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MGAL 2017 JURIED WINTER EXHIBITION NOVEMBER. 2 - 27
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road, will host the Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL) of Memphis’ juried art exhibit from Nov. 2 - 27 in the St. George’s Art Gallery. Judging the exhibits will be Jamie McMahan, well-known portrait artist. A reception to meet the artists and musicians will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 following the St. George’s Friends of Music Concert for All Saints which begins at 5:30 pm and features St. George’s Coventry Choir singing Evensong for All Saints followed by the Rutter Requiem. It is free and open to the public. The MGAL exhibit will include artistic works in a variety of styles and mediums from 30 or more artists. St. George’s Art Gallery is open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm with entrance through the church office andSundays from 9 am to 12:30 pm. For information call the church office at 901/754-7282.
Jamie McMahan, this year’s judge for the juried exhibit, is a local artist described as one of America’s foremost portrait painters. He grew up in Ridley, TN, had no formal art training, majored in math and played basketball for Memphis State in what was then the brand new Mid-South coliseum. He worked for many years for IBM, then following in the footsteps of his mother, he quit to take up painting. Among his many portrait commissions of individuals and college presidents, he counts painting a Supreme Court justice one of his many accomplishments. MGAL is delighted to welcome him as judge of this year’s Winter Exhibit.
COLORED PENCILSOCIETY EXHIBIT HONORS MARY LAWRENCE ALLEN
Members of local chapter 108 of the Colored Pencil Society of America will exhibit their work at St. George’s Art Gallery at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road from September 27 through October 30.The exhibit is entitled "I Can’t Believe It’s Colored Pencil!" Memphis CPSA 25th Annual Group Show: A Tribute to Mary Lawrence Allen. A reception to meet and greet the artists is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
According to Patty Simon, spokesperson for the group, “This year’s exhibit is a tribute to Mary Lawrence Allen, a long-time dedicated member of the chapter who died earlier this year. Mary Lawrence produced beautiful award-winning artwork with her colored pencils. Her work “Duck City” won the People’s Choice Award at last year’s exhibit at Trezevant Manor. A small sampling of Mary Lawrence Allen’s excellent work will be included in this year’s exhibit.
The Colored Pencil Society of America was founded as a national organization in 1990 by Vera Curnow and includes artists from throughout the nation and many foreign countries.The local group was formed in 1991 and presently has eight members who meet the first Saturday of each month at the Germantown Library and exhibits annually. Anyone interested in coming to the meetings or joining the group, can contact Patty Simon at 901-386-2053 or 901-491-4154 for more information. Information about the national group can be found at www.CPSA.org.
You are invited to stop by St. George’s Episcopal Church to view this exhibit. The Art Gallery is open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays.
"Through Grandmother's Eyes"
Germantown artists Amy and Chuck Carlisle are exhibiting their artwork, August 6 - 27. Amy grew up painting and being surrounded by artists. Her family Matriarch was her grandmother Dot Lampton who traveled the world to paint and taught high school art. Her mother sells art all over the South and Amy had painted for years, but put aside her brushes as her family grew. Amy says "As I began to pick my brushes back up, I also began connecting more to my husband over my passion of art. I started studying the art my grandmother left to the family, even her sketches, and I decided to pick up where she and I both left off. It proved to be a source of therapy folliwng her death and through the trials of raising four children. As we were processing our life, my husband and I both turned to God, to each other, and to art. Specifically, we studied Dot's sketches of birds, and the art started to flow." Chuck began sketching, Amy began painting his sketches, and he began framing the pieces. "We have totally enjoyed this newly shared hobby and are thrilled to also share Dot with the world. Our hope is that it fills homes with the wonder, the inspiration, and the passion our own home holds." Stroll the Gallery and enjoy Amy and Chuck's work that they are sharing with us for the month of August.
