FEBRUARY-MARCH Elizabeth Catlett Original Drawings and a few rare ink wash drawings and Joseph Lofton --------------------------
APRIL-MAY JAZZ masters Louis Delsarte
Richard Yarde Joseph Lofton -------------------------- JUNE-JULY HERstory;black heroines Leonard Maiden Artist Opening
Saturday, June 3
Art on view noon - 7pm
Artist in attendance, 5pm-7pm
Essence Music Festival
June 29-July 3
NABA Convention & Expo -------------------------- AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 16 Delita MARTIN Artist Opening
Saturday, August 5, 5pm-7pm
White Linen Night August 5
August 30 - September 4
Satchmo Summer Fest
-------------------------- SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER Charly Palmer -------------------------- NOVEMBER-DECEMBER David Gaither
For two decades Stella Jones Gallery has played a pivotal role in highlighting the historical relevance of Black Art. The gallery’s owner, Dr. Stella Jones, remains committed to educating collectors, museums and the community on the political, social and economic impact of Black Art.
CURRENT EXHIBITION APRIL 1 - MAY 28, 2017 (Call or email for pricing and other available works)
Louis Delsarte Painter
Rontherin Ratliff Repurposed Mixed Media
Ernani Silva Painter
Kevin Cole Mixed Media
Richard Yarde Watercolorist
Joseph Lofton Painter/Collagist
"Billie Holiday" (detail) 2007 - Richard Yarde lithograph 24" x 30"
IN THE NEWS...
We were honored to loan "Mob Victim" by Lois Mailou Jones, for the Paris exhibition "The Color Line" at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum. The exhibition was comprised of over 200 objects and traced the origins of the "color line," a term referring to racial segregation in America after the abolition of slavery in 1865. "Mob Victim" was hung in one of the most chilling sections of the exhibition, which dealt with the practice of lynchings, and highlighted the anguish of a shackled man minutes before his death. CLICK TO VIEW
We are happy to see Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, named after distinguished alumna Elizabeth Catlett, who lived off-campus because the school did not permit blacks to live in the dorms. Despite the commute, Catlett was among three UI students to earn the first Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in the United States in 1940. She also was the first African-American woman to receive an MFA. While at UI, her roommate was novelist and poet, Margaret Walker and she studied with American artist, Grant Wood. CLICK TO READ
Stella Jones Gallery exhibition of Samella Lewis' EVOLUTION featured in this months IRAAA. CLICK TO READ ARTICLE
Kerry James Marshall. An inspiration for our young black youth.CLICK TO READ
ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915-2012) was the first African American M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1940. She went on to her first teaching job in 1941 at HBCU, Dillard University here in New Orleans in 1941 where she met art student, SAMELLA LEWIS. CLICK TO READ
Samella Lewis Professional Achievement Award: Awarded biennially to an African American alumnus who has achieved notable career accomplishments and outstanding professional contributions, including professional impact, authorship of significant publications or research, and community service. Dr. Lewis received her M.A. Fine Arts, 1943 and PhD. Fine Arts, 1951.
Culture Talk: New Orleans Gallery Owner Stella Jones on 20 Years in the Art Business CLICK TO READ:
Great interview on my 20 years of selling black art. - Stella
Stella Jones Gallery's 20th anniversary exhibition "INspired: Celebrating 20 Years of African American Art" Included in Art Culture Type's Latest Art News.CLICK TO READ
inception of Stella Jones
Gallery in July, 1996, was the realization
of a dream. Long time friend and art historian, Dr. Samella
Lewis was an inspiration and serves as consultant and curator.
The gallery provides a venue for artists of the African
diaspora to exhibit superior works of art.
The gallery fulfills its educational goals through lectures,
panel discussions, intimate gallery talks and exhibitions
with artists in attendance.
Jones Gallery takes very seriously the responsibility,
of providing collectors, both private and corporate, with
art that is high in aesthetic quality and strong in investment
potential. The gallery is equally motivated to raise the
aspirations of African American youths by providing them
with a better understanding of their heritage through the
Jones Gallery endeavors to be an important site
of both cultural and economic development in the local,
national, and international arts community.
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