to Southern Visionary Art Folk Art Gallery
and Information Page
Visionary Art was established in Pensacola, Florida in August 2003,
as an online folk art gallery specializing in southern folk art
including such varied designations as outsider art, self-taught
art, primitive art, visionary art and regional southern folk art
to name a few. The gallery is a family owned and operated business
whose goal is to share over the years to come our passion for folk
art in this online setting.
a look at the new Cornbread paintings! We will be posting more in
the next few days.
Visionary Art welcomes Georgia self taught, visionary artist Jennifer
Knighton. Jennifer is a self taught artist who began painting on
canvas but when she found some antique ceiling tins she was inspired
by the already framed panels. She has been painting on these tins
since 2006 and most of the flowers she paints are actually grown
in her gardens. Her landscapes are depictions of places she has
visitied in her travels or visions of how she imagines them.
Art Competitions: Her first "Best in Show" - Hart Regional Juried
Art Show in May of 2010. The Lyndon House Art Center
in Athens, Ga. recently chose one of her flower tins as part of
their 36th Juried Exhibition.
was born in Early Co. Georgia in 1943. Her career includes being
an eduacator, social worker and business owner. She now paints full
time and her work is exhibited in galleries in Georgia and Mississippi.
Bayou Gallery, featuring iconic southern folk artists as well as
many up and coming New Orleans area artists and craftsmen, has recently
opened in Riverwalk in the historic French Quarter.
folk art by John Cornbread Anderson can be enjoyed along with good
food and fun at The Red Elephant Pizza and Grill. Starting
in Tallahassee several years ago they have since opened additional
restaurants in the cities below. The owners have used the artwork
of John Cornbread Anderson to bring a bright, playful atmosphere
to many of their locations. Most recently they have opened new sites
in Dothan, Alabama and Sarasota, Florida. If you are in any of these
cities, stop by and enjoy their food, fun and wonderful folk art
- what more could you want! Just click below and you will be taken
to their website for more information.
Elephant Pizza and Grill Restaurant | Tallahassee | Panama City
| Tampa | Jacksonville | Lakeland
ALABAMA's Anton Haardt with her new book
Mose T From A to Z: The Folk Art of Mose
Tolliver has been awarded the prestigious
Nautilus Silver Award and JUST THIS WEEK new york
book festival's art and photography award! her book will be
available THIS WEEKEND AT THE
new york book festival.
AVAILABLE THROUGH www.antonart.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
334- 2635494 or cell 334 4140745 SATURNO PRESS
A Silver seal in the Nautilus Book Awards, a national competition
to recognize books that can change the world, has been awarded to
Mose T From A to Z: The Folk Art of Mose Tolliver
By Anton Haardt . This contest recognizes the contribution
of independent presses and self-published books in bringing new
ideas to the marketplace, similar to the way that independent filmmakers
have reshaped the film industry, according to Ellen Reid, the publisher
and book marketing expert who originated the contest. The
Nautilus award for Mose T From A to Z was
in the category of Art Genre.The Nautilus Award is an ongoing national
competition in 24 categories celebrating literary contributions
to positive social change, spiritual growth, conscious living, wellness,
and responsible leadership.
self-taught folk artist, Jimmy Lee Sudduth passed away on Sunday,
September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. Mr. Sudduth left an incredible
body of work in his unique, original mud paintings. He loved spinning
tales, playing his harmonica and just making people smile.
is in the air in Pensacola and the weekend ahead promises to be
delightful for the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in historic downtown
annual juried arts festival attracts renowned artists and art collectors
from around the nation each year.
folk artist Mose Tolliver passed away on Monday, October 30, 2006.
Mose T left behind a rich folk art legacy and unique body of work.
folk artist Mr. B's work "Dawning of a New Day" has been
chosen as the title piece for the September 30, 2006 Art For
Life fundraiser art auction. Click on www.artforlifetampa.org
to view this work and all of the information about the upcoming
event. Be sure to click on the Beneficiaries tab when you
are on the site to read about the organizations that will be helped
by their efforts.
are pleased to add the work of Florida artist Paula Perdue to the
gallery this month. Her "built" objects and paintings
elegantly convey her love of structure and the human form. Follow
this link to view more of her work.
folk artist, R.A. Miller passed away this past Tuesday, March 7th
at the age of 93. He leaves behind a rich legacy of spiritual folk
art as well as whimsical creations. He will be greatly missed -
"Lord Love You", R.A..
Take a look at the work of Glenn Simmions, Georgia
memory folk artist, and his famous and 'not so famous' people. "Sonny
and Jackie" is his tribute to "a teenage couple inseperable
when I was about 5 years old growing up in Valdosta, Georgia. They
were very popular at school and were May Day King and Queen one
year. They were also very well thought of in the neighborhood of
'Kill Me Quick' where we lived. They married and years later Jackie
died tragically in an auto accident."
check out our "Lagnaippe"
page - an unexpected something extra - an eclectic mix of fun and
interesting works by various folk artists.
Follow this link to visit The Hudgens Center For The Arts
located in Duluth, Georgia. Their stated mission is "Bringing
art lovers, leaders and learners together through quality programs
a great website for information on all things folk art !
directory of a broad range of art sites. In the search box enter
"folk art gallery" for listings.
Doc's News stands alone as the voice of the arts in the South and
well beyond. Under the leadership of its skilled editor, Doc
Lawrence, this online magazine is a magnificent resource for those
who truly want to learn about and understand the magic of paintings
and objects from an array of self-taught masters.
Located in Pensacola, Florida, Garth’s Antiques & Auction
Gallery offers the region’s best selection of fine art, antique
furniture and collectibles as well as complete estate appraisals
Visit this site for a wonderful experience in researching folk art
and related subjects.