St. George's Art Gallery

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Hours - Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
              Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm 
and at other times when the church is open or by appointment, call 901.754.7282

 December 2017 Exhibit

St. George's Art Gallery exhibit "From Grandma’s Attic to Now” by the Memphis Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will be displayed from Dec. 3 to 31.  The exhibit will include a variety of pieces submitted by the members of the local chapter.   A reception for these needlework artists will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. The Embroiderer’s Guild of America is celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2018 with a Diamond Jubilee in Louisville next October.  The Greater Memphis Chapter was formed in July of 1995; it is 22 years old and going strong.  Members do all types of stitching including embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint, hardanger, smocking, quilting, beading, stumpwork, pulled work, appliqué, crewel and punchwork. 

Members have participated at Harvest Fest at the Memphis Zoo, the Delta Fair and the Germantown library “How To” fair. They often do “stitch-ins” at local places around the Memphis area and have done exhibits and hosted two regional seminars in Memphis.  The group does several types of outreach projects such as stitching bookmarks for libraries and cancer centers, and making kissing pillows for servicemen and their families.  They do challenges each year and donate funds to the American Heart Association and to the women’s shelter.   

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November Exhibit

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 GalleryJudging 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.

RESIZED Iceland Turf House MGAL 2017

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.

 October 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.

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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. 

September Exhibit

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The Artists' Link group will exhibit their artwork from September 2 to 24 in St. George's Art Gallery at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road, Germantown.  A reception to meet the artists will be held Sept. 9, from 6 to 8 pm at the Art Gallery; it is free and open to the public.  Art Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday and 9 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays.
 
Eileen Cashbaugh, Exhibit Chairman, reports that Artists' Link began as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization in 1989. It was organized for and by visual artists in the Memphis area, and currently has over 110 members representing approximately 20 mediums.  The group's mission is to be a resource and support group for artists by providing fellowship and sharing of art information. They also exist to provide a way for artists to link to the community. They hold monthly program/meetings which are open to the public. Group activities include field trips, critiques by local professionals, and planned art activities in local parks and museums around the Memphis area. Artists' Link has supported the Brooks Museum League's National Merit Scholarship Awards and Exhibition in 2014.  Since 2011. Artists' Link has co-sponsored the annual "Incognito" fund-raiser, to support educational programs at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Artists' Link members are frequent contributors to worthy causes by donating their time and/or artwork. St. George's Art Gallery looks forward to hosting this exciting exhibition.
 

 

 August Exhbit

"Through Grandmother's Eyes" 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Exhibit

"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.

 Beach by Judy Nocifora

May Exhibit

"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.

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April 2016 Exhibit

“Mélange” -- Alliance Française Art Show April 1-24, 2016 

 

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“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.

October Exhibit

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.” 

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September Exhibit

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.

Ms. Sitton has been a board member with Desoto Art, Desoto County, Mississippi since 2011.  She is also a member of Memphis/Germantown Art League, Sycamore Arts, and Olive Branch Arts Council.  She has exhibited in a number of juried exhibits including the 2014 and 2015 Star Artist Exhibits of Memphis/Germantown Art League, WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, the Junior League Art Gallery at the Kroc Center, Memphis/Germantown Art League’s Spring 2013 and 2014 and Winter 2012, 2013 and 2014 exhibits and the 2013 National Exhibit by the Memphis/Germantown Art League at the WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One.  Her art also hangs in private galleries and art council galleries in Tennessee and Mississippi.  

 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. 


MAY EXHIBIT

ParsonsThe artwork of Cynthia Massey Parsons, W.S.A. will be exhibited from May 3 through May 22 at St. George's Art Gallery. The artist will be at the church on May 3 following the Sunday service to talk about her work. St. George's Art Gallery is delighted to host this artist, author, inventor and teacher who has been deemed a multifaceted talent. Her art runs from formal portraiture to abstracts that are flamboyant, high-gloss, and reflective and range in size from diminutive to grand scale in a variety of media. She works in watercolor, oil on canvas, pastel; portraits in oil or pastel, paintings that are higly reflective and include metallic foils, powders, and reflective surfaces beneath their high glass varnish in which the image changes as the light source is altered.

