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February 13th, 2020 6-8pm
Join Lee Jones for a lecture on the Mayans, learn about their art, lifestyle and more!

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Invited to Natchez to spend the week of February 21-28, 2020 painting are master artists Tamara Callens, Jeff Legg, Mary Monk, Marcia Holmes, Carol Hallock, Marcia Holmes, and Phil Sandusky.  These artists will be donating pieces of art for an auction benefiting Mississippi School of Folk Arts Saturday February 29th, 2020.

This gala fundraiser benefits Mississippi School of Folk Arts, The Natchez Literary and Cinema Festival and the Natchez Festival of Music.  Join Broadway performers from Hamilton for an evening of art, music and food.  To purchase tickets please follow this link



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Tammy Callens utilizes traditional painting techniques in a decidedly contemporary fashion. While her subject matter remains timeless, she favors dramatic and yet intimate compositions that feature shimmering color harmonies and painterly brushwork. Tamara draws inspiration from her residence in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. To learn more about Tamara and her work visit: tammycallens.com


Carol Hallock divides her time between her water front home on stilts in Louisiana and her 40 acre country home in southern Mississippi.  Widely acclaimed for her loose, painterly strokes in oils, Carol’s work can be found in the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion as well as  private and corporate collections across the country.  Her work has won many awards and also graces the cover of magazines as well as being included in numerous press and magazine articles. For more information about Carol visit carolhallock.com


Phil Sandusky is a nationally renowned plein air impressionist landscape and cityscape painter who has had more than 30 solo exhibits in New Orleans and across the country. Though he is also an accomplished portrait and figure painter, he is best known for his cityscapes of New Orleans. To learn more about Phil and his work visit: www.philsandusky.com


Louisiana Contemporary Master Pastel artist, recently named

Visual Artist of the Year on the North Shore of New Orleans, resides in Mandeville.

A Mississippi native, Marcia is best known for her abstract impressionist landscapes of water lilies and reflections from France, most recently Cote D’Azur.   Celebrating 20 years of Solo Exhibitions she’s been featured in American Art Collector, Pastel Journal, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Large scale abstract paintings in oil and mixed media on canvas complete this studio painter’s portfolio.   To learn more about Marcia and her work visit: www.MarciaHolmes.com


Mary Monk’s primary medium is pastel and she is mostly known for her country/urban landscapes. No matter the subject, mood and light are always the true focus of her paintings. Her choices of color and subject matter are heavily influenced by growing up in New Orleans and moving to Abita Springs, LA. The transition of urban to country sparked an infinite pool of inspiration for the artist. The majority of her paintings are en plein air. For more information: marymonk.com


Jeff Legg's luminous oils are often described as “Masterful” and are highly sought after in America and abroad. Mr. Legg is recognized as a Master Signature member by the prestigious Oil Painters of America. His work has established national recognition and garnered numerous awards including the coveted Gold Medal at the OPA national exhibition.

Jeff's work can be seen in distinguished galleries across the U.S. He now resides in the northwest Arkansas Ozarks where he paints daily in his studio. For more information please visit jefflegg.com



Support these events in Natchez and the surrounding area.  Opportunities for artists as well as for those hoping to see the region grow into an artist haven.


Join other artists and those interested in learning about the arts in Natchez and the surrounding area each month.  This breakfast is designed to keep people in the loop, share news and events upcoming and strengthen the sense of community of our local artists.  Held at Natchez Coffee Co. 509 Franklin St, Natchez, MS the last Tuesday of each month at 8am.


Thursdays from 1-4pm, MSFA artist members are invited to enjoy the company of other artists working together in our studio for our weekly Open Studio sessions.  These sessions are subject to studio availability and may be adjusted during previously scheduled workshops.


Students at Susie B West Elementary School painted canvases with MSFA instructors for one of their PTA fundraisers November 7th. 
Natchez Early College Academy art students came to MSFA November 22 for a paint along project, after visiting ArtsNatchez Gallery to round out a day of learning about art, artists, the business of art by creating a painting with MSFA artist volunteers.  December 12th and 13th, Lyuba Titovets volunteered her time to teach students in grades 1-6 drawing step by step.  To learn more and to schedule your children's art programming, please contact MSFA 601-493-4242.  To support these community outreach programs, please reach out to us as well.

Area markets, events, demonstrations and other opportunities for artists in Natchez and the surrounding area.  Click here for links and more information on how to participate in these events.