Board of Directors
Jennifer Sargent – Chair
Jennifer Sargent is an artist and curator currently based in Memphis, TN. She has a BA from Middlesex University, London, England and an MFA from Arizona State University. She has curated exhibitions featuring internationally recognized and local artists and juried many others. Her art making concentrates on textiles and drawings. She has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission and an Artist Residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Donna Woodley – Treasurer
Donna Woodley is a painter. She recently earned her MFA from Lesley University in Boston, MA, after twenty years in the accounting industry. This transition sparked her passion for painting which is currently informed by black women and their experiences in American society. She resides in Nashville and is emerging within the
art community having participated in a number of group exhibitions. She is ecstatic and passionate about her future as a visual artist and looking forward to what is ahead.
Carl E. Moore – Outreach Chair
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.
Jason N. Miller – Outreach | Social Media
Jason N. Miller is an artist, curator, and gallerist. He founded Masonic Contemporary at Scottish Rite of Memphis non-profit 501(c)3 and the Circuitous Succession Series that led to the formation of the commercial gallery of the same name. Miller serves at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis and maintains an art practice that includes public and private mural commissions, museum and gallery exhibitions, as well as art productions working with diverse individuals ranging from established artists to the homeless. Miller teaches digital art part-time at The University of Memphis and leads workshops that engage the community–also, serving as a member of the Women’s History Month Executive Committee at The University of Memphis. Learn more about Miller’s art projects at circuitoussuccession.com.
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.
Sara Estes – Editor
Sara Estes is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the lead visual arts writer at The Tennessean and author of BURNAWAY’s weekly column “Burning Questions.” In addition to writing, she works at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. She is the former gallery coordinator for the Carl Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries at Fisk University. Estes is the assistant to renowned paintings conservator Cynthia Stow of Cumberland Art Conservation. She is also the co-founder and curator of the contemporary exhibition space, Three squared.
Natalie Tyree – Editing Committee
Natalie Tyree received her BFA from The University of Tennessee at Martin and her MFA from Indiana State University. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Delta State University where teaches all levels of design courses. Natalie seeks to promote and advocate for the Arts in all aspects of society.
Jeanne Seagle – Distribution
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.
Victoria Jones – Board Member
Victoria Jones is a writer, artist, and curator. She founded The CLTV, an art organization dedicated to providing a platform to African American artists within the city. Through art based programming, workshops, and community building efforts they implore the use of creative expression as a vehicle to shift the culture towards positive growth, creativity, and strength. Her work focuses on ways to creatively inspire her community in meaningful ways in order to combat hopelessness.
Jesse Butcher – Interviews
Jesse Butcher earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is Co-Founder of WALLS DIVIDE PRESS with artist Corkey Sinks.
Mike Calway-Fagen – Board Member
Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, Georgia where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at UGA. Recent exhibitions include the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Dimensions Variable in Miami, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and LAXArt in Los Angeles. Mike has attended residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. He is originally from Nashville, TN.
Laurel Sucsy – Fundraising/Grant Coordinator
Laurel Sucsy is a painter and curator living in Memphis, TN. She has exhibited her work nationally, including solo exhibitions at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, and at The Medicine Factory and Clough-Hanson Gallery in Memphis. She has attended artist’s residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center and is the 2016 recipient of the ArtsMemphis grant.
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.