About Us

The Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL) of Memphis, TN, is a nonprofit organization of visual artists and associates supporting the work of its member artists. The League’s purpose is to aid its member artists in their professional growth and in the development of their artistic skills by providing exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and other continuing education opportunities.

Our History

Organized on August 16, 1976, as the Germantown Art League, the group was chartered on June 22, 1977, as a nonprofit Tennessee corporation. In May 1988, the organization’s name was changed to Memphis/Germantown Art League in recognition of the wider geographical distribution of its members. Today MGAL’s membership encompasses the mid-south area including nearby communities in Mississippi, Arkansas and western Tennessee. The League depends on all its members as volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and committees and to assist in the work of the organization.

Meetings

Our meetings are normally held quarterly at Rawlinson Gallery, 6645 Poplar Avenue, Suite 205 (CarreFour Shopping Center).

In Appreciation

MGAL gratefully acknowledges our 2018-2019 donors who enable us to continue our mission of encouraging and promoting the work of visual artists in the region.

Best of Show Donor ($1000+)
Pace & Aileen Cooper
SunTrust Bank

Blue Ribbon Donors ($500-$999)
EnSafe, Inc.

Sponsors ($200-$499)
Lexus of Memphis

Benefactors ($75-$199)
Art Center Supply Store, Inc.
Germantown Performing Arts Center
IRIS Symphony Orchestra
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ousley
Playhouse on the Square
Frame Corner
Village Frame & Art

Friends (Up to $74)
Amerigo’s Restaurant
Folk’s Folly
Jim’s Place East
PF Chang’s
Strano’s Restaurant

2021-2022 Board

PRESIDENT:  Carol Roark

VICE PRESIDENT:  Jim Henderson

SECRETARY:  Jenny Miller

TREASURER:  Kristy Harrington

PARLIAMENTARIAN:  Bob McCabe

MEMBERSHIP:  Carolyn Moss

EXHIBITION COMMITTEE:
Jan Carnall – Chair
Pat Traylor – Volunteers & Service Point Coordinator
Rose Sitton – Judges

EDUCATION:
Steve Nelson

EXHIBITION RECEPTION CHAIR:
Open

PUBLICITY COMMITTEE:
Chairperson – Open
Diana Shearon – Facebook & MGAL Yearbook
Barbara Tigrett – Home Page & E-Graphics
Charlie Tigrett – Reception Photography
Carol Roark – Yearbook Editor

SOCIAL EXHIBITION COMMITTEE:
Open

FINANCE:
Open

STAR ARTIST REVIEW:
Gary Gibson

WEB ADMINISTRATOR:
Chelle Ellis