Is a native Memphian, a seasoned professional artist who uses combinations of vivid colors, textures and symbolism. His concepts of style and medium creates both a modern and contemporary art form, which is identifiably intimate. He is currently the resident artist for the Memphis Black Arts Alliance, formally known as the Firehouse Community Arts Center. He has collaborated with MMDC and Memfix, a community-led revitalization project that showcases pop-up shops and redesigns store fronts. He has also rendered projects for the Downtown Memphis Commission. He has sold a multitude of art pieces throughout the city. Recently, he completed a commissioned mural for Rev. Dr. LaSimba Gray at New Sardis Baptist Church. His works are also displayed throughout the city of Memphis and can be viewed at city hall (7th floor), or purchased at several restaurants, corporate businesses and offices. His works have been exhibited with the National Black Lawyers and Doctors Conventions in Miami, Martha's Vineyard, West Hamptonbay ,Las Vegas, Southern California, and Washington, D.C. He feels that his passion for art is a magical place; where one can lose and find himself, tell a story, read a story or feel free to discover something new....all of which make creating so much fun.
whitney winkler (Whitney winkler art)
Whitney is a Memphis- based watercolor and ink artist. She paints in earthen themes and hues, primarily on paper and ceramic, and is most motivated by a design aesthetic. When she's not slinging the paint, she is caring for her three babies in her 1920's midtown bungalow alongside her sweet husband Ben. You may also catch her around town at an estate sale or on a (very slow) jog.
Johanna Wayland-smith (art by jo)
johanna, jo, has lived in memphis since her and her family evacuated from hurricane katrina in 2005. Jo has been painting her whole life. Shes been selling art since 2016. she took a leap of faith in April of 2018 and decided to leave engineering school to persue her passion for art; she's been at b. collective ever since.
sarah brubaker (Brukie studio)
sarah is a maker at heart and has been making things for as long as she can remember. Clay is the perfect medium for her because it combines her artistic and practical side by allowing her to make art that has a specific daily purpose. she loves using clay to tell stories that she hopes will help people remember, celebrate and live slowly. Many of her designs are inspired by years of traveling and this wonderfully gritty city that she now calls home.
Candice Mccolgan (Paper, cloth & glass)
Candice McColgan lives in Memphis, TN with her husband and two children. Candice took fine art classes while in college working on her BA in Art History, however for over a decade she worked in the Criminal Justice field as a litigation specialist. She left that field in mid 2016 and began concentrating on her first love: art. Since 2016, she started Paper, Cloth & Glass and began creating art in multiple media's. Her greatest passion is relief printmaking. Candice enjoys the process of carving a design and hand printing each print so that every one is unique.
Lauren Estes (Estes Designs Mem)
Lauren, a life long Memphian, grew up amongst artists and has always had a passion for creating. She owns a financial planning practice that allows her to help people live their best lives and a jewelry and art business that brings a different type of joy to people.
caroline & Phillip Smith (901 Drift)
901drift is a new local jewelry line in Memphis, TN founded by a husband and wife team of Phillip and Caroline Smith. The creating processing is not one for the faint at heart, months of trial and error went on in the beginning from mixing colors, to the curing process to set the driftwood, and determining the best forming method. To this day, there is tons of playing and collecting driftwood with their children down by the river and a whole lot of love and hours of labor that go into creating each hand formed unique piece of wearable art. no two pieces of driftwood are ever the same.
Tonya (Olivia & Ruby)
Tonya grew up in Millington, Tn and has lived in Memphis since graduating from the University of Memphis. Tonya’s first passion is fashion design and she taught herself to sew and make hats as a teenager. A lifelong creative learner, Tonya has explored graphics & web design, abstract art, interior design, and her current passion – natural bath & body products. Olivia & Ruby was launched in 2013 to be a vintage-inspired lifestyle brand. In her spare time Tonya launched Modern Made Memphis in 2010 and has produced numerous popup shops in conjunction with the Memphis Etsy Team.
Ari Fanchon is local who's southern roots are now planted in Memphis Tn. Her interest in The Arts began at an early age she had a natural inclination to sketch and took special interest in cultural arts specifically Egyption culture. Those interest are now reflected in her art. Many of her paintings represent pan african art and melanated images fused with textile compents that add visual & physical texture in her work.
Hannah saia (harmony hippie
Harmony Hippie by Hannah, is a form of mixed media fluid art created by Hannah Saia, soon to be Hannah DeRossitt. She has been a self proclaimed artist since she learned how to hold a pencil. However, it wasn't until her fiancé, John, encouraged her to find her inspiration that she pursued art as a career. After many years of trying to find her voice in paint tubes and on canvas, she discovered the fluid art craze and created her own twist on the trend. She works with fluid acrylics and inks to create her abstract works of sky and space. The pieces have their own breath and spirit to help bring more joy, piece, and harmony.
nicki sarra halford (The faint of heart)
The Faint of Heart is jewelry for the dreamers and explorers who are relentless in the pursuit of what sets their soul on fire. As a designer, nicki never wanted the 9-5 grind; she always wanted to bring something to life herself. her passion for creating jewelry was born out of that desire. By chasing after this dream, she hopes to inspire other women to build the life they imagine, chase fearlessly after their wildest ambitions, and never settle for mediocre.
