Friday, April 24, 2015

Geode in Water

Chloe York "Geode in Water" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2015 $850
This one is pretty weird for me. I tried a lot of new things (I don't normally do washes or mute my colors so much). I hope it still looks enough like something I did. I didn't settle on a title until I realized what the thing looks like. It was originally going to be a undersea scape with like a mountain or something covered in coral, but I ended up liking the horizontal orientation and the simplicity of just a few shapes and lines better.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

HeART and Soul

So far, I only really know as much as what the poster says about this event but I will have donated a piece that will be available for purchase that evening to benefit the Church Health Center. More details to come. Come out and show your support!

XO Progress

I've mentioned the collaborative series my husband, Eric Quick and I have been working on. Here is more progress. The images aren't so great, but luckily you can just come and see them in person (and completed) at our show in July at Crosstown Arts. I'm doing the colorful bits and Eric will complete them with black/white pen and ink. I'll keep you posted!
Alligator Snapping Turtle (in progress)

Caddis Fly Larvae (in progress)

Caddis Fly Larvae detail

Caddis Fly Larvae detail

Sponge Crab (in progress)

Sponge Crab detail

Snail (in progress)

Decorator Crab (in progress)

Our Budding Art Collection Part 2

"Charles B Slowed Down" by Alexander Paulus

An original Charley Harper print hanging near a Michelle Duckworth, T Taylor, and ceramics by Nikkila Carroll

Eric Quick's works in progress, dead things in frames, a Shannon O'Daniel paper piece (triceratops), and a James Jean book

Michelle Morin prints, an Andrew Bird poster by Landland, and a trophy by Eli Gold I won

A "Babycreep" ceramic planter by Nikkila Carroll

"Turtle Shell" by Adam Farmer, a Carson Ellis, a Walter Anderson print, and a shelf full of knick knacks

A wonderful painting by Jesse Nabers hangs above our living room sofa

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Caddis IV

Chloe York "Caddis IV" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


This open-call show will feature art inspired by purchases from the Cleveland Street Flea Market. For my piece, I "decorated" a blue boy painting within its gilded frame. See more event details here:


Chloe York "Untitled" 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Designer's Choice Interiors

Here are a couple of pieces of mine in an interior design show space, put together by Christian Nelius. To see this show room in person and pick up some excellent home decor, head over to Designer's Choice Interiors: 776 E Brookhaven Circle in Memphis.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Come On Out

Tonight is Trolley Night in downtown Memphis, a night of art openings and general merriment. Come and see some work of mine at Exhibition Momentum 2015, at 409 S Main.

Also go to see Hey Friend Bye Friend, a farewell group show for the talented Brittany Vega, who is leaving Memphis (booooo). Show features Brittany Vega, Alexander Swilley, Kristen Rambo, Cole Wheeler, Whitney Kerr, and Samantha Wigginton. I look forward to seeing their work in person. Details here.

Paintings by Kristen Rambo

"No Strays" Photo by Alexander Swilley

And when you're finished up with downtown, head over to the Cooper Young district for the show, Team Retrograde at Adam Farmer's Glitch gallery. Info here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day

Here is a peek at the progress of three new pieces I'm working on at home while snowed in. Apologies for the graininess of these photos. Stay safe out there today, dudes.


Chloe York and Eric Quick "Nautilus" Mixed Media on Paper 22"x30" 2014

Hermit Crab

Chloe York and Eric Quick "Hermit Crab" Mixed Media on Paper 22"x30" 2014

Friday, February 13, 2015

Microcosm II

Chloe York "Microcosm II" Acrylic on Canvas 10"x10" 2014

This painting was done as a donation piece for the Memphis Botanic Garden's Incognito Silent Art Auction. Painting surfaces were provided for all participating artists to keep everything the same size. It was a cool thing to be a part of. For more information, click here

Calls to Artists: February 2015

The Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is accepting submissions for the exhibition Jazz: Visual Vibe. The exhibition will be on view during the month of March in conjunction with several jazz programs that will occur throughout the month at GPAC. Both 2D and 3D works will be accepted into the show. All submitted pieces must be about, pay tribute, and/or bring attention to jazz as an art form and its rich history. For more information on submission guidelines, email The deadline to submit is Feb. 18 by midnight. 

The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) is seeking artists to submit designs to update the artwork on Main Street's utility shacks. The DMC will reimburse artists up to $700 for materials. Designs must be submitted by Feb. 17Read more and submit proposal for utility shacks. The DMC is also seeking a series of creative banner designs from local graphic designers and artists to be installed on lamp poles along Main Street Mall from Poplar Avenue to Peabody Place. These proposals are due by March 3Read more and submit...

The Memphis Cook Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting an exhibition spotlighting current students and recent graduates (2009–2014) of Memphis College of Art in conjunction with Memphis in May. Specifically, we are seeking art that introduces Memphis to an outsider and says “Welcome to Memphis.” Artwork depicting Memphis, its attractions, personalities, idiosyncrasies, etc. will be given preference, but all work involving or is inspired by Memphis is welcome and considered for exhibition. Contact Olivia Wall at for further information and submission guidelines. Deadline for submission is March 8.

The Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN), in collaboration with the Knoxville Public Art Committee and the City of Knoxville, is seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs to be printed and wrapped on outdoor water bottle refill stations as part of the Bringing Tap Back Project. Bringing Tap Back is a statewide initiative paid to raise awareness of the importance of drinking water by providing free and accessible water bottle refill stations in public spaces. The deadline to submit is March 13 by 3 p.m. Read more and submit...

Crosstown Arts is seeking artists to submit artwork for their upcoming exhibition Belongings. The exhibition will consist of works created from items purchased from the Cleveland Street Flea Market and repurposed into an original artworks. The deadline to submit is March 24. Read more and submit…

Monday, January 19, 2015

Caddis III

Chloe York "Caddis III" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2015

"Caddis III" detail

"Caddis III" detail

"Caddis III" detail

Caddis II

Chloe York "Caddis II" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2015

"Caddis II" detail

"Caddis II" detail