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  • "Blu," oil/mixed media on panel, 60" x 60"
  • "Novanti Gradi," oil/mixed media on panel, 60" x 60"
  • "Macchia," oil/mixed media on panel, 48" x 36"
  • "Rovi," oil/mixed media on panel, 37" x 61"
  • "Camelia VI," oil/mixed media on panel, 42" x 48"
  • "Maggio," oil/mixed media on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Mattina Presto," oil/mixed media on panel, 47" x 47"
  • "Colonia," oil/mixed media on panel, 40" x 40"
  • "Memoria in Viola," oil/mixed media on panel, 36" x 36"
  • "Memoria in Viola II," oil/mixed media on panel, 35" x 35"
  • "Camelia II," oil/mixed media on panel, 36 x 36
  • "Maggio II," oil/mixed media on panel, 20" x 18"
  • "Rimane II," oil/mixed media on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Neroli III," oil/mm/panel, framed, 60" x 60"
  • "Ricordando V," oil/mixed media/panel, 48" x 48"
  • "St. Lo," mixed media on canvas, 39" x 41"
  • "Arancia," oil/mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Primavera," oil/mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Insetto," oil/mixed media on panel, 36" x 36"
  • "Lucciola V," oil/mixed media on panel, 40" x 40"
  • "Camelia III," oil/mixed media on panel, 40 x 58
  • "Uccellino," oil/mixed media on panel, 24 x 24
  • "Segmentato," oil/mm/panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Percorso I and II," oil on panel, 48" x 72"
  • "Salto," oil on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Cinque Terre II," oil on panel, 20" x 18"

Bio

Living on the Mississippi River, I find nature’s oddities compelling and inspiring. I see man-made structures, a fence, a barge, the cobble stones, all striving for survival with water, wind, vines, and time.

The contrast of, and interplay between, industry and nature are of great interest to me as an artist. When working, I cast about for accidental, for surprises and often my labor is a scouring from low to high or from the bottom up, I find.

Rather than paint a realistic landscape or figure, for example, I let paint and pencil, instruments cast from natural objects by industry, paint the surface, much like wind and water toil against the works of man, i.e., by slow erosion, accretion and erasure.

I let the involuntary or free hand not be unduly controlled by my plan or scheme, allowing for the blessing of the unexpected line or stroke. In sum, what I do is like digging for clams on the seashore. When it works and I hear the rattle of the shells in my bucket, I smile.

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Jeri Ledbetter: Education and Honors

BFA, Memphis College of Art
Painting Workshop with Gregory Amenoff, Provincetown Fine Art Workshop, 2004
Painting Workshop with Nathan Oliveria, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1999
Independent Study with Fred Burton, Memphis College of Art, 1998-99
Painting Workshop with Gregory Amenoff, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1996

Best in Tennessee Exhibition, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN, 2001
Open Studios ’94, Sponsor by Number, Inc., Memphis, TN, 1994
Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1994
Featured Artist, Memphis Arts Council Calendar, 1993
Mary Louise Dinsmore Memorial Drawing Award, Memphis, College of Art, 1988
Portfolio Award Scholarship, Memphis College of Art, 1985

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Jeri Ledbetter: Selected Exhibitions

Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2017
Luna Piena, solo show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2017
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
No: 10 Anniversary Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Soltanto Virgulti, solo show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2015
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2015
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Holiday Open House, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK, 2014
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Ricordando, solo show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Present Tense, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN, 2013
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012, 2011
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Passeggiata, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Holiday Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Solo Exhibit, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2010
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Mano a Mano II, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Solo Exhibit, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2008
Holiday Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2008
Solo Exhibit, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2007, 2006, 2005
New Work [solo], Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2004
New Work, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2003
New Work, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2001
Paintings, Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN, 2000
Art Santa Fe, Art Forms, Santa Fe, NM, 1999
The Spring Show, Sara Howell Gallery, Jonesboro, AR, 1999
Decorators Showcase, Memphis, TN, 1997
Coming Home, Art Forms of the Spirit, Memphis, TN, 1996
Open Your Inner Eyes to the Magic, Art Forms of the Spirit, Memphis, 1995
Habitat for Humanity Exhibit, Memphis, TN, 1995
Spirits in Flight, Art Forms of the Spirit, Memphis, TN, 1995
The Nude: A Celebration of the Human Form, Doggrell Studio, Memphis, TN, 1993
A Totally Different Kind of Exhibit, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, 1993
The Art Studio: 4 Women, Askew Nixon Ferguson & Wolfe, Inc., Memphis, TN, 1992
An Exhibition of Miniatures, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, 1991
New Talent, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1990
Holiday Exhibition, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1989
Gallery Artists, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1987
Horn Island, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1987
New Work, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1986

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Jeri Ledbetter: Public Collections

Northwestern Mutual, Memphis, TN
Iberia Bank, Memphis, TN
Askew Nixon Ferguson, Architects, Memphis, TN
Cochran Law Firm, Memphis, TN
Commercial Bank & Trust, Memphis, TN
Embassy Suites, Memphis, TN
Gardner Construction, Memphis, TN
Holiday Inn, Corpus Christi, TX
Perkins Restaurant Corporate Offices, Memphis, TN
Plough, Inc., Memphis, TN
Schering Plough, Bernardsville, NJ
Taylor, Halliburton, Ledbetter & Caldwell, Memphis, TN
Trustcorp of America, Memphis, TN
The Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

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