Art for Jobs


Q3 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate with us 10 years of Art for Jobs as well as a rise in permanent employment with our Work Life graduates.




2019 Year End Newsletter

Please enjoy reading about the building of a strong city through Advance Memphis.  Read here.


Q3 2019 Newsletter- Art for Jobs and 20th Anniversary Celebration

Q3 2019 NL adv


Q2 2019 Newsletter

Celebrate with us our 20 years of bringing hope to urban community.  


Q3 Newsletter

Q3 Advance Memphis Newsletter


Incredible Volunteers!

It is such a joy to have a front-row view of what the Lord is doing in the lives of our neighbors in South Memphis, as well as in the lives of the many volunteers who make this work possible. Art for Jobs was just another rallying of the volunteer troops, numbering over 70 who committed over 330 hours in the planning and execution of the event. Read more


Thank You 2018 Artists

2018 Featured Artists: Chuck Johnson, EMYO, Terry Lynn

Adam Exelbierd~Alexis Dowell~Amy Carlisle~Angela Xu~Anne Siems~Arthur Hartwig~Art Wilson~Ashley Anthony~Barry Moser~Benjamin Roberts~Beth Winterburn~Betsy Brown~Bill Johns~Bob Furniss~Bob Pierce~Brenda Joysmith~Carl Fox~Catherine Burns~Cathy Lancaster ~Cheryl McCormack~Chloe York~Christen Waung~Christina Geating~Christopher Nadaskay~Dana Blalack~Daniel Huerta~Danielle Sumler~Darlene Read more


From Our Executive Director-Art For Jobs

Dear Art For Job Patrons:

On behalf of the Advance Memphis team, thank you for attending Art for Jobs 2018! Your generosity with your time encourages us. The warehouse where you attended Art for Jobs (and hopefully purchased art) is the same warehouse where we had 13 graduates working last week. Monday, work will resume. Consider the Advance Memphis Warehouse and our hard working graduates as solutions to your business needs. You may not need outsourcing work performed for your company BUT you may know someone who does. Please share Advance Memphis as a business solution for labor, space, and project work! After almost 20 years, Advance Memphis still needs your support and involvement. Through purchasing art, you helped fund Advance Memphis. Finally, I hope you all got a little glimpse into our Creator through the talents of our artists!


Thanks for partnering with us,

Stephen T. Nash

Executive Director


Business Partners as Art For Jobs Sponsors

At the core of Advance Memphis, we believe that God has given us the task of adding value to His world through our unique talents. We are so grateful for the strong partnerships with the Memphis business community who provide meaningful work for our neighbors in South Memphis while meeting the labor needs of their company. This year we were elated by the generosity of our 44 sponsors investment in Art for Jobs as to join us in supporting qualified graduates through the Work Life program and job opportunities. We are so grateful for our Art for Jobs sponsors and we look forward to the opportunity to serve our city together through long-term relationships. If you would like to inquire about partnering with Advance Memphis through sponsorships or with our Advance Memphis Staffing Agency, please contact Steve or visit the website for more information.

2018 Art for Jobs Sponsors
SouthernSun Asset Management

Alco Management Inc.
Alison Charles Design
Christ City Church
Christian Community Foundation
Classic American Hardwood
Commercial Advisors
Dillard Door
Diversified Conveyors, Inc. Read more


Art for Jobs 2017 Sponsor: SouthernSun Asset Management

Since the first Art for Jobs in 2011, SouthernSun Asset Management has been a faithful sponsor, and we are proud to announce that they are returning as one of our Rembrandt level sponsors for our event this September. While providing support for Art for Jobs, SouthernSun has also been an important partner to Advance’s work by hiring graduates as interns, donating lunch for our classes, and making generous gifts that have sustained our programs. In addition. Individual staff members from SouthernSun have also served at Advance with creativity and passion. The generous support of SouthernSun Asset Management and other businesses empowers our neighbors to pursue their educational and professional goals as they move toward financial stability

SouthernSun Asset Management, established in 1989, is a research-driven investment management firm, implementing SMID Cap, Small Cap and Global Equity investment strategies. Their name reflects a commitment to shed light on investment opportunities both at home and around the globe—a commitment that has driven the company’s work throughout their history. Although their roots are proudly established in Memphis, SouthernSun travels worldwide to seek out information they need to make sound financial decisions.

To learn more about SouthernSun Asset Management, view their website here.

To learn more about Art for Jobs, please click here.