Monthly Archives: January 2019

Artist Spotlight: Laurie Tennent

Jan 28, 19


Name: Laurie Tennent

Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Currently Living: Birmingham, MI


Nature captured in such sophisticated simplicity, Laurie creates an ever-lasting image that stands the force of the elements. A feat that allows viewers to see their favorite botanicals in every season, all year round!


Her artist statement, “Complexity of character, masculine and feminine, intimate yet bold, sensual yet strong:  My photographs are an exploration of these dualities. By exaggerating the inner architecture of plant life, I offer the viewer a chance to become confronted by and immersed in nature.”  Read on to learn more about Laurie Tennent, her life, and art! (more…)


Through the Lens

Jan 21, 19

The night of January 10th was a wonderful start to this new year, kicking off with our very first photography exhibition! A carefully composed experience, the gallery walls feature a wide range of photography by: Fred Bettin, Edwina Willis Fleming, Thomas Hager, Josef Hoflehner, Pam Moxley, Laurie Tennent, Dean West + Ben Winkler. Ranging from perspective black and white photos, to mixed media resin-coated panels, this show reveals the varying spectrum of photography. Read on to see pictures of the exhibition opening, artists with their artwork, as well as the install shots + learn more about each of these artists!


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Bidding For Boobies: Benefiting Carolina Breast Friends

6–8 pm
Join us Friday, March 1st from 6–8 pm for Bidding For Boobies: A Silent Auction Benefiting Carolina Breast Friends. The auction starts February 13th online and can be accessed by clicking here. The auction will conclude with a cocktail reception on March 1st (bidding will remain online to accommodate those that can not make the final event). Please RSVP by February 25th to

If you would like to donate without placing a bid on an auction item you can do so by clicking here.


Olly Olly Oxen Free

6–8 pm
Join us Thursday, March 14th, for the opening reception of OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE, a collaboration between Memphis artists, Stephanie King and Pam McDonnell.

The playful paintings created by King and McDonnell started in 2017 with the idea of an over/under game. Olly olly oxen free is a phrase used in children’s games to indicate that players who are hiding can safely come out in the open. In addition to collaborative artworks, the artists will present additional individual pieces directly influenced by the work King and McDonnell have done together. The duo feels this forward/backward creative process embraces the act of working together to create singular pieces of art. OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE runs March 14th–April 20th.


William McLure Solo Exhibition

6–8 pm
Join us Thursday, February 7th for the opening reception of William McLure’s solo exhibition. Featuring his most recent body of work this collection exudes a distinguished style of painterly freedom and vitality. His distinctive vocabulary of geometric and organic shapes fill the canvas in loose, flowing patterns and spontaneous brushstrokes. The newest collection of mixed media paintings will highlight William’s innate creativity and eminent style, developed through an appreciation and understanding of art and design.
 Exhibition runs February 7th–March 7th.

Best of 2018: Highlights from the Spotlights

Jan 8, 19

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery represents over 40 artists, and throughout the year we ask our artist to share details of their life & craft with us to share with all our readers! 2018 was a wondrous year of growth and contemplation, and this post highlights some of the responses we received this year in our Artist Spotlights. Each artist has their own creative mindset and space in which they make their art; from who they are—to what they read and listen to becomes a part of their work.

Read on to see the best of 2018’s Artist Spotlights and learn more about each on of these remarkable artists! (more…)

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