Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann Wins Three National Awards in 2019

The Georgia Museum of Art's Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann received three national awards in 2019: an honorable mention in the "art" category for the Eric Hoffer Book Awards; a finalist in the art category for the Foreword Indies Awards; and an exhibition catalogues honorable mention from the American Alliance of Museums.

Wrestling the Angel, for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, wins gold at the Southeastern Museums Conference, 2018.

Wrestling the Angel: A Century of Artists Reckoning with Religion by Jennifer Sudul Edwards, for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, won first place in the gallery guides section at the Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting, in Jackson, Mississippi, October 10. Click here for photographs of the book.

Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950, wins first place with the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

The Georgia Museum of Art's exhibition Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950, won a first place at the 2017 Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual meeting, in Augusta. In the photograph, GMOA Director Bill Eiland and Nathan Moehlmann celebrate the catalogue.

It's not every day one meets royalty, but where do dreams come true?

Chicago! Many welcomed me warmly at my first National Museum Publishing Seminar, including Her Majesty — the gracious, charming, beautiful, exact Mary Norris of The New Yorker. See her book Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

Lenoir-Rhyne University to release 125th anniversary illustrated history A Fair Star Rises during Garrison Keillor reading

Lenoir-Rhyne University celebrates its 125th anniversary with the release of A Fair Star Rises during Garrison Keillor's visit to campus, March 31, 2016, as part of the renowned Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series. See for purchasing information and the annual schedule of Lenoir-Rhyne visiting writers. Click here to read more about the book and view interior spreads.

New look for Inside SEMC: The Newsletter of the Southeastern Museums Conference

Enjoy the redesigned Inside SEMC: The Newsletter of the Southeastern Museums Conference now on ISSUU. Click here for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016. Visit the Goosepen booth at the SEMC Annual Meeting, October 10-12, 2016, in Charlotte. Click here for registration details.

Upcoming: Lest We Forget; Hector Halhead "Steam" Stewart; and Fair Star: A History of Lenoir-Rhyne University

Over five years in the making, Lest We Forget: Education in Wilkes County, North Carolina, Vol. 2, by Wilkes County Retired School Personnel will arrive for the holidays. We're now pressing the pedal on Hector Halhead "Steam" Stewart: The History of Stanley Steam Cars in New Zealand and More by "recovering museum director" Don Hoke for the Virtual Steam Car Museum based in Dallas, Texas. And March of 2016 will welcome a revised edition of Fair Star, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Lenoir-Rhyne University, in Hickory, North Carolina.

Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm released; coming soon In the Tree Top by Candide Jones with illustrations by Steve Emery

Photographer Ken Abbott celebrated his Useful Work exhibition opening and book release at the Asheville Art Museum on July 24, 2015. Pictured to the left are Ken Abbott, Nathan Moehlmann, and Rocky Kenworthy of Dot Editions (Rocky made the images sing in 4C). Visit Ken's website to order the book and for upcoming events surrounding the book, including happenings at Hickory Nut Gap Farm: Of Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Alex Harris, at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, writes, "Ken Abbott’s photography and Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a marriage made in heaven, or about as close as we get to heaven here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. For almost a hundred years, one extended family has lived on and created a uniquely beautiful farm and community in this place. In Useful Work, Ken Abbott so thoroughly and beautifully depicts the surface and soul of this home and farm, that he reminds us how the best photographers can focus on something seemingly small, yet evoke our common humanity. This book represents an extraordinary achievement in life and in art." Click here for an Aperture Foundation review by Diana C. Stoll of Ken's exhibition.

Upcoming for Black Dog Cottage Publishing is In the Tree Top: A New Lullaby by Candide Jones with illustrations by Steve Emery. Visit their website BlackDogCottagePublishing for book orders and upcoming events, including the book release. Candide's retelling of "Rock-a-bye Baby" ends on a high, uplifting note, and Steve's glorious illustrations delight both children and adults with their immediate and secretive charms.

Candide is a writer and editor who for twenty-five years managed a literary publishing house at Wake Forest University, where she graduated with an MA in English literature. She is an active community and animal-welfare advocate, and a volunteer in a North Carolina prison dog-training program.

Steve is an artist who studied with Marvin Saltzman and James Gadsden at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy. His day job is in healthcare information technology. He helped found the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, and he works primarily in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. His paintings are in private collections throughout the world. See more of his work at

A portion of the book's proceeds will go to child-abuse prevention and animal welfare nonprofits.

UPCOMING: 2015 books for Tellus Science Museum, photographer Ken Abbott, and Wake Forest University Press

Upcoming books designed and published by Nathan W. Moehlmann of Goosepen Studio & Press include The 50 Coolest Things at Tellus for the Tellus Science Museum; Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm by Asheville photographer Ken Abbott; Lest We Forget: Education in Wilkes County, North Carolina, for the Wilkes County Retired School Personnel; and new titles designed for Wake Forest University Press, the nation's premier publisher of Irish poetry.

The Tellus Science Museum book has been over a year in the making and will head to the printer this winter. One of the leading destinations for dynamic science exhibits and enriching educational experiences for visitors of all ages, Tellus Science Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, shares its passion for science in Cartersville, Georgia, with a 50-acre campus featuring a state-of-the art observatory and 20-inch telescope, a 120-seat digital planetarium, and a 120,000-square-foot museum with an extraordinary array of exhibits. Nowhere else in the Southeast can one find such extensive exhibits all offered by one institution. Since Tellus opened its doors in 2009, many of the 200,000 annual visitors have marveled at their quantity, quality, and authenticity. This book tells the stories of fifty of the most engaging exhibits at Tellus, from a 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus femur and its supporting 82-foot-long cast skeleton, to the Weinman Mineral Gallery (the Southeast’s best mineral collection); from the world’s first patented automobile, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, to a nose cap of the space shuttle Columbia and a moon rock from the Apollo missions; from the Tellus Art Collection, to gigantic heavy mining machinery, to dynamic proof of the Earth’s rotation demonstrated by the Foucault Pendulum in the museum’s grand foyer — The 50 Coolest Things at Tellus engages, educates, and inspires scientific curiosity like a 
visit to Tellus itself. Visit the Tellus Science Museum online.

Bob Timberlake and Ambassador Mark Erwin release Headed Home: Providences of Laughter, Love, and Joy, November 2014

Collectors of aphorisms, tales, and inspirational quotations for many years, renowned artist Bob Timberlake and Ambassador Mark Erwin became fast friends during a dinner party, where happenstance sat them together. Swapping stories and laughs, they discovered a mutual devotion to God, family, friends, and country, and a passion for the sportsman’s life of hunting and fishing, conservation, and dogs. They took up their conversation again after dinner and it continued through Life’s Lessons: Lines of Wisdom from a Faithful Stream, their first volume together, which was instantly and surprisingly popular. In Headed Home, they pick up the trail with customary good humor to explore such themes as personal fulfillment, heritage, mortality, faith, and the blessings and wonders of dogs, pairing favorite lines of wisdom with fifty-seven Timberlake paintings, many recently created. Headed Home is available through the Bob Timberlake Gallery or online through Ambassador Mark Erwin.

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