AOTCE:

Could you tell AOTCE the names of some of the artists you represent?

SHERRY WASHINGTON:

Sherry Arts LLC (SA) has thirty (30) years experience in art marketing, art collections' building and community visual arts consciousness raising.   Created by Sherry Washington, it is built on the passion of presenting quality art to the community.  Since the inception, we have represented some of the most innovative, artists in America.  These artists are renowned for their masterful paintings and mixed media skills. Sherry Washington has represented William T. Williams, the late Emma Amos and Whitfield Lovell.  Our artists are among the finest and have earned critical acclaim, including the prestigious Rome Study and Guggenheim Fellow awards. Our artists are America's master painters the late Benny Andrews, Gilda Snowden and Nadine DeLawrence, and David C. Driskell, Shirley Woodson,  M. Saffell Gardner, Taurus Burns, Harold Allen, Senghor Reid, Charles Burwell, Bryant Tillman, Richard Mayhew, Bill Sanders, David Fludd, Jocelyn Rainey, among others.  

 

 

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Jocelyn Rainey, Where Were You When, 201

Jocelyn Rainey, "Where Were You When"

acrylic on canvas, 26 x 30

Gilda Snowden, Tornado Sidewinder, 1990,

Gilda Snowden,

"Tornado Sidewinder", 1990, Oil on Canvas 66 x 66

Richard Mayhew, "Jazz Solo", 

1988, Oil on Canvas 33 x 32

Senghor Reid "An Autumn Afternoon", 2009, Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 28

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AOTCE:

Who would you like to add to your roster of artists?

SHERRY WASHINGTON:

I would love to add any professional artist with outstanding Vision and Museum Quality creations who are involved in making art works that represent a unique visual voice which speaks to my passion and appreciation of what good art is.

AOTCE: 

A big part of your roster includes a dear departed artist, Gilda Snowden.  Can you tell us what her artistry brought to your gallery and your memories of her and her work?

 

SHERRY WASHINGTON:

I adored Gilda Snowden's brilliant unique art making legacy.  Gilda was always pushing her ideas, thoughts and life experiences on canvas. Her art was and is tough and evocative of her urban history.  I often visited her studio and enjoyed her energy and loyalty to the Detroit Community, my Gallery and the promotion of other artists.  She was always trying to help young and mid-career artists get their works viewed by larger audiences.  She often video-taped my exhibitions and wrote critiques for the local newspapers to ensure that Detroit artists received much needed exposure.

 

AOTCE:

What new artists do you see on the horizon?

SHERRY WASHINGTON:

There are many extraordinary artists who are pushing the boundaries of art making and breaking new grounds all over America in a varied mixed media such as:  David Fludd, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Senghor Reid, Sydney James, Mario Moore, Wangechi Mutu, Catlin Cherry, Mason Archie, Tomashi Jackson, Mark Bradford and Titus Kaphar.

Due to the Black Lives Matter Revolution underfoot in America, I believe you will see a development of many new artists currently unknown.  Because there are prudent entities, corporations, museums and businesses that are beginning to take a second and third look at the art work they use to decorate, invest in and collect.  They are saying to themselves if we are truly going to capture the essence of good American contemporary art, than we must include diverse visual voices which is inclusive of Black, Brown and Red visual artist.  Benny Andrews told me "When Black people and museums start collecting art of African American artists, then Black Art will be appreciated and coveted."  I believe that the Black Visual Arts Revolution is happening now!!!  So many artists often give up the struggle to become professional artist because it is a tough and lonely world to be creative.  Visual artists need nurturing, financial support, grants, art residencies, community acknowledgement, museum supports and guts.

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