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  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_paper-moon_36x24
    "Paper Moon," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_layered-realities-near-my-stream_30x30
    "Layered Realities: Near My Stream," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_layered-realities-sunset-and-the-commencement-of-dreams_30x48
    "Layered Realities: Sunset and the Commencement of Dreams," acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_love-me-tender_26.5x31.5
    "Love Me Tender," acrylic on paper, framed, 26.5" x 31.5"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_sunflowers-3_22x18
    "Sunflowers #3," acrylic on paper, framed, 22" x 18"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_she-so-loved-the-ocean_20x16
    "She So Loved the Ocean," acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-innocent-place_36x36
    "The Innocent Place," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-traveler-ii_12x12
    "The Traveler II," acrylic/metallic leaf on canvas, 12" x 12"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_rabbit-study-running_13x16
    "Rabbit Study (Running)," acrylic on paper, framed, 13" x 16"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_rabbit-study-the-curious-one_12x10
    "Rabbit Study (The Curious One)," acrylic on paper, framed, 12" x 10"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_dog-and-blue-moon-study_15x12
    "Dog and Blue Moon (Study)," mixed media on paper, framed, 15" x 12"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_glorious-morning_36x48
    "Glorious Morning," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-moon-searching-all-night-for-the-lovers_25x30
    "The Moon, Searching All Night for the Lovers," acrylic on canvas, 25" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_you-saw-me-standing-alone_30.5x26
    "You Saw Me Standing Alone," acrylic on paper, framed, 30.5" x 26"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-balanced-life_30x30
    "The Balanced Life," acrylic on paper, framed, 30" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-adventure_12x12
    "The Adventure," acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-consultation_40x30
    "The Consultation," acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_dialogue-with-reality_16x33
    "Dialogue with Reality," acrylic on paper, framed, 16" x 33"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-eternal-sunshine_40x30
    "The Eternal Sunshine," acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_there-is-a-simpler-land-for-dreaming_40x30
    "There is a Simpler Land, for Dreaming," acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_prudence_26x30
    "Prudence," acrylic on paper, framed, 26" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_monkey-study_12x12
    "Monkey Study," acrylic on canvas, framed, 12" x 12"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-adventure_30x30
    "The Adventure," acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-tale-untold_36x36
    "The Tale Untold," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_memphis-you-ever-have-called-to-me_32x42
    "Memphis, You Ever Have Called to Me," acrylic/paper, 31.5" x 41.5"
  • l-ross-gallery_annabelle-meacham_the-reunion
    "The Reunion," acrylic on paper, 18" x 24"
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My art is about relationships.

My major interest is the relationship between nature and people. We so recently came from a life in nature, we still have a longing for it and want to surround ourselves with it in forms such as houseplants and pets. Nature is the ultimate element in our lives; it supersedes and overpowers all else.

Another relationship of interest is that between words and people. Language and painting are both communication and the overlay intrigues me.

My final area of exploration has been that of the relationships between people.

Art is somewhat like the discipline of poetry…it compresses what you are trying to say. I think art is about ideas about man, not about ideas about art.


Annabelle Meacham: Education and Honors

B.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Featured artist of the year, Mississippi Museum of Art, 2011
Cash award: Best in Acrylics, “Annual National Juried Exhibition,” Memphis/Germantown Art League, Germantown, TN, 2004
First Place Painting Award, Memphis Arts Festival, Memphis, 2000
Honorable Mention, “Works on Paper,” Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 2000
Cash Achievement Award, Annual Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, 1995
Purchase Award, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX, 1993
First Place in Oil/Acrylics, Coalition for the Visual Arts, Memphis, TN, 1990


Annabelle Meacham: Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions
My Element, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Tacos or Sushi?, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2015
From Dreamtime to This Time, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Laughing in the Temple of Art, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, 2002
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2001
Wilson Arts Center, Wilson, NC, 2000
LJ Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1999
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, 1997
Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR, 1996
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC, 1996
Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, 1995
University Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1992
Bell-Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1989
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 1986
Clough Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 1985
Ft. Smith Art Center, Ft. Smith, AR, 1984
Bryan Center Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1982
F. Wright Art Center, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, 1982
Selected Group Exhibitions
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
One in a Million, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
No: 10 Anniversary Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011-2016
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011-2015
That’s All Right Mama, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Artists’ Link, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN, 2013
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012/2011
DeSoto Arts Council Invitational, Hernando, MS, 2009
Art Around Mississippi, Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, 2008
Brick Gallery, Clarksdale, MS, 2007
“…and the levee broke.,” School of Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2005
35th Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Art, Meridian MS, 2005
The Book Arts Show, Contemporary Center for Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO, 2004
North Mississippi Artists, Tunica Museum, Tunica, MS, 2004
Arts in the Park, Memphis, TN, 2003
Sara Howell Gallery, Jonesboro, AR, 2001
Bonnie Busbee Gallery, Meridian, MS, 2001
Meridian Museum of Art Invitational, Meridian, MS, 2000
Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2000
Women’s Studio, Rosendale, NY, 1996
Call to Women, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, 1982
Major Juried Shows
Frenzy III-Strange Animals, First St. Center Gallery of the Arts, Trinidad, Colorado, 2010
Biennial Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, 2009
Fragments, Fredericksburg Center for the Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2008
Southern Open, Acadian Arts Center, Lafayette, LA, 2008
49th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, 2007
Circus Surreal, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
20 x 20, Louisiana State University, Juror: Tara McDowell, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2006
Women in the New Millennium–the Artist’s Perspective, Seton Hall University, NJ, 2003
Digitalis 2, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC, 2003


Annabelle Meacham: Public Collections

Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR
Federal Express Headquarters, Memphis, TN
Holiday Inns Hotel Group, Embassy Suites, Dallas, TX
The Ingram Group, Nashville, TN
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
Marshall Biddle, NYC
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
Methodist Hospice Center, Memphis TN
Perkins Family Restaurants Headquarters, Memphis, TN
Promus Hotel Corporation, Memphis, TN
Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Fogelman, Memphis, TN
Seessel’s, Memphis, TN
University of Wisconsin Gunderson Cancer Center, Wasau Hospital, Wasau, WI

Major Commissions
River Arts Festival Poster, Memphis, TN, 2013
Nineteen paintings for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis TN, 2011


Annabelle Meacham: Publications

Fredric Koeppel, “Meacham Mixes Surrealism, Whimsy,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, May 20, 2016
Review by F. Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, March 3, 2011
Review, Art in America, 2011
“Mississippi Yearning,” review of the Miss. Museum of Art Invitational Art In America, Peter Plagens, Dec. 2009
Feature story about artist, The DeSoto Magazine, Hernando, MS, April 2005
Who’s Who in American Women, 2005
Interview with Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN,  November 2004
Front and back cover design, Rock band Simonoid’s album: Like Salvador Dali, 2004
Reviews in The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), The Memphis Business Journal, The Democrat (Senatobia, MS), 2003
Art in Mississippi: 1720 to 1980, by Patti Carr Black, Co-published by the Miss. Historical Society, the Miss. Dept of Archives and History, and the University Press of Miss. for series titled “Heritage of Mississippi,” 1999
Featured artist, ARTFIRST, Winter edition, University of Mississippi, 1998
Front page photo, Times-Dispatch, group exhibit at University of VA, Richmond, VA, March 31, 1998
Review, The Sun Herald, Ocean Springs, MS, March 1998
Mississippi Magazine, September issue, 1997
Interior Visions: Great American Designers and the Showcase House, by Chris Madden (painting shown in one of the rooms), 1997
Review by William Albright, Winston-Salem Journal newspaper, March 10, 1996