In 1975, eleven artists united by art founded Gallery Eleven in the Noyes Building at Broad and Quarrier Street. That building is now gone and the membership has changed many times over the past 40 years, but the gallery is still going strong in its current location at 1025 Quarrier Street.
Gallery Eleven was established as a co-op, where artists could have a permanent location to display and sell their art. Each member performs the day-to-day functions of running a gallery; therefore, when you visit the gallery, you will be able to meet the artists while looking at wonderful art and unusual crafts. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
There are now 16 members, each with a section of wall space to display their unique art, whether it be watercolors, oil paintings or mixed media. The group also includes an award-winning potter.
An Open House celebrating of 40 years of art at Gallery Eleven will be held Saturday, October 3, between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, at 1025 Quarrier Street. Drawings will be held for $200 in gift certificates. The public is invited to attend.
Founding Members: Seated from left: Nancy Mottesheard, Helen Bratt, and Rosalie Atkins. Back row, from left: John Hudkins, Barbara Blumberg, Henry Keeling, Ray McNamara, Jan Griffin, Della Brown Hardman, Esther Forsley, and Milton Koslow.
Current Members: First row, from left: Joyce Waltz Daniels, Awyn Danielle Milam, JoeAnn Crawford, Amy Stout, Randy Selbe, Linda Stonestreet, founding members Ray McNamara and Nancy Mottesherd, and Sonja Adkins. Back row, from left: A. J. “Tony” Papa, Sharon McClanahan, Judy Foxx, Pat Roberts, Arthur Evans, Linda Charles Stone, and Jean Pennington. Not shown: Kathy Boland and Chris Wood.