Works of Heart

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Every February, art lovers gather for our Works of Heart valentine auction. The Memphis College of Art is filled with over 120 gallery-quality heart-themed pieces created by leading regional artists. Artists include long-time Works of Heart contributors like Dolph Smith, Tootsie Bell, Carl Moore, Maritza Davila, John McIntire, and NJ Woods. Joe Birch from Action News 5 is back as emcee.

Most guests purchase $75 general admission tickets, which include complimentary beer, wine and appetizers by Another Roadside Attraction Catering. Another option is to purchase tickets to our exclusive Big Heart Lounge. 


A ticket to the Big Heart Lounge provides access to the beautiful posh lounge, with full bar, on the main gallery floor. Big Heart Lounge guests enjoy cocktails by renowned bartender David Parks and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Big Heart Lounge guests also receive a personal work of art created by a Works of Heart artist, a free Works of Heart tee, and other special gifts. Big Heart Lounge tickets are $200.

Preview Week. The art is on display beginning Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm in the main gallery of the Memphis College of Art. “Heart Sitter” volunteers are on hand to provide information about artists and assist with bidder registration.


Photos & Social Media. Photos of the artwork are on posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#worksofheart).

Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers! Works of Heart is a success because of the generous support of our guests, our committed volunteers, and our supporters –not to mention the artists who graciously donate their time and creativity. Their work is absolutely superb. Our hardworking committee, under the leadership of Murray Riss and Sheryl Bowen, have planned an outstanding event for you!


Roadshow BMW/Mini

SunTrust Bank

Another Roadside Attraction Catering

Sheryl & Bob Bowen

Good Advertising

Memphis College of Art

Morris & Associates


EM Printing

Shawn Hayden, MD

Caesars Entertainment

The Doole Family Charitable Foundation

River Oaks Investment Corp.

Mary & Sid Selvidge

Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals

Todd Stricklin

Special Thanks:

Joe Birch

Annette Outlan

David Parks