Art for Jobs 2016 Artist: MEREDITH OLINGER

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Meredith is pictured here with one of her award winning pieces from Memphis Fashion Week. Photo Credit Sophorn Kuoy | Memphis Flyer

Meredith Olinger | Billboard Meredith Olinger has contributed to Art for Jobs for several years and serves on the event advisory committee. She is an artist living and working in Memphis. Meredith works in many mediums including painting, drawing, and textiles (fashion is her first love). Her work emphasizes the beauty of the handmade and relies heavily on recycled materials.

All of this is seen in the pieces Meredith has produced for Memphis Fashion Week through the Emerging Memphis Designers Project. As part of this project, Meredith has submitted pieces for the Singles Collection category, and in 2015 was honored along with designer Kathryn Heard as one of the top designers at Memphis Fashion Week.

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The artist shared a sneak peek of work-in-progress on her Art for Jobs 2016 Artist Wall.

Olinger has been included in many juried shows, including Gallery 56’s first juried exhibition in 2014. Pictured at left is the artist’s piece, Billboard, from that exhibition.

For Art for Jobs 2016, Meredith is a featured artist through our Artist’s Walls project. The sneak peek (at right) of the unfinished 8′ x 8′ wall that she is creating demonstrates her love for pattern.

The team at Advance Memphis is grateful for the way Meredith has volunteered her time and talents as a mentor and artist at Advance. Learn more about Artist’s Walls here and join us Art for Jobs on September 15, 2016, to see Meredith’s wall.