Dwayne Butcher was born in Arkansas and lives and works as an artist, writer, and curator in Memphis. He received his MFA from Memphis College of Art and BFA from the University of Memphis. He has exhibited work in Paris, Helsinki, Milan, Amsterdam, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Chonqing, China, among others. Articles about his work and community art projects have been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Hyperallergic, Art21 and Big, Red and Shiny; his own writing has been published in the Memphis Flyer, Burnaway and BMore Art. Butcher is Director of Digital Content for Rhodes College, Memphis.

John Salvest is a Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. He received his B.A. in English from Duke University and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Iowa. In addition to being reviewed and featured in numerous publications, such as Art in America, The New York Times, Art Papers and The New York Examiner, Salvest is the recipient of various awards and grants including two National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His notable public art projects locations include the Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Grand Arts in Kansas.

Anne Siems was born and raised in Berlin and lives and works in Seattle. She attended the University of the South in Tennessee under a Fulbright Scholarship and completed her MFA at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Her work has been shown in a myriad of exhibitions in galleries and institutions in New York, Berlin, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among other cities.

Her work can be found in collections spanning the globe, such has American Airlines, Seattle; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Harry Connick, Jr; Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO; Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO; Lucy Liu; Microsoft, Redmond WA; Nestle USA, Glendale, CA; Nordstrom Corporation Stores, Seattle; and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, among others.

Jack Spencer has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Germany, and Mexico. Monographs of his work have been published by the University of Texas, LSU, and Vanderbilt Press and 21st Editions.

Spencer’s work is featured in the collections of Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; The Brookings Institute, Fairfax, VA; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Goldman Sachs & Company, Memphis, TN; Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS Morris Museum, Augusta, GA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; Pearl Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA among others.

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