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  • "Camelia," oil/mixed media on panel, 46 x 46
  • "Soltanto Virgulti," oil/mixed media on panel, 48 x 48
  • "Ricordando V," oil/mixed media/panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Camelia II," oil/mixed media on panel, 36 x 36
  • "Giardino Inverno," oil/mixed media on panel, 60 x 60
  • "Rosso Sempre II," oil/mixed media on panel, 36" x 48"
  • "Primavera," oil/mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Rimane II," oil/mixed media on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "St. Lo," mixed media on canvas, 39" x 41"
  • "Neroli III," oil/mm/panel, framed, 60" x 60"
  • "Tickfaw II," oil on panel, 25" x 25"
  • "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"
  • "Cielo II," oil on panel 25" x 25"
  • "Red Fish Bend II," oil/mm/panel, 25" x 25"
  • "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, 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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