Art Village Gallery

Art Village Gallery started as a small art studio space in a back room at 333 Beale St in Memphis Tenn. Right after graduating from Art school, I was in a desperate need for a studio space to work, a space that I shared with two other resident artists who later move out leaving me with a large enough space to display my works. Thus was born Art Village gallery. The year was 1990.

The need for a Village Style gallery was to fulfill one of my childhood dreams, which is to create a community of artist working and playing together just like it was in my village growing up as a young boy in Nigeria. Today the gallery represents artist from Columbia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Thailand, Zimbabwe and Namibia to mention a few.

Our mission is simply to connect the Mid -South with exotic works of art from talented but unknown artist living in developing countries.

Art Village Gallery Juried Art Show 2015

Art Village Gallery is now accepting applications from all artists 18 years of age and older who are creating artworks that are contemporary in style.


Entries must be original works in the following media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.Works must be framed and wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). Artworks must arrive ready for installation. Artists should keep in mind that they are responsible for shipping costs to and from the exhibit, and take this into consideration when submitting larger works. Works must be framed and wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). 2D works must be framed and wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). Pieces should meet the professional standards of the gallery.

The jurors reserve the right to disqualify any work that varies from the submitted image including: artworks that are a different size than stated on the application, artworks that do not show the quality represented by the submitted image, and artworks that arrive damaged.

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