After retirement from teaching, Pat Traylor began to study watercolor. She painted flowers and other realistic subjects for many years. Recently she is exploring abstract expression in acrylic. She is an award winning member of Memphis/Germantown Art League, where her work has been exhibited many times. She has had individual exhibitions at Germantown Theatre, Morton Museum, and WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One. She was selected to participate in group exhibitions at Rawlinson Gallery, St. Georges Independent School, KROC Center, and Woman’s Exchange.
From the artist:
Growing up in Memphis, TN and living in Chattanooga, TN, I am proud to be a Tennessee based artist. Both cities have an abundance of street art ranging from murals and sculptures to graffiti. Being surrounded by this culture of public art has had an impact on how I see the world. I began to find beauty in the layers formed by multiple artists painting, posting stickers, and applying wheat pastes in alleyways, on doors, on electric boxes, ect. Over time these areas begin to reveal a collaborative visual story of the city. These unique collaborative moments of art spread across the urban landscape to transform the city into one large art gallery to which we all have lifetime memberships. My art attempts to highlight and emulate these beautiful moments of layering and collaboration found within the urban environment, find balance between chaos and structure, and express visually the world which I perceive.
You can view more of his work here at: http://artworkjack.weebly.com/
Sheryl Hibbs is a professional artist living in Collierville, Tennessee. She is represented by Brown Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi, and Richland Fine Art in Nashville. She has been painting professionally for many years and has been the owner of both a gallery and a faux finish business. Her preference for media is oil paint and her subject matter is both abstract/expressionism and impressionistic landscapes.
Sheryl shares her work on Facebook; follow her here.
Although Christmas is right around the corner, there is still time to purchase some beautiful art to give as presents this holiday season. We have several pieces for sale in the Advance Memphis building and they are waiting to find a home (other than on our walls!). Some of them have even been marked down in price. What more could you want?! To see the available pieces, stop by during regular work hours, M-F,or contact us to arrange a time in the evening.
Meredith Olinger is an artist currently living and working in Memphis, TN. Her paintings deal with landscape as a subject, the role of advertising on our environment, and the nature of a completed surface. Her style ranges from loud and bombastic, to quiet and whimsical.
Olinger has been included in many juried shows, including Gallery 56’s first juried exhibition in 2014. She has had two solo shows: New and Improved in 2012 and Mended in 2010. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Memphis in 2012 with a concentration in Studio Arts and a minor in Art History.
Emery Franklin grew up in the community surrounding Advance Memphis. The youngest of six children, he always aspired to be an artist. His first realization of his talents occurred when he attended Vance Junior High, just west of this building. Franklin believes strongly that his hands have been guided by God, as he always prays before starting each new creation. His family values are rooted in religion, truth, and honesty.
Franklin’s work has been exhibited in the National Black Fine Art Show in Manhattan and at Gallery Swarm in Chicago. Locally, his work has been featured at the National Civil Rights Museum and the Vesta Home Show, as well as in 13 galleries across the U.S.
Local artist Dorothy Collier will have several pieces in this year’s Art for Jobs, including “This is High Cotton.” Check out this video clip about the piece – and visit Dorothy TODAY at the Cooper Young Festival where she’ll have a booth full of great pieces.
Terry and Jerry Lynn are brother artists who collaborate on art under the signature “Twin.” They have shown many solo and group exhibitions and have been collected worldwide. Offering a wealth of versatility, both artists are proficient at realism, as well as abstract painting styles; in working in oil or acrylic; and in fine art print making. Twin were the official artists of the 1998 Essence Music Awards in New York and they created the official poster for the 1997 Philadelphia Art Expo. They have been featured in magazines such as Southern Living, Midsouth Living, and At Home. They have had art displayed in the Shelby County Mayor’s Office, the Nashville International Airport, and had work selected for participation in the US Art in the Embassies, among numerous other places.
We are grateful to all of the generous artists who contribute to Art for Jobs. We will have approximately 175 pieces of art available, ranging in price from $40 to $2000. Sheryl Hibbs has generously donated to Art for Jobs for three years now, and her piece “City Scape” will be available at the event next Thursday evening (9/18, 5-8pm, 769 Vance Avenue).
Sheryl Hibbs is a professional artist and gallery owner. Her work is on display at her gallery, Artrearch Gallery in Collierville, Tennessee and in Midtown Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a degree from Florida State University in Interior Design. She has had her own business as a faux finisher and muralist for years but now enjoys her studio and gallery. Though largely a traditional oil painter, she has branched out to work on abstracts as well. Her abstracts are a layering process using acrylic as a base and glazings of oil paint. See more of her work at www.artreachgallery.com.
Friends, we cannot share pictures of the art as quickly as it is coming into the building. Here are just 4 of the great pieces that have come in this week.
Top left, Jess Ada.
Top right, Betsy Brown.
Bottom left, Betsy Brown.
Bottom right, Lauren Wildrick.