Owned and operated by a dynamic group of local artist members, the gallery exhibits a diverse range of styles, mediums and price points. Because each member is selected through a double jury process, the caliber of their original art is high, yet accessible and affordable. Several of our artists have received national recognition for their talent.
Leslie J. Dulin: Abstract Paintings
Pleasant Groove, acrylic diptych by Leslie J. Dulin
| Leslie J. Dulin uses unconventional painting tools to create bold abstract expressionist paintings on canvas.
“My paintings have no recognizable subject matter,” she stated. “I start my paintings by choosing one or more colors and spreading, dripping or throwing the paint with unusual tools such as metal spatulas, squeegees, trowels or silicone spatulas. Sometimes I use found objects to create texture, and stencils to add patterns. I cut my newest stencils from Russian and American advertising and from Czech handwriting samples.”
“I evaluate the painting between layers and continue to add paint until I have a balanced and pleasing composition. I spend a lot of time analyzing the structure of my paintings. They don’t just happen. Many of my paintings have multiple starts underneath the final layer. These previous layers contribute texture and sometimes peek out between the final shapes.”
“My intention is to engage the emotions of the viewer, who is free to interpret my paintings in any way they wish. Often they see much more than I do.” she added. “I want visitors to feel free to tell me what they really think about the paintings. I like to discuss color and composition and I learn a lot from gallery customers.”
See Our Artists’
Arthur, Gay Painting
Bizot, Denice Metal Sculpture
Boni, Miki Painter
Brock, Laura Jewelry
Brooks, Helen Painting
Catlin, Irene Fiber Arts
Currey, Ann Painting
Dulin, Leslie Painting & Assemblage
Franklin, Ellen Painting & Mixed Media
Frye, Chuck Painting
Glascock, Lee Painting
Goodson, Eleanor Jewelry
Graham, Laurie Ceramics
Harvey, Roger Pottery & Wood
Johnston, Eugenia Painting
Kerlin, Linda Painting
Kern, Marian Jewelry
Kindred, Janice Painting
Kirkpatrick, Jennie Painting
Kjos, Neil Photography
Koski, Nadine Encaustic
Langston, Coyee Painting
McAllester, Spears Photography
McClure, Mary Beth Warm Glass
McCoy, Doug Mixed Media
Miller, Marie Painting
Murnan, Barbara Jewelry
Ott, Carol Jewelry
Roche, Jim Wood
Ryan, Lori Painting
Salerno, David Painting
Teuscher, June Painting
Thomas, Linda Etching & Painting
Tucker, James Painting
Washburn, Sandra Paynter Painting
Wilkey, Janis Painting
Artist Ann Currey loves to paint outdoors, what many artists refer to as “en plein air.” She says working outside makes all of her landscape paintings better.
“I find it difficult to paint from photographs and prefer to work from plein air studies and use the photographs as reference,” says Currey. “Most of my studies are a long way from a finished piece; often all I accomplish is getting good color notes and light patterns. The color notes and light give me enough information to start over and do a larger piece in the studio.”
She has had mishaps. Her easel has blown over quite a few times and she has unintentionally backed into bystanders who were quietly observing behind her.
Currey’s latest series focuses on the reflective qualities of light on water as it sparkles and constantly moves.
Sunlight on Water: Paintings by Ann Currey
Opening Reception Friday, July 1st, 5-8 PM
When you visit, two member artists will greet you and are available to answer questions about the work in the gallery or to help you make a selection.
And be sure not to miss our First Friday celebration.
On the first Friday of each month, the gallery’s Featured Artist program showcases the work of a different member artist or two. This special event is launched with an opening reception and extended hours.
On the first Friday of November and May – twice a year – the gallery buzzes with activity as member artists bring in all new works. These two events are particularly exciting because the entire gallery is full of new art to celebrate the holiday season and the coming of spring.
A great variety of media offers something for all tastes.
At The In-Town Gallery you’ll find:
Oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; mixed media; assemblage; photography; pen and ink drawings; wood arts and furnishings; metal sculpture; jewelry; stained and fused glass; pottery; fiber and fabric art; and greeting cards made from original work.
Visitors to Chattanooga are welcome at The In-Town Gallery!
Chattanooga is considered one of the most family-friendly places in America to vacation. It is also an up-and-coming art-friendly city. Consequently, The In-Town Gallery is considered one of the best, family-friendly art galleries in Chattanooga.
Conveniently located in the popular NorthShore area of Chattanooga, there is a lot to see and do in the thriving “hip to historical” area.
The In-Town Gallery is not to be missed if you are looking for a Chattanooga art gallery to find new works for your art collection, for gifts, or for decorating your home, office or business. If you need a piece of art to remind you of your visit to Chattanooga, you can find it here. We also offer gift certificates as the perfect gift for a wedding or housewarming!