

Fran Milner -Communications, Workshops

Geri Zaki - Budget, Programs & Special Projects


Pat Aube Gray

Larry Hall

Ahmed Zaki, CPA

See a list of members with web site information.