Current Exhibits

            Visitors Center Gallery

"A Change of Seasons"
September 4 - October 2

The Bartlett Art Association (BAA) of Bartlett, TN, is a non-profit organization chartered in 1988 to encourage, educate, improve, exhibit, and support fine art. We welcome artists of all skill levels, working in any medium. Opportunities available to BAA member artists include open and judged exhibitions, chances to grow and improve your skills, and art-related community outreach events. We hold regular workshops, demonstrations, and presentations by guest speakers and fellow artists. Members also enjoy access to art videos and books. You do not need to be a Bartlett resident to join us.

There will be a reception on September 5 from 2-4 pm.


Yin & Yang—Duality of Structure and ExpressionMary Anne McCraw & Howard Carman, Artists
September 4 - October 30

Howard Carman and Mary Anne McCraw explore the duality and interconnectivity of structure and expression in their watercolors and how each interconnects in the natural world. Howard Carman’s work on display reflects his love of landscapes and the occasional barn, plus two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes. As a retired structural engineer at the University of Tennessee, Howard is intrigued and amazed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s balance of the audacious use of the cantilever and the inclusion of nature into his designs. Mary Anne McCraw enjoys painting the different moods and mysteries of summer landscapes and winter’s crystalline textures and beautiful architectural lines. Her experience working in health care at Baptist Memorial Health Care and the study of the natural sciences has imbued her with a deep respect and fascination for the mysteries of life and nature. 

The Fratelli's Cafe Gallery monthly art exhibits are on display in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery during cafe hours. Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We love for you to stop in and have a look even if you are not dining at the cafe! If you want to give the artist feedback don't hesitate to find the art event posting on Memphis Botanic Garden's Facebook page and post your comment. We are happy to connect you with the artist and pass your feedback along. Enjoy!


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"Escape to Water and Sky," paintings of Ann Brown Thomason
Through September 30

Educated and trained as a physician, I am, for the most part, a self-taught artist. Now retired from medicine, I paint and participate in local and Forgotten Coast artist organizations, shows and exhibits. I draw much of my inspiration from water, skies, sunsets, daybreaks and storms. This exhibit is centering around my connection to those elements, most of which are from experiences and scenes in the Forgotten Coast area of Florida. “ I paint in oils in various styles depending on where the canvas is taking me that day. I might start with a completely representational or realistic painting then change it to Impressionism. Tonalism has also been a recent influence as I’ve expanded what I paint, how and why. I like the challenge of stretching my abilities and to paint something difficult that I’ve never done before. No two paintings are ever alike, but mine can vary widely and I like it that way.  I paint what I love and feel and what moves me. It makes me so happy when someone comments that my paintings have taken them there. I hope this exhibit will do that for you.”

All exhibited pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the garden's art, education and horticulture programs. 


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