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We will be open Thursday through Saturday from 12 to 5 and 1 to 5 Sunday.
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October  2020

The Gallery Welcomes 2 New Artists!
Mindy June Kelly & Judith Jones
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Mindy June Kelly, mixed media

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Judith Jones, guilded botanicals

Mindy June Kelly, Mixed Media Artist
Mindy is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has called Chattanooga home since 2006.  Mindy spent 20 years in the beauty industry.  She was an Aveda salon owner and educator the last ten years of her time in that career.  Mindy has been creating art since she can remember and chose to shift her professional focus in that direction in 2017.  She has been featured in various art shows, including Four Bridges, and different venues in Chattanooga.  Her artwork also resides in private collections around the Southeast and as far as Bahrain.  Mindy formerly served as an Executive Director for an arts non-profit using her business acumen and passion for people and the arts in that role.
 

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Mindy June Kelly - B theory
 mixed media on panel  16 x 20

Mindy June Kelly -Simone 
mixed media on canvas  24 x 36   

Mindy chose mixed media as her focus in art making because she loves to collect bits of history that are overlooked or forgotten.  Old books, magazines, and manuals are given new life in her work that mixes collage with paint, pencil, and ink to tell a new story.  Mindy is currently working on two series. The first is the Beauty series started in 2017 and ever evolving featuring portraits of women.  The series began with a vast collection of beauty industry magazines and has continued to evolve.  Her new series, Edge of Chaos is inspired by the very same theory in physics. Each piece uses various techniques relying on the chemical reaction of materials and the building of layers to dictate the direction each piece takes.Mindy currently serves on the board of the Association for Visual Artists and is a past graduate of the Holmberg Arts Leadership program.  She is a trustee with her husband Bryan for the UNFoundation and has served on several grant panels in Chattanooga.  Mindy currently works at Tandem Financial Partners in an Administrative Support role while also expanding her art career and teaching creative art workshops in Chattanooga.  Bryan and Mindy are both avid supporters of the arts in Chattanooga.  They live with their two little dogs, Gravy and Baron, and enjoy cooking together, attending live performances ranging from stand-up comedy to musicals, and exploring both their own hometown and the world.

Judith Jones, Guilded Botanicals Artist

Judith came across an article a couple of years ago outlining the works of Rachel Dein: plaster castings of spring flowers. She saved the article for some reason. About a year ago she decided to research it further on YouTube. She had no success  but did locate an artist in Russia who had numerous videos demonstrating his work. There was no audio, only brief subtitles. But it was enough to inspire her to begin. Needless to say, the first pieces didn't survive the process. But, slowly through trial and error, the innate characteristics of dealing with the medium were learned.

It should be noted in the case of pieces which have been "leafed", the product used is not real gold leaf. Rather it is a commonly used product called "imitation gold schabin." Cost of true gold leaf would be prohibitive

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Judith Jones - Dancing Spears, gilded botanical

I obtained a BA in Fine Arts from West Georgia College in 1973. Upon graduation, I realized I had no directly marketable skills. Even though I continued to paint I worked for the next few years as bartender at Sheraton Hotel (now Doubletree). I met my future husband at this time and went to work at his company. He owned Kickoff Publishing Co. which produced a college football newsletter and was founded in 1952. The company had grown to include a direct mail service. I worked with him for 15 years. Upon his death in 1999 the business passed to me. I ran the business for the next 6 years. In 2005, I sold the business and spent much of the next few years taking care of my mother and then my second husband

Judith Jones - OLovely Lavender, gilded botanical

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