Collecting Atlanta w/ art collectors George and Esohe Galbreath
Today we’re talking to art collectors George and Esohe Galbreath about their journey into collecting. George, an artist, and his wife, Esohe, have crafted a fantastic collection of Atlanta artists. They just published a book chronicling the experience called The Galbreath Collection: A Decade of Collecting Atlanta. They talk about how they built their collection over the years, what it means to share their passion for art, and building a relationship with the artists they collect. They’ve watched the Atlanta art scene over the last ten years and have good observations about what they see. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 159 topics include:
marrying a visual artist
becoming an art collector
the first big purchase
strategy for collectors
supporting the local art community
the Black figure
connecting with and learning from other collectors
George Galbreath graduated from Hickman High School in 1997 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Howard University in
in 2000. He completed his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. Throughout his eighteen years of classroom teaching, including sixteen years with the Fulton County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, he has maintained a career as a working artist. He currently serves as Art Department Chair at Westlake High School. His work has most recently been showcased in his 2021 solo exhibition at P2 Gallery in Castleberry Hill Art District.
Esohe completed her collegiate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. In 2004, she began her career at UPS and held management roles in Distribution Solutions, Implementations, Operations, Engineering, and Transportation Solutions, and in her free time assisted small businesses with planning, financial documentation, and tax preparation. In 2012, Esohe merged her corporate experience with her passion for the arts and working with creatives to form Sohé Solutions – Boutique Small Business Consulting.
In early 2015, Esohe decided to dedicate 100% of her time to her entrepreneurial endeavors. Through consulting clients, Esohe discovered a love and passion for working with creatives, artists, and visionaries and with her husband George was inspired to co-found ARTiculate ATL – an annual art social featuring 30+ artists with 1,000 art enthusiast attendees; and the Youth Artists Program – a 501c3 non-profit bridging the exposure gap of some of Atlanta’s most visually talented youth. Esohe and George are also avid art collectors and recently published The Galbreath Collection: A Decade of Collecting Atlanta featuring over 100 pieces of artwork from 70 artists.