ben and ashley forehand (Warink manufacturing)
War Ink Manufacturing is a clothing company ran by husband and wife team, Emily and Ben Forehand. After meeting in California, the couple moved to Memphis and were married in the fall of 2012. As a clothing brand, War Ink stands by the belief that “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” (Dr. King). Each shirt is printed with ink that holds a message of hope, unity, and purpose. War Ink is excited to be partnering with the B. Collective in spreading love and appreciation for the great city of Memphis, TN.
erika roberts (erika roberts studio)
Erika roberts is a former Attorney turned Tennessee-based mixed media artist that describes her work as funky, yet refined. Although the subject matter varies from abstracts to animals to architecture, every piece incorporates texture, usually painted on wood, and warm, inviting tones.
Michael Bamrick (Bammer and Nails)
I’m a student at the University of Mississippi as well as an Army Reservist. I was born and raised into a large family here in Memphis and graduated from Germantown High School. I started building furniture about 2 years ago. It started out as just a challenge to build exactly what my friends wanted in their house but I soon realized I have a passion for constructing pieces from scratch. This hobby quickly gained attraction thanks to Facebook and Instagram allowing people to see my work. And with now selling in B Collective it has given me an opportunity to develop my skills as well as get the name out there. No job is too big or too small because for me it’s about completing a new challenge each time and a way to help me get better and better with each thing I build.
Tealy Hewgley (Deceaux Art)
Art is a new passion for Tealy. The native New Orleanian has lived in Memphis for more than a decade, but spent most of that time in front of the camera as a news reporter. In her new career as an artist, Tealy is focusing on medium and large format abstracts for homes and businesses along with her own line of glassware and coasters. Tealy has a growing business selling in Memphis and New Orleans.
SAMI HARVEY (Foxglove pharm)
Sami from Foxglove Pharm crafts natural remedies for all of life’s ailments. Specializing in teas, soaps, candles, spells, and potions, Sami makes each item from all-natural, vegan-friendly ingredients, with a heavy helping of magic. Foxglove Pharm's mission is to be kind to others, the earth, and ourselves. With that in mind, for every soap sold, one is given away to a person in need.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Memphis is now home. I work in Geospatial Technologies normally, but my creative passion is Photography. Photographs have a way of capturing a moment in time. Whether it be buildings; nature; people; each are unique with every image.
andy and amanda torres (Mobius theory)
Andy and Amanda enjoy the surreal and curious aspects of life and art, and they bring this unique approach to the Mobius Theory brand. For them, Mobius Theory represents duality, balance, and imagination. As adults living in the 21st century, we have lost some of the wonder we held as children. Even many children are stripped of the freedom to explore and enjoy carefree days. Mobius Theory is about prioritizing play, fun, and experimentation as much as work.
Born & raised in the South, Jess is an emerging artist, primarily working in acrylic and ink. Her work is heavily influenced by water and movement- and her signature mark-making is based in long, sweeping lines that follow the flow of the layers in her work. Her artistic practice is ever-evolving, improving, and deepening through daily practice. Even as the mother of five children, Jess prioritizes her artistic practice, understanding that improvement and growth take time and consistency.
Noah (5 Pillars Bracelets)
5pillarbracelets, founded by Memphian designer Noah, in 2013. He first started making bracelets as a hobby, for himself which lead to making them for other people.
The bracelets are a creative way to display those important things in life that keep him grounded and give him support; his Spirituality, his children, his interests, his personality and his dreams/goals. These pillars are all represented by different types of beads. Whether it be a gold bead for health and confidence or the black lava stone bead for strength, passion and creation, he always wears a bracelet to give off good energy.
Each stone beaded bracelet is handmade in Memphis by Noah, the slow and focussed process of making each piece help encourage the importance of mindfulness, staying in the moment, slowing down and focussing on what's happening right now.
He hopes to encourage you to be mindful as well.
Anna cienfuegos (Por fuego lento)
Anna Cienfuegos is the creative behind Por Fuego Lento which translates to "by slow fire". She recently moved to Midtown with her husband and is beginning her journey as a full time artist and wood burner. She specializes in burning marble and wood serving boards to help you make all your cheese and charcuterie board dreams come to life.
Shannon (Shay) lange. PhD (shay [created})
"Shay is a full time cancer researcher turned painter in her spare time. Although creativity was a cornerstone during her childhood, Shay initially began painting as a healing modality and form of meditation as an adult. Using watercolors and alcohol inks, she is constantly molding her practice into pieces of abstract art that embed a part of her journey into them."
Erica Bodine (Erica Bodine pottery)
All of my handmade stoneware pottery is food safe, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe designed for daily use. Each piece is different whether it be the shape or glaze. No molds are used in production and the glazes have a mind of their own sometimes. I'm originally from Oklahoma, and moved to midtown Memphis a little over 10 years ago. My dad taught me how to throw clay when I was a little kid, and I've been making pots for about 20 years now.
B. collective is a creative retail shop located in Memphis, TN. that carries local artwork and woodworking done by Memphis artists. With over 20 different artists to choose from, there is a gift for every occasion.