Past News

Museum Exhibitions

Evan Wilson, Down to the Water, Alabama Baptism

Evan Wilson, Down to the Water, Alabama Baptism, 1999, oil on canvas, 40 x 53 inches, Collection of the Huntsville Museum, Alabama

Legacy: A Tradition Lives On will be exhibited at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art beginning November 15. This traveling exhibition consists of work from 14 artists, including gallery artists Michael Molnar, Mark Tennant and Evan Wilson. It will be on display at JCSM through January 5, 2007. To visit the Legacy show website, click here.



Evan Wilson, Down to the Water, Alabama Baptism

Evan Wilson, Down to the Water, Alabama Baptism, 1999, oil on canvas, 40 x 53 inches, Collection of the Huntsville Museum, Alabama

Legacy: A Tradition Lives On will be exhibited at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art beginning November 15. This traveling exhibition consists of work from 14 artists, including gallery artists Michael Molnar, Mark Tennant and Evan Wilson. It will be on display at JCSM through January 5, 2007. To visit the Legacy show website, click here.



Maltby Sykes, Untitled (Xochimilco)

A full range of the work of Maltby Sykes was on view at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University from May through July 2006. Opening at the Georgia Museum of Art in early 2005, The Spirit of the Modern: Drawings and Graphics by Maltby Sykes was also shown at the Mobile Museum of Art before ending its tour at the JCSM. In addition to his innovative studies of the printmaking processes of intaglio and lithography, the exhibition also featured many of Sykes’s drawings and sketches. An extensive catalogue, produced by the Georgia Museum of Art, accompanied the exhibition.

Nall, Guilded Youth
Nall, Guilded Youth, 2006

An exhibition of Nall's work, entitled Violata Pax (Wounded Peace), Alabama Art and Alice in Wonderland, was on view at the Mobile Museum of Art from August 4 through September 24, 2006. Dealing with the theme of man's wounded dignity, the exhibition was met with much critical acclaim.


Artist News and Awards

Mark Tennant

Third Annual Salon of Louvre Copyists

Carlisle Gallery would like to congratulate artist Mark Tennant on his recent appointment as Director of the Graduate Fine Art Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Additionally, Tennant's painting, Bathsheba, will be included in an upcoming exhibition of work to be displayed at the City Hall in Paris.



Evan Wilson, Anita and Elliot

Evan Wilson, Anita and Elliot

Carlisle Gallery would like to congratulate artist Evan Wilson for his recent recognition by the Art Renewal Center's annual International Salon. Wilson was honored with the William Bouguereau Award for Emotion, Theme, and the Figure at the 2006 salon. Wilson's painting, Anita and Elliot, shows a young mother in the early hours of the morning, with a sleeping infant on her arm. The painting is currently being featured in the exhibition, "Legacy, A Tradition Lives On," at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. In addition to the Bouguereau Award, Wilson also received a Chairman's Choice Award for his painting entitled, "Lillian."



Laurin McCracken, Yellow Daylily

Carlisle Gallery would like to congratulate artist Laurin McCracken for the cover story featuring his watercolors in the April 2006 issue of Watercolor Magic magazine. Click here to view the publication

McCracken will also be the featured artist in the Premiere Gallery of the Tennessee Art League in Nashville. McCracken's work will be on view there during the months of October and November.

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art recently acquired Maltby Sykes’ Galaxy, 1968.

Artists Clint Herring and Laurin McCracken, two of the region’s most outstanding watercolorists were recently featured in a major exhibition at the Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, Mississippi. The exhibition ran from September through October 2005.


Around the Gallery

Jack and Susan Warner

Carlisle Gallery recently welcomed Mr. Jack Warner and Dr. Susan Austin Warner of the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They have acquired a major oil painting by Maltby Sykes for their museum. We are honored to have such an important painting in one of the most impressive collections of American art in the world.

Helen Carlisle and Jack Warner

Helen Carlisle and Jack Warner

As representatives of the Maltby Sykes Estate, we are also honored to announce that a painting by Maltby Sykes has recently been added to the Johnson Collection of Spartanburg, South Carolina.



On March 30, 2006, Carlisle Gallery inaugurated the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series of educational lectures related to collecting and the art world. Shary Grossman, a private art dealer in New York and former senior expert and department head at Sotheby’s New York, spoke on, “The Art of Collecting.” The lecture was followed by light hors-d’oeuvres and an informal question-and-answer session with Ms. Grossman.



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