Meet the Artist: Michael Doyle

I spend a lot of time looking through art on blogs, Instagram, art magazines, etc... Looking for artists to invite to the Motel Art Show each year. And each year I look for artists of different mediums, ones that have a certain pull on the senses, and ones that jump out to me instantly. 

Artist Michael Doyle caught my eye some time ago, via Instagram. He is a painter based in Seattle, WA. Each piece of his work has a playful, almost Wes Anderson quality to it. He's part of the duo behind Apartment On Belmont. Jump below to see some of my favorites and be sure to catch his room later this month for the One Night Stand at The Ole Miss Motel. - Erin 






Meet the Artists: Emily Wallace

What would the Motel Art Show be without the support of the Southern Foodways Alliance? Each year the art show coincides with their annual symposium, so it's only fitting to include one of the most fun illustrators of food, Emily Wallace. She's done a lot of work for the SFA as well. 

Coming to Oxford from Durham, North Carolina she will certainly have her illustrations, but also ready to talk about her new book, Road Sides

Jump below to get a preview of her work or visit her website to learn more about Emily before the Motel Show on Oct. 26th. - Erin 



Meet the Artist: Hollie Chastain

When I started the One Night Stand at The Ole Miss Motel it was all local artists. Ones that didn't have as many opportunities to show their work. That went on for the first few years, but I really had the hope of inviting out-of-town artists here too, ones that otherwise would not have shown in Oxford or even Mississippi. I wanted people to see the type of art scene that we as a community as capable of supporting and what we've created here. 

This year's Motel Show will have artists from as far away as Seattle, WA. Nine from out-of-town in total, with several local artists, also showing. 

One of those from another state is Hollie Chastain, a mixed media artist from Chattanooga, TN. You can get an idea of her work below or visit her website

Learn more about the Motel Art Show here. Come meet Hollie and all the artists on October 26th at the Ole Miss Motel. - Erin 










               * All images first appeared on Hollie's website and Instagram


The 2019 Motel Art Show

Welcome to the 2019 Motel Art Show Series!

For one night only, on October 26th, from 5 pm - 9 pm, artists will take over the Ole Miss Motel, each turning a motel room into a gallery for one night only. 

Most artists sell out of work quickly, so we add the "first dibs hour" to buy art early. This price includes a light dinner from Smoke Shop Oxford and the first preview and chance to buy the art. The show opens to the public for free, from 6 pm - 9 pm, but you will have from 5 pm - 6 pm to browse and eat, with a purchased ticket. 

Pre-purchased tickets will be available at will call. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

The 2019 roster of artists include: 

Hollie Chastain (Chattanooga, TN)

Heather Sundquist Hall (Austin, TX)

Champneys Taylor (Washington D.C.)

Adrienne Brown David (Water Valley, MS)

Nadia Alexis (Oxford, MS)

Michael Doyle (Seattle, WA)

Thomas Grosskopf (Oxford, MS)

Michael Foster (Oxford, MS)

Zet Gold (Des Moines, IA)

Kaylan Buteyn (Nashville, TN)

Nicci Hinkley (Water Valley, MS)

Church Goin' Mule (New Orleans, LA)

Bill Warren and Pati D'Amico (Water Valley, MS)

Emily Wallace (Durham, NC)

Things of note: 

*Tickets will also be available for purchase day of the show. 

*All ages welcome. Despite the clever name of the show, it's a family-friendly event. 

*No parking available on the premises. Please park in one of the free lots around the square and take the bus, take a taxi, or carpool to the event.

* Food will be for sale from Smoke Shop Oxford and Pam's Gujju House and drinks from Jackson Beer Co. Ice cream from The Oxford Creamery will also be for sale. 

1517 University Ave. // Oxford, MS // 38655

*Poster designed by Hallie Thomas Designs