G. Williams Gallery

I’m thrilled to announce, I now have paintings at G. Williams Gallery in Ridgeland MS (just north of Jackson).  Very greatful for this wonderful opportunity.

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Desoto Arts Council Fall Show September-October 2013

Photo for fall show 2013
(Photo by Michael Hensley Photography)

Madison has been selected to participate in the DeSoto Arts Council fall show Three Points of View III with 2 other artists (Gwen Luttrell and Donna Shankman). The show will feature quite a few of Madison’s paintings. It will run from September 7, to October 26th, 2013. DeSoto Arts Council is located at 564 West Commerce St. in Hernando. Opening reception is September 6, from 6-9PM for members only and a select few friends of the artists. If you would like to attend the opening reception, please contact Madison via PM or email to be put on the list. Great chance for the Mississippi friends that haven’t made it to any of Madison’s Memphis shows to have a chance to view his work. More information will be posted as it becomes available or log in to the DeSoto Arts Council website

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Madison chosen for Memphis College of Art Summer Show!




Dear Madison, 

On behalf of the Memphis College of Art Alumni Association, CONGRATULATIONS! We are very pleased to inform you that Tom and Jerry has been selected for inclusion in the Alumni Summer Exhibition 2012. This first year, our juror selected a diverse body of works to assemble what she terms “a strong show, interesting for the range it reveals.”


A committee of your peers has volunteered to hang the Alumni Summer Exhibition, scheduled to open on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The exhibition will continue on view through July 15, 2012. The Opening Reception is Thursday, May 17 from 5–7 pm. 

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PAWS for Art a huge success/Where’s Home was the highest bid

Thanks to everyone who came out last week to the PAWS FOR ART -  Animal Art Auction at Memphis WaterWorks.  Over $20,000.00 was raised for the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

Gallery Fifty Six would especially thank gallery artist Madison Sherman, who’s painting “Where’s Home” brought in $4,000.00. 

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PAWS for Art Auction

Madison has donated a painting to the Memphis Shelby County Humane Society PAWS for Art auction.  40 artists were selected to participate in the event.  All of the paintings will be on display at Gallery 56 at 2256 Central, Memphis TN beginning with an opening reception on Mary 20th from 6-8 PM.  The reception is free and open to the public. The auction will take place at WaterWorks, 741 S. Cox, Memphis TN on May 26th from 6-8 PM.  Tickets are 25.00 per person.  To view the painting that Madison donated, please visit Gallery 56 or view the photo of Where’s Home? on this website’s oil paintings page.

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Madison now has paintings at Sweet Grass Restaurant

Sweet Grass restaurant, in the Cooper-Young district, now has several of Madison’s paintings up in their new bar area next door to the main dining room.  If you haven’t tried Sweet Grass, you really need to stop in.  The food is wonderful.  Co-owner/chef Ryan Trimm has done a fabulous job.  Sweet Grass is a neighborhood bistro, serving Low Country cuisine using local ingredients.  The restaurant is located at 937 South Cooper.  Website and a sampling of the menu can be viewed here Sweet Grass

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Artist’s Opening Reception Gallery FiftySix

Back to Canvas opens this Friday, March 4th with an artist’s reception at Gallery FiftySix from 5-8 PM.  The public is invited <click here>

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Gallery Fifty Six to Exhibit Back to Canvas in March

Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2011– Gallery Fifty Six, a fine art gallery located in Cooper-Young, will unveil Back to Canvas, a comprehensive fusion of personal vision and natural energy works by Memphis-area artist Madison Sherman in March. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, March 4 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 2256 Central Ave. Back to Canvas can be viewed Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private viewings are available by appointment.

Sherman’s works are an interesting union of his innermost thoughts and the connectivity of all matter on the sub-atomic level. He creates imagery to resemble his vision of the world – as energizing particles underlying the makeup of all things – which he produces through small brush strokes built up in a sculptural fashion to produce a final overall image. Sherman allows unknown possibilities to guide his process of producing compelling illustrations of visionary artistry.

            Originally from Forest City, N.C., Sherman moved to Memphis with his family, where he pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts at The University of Memphis. Immediately following graduation, Sherman began a career as a stained glass designer and painter, and has over 20 years dedicated to this art.  Sherman recently returned to his passion for painting and now devotes his artistic expression to merging his personal landscape with energy concepts to create an eclectic collection of works. Sherman resides in North Mississippi where he is a member of the DeSoto Arts Council and showcases his work locally in group and independent art shows.

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