October at Amelia

Here are all the happenings around Amelia for October. I'll try to be better at listing all of these things... There is still room to sign up for the kids 8 week art camp on Mondays. And check back incase new things get added! 


The 9th Annual Art Crawl in Water Valley

Have you been to the art crawl in Water Valley? It's this fun event where you go from gallery to gallery, home to home, all to see art in each place. You can pick up maps for each spot at The Living Room Gallery, Yalo Studio, and Bozart's Galley, all on Main St. The Lee House will also have maps, just across Main St. 

From there, just wander at your own pace, from spot to spot. 

Just make sure to end up at Yalobusha Brewery for the after party with a fashion show from MisFits and a live performance from And The Echo. It's right next door to Amelia, so you can't miss it. 

Yalo Studio, Bozart's, and The Living Room Gallery will all be showing a portion of the Do Good Fund collection. 

About the collection: 

Photographs from the Do Good Fund: A Celebration of Southern Photography, is a statewide photography exhibition featuring the work of dozens of photographers and more than 100 images from the Do Good Fund’s collection. The Do Good Fund, a non-profit based in  Columbus, Georgia, is a contemporary photography collection whose focus is to build a museum-quality collection of photographs made in the American South in the years since World War II. Artists represented in this collection include Guggenheim Fellows, Magnum photographers and regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized photographers. More about the DO Good Fund here. 

I'll be showing work from Gordon Parks, Baldwin Lee, Bill Yates, Brandon Thibodeaux, Dave Anderson, Emmet Gowin, Henry Clay Anderson, Mark Steinmetz, and Maude Schuyler Clay. 

Truly not to be missed. September 23rd, from 5:30 - 9:00. Free to attend. 


The One Night Stand At The Ole Miss Motel 2017

It's the time of year.... Announcing the artists for this year's October 7th, One Night Stand At The Ole Miss Motel. Going into the 11th year for the show, I've decided to invite fewer artists so that you can really get to know the work of the artists that are showing and support them by buying their work on the evening of the show. 

Like the last two years, there will be a preview hour, from 5pm - 6pm. You can buy tickets directly, here. From 6pm - 9pm, it's free to attend. 

This year's artists are: 

Jonathan Kent Adams  (Oxford, MS) / Meredith C. Bullock (Nashville,TN) / Ashleigh Coleman (Jackson, MS) /Adrianne Brown David (Water Valley, MS) / Reid Mitchell (Memphis, TN) / lo fi  (Memphis, TN) / Michael Foster (Oxford, MS)  / Kate Freeman (Jackson, MS)  / Andrew Leggett  (Los Angeles, CA) / The Living Room Gallery (Water Valley, MS)  

**Food will be available for sale, vendor TBA. 

**For parking, please carpool, walk, ride your bike... there will be no parking on the premises. There is a parking lot across the street from the motel that you can use or public lots near the square. 

1517 University Ave. / Oxford, MS / 38655

October 7th, 2017, 5pm - 9pm. 


A Study In Color at The Living Room Gallery

A new show is up in the gallery! A Study In Color by myself, Erin Austen Abbott, will run from August 18th - September 22nd. For this show, I really wanted to study the way we see color, in landscape, textures, nature, and in architecture. I found that I was drawn to the same color palettes over and over, without realizing it. What colors are you drawn to? 

The opening reception will be August 18th, from 6 - 9pm. 

112 South Main St. / Water Valley, MS / 38965

Galley Hours: 

Thursday  10 - 4

Friday 10 - 7

Saturday 10 - 4


*Sofa by Article

Heading to Water Valley...

I want to thank all of you for the almost eight years of shopping at Amelia, in Oxford, on a regular basis. It's been wonderful to have the tiny shop in The Lyric Theatre. I've loved what I've been able to do with only 187 square feet. But as online sales continue to grow more and more each day and I have ideas for expanding, it's time to move...

I have lived in Water Valley for over twelve years and with my son starting kindergarten there in a few months, expanding in Water Valley made the most sense for my family and me. I do hope you will visit out there, enjoy one of the classes I'll be hosting or teaching, or attend one of the art openings in the new Living Room gallery, that is a part of my new space. 

The new Amelia is in a little brick house, on Main Street, directly next door to Yalobusha Brewery. The paint is drying on the new sign as we speak, so you can't miss it.

112 South Main St. Water Valley, MS 38965

As a fun addition to the website, I'll also be offering delivery service to Oxford, Batesville, Taylor and Grenada. Just mark in-store pick-up and leave the for delivery address in the notes. 

We have our next opening this Friday, May 12th, with Oxford artist Jonathan Kent Adams, from 6-9pm. 

And there are still spots open for the kids art classes, the first two weeks of June. 

As a thank you to my customers, I'm offering 50% off online and in the Oxford location, for this last week with the code WATERVALLEY. Perfect for graduation, teacher and Mother's Day gifts. 

***This does not include already marked down sale items, my book How To Make It, any classes or the Curated Quilt Collection. Thank you.

The Oxford shop will be open:

Sunday 10- 2

Wednesday -  Friday 9-2

Saturday 10-5

See you in the Valley (it's only 20 minutes from Oxford)!!