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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Decorator XXVII

Chloe York "The Decorator XXVII" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Entered a Contest Today

Vote for me so I can sell me some prints and win some money for new canvasses? Click on the link to vote for each piece. I submitted three. I greatly appreciate your support. You have no idea.

Coming Soon: "XO: Collaborative Works by Chloe York and Eric Quick"

Some exciting news. My proposal for a showcase of collaborative works by Eric Quick and myself has been accepted for a one-night exhibition at Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN. We are set for Saturday, July 18th, 2015. We hope to see you there!

Chloe York and Eric Quick "Decorator Crab" Mixed Media on Paper 24"x26" 2013

"Decorator Crab" detail

The Decorator XXVI

Chloe York "The Decorator XXVI" Acrylic on Panel 24"x36" 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Excerpt- A Little Taste of "The Terra Codex"

I promised you a bit of how the book Eric and I are writing is going so far. We're well into the interesting bits, about 33,000 words in. We've settled on a title. "The Terra Codex."

This is part of the boring introductory stuff and serves in setting up the character, Eloise while she spends time with her boyfriend on an ordinary day. This little part seemed appropriate as content on an art blog goes. Enjoy:

She nuzzled his cheek with her nose and stared at his somber eyes. She loved those eyes. She loved the variations of blue there, rich phtalos, swirling teals, and arbitrary gold flecks. Since they’d been together, her color palettes had noticeably shifted to mimic those eyes.
On the easel, the painting sat, powerful and dominant in spite of its smallness. Spirals of pastel greens and blues mingled with gentle strokes of teal broken apart by grasping vine shapes that Eloise had to admit did resemble the limbs of a sea creature. The surface was flat, dimensionless, but within each shape and especially in the areas of shifting lights and darks, was an undeniable depth. In the foreground were the slightest touches of gold, flecked out among muted greens.
She beamed triumphantly, inwardly congratulating herself on capturing Nathan’s eyes so perfectly.