Fine Arts Poster History

For over four decades Memphis in May International Festival has included an original commissioned work of art created by notable Memphis artists as part of its salute to a select honored country. That artwork has then been used as the commemorative image on limited edition, highly collectible Fine Arts Posters annually. A complete gallery is displayed below with artist information and year.

Venezuela

Venezuela

Year: 1980
Size: 31 x 39
Artist: Ted Faiers
Medium: Woodcut on paper

Egypt

Egypt

Year: 1981
Size: 43 x 55
Artist: Mary Sims
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

The Netherlands

Netherlands

Year: 1982
Size: 35 x 24
Artist: Veda Reed
Medium: Oil on paper

Israel

Israel

Year: 1983
Size: 65 x 45
Artist: Burton Callicott
Medium: Oil on canvas

Mexico

Mexico

Year: 1984
Size: 36 x 26
Artist: Carroll Cloard
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Australia

Australia

Year: 1985
Size: 45R
Artist: Ron Pekar
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Japan

Japan

Year: 1986
Size: 38 x 49
Artist: Steve Yee
Medium: Watercolor on paper

China

China

Year: 1987
Size: 35 x 22
Artist: Fred Rawlison
Medium: Watercolor on paper

Great Britain

United Kingdom

Year: 1988
Size: 30 x 24
Artist: Kenneth Williamson
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Kenya

Kenya

Year: 1989
Size: 61 x 48
Artist: Ephraim Urevbu
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

France

France

Year: 1990
Size: 31 x 26
Artist: Jeanie Umbreit
Medium: Hand colored photo

New Zealand

New Zealand

Year: 1991
Size: 42 x 34
Artist: Valerie Berlin
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Italy

Italy

Year: 1992
Size: 32 x 38
Artist: Mary Norman
Medium: Oil on canvas

Russia

Russia

Year: 1993
Size: 37 x 49
Artist: Jeanne Reynolds
Medium: Pastel on paper

Ivory Coast

1994 Cote Dlvoire

Year: 1994
Size: 51 x 63
Artist: George Hunt
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Thailand

Thailand

Year: 1995
Size: 24 x 41
Artist: Emma Shaw-Smith
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

20th Anniversary

Twentieth

Year: 1996
Size: 35 x 35
Artist: Mary Sims
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Brazil

Brazil

Year: 1997
Size: 49 x 43
Artist: Colleen Newport Stevens
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Portugal

Portugal

Year: 1998
Size: 58 x 69
Artist: Freida Hamm
Medium: Oil on canvas

Morocco

Morocco

Year: 1999
Size: 37 x 55
Artist: John Robinette
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

India

India

Year: 2000
Size: 56 x 80
Artist: Lurlynn Franklin
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

The Netherlands

Netherlands

Year: 2001
Size: 60 x 72
Artist: Veda Reed
Medium: Oil on canvas

Argentina

Argentina

Year: 2002
Size: 32 x 40
Artist: Larry Edwards
Medium: Gouache on paper

South Korea

South Korea

Year: 2003
Size: 35 x 47
Artist: David Mah
Medium: Acrylic mixed media on panel

The Republic of South Africa

South Africa

Year: 2004
Size: 43 x 32
Artist: Brenda Joysmith
Medium: Pastel on paper

Ireland

Ireland

Year: 2005
Size: 33 x 43
Artist: Pam Wagner
Medium: Oil on canvas

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Year: 2006
Size: 41 x 53
Artist: Nancy Cheairs
Medium: Oil on canvas

Spain

Spain

Year: 2007
Size: 38 x 55
Artist: Elizabeth Alley
Medium: Oil on canvas

Turkey

Turkey

Year: 2008
Size: 35 x 35
Artist: Kat Gore
Medium: Mixed media on masonite

Chile

Chile

Year: 2009
Size: 38 x 48
Artist: Pam Cobb
Medium: Acrylic over goldleaf on wood panels

Tunisia

Tunisia

Year: 2010
Size: 16 x 20
Artist: Jed Jackson
Medium: Gouache on board

Belgium

Belgium

Year: 2011
Size: 38 x 25
Artist: Tim Crowder
Medium: Oil and enamel with embroidery on paper

Philippines

Philippines

Year: 2012
Size: 47 x 34
Artist: Pinkey Herbert
Medium: Oil on canvas

Sweden

Sweden

Year: 2013
Size: 24 x 18
Artist: Elizabeth Edwards
Medium: Oil on canvas

Panama

Panama

Year: 2014
Size: 30 x 30
Artist: Bobby Spillman
Medium: Gouache on illustration board

Poland

Poland

Year: 2015
Size: 18 x 24
Artist: Lester Merriweather
Medium: Mixed media

Canada

Canada

Year: 2016
Size: 24 x 33
Artist: Jared Small
Medium: Oil on board

Colombia

Colombia

Year: 2017
Size: 22 x 30
Artist: Nick Pena
Medium: Watercolor and sintra

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Year: 2018
Size: 22 x 30
Artist: Erin Harmon
Medium: Painted paper collage

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