"Sun, Fun and The Arts"
The Artists Group of Memphis will display their artwork throughout the month of July in St. George’s Art Gallery at 2425 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. The exhibit entitled “Sun, Fun and the Arts” will hang from July 1 – 30. The Artists Group of Memphis is comprised of about 15 local artists that have fun showing their art together in the Memphis area. The exhibit is curated by Joy Routt and will feature art work in oils, acrylic, watercolor and photography by Judy Nocifora, Missy George, Wayne and Sherry Carpenter, Phyllis Boger, Lisa Balton, Charlene Graves, Cherie Robinson, Joy Phillips Routt, Caroline Brown, John and Judith Webb, Linda Lucchesi, Dina Phillips, Luke Bettendorf and Susie Richmond. Art Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday and 9 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays.
"Hidden Talents - Parish Artists," an exhibit of art works showcasing the talents of 12 members of St. George's Episcopal Church, will be the May exhibit in St. George's Art Gallery at 2425 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. Joy Routt, who curated the exhibit says, “When we began to recruit for the exhibit, we had no idea just how many artists might be sitting in our pews, worshiping alongside us on Sundays; but as the word spread, people came forth to share their talents with us, some were professional artists, some hobbyists, all with remarkable talent that we will be showcasing in the Art Gallery.” Some of the artists are well known and exhibit with other Memphis area groups; for others, this will be a first exhibit. The show will include photography, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolors. Those exhibiting will be Cherie Robinson, working in mixed medium, mostly acrylic on wood; Susie Richmond, oil paintings; Caroline Brown, photography; Sherry and Wayne Carpenter, mixed medium with oils, acrylic, water colors and photography; Luke Bettendorf, acrylic paintings; Glynis and Stan Sampson, photography; Missy George, working min mixed mediums with acrylic and fabric; Denise Bovo-Fischer, photography; Bill Hanson, mixed medium, and Joy Phillips Routt, mixed medium on wood and canvas.
The show will hang from May 1 to May 31. Art Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday and 9 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays.
April 2016 Exhibit
“Mélange” -- Alliance Française Art Show April 1-24, 2016
“Mélange”, an art show featuring the members of the Memphis chapter of the Alliance Française, will be held in the Gallery of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown April 1-24, 2016 with a reception on Friday, April 8th from 6-8pm.
Sixteen artist-members will be displaying their works in various media. There will be paintings in oils and acrylics, watercolors, other works on paper, photography, textiles and sculptures. Some of the artists have shown their work regionally, nationally, and internationally. For others this exhibit will be their debut. Among the artists participating are: Michele Allen, Rebecca Chappell, Michele Crump, Jim Eubanks, Richard Fisher, Sharon Grinspan, Christine Lemons, Sally Markell, Rouben Simonian, Patrice & Parker Suttle, and Fréderique Zindy.
COLORED PENCIL SOCIETY EXHIBIT HONORS GUS STAUB
Members of the local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America will exhibit their work at St. George’s Art Gallery October 4th through 25th. According to Pat Simon, spokesperson for the group, “This year’s exhibit is a tribute to Gus Staub, a valued friend and group past president, who died in January 2014. Gus was a retired architect who produced beautiful artwork with his colored pencils and was always open to learning and sharing new techniques.”
A reception to meet and greet the artists and awards ceremony will be held at the Art Gallery on October 17 at 6:30 pm at which time Gus Staub’s wife, Martha Ann, will be there to choose and present a special “Gus Staub Award.”
Local Mississippi artist Rose Sitton works primarily in acrylic/water media, and mixed media in a wide range of subjects including street scenes, florals, landscapes and abstracts, working with a variety of subjects, mediums, and techniques. Her vibrantly colored contemporary abstract will surely catch your eye at her new solo exhibit at St. George’s Art Gallery at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road from September 6 through 27. A reception to meet and greet the artist is scheduled for Friday, September 4th from 6-8 pm.
Ms. Sitton particularly enjoys working with abstracts (non-representational art) by creating contemporary abstracts which have added more depth and dimension to her paintings. In her art she brings together shape, color, texture, and linear elements for originality and individuality. Abstract art allows her imagination to stimulate experimentation and creativity with colors and various techniques which reflect happiness, joy and excitement in her paintings.