Donna Krueger, owner

Ashley Malone, Director of Corporate Art & Design

Growing up in a family with many different artistic talents, my parents began teaching me how to interpret and appreciate art at a very young age. We traveled to many different places in Europe and the United States with the sole purpose of encouraging my love of art. It did not take long for me to develop this passion.

I took my very first art history class as a high school senior which led me to my college pursuit. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Art History and Political Science. After graduating, I began working at an interior design firm which added to a solid foundation for my future career in the gallery world. I am currently furthering my education in interior design at The Art Institute of Atlanta. I am members of IIDA, ASID, Design Collective ATL, MODA, and Young Professionals at the High Museum of Art.

To contact Ashley by email:  ashley@dkgallery.us

Paiton McDuffie, Gallery Manager

I have always had a passion for fine art and a working understanding of what art offers the human soul. My love for art in its various forms has been nurtured and encouraged by my family from a very young age, and has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have always been desirous to learn about new art forms, to gather information about art history, and become familiar with both old masters and new artists alike.

I took AP Art in high school, which encouraged me to continue studying the arts into college. I graduated with a degree in New Media Arts from Kennesaw State, which expanded the mediums I work in to digital forms. After graduating, I pursued freelance jobs in graphic design, hand lettering, and branding. I am passionate about photography, typography & calligraphy, and graphic art. I continue to work in and learn about these and other mediums. Outside of art, my interests include my 4 year old Australian Shepherd, my vintage BMW (and cars in general), and watching movies.

dk Gallery and I found each other at a time when I was at a crossroad in my life. I wasn’t sure what to pursue or really what to do post-graduation. By seemingly divine intervention, Donna and I met and we both knew that the other was the answer to prayer that we had needed. I hope to encourage clients and visitors alike to understand, appreciate, and value fine art in the same way that those in my life have encouraged me.

To contact Paiton by email: paiton@dkgallery.us

about dk Gallery

Housed in a beautifully updated, 1800s storefront directly on The Marietta Square, patrons enjoy a unique vibe that combines a contemporary aesthetic feel with exposed brick details. Monthly themed shows create opportunities for dk’s regular artists to experiment with subject matter and allow for the introduction of guest artists. For metro-Atlanta residents or tourists who want a place to gather and enjoy a unique twist on in town culture, The Marietta Square is the definition of a New South city center. The beautiful square and walkable streets host a never-ending calendar of events and markets, a mix of cultures that has given rise to an array of chef-owned restaurants, and a thriving art and theater community. Those searching for a destination with a blend of in town energy and small-town ambiance—just minutes from Atlanta—will find the Marietta Square a truly authentic experience.

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