Board of Directors



Toni Roberts – Chair


Toni Roberts is a visual artist based in Southaven, Mississippi.  She holds a BFA in Imaging Arts from the University of Mississippi and an MFA in Photography from the University of Memphis.  She teaches Photography courses part-time at the University of Memphis.  Her studio practice spans many mediums exploring the body, digital life, and boredom while employing and sometimes rejecting the standards of visual culture in a contemporary media age.


Carolyn Gikas, Editoral Committee


Caroline, a Baton Rouge native, studied art history, film photography, and psychology at Sewanee: The University of the South.  With a lifelong interest in the arts and art-making, Caroline currently works as an illustrator and photographer.  She now lives in Chattanooga, TN working for Stove Works a 75,000 sq ft arts center opening soon.

Katie Maish  –  Co-editor


Katie Maish is an artist based in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds a BS in Biology from Rhodes College, an MFA in Photography from the University of Memphis and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Memphis. She has served as a museum and arts administrator for the C.H. Nash Museum and Memphis Social. She currently teaches Museum Studies part time at the University of Memphis and enjoys supporting local artists through her website, Visual Memphis. In Katie’s art practice, she maps personal experience onto cultural production found in museum and library collections.

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Carl E. Moore – Webmaster


Carl E. Moore is an artist and designer living in Memphis and is Senior Graphic Designer for News Channel 3 a Tribune Company. He is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art with a BFA and MFA in Art and Illustration. He is represented by L | Ross Gallery and is Artistic and Residency Coordinator for Caritas Village Hope Gallery (Non-Profit). His work combines complex content with simple forms and figures creating a narrative between the art and the viewer.

Michael Mitchell – Board Member


Mike Mitchell is an artist who educates at Father Ryan High School. He makes art under the moniker mikewindy (all lowercase and conjoined) as a love note to his beautiful bride of 21 years. Cowboy Concept Y’all is a figment of his imagination and a folk-art critic that creates music and has a youtube channel about artists in Nashville and beyond. Even though he is too old he still skateboards with his 10-year-old son.

Carol Sams – Board Member


Carol Sams Schreiber is an artist based in Memphis, TN. She has a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Carol has a professional studio practice and is an art instructor based at Square One Studios. She works in the mediums of oil, watercolor, gouache and pastel.…“painting what is in front of me”. Carol is represented by ArtWorks gallery.

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Shaun Giles – Art of the South Coordinator


Shaun Giles holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art and a master’s in education. He is currently the educator for community engagement at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts where he has been since 2005. He is responsible for overseeing relationships with and providing educational opportunities for over seventy community partner organizations as well as developing resources and training opportunities for middle Tennessee school teachers.

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Jeanne Seagle – Board Member


Jeanne Seagle has worked as a commercial and editorial illustrator for newspapers, magazines, and children’s books, mural painter, mosaicist, designer of sculpture and maker of public art. Her clients have included John Malmo Advertising Agency, The City of Memphis, MATA, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St Jude Hospital, Stax Records, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis Magazine and Flyer, and many others. Now she devotes herself full time to fine art, making oil paintings and large pencil drawings of the local landscape and is represented by the L Ross Gallery in Memphis.


Shelley Lyles Madison – Treasurer


Shelley Lyles Madison is a native of Flint, Michigan. She moved from Winston-Salem, NC to the Memphis Metropolitan area nearly 20 years ago. Shelley is a patron of both Memphis art and artist in its many genres supporting her role as No. Magazine’s Treasurer. Shelley has served as past Director of Finance with Urban Art Commission and board member of the Brooks Museum League. She is also co-founder of Collective Memphis, a non-profit organization and is Senior Etiquette Consultant with The Lyles Group.

Ashif Jahan – Board Member


Ashif Jahan is a Construction Administrator at A2H. A lifelong artist. He works with abstract oil, oil pastels and digital medium. He has a BArch from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He is also serving on the board of Artist’s Link of Memphis.

Lacy Mitcham – Board Member


Lacy Mitcham is an artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, secondarily in printmaking and painting. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Louisiana Monroe and her Masters of Fine Arts from University of Memphis. She is currently an instructor at University of Memphis and Rhodes College, and is involved with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Commissioned Staff

David Thompson – Designer

A graduate of Memphis State University, David has spent over twenty years designing and creative directing at advertising agencies, for himself, and now in-house at the Memphis Grizzlies. He and freelance partner Michael Forsythe were invited to design Number: 21, and he hasn’t left yet.