Parson's artwork is known far beyond Alabama. Portraits of Pope John Paul II and John Cardinal O'Connor hang in the St Joseph Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York. Her art has been the Official 1996 Olympic Soccer Poster for the Birmingham venue, and decorated the Official White House Christmas Tree representing the State of Alabama in 2001. She is represented by the Atchison Gallery of Village Framers in Mt. Brook, AL.; and will in 2016 be, again, listed in "Who's Who In American Art".

Parsons teaches oil, pastel, & watercolor painting classes weekly at her studio in New Hope, AL and at Alabama Art Supply in Birmingham. Her students are often recipients of exhibition acceptances, awards, and scholarships. Her painting tutorials can be viewed on YouTube.com, Udemy.com, and Curious.com. Current classes and exhibitions can be viewed at www.parsonsartgallery.com

In addition to her artistic works, Parsons was recently honored by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL at the Inventor's Ball in January, 2015. Out of more than 8000 patents recorded in the Tennessee Valley since 1901, her patent was selected to be included in the exhibit on view through December 31st of 2015: 101 Rocket City Inventions. The exhibit is in association with the Smithsonian Institution and includes Dr. Wernher Von Braun, William Quick, Georg von Tiesenhausen, Bob Baron, & others of note.

QUILT EXHIBIT AT ST GEORGE'S ART GALLERY

CP with Quilt - CopySt. George's Art Gallery, is hosting an exhibit by the Memphis Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild, April 1 through April 26. This colorful display by 10 members of the guild will exhibit their first quilts and their most current quilts. A variety of quilting techniques including machine pieced, hand and machine appliqué, machine and hand quilting will be displayed.

St. George's Art Gallery is pleased to be host once again for this very talented group. A reception is planned for April 25 at 7 pm in conjunction with the St. George's Friends of Music concert by Memphis group PRIZM Ensemble. St. George's Art Gallery is open Sundays from 9:00am to 12 noon and weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Georgette Carpenter, spokeswoman for the guild exhibit, explains the First and Last Quilt Theme this way:
"The idea of comparing our first quilt to our last quilt is to see how we have evolved in technique, color and creativity. The first quilt will always have a special place in memory. We remember the good times, the stressful times and the victory of completion. Our latest quilt is freshest in our minds; we remember the enjoyment of working on it and the areas that stretched our skills. Helping beginner quilters and exchanging ideas are more important than ever. We want the world to enjoy quilting like we do. Meanwhile we are on the lookout for our next project as we continue exploring the quilt world."

Memphis Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild was founded in 1985 to encourage fellowship among quilters in order to share with each other the vast art of quilting. The guild fosters high standards of design and technique in quilting. In order to become more knowledgeable about quilting the guild offers many activities and events including lectures, workshops and classes from quilting experts. In addition, to support the art of quilting in the Memphis area, the guild does demonstrations of various techniques at public events including the Pink Palace Craft Fair, Delta Fair, Davies Plantation Quilt Show and Covington Heritage Fair. The guild also supports two charity projects: quilts for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and pillowcases for Youth Villages. Guild members donate time and materials to support these youth objectives and enjoy the relationships that have been built over the years. The guild meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN from 10-3 and guests are always welcome!

Sponsors Needed

St. George's Gallery needs your financial support. We need assistance in the form of sponsorships for each of our upcoming shows. The funds received from sponsors covers the cost of maintaining the gallery space and receptions. Please help the Gallery to continue with its exhibitions by becoming a sponsor now.

Contact Missy George or Pat Parrish for information about becoming an exhibit sponsor or co-sponsor.

Artists Needed

The St. George Art Gallery is always looking for new talent to put on display in our parish. If you know of an artist or a group that may be interested in exhibiting there work, please contact Missy George. The gallery can exhibit between 20 to 100+ pieces.

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