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8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the South

Are you an art lover and looking for an excuse to travel? We have just the list for you. Today we are featuringA�8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the South that you should definitely visit. These galleries are the perfect resource to learn about African-AmericanA�culture and decorate your home. Know of more black owned art galleries in the South? Send them to us at michiel@blacksouthernbelle.com and we will gladly add to this article and our own travel bucket list.

8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the South

Woodcuts Fine Art Gallery

Nashville, TN

 

African_American_Art_Gallery_Black_Owned_7-595x335 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthWoodcuts strives to change the course of economic development on Jefferson Street. A�Twenty-nine years ago, we opened our doors with hopes of becoming not only a viable business, but a place where we could offer top notch fine art and quality framing services. A�That hope has become a reality.

Over the years our gallery has received recognition locally from JUMP, NAACP, and the Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, and nationally from Decor and Upscale Magazines.

Whether you’re looking for artwork, custom framing services, or gift ideas, Woodcuts is here to suit your artistic needs. A�Please pay us a visit, and find out why Woodcuts is “A Cut Above the Rest!”

Benoit Gallery

Lafayette Louisiana

 

African_American_Art_Gallery_Black_Owned_6-595x335 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthBenoit Gallery is a unique art gallery where you can go to find one-of-a-kind treasures & collectibles, hand-crafted by talented artists. The gallery features the artwork of world-renowned artist, Bryant Benoit. Bryant’s mixed media collage technique is captivating and unmistakably distinctive.

Bryant’s work has been featured in regional galleries & favored by art collectors around the world. Bryant’s work is owned by clients & collectors in the USA (LA, TX, ND, MS, GA, FL, CA, VA, NY, OK, PA, IN & SC), Paris France, New Zealand & Ghana, West Africa. He has been featured in several magazines, newspapers & local news television programs

Gallery Chuma

Charleston, SC

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Gallery Chuma specializes in the art of the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina as visually portrayed by internationally recognized masters and innovative select group of emerging artists. They are a resource center to learn more about the Gullah Culture through Gullah Art, Gullah Books, Gullah Crafts, Gullah Storytelling, Gullah Spirituals, Gullah Tours and Gullah Food.

 

A�Lybenson’s Gallery

Beaufort, SC

 

African_American_Art_Gallery_Black_Owned-595x395 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthEstablished in1977. We specialize in Original Artwork, Rare Collectibles, and Antiques that depict the African, Gullah, and African-American Link.

Sabree’s Gallery of the Arts

Savannah, GA

African_American_Art_Gallery_Black_Owned 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthPatricia Elaine Sabree, {formally Patricia Elaine McFadden} is the product of Lake City, a small country town carved from the dark earth, located in the low country of South Carolina. Lake City is known for its amazing crop raising, dusky flatland, muddy-swamp wetland, endless fishing, surplus of snakes, and theA�Gullah people culture. Even though now divorced, Sabree kept her married name,A� “Sabree” due to its meaning, “one who perseveres until the job is done,” and theA�connection it gave to her two lovely daughters- Faridah and Ameenah. Sabree andA�her fourteen siblings spent most of their youth working onA�the farm.A� TheirA� parents were loyal sharecroppers who taught their children the value of hardA� work. This is certain to be what contributed to their strong craving for education coupled with the desire for another way of life. Living on the farm was very hard, and demanded aA�strength of iron, but looking back it was the best thing that could have ever happened. It gave themA� the foundation of good work ethics and made the children strive even harder to obtain an education.

A�Annie’s Art Gallery

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Leon Durham along with his son Kevin Hicks strives to provide quality service to every customer who enters Annie’s Art Gallery. Durham, a native Washingtonian, worked for 28 years with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). Today, he is the owner/founder of Annie’s Art Gallery. A gallery that started as a home-based business brings quality works of art into each and every home. Their motto is “You Name It…We’ll Frame It”. Annie’s Art Gallery, named after his mother, searches high and low to bring quality framing for customers at reasonable prices. This family-owned business, started over 10 years ago, has supplied customers in the Washington metropolitan area, as well as across the country, with quality custom framing. It was not until he inherited a collection of picture frames from his mother that Durham considered framing as a hobby. This hobby started out as a way to add art work to his home. He started buying art and framing it at his leisure. After giving some of his pieces away to family and friends, and going on the suggestion of a friend he saw something more. Durham started to take the necessary steps to change his hobby into a profession. Durham, who is self-trained, learned everything he knows from reading, studying, attending trade shows, visiting art galleries and attending framing workshops.

Stella Jones Gallery

New Orleans, LA

 

African_American_Art_Gallery_Black_Owned_2-595x446 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthStella Jones GALLERYA�was the culmination of a dream in 1996 for my late husband, Harry and I.A�A�A�We had been avid collectors for some time and decided that we wanted to make African American, contemporary African and Caribbean fine art accessible to all. We were fortunate to count many important artists as friends, including Dr. Samella Lewis, who became instrumental in guiding us through the process as gallery owners.

Jonathan Green Studios

Charleston, SC

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Along with Jonathan Green’s available works, the studio represents or features other artists whose work reflects the themes of work, love, belonging, and one’s relationship to the environment.A�

 

 

E&S Gallery

Louisville, KY

 

African_American_Art_Galleries_Kentucky 8 Black Owned Art Galleries in the SouthE&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and wife, Cathy. Over the course of 25 years, E&S grew from a 2,500 square foot strip mall location, to ita��s current location – an 11,000+ square foot gallery, custom framing and art publishing company.

E&S is an award winning gallery with a reputation of providing clients with exquisite, award winning custom framing and collectible artwork. A�In 2015, E&S was named a�?Best Gallery in Kentuckya�? and one of the a�?Top 25 Galleries in The U.S.a�? by American Art Awards. E&S specializes in original and limited edition fine art graphics, prints, and sculpture by African American artists ranging from prominent old master like Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew, to highly sought after contemporary masters like Dean Mitchell, Twin, and Charles Bibbs to hot up and comers like Walter Lobyn, Sherry Shine, and Tammie Demessie.

 

 

 

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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