Make Art. Live Peace.
Callahan is an artist and serial entrepreneur who has created and directed several businesses including a psychotherapy and personal coaching practice. She has designed and developed large  community art projects as well as her own art : paintings, & floorcloths.  Callahan views social media as way to contribute to a world that works for all, the greater good as well as the individual good.

Finally, she is the proud  mom of a  32 year old son, Zachary, who much to her delight,  has moved back to Atlanta from the West Coast. She is happy to be the loving life partner to her husband Bill Pope. Callahan and Bill reside in their wonderful Intown Atlanta Live/work loft.


Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
MSW – Master of Social Work

University of South Florida, Tampa
MFA – 1 yr toward Master of Fine Art

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
BVA – Bachelor of Visual Arts

Graduate School of Coaching



SoHo20 Gallery, NYC 2012, collaboration, Seattle, Wa. 2012

Artists Wanted Times Square, NYC 2012

The indie-pendent, Atlanta,  2011- current

Ruby Slippers Studio/ exhibitions & gallery 2002-current

Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta 2002

Art Papers/Community group show, Atlanta 2002
City Hall East

Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta 2001
Womens Caucus For Art/Regional Show

Emory University Gallery/Law School, Atlanta 1999
Volta Group Show

Studio Show, One Woman, Atlanta 1998

Georgia Women in the Visual Arts 1997
Permanent sculpture installation
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

Dekalb College Main Gallery, (solo exhibition) Atlanta 1995

Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, 1995

Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 1994

Dottie McCrae Gallery, Atlanta, 1994

800 East Gallery, 1993

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, 1992

Travis-Irwin Gallery/ADAC, Atlanta, 1992

New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, 1991

Urban Nirvana Gallery, Atlanta, 1991

Pace Gallery/ADAC, Atlanta, 1990

The Mayor’s Art Congress, Atlanta, 1990

American Crafts Conference, Atlanta, 1990

New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, 1990

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, 1989

Lagrange National, Lagrange, GA, 1988

Allegany College Gallery, Meadville, PA 1988

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Biennale, 1987

The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA 1987

ERSATZ Gallery, Two Person Show, Atlanta 1986

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta 1986

Chastain Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Atlanta 1984

Fay Gold Gallery, 1984-1987

New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC 1983

ALFA House Gallery, Atlanta 1983

The Women’s Space Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1982

Atlanta Women’s Art Collective Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1981

Agnes Scott Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1980

SOHO 20, New York, NY 1979

Alternative Art Columbus, Columbus, OH 1978

Peachtree Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1977

Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Gallery, 1977

Arnold Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1977

Piedmont Arts Invitational, Atlanta, GA 1977

Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Gallery/Omni, Atlanta, GA 1976

Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1975

University of South Florida Gallery, Tampa, FL 1975

Atlanta Gas Light Tower Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1973

Brunswick College Gallery, Brunswick, GA 1971

St. Simons Art Center, St. Simons, GA 1969

New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, 1988

Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1987-1990

Art Exhibitions Regionally & Nationally for over 30 years


Awards & publications:

First Governors Award: Georgia Women in the Visual Arts

Art Papers, review: Saribene Evesong

Movers & Shakers in Georgia, (Lucinda Bunnen)

ARTFORUM, review: Glen Harper

Better Homes & Garden: The Painted Canvas

The Complete Book of Floorcloths, Cooper & Hersey

Numerous reviews: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Public Television web/gallery


• Artist/Painter/ Ruby Slippers Studio

• Personal & Executive Coach –

• Private psychotherapy practice

• Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner

• The HUB Counseling Center

• Emory University/Counseling

• Atlanta Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

• Womens Caucus For Art

• Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

• Atlanta Women’s Network Inc.

• Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work

• National Association of Social Workers


© Copyright Callahan McDonough - Designed by New Tricks