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AMA presents BAR FIGHT An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Famous Works of Art

The AMA Contemporaries, an exciting new group for young professionals in Albany and Southwest Georgia, has formed, combining love for art with entertaining evenings where they can meet friends, make new ones, network and have fun.

The ultimate goal: Making the arts stronger in the community by building interest in the museum and its mission of building community through art. The group also will be instrumental in developing future leadership for the Albany Museum of Art.

Formation of the AMA Contemporaries began last spring with the group’s first event planned for Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Bar Fight: An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Famous Works of Art will feature local bartenders competing to create the perfect summer cocktail, which Contemporaries will be able to sample. The bartenders will choose a famous work of art to inspire their creations.

The event, sponsored by Phoebe Physicians group, also includes access to the AMA’s current exhibitions, food, music by Durango Larry, the opening of the AMA Contemporaries Exhibit in the Hodges Sales Gallery, and a cash bar. Thirteenth Colony Distilleries also is providing support for the event. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

AMA members who sign up for all four events get a tremendous discount. AMA members at the basic annual membership ($75 or higher) can attend all the Contemporaries events for an additional $15 per adult on the membership. New members can also get the discount when they sign up at the $75 or higher membership level.

Future members can attend all four events for $100. Tickets may also be purchased for individual events at $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

AMA memberships can be purchased online at

Tickets for the Bar Fight event and the series of four Contemporaries events can be purchased online at (AMA members can get their Contemporaries discount here, too.)

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, or call 229.439.8400.


  • Neighborhood for Painters: Narrative Painting by Four Georgia Artists continues in the Haley Gallery through Sept. 29, 2018
  • Florence Prisant: A Retrospective continues in the West Gallery through Aug. 25, 2018.


  • The AMA Contemporaries: Bar Fight: An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Great Works of Art, July 26, 2018, 7-9 pm, Albany Museum of Art. 21 and older. Admission $30, advance; $35, at the door.
  • Teacher Appreciation Night, July 31, 2018, 4-7 pm, Albany Museum of Art.
  • Educators as Artists: Juried College Faculty Exhibition opens in the East Gallery on Aug. 2, 2018 at 10 am. Free to area educators.
  • Summer Reception, Aug. 9, 5-7 pm, Albany Museum of Art. Reception for Neighborhood for Artists, Florence Prisant: A Retrospective and Educators as Artists exhibitions. Free admission.


FOR SALE Prime Albany, Georgia Business Properties

Serious Inquirers call for Price & Showing 229-432-1877

  • 600 Pine Avenue: 30,618 sq. ft. | 20,000 sq. ft. finished space 183-Paved Parking Spaces + 3.03 adjacent Acres in the heart of downtown Albany. Building previously used as a Church, but the infrastructure will accommodate an Office Suite, Daycare, Multi-business Complex and more. Call 229/432-1877 for property details
  • 611 Pine Avenue:1500+ sq. ft. commercially zoned property with a spacious parking area and a welcoming wrap-around porch, receptionist area, spacious for 3+-office spaces, kitchenette and restrooms, original hardwood floors and original fireplaces make this property aesthetically appealing and ideal for professional office space, Chic hair salon and/or Barber shop, Boutique, etc. Call 229/432-1877 for property details
  • 3810 Gillionville Road: Multi-use Property: 16.5 Acres, ~3 Acre Pond. Recently used as an USDA Organic Farm, but suitable for a charming home site, Farm-to-table/recreation venue, Community Garden, etc.  

         Call 229/432-1877 for property details.

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611 Pine Avenue Property for Sale

1500+ sq. ft. commercially zoned property with a spacious parking area
and a welcoming wrap-around porch, receptionist area, 3-office spaces,
kitchenette and restrooms, original hardwood floors and original
fireplaces make this property aesthetically appealing and ideal for
• professional office space, such as a attorney’s office, naturopathic center,
• chic hair salon | barber shop
• Medical Billing
• specialty shop
• Boutique
Property is adjacent to attorney offices, rental agency, insurance agency,
hair salon, etc. And readily accessible to public transportation.
Conveniently located within minutes to the hospital, fire department,
local government, numerous restaurants and U.S. Highway #19 bypass.

For more information click this link

USDA Certified Organic Urban Farm for SALE

 Multi-use Property: 16.5 Acres, ~3 Acre Pond
This property is ideal for farming with an onsite farmers market for retail sales or for
the consummate gardener within the city limits of Albany, GA.
This USDA Certified Organic Urban Farm is ideally located and ready for a
passionate farmer to produce locally grown farm fresh produce. Approx. 10+
acres certified to grow 32-southern vegetables and herbs under the USDA organic
label. Two high tunnel houses, a greenhouse, 1500 sq. ft. utility facility with
restrooms. Farm could also be used for an agricultural program training site.
The property is deal for a company employee offsite venue, family reunions,
outdoor recreation, farm-to-table events, a private retreat venue with a well stock
fishing pond or make it your humble abode and wake up every morning to the
beauty of nature and a sparkling pond.
Located at the intersection of Gillionville and Lockett Station, city/county line, within
walking distance to Doublegate, one of the most established and desired Albany

For more information click this link


Prime Property for Sale 600 Pine Avenue

Prime location in the heart of down town. This unique property presents an
opportunity to be the home for a growing company, a Church, School, Daycare,
Summer Camp facility with lots of green space, or an elaborate Event venue. Just
minutes from downtown attractions, hospital, local government and Hwy #19
Accessible from Pine Avenue front entrance and West Broad Avenue, rear entrance
with a lighted parking lot.
Formerly the home of the Wallace Chevrolet Dealership in its heyday and later
transformed into a house of worship (Church). This multiuse facility would be an
Office Complex: Non load-bearing walls make floor redesign easy. Fiber optic
line, wireless capability, computer network, security system (internal and external
cameras), Sound and A/V, PA throughout bldg. Spacious offices, conference
room/training classroom, Lobby/receptionist area. 8-restrooms, lunch area,
lots of storage space.
Church: Sanctuary: 5,000 sq. ft. seating capacity 450, overflow: 400. Media
production center, Lobby/Bookstore, Kitchen, Classrooms, Nursery, 8-restrooms, 3
shower’s, Pastor’s suite, heated baptismal pool, children’s classroom, nursery,
conference/multi-purpose room. Spacious office area. Drive in car garage with lots
of storage space.

For more information click this link


SWGA Society of Human Resources Management Monthly Session

Join us Thursday, May 10 to hear a presentation from Terrie L. Dandie with the U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Atlanta District Office. During this time she will discuss Disability Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, along with any updates from the EEOC.

Terrie Dandy is the Outreach & Training Manager for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Atlanta District Office, where she manages the District’s outreach, training, and public affairs programs in the State of Georgia and parts of South Carolina. Ms. Dandy educates workers on their employment rights; assists employers with EEO compliance; develops and delivers EEO training; coordinates annual outreach and training programs; and partners with organizations to promote and advance equal opportunity in the workplace.

Ms. Dandy’s career with the EEOC spans over 20 years. Of which, she spent 14 years working in EEOC Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she served as management advisor/special assistant to two Chairpersons of the EEOC; coordinated strategic planning and performance management activities; implemented Presidential initiatives; assessed agency programs; and advised on a range of programmatic and operational issues.

Ms. Dandy is a graduate of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Fort Valley State College.

Date: May 10, 2018, 11:30am
Organizer: SWGA SHRM – Monthly Session
Location: Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy (4C Academy)
(Former Southside Middle School)
1615 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
Price: Free for paid SHRM Members, $25.00 for Non-Members
Event Type: Workshop – Professional Development