The submission period for FAUX | REAL is now closed, and we are in the process of notifying all artists. Non-Fiction thanks all of the very talented artists who submitted work for consideration!

Please join us on Friday, August 1st from 6-10pm for the FAUX | REAL opening reception.

About The Gallery

the Nonfiction crew
From right to left: Heather Macrae-Trulson, Sam Bryer, Naimar Ramirez and Ben Tollefson.
A Little Backstory...
N on-Fiction Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Savannah’s burgeoning Starland District, directed by Sam Bryer, Naimar Ramirez, Ben Tollefson and Heather Macrae-Trulson. In June 2013, these four fine-art graduate students took over the management and have since turned out an exhibition schedule that is as diverse as it is robust. A combination of their thorough, hands-on approach and the incredibly supportive community of artists, collectors and fans has allowed Non-Fiction’s offerings to expand far quicker than the partners originally anticipated.
Diverse Offerings
Gallery Vision


Meet the Management Team!



Naimar Ramirez

Naimar Ramírez is an artist who concentrates in photography and sculpture. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Design and Photography, and is currently enrolled in the Photography M.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design. A deep interest in cultural encounters and language as well as the inevitable effects of translation on communication, fuel a search for similar mutations in her visual work. The transformations from abstract thought to words or concrete elements are reflected in the photographic explorations, where often images are morphed into empty threedimensional pieces that are presented with an air of ‘objectless.’ www.naimarramirez.com


Ben Tollefson
Public Relations

Ben Tollefson, a New Jersey native, has been creating art since he could hold a crayon. Since the time that he encountered Velazquez’ Las Meninas in third grade, he knew that the painter’s life was for him. Tollefson went on to study painting and sculpture at Wisconsin Lutheran College and subsequently worked for three years at America’s first museum of Modern Art, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. While there, he worked with Art Links to Learning, an award winning K-8 education program designed to integrate the arts into District of Columbia Public School classrooms.

As an MFA candidate in painting at SCAD, Tollefson has been creating artworks concerned with the tension between the real and artificial. In addition to his work as a graduate student, Ben is the Director of Public Relations at Non-Fiction gallery in Savannah. He has exhibited in group shows in Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In addition to his dedication to art, Tollefson is a fashion enthusiast, a frequent museum visitor, a pop culture devotee and a negligent plant caretaker. www.bentollefson.com


Heather Macrae-Trulson

Raised in New York, Heather MacRae-Trulson graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts, from the Savannah College of Art and Design this past November and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a concentration in Painting, at Hartwick College in 2010. In 2009 she also had the opportunity to travel to Glasgow, Scotland and study painting and printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. In her own work she focuses on color and line as they act out her response to the tensions between the organic and manufactured structures she observes in the urban and suburban landscape. Heather MacRae-Trulson lives with her spouse, Michael Trulson, in Savannah, Georgia. www.hfinearts.com