Works of Heart

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We had a record-breaking number of contributing artists participate in our 2019 27th annual Works of Heart. Over 120 visions of love came together beautifully to create this special exhibit and raise $75,000 to help victims become children again. 

The Memphis College of Art was filled with gallery-quality heart-themed pieces. Artists Juan Rojo, Quantavious “Toonky” Worship and Cory Elder contributed their unique Works of Heart for the first time this year. They were joined by long-time Works of Heart contributors Carroll Todd, Dolph Smith, NJ Woods and many more

Joe Birch from Action News 5 served as Emcee.

Guests enjoyed complimentary beer, wine and appetizers by Another Roadside Attraction Catering. 


Big Heart Lounge guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres in the chic lounge on the main gallery floor. Big Heart Lounge guests also received a personal work of art created by a Works of Heart artist, a free Works of Heart tee, and other special gifts. 

Preview Week.  The artwork was on display in the Memphis College of Art main gallery the week prior to the event.  Preview week was free and open to the public. Heart sitter volunteers were on hand to provide information about artists and assist with bidder registration and early bidding.

Social Media.  You can see photos of the artwork and the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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, are already planning the 28th annual Works of Heart!

Contact Su Hartline (shartline [at] memphiscac [dot] org) to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can help.



Roadshow BMW/Mini

Sheryl & Bob Bowen

Good Advertising

Memphis College of Art

Morris & Associates

Red Door Wealth Management

Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis, PLLC

Another Roadside Attraction Catering

ARS/Conway Services

Caesars Entertainment

The Doole Family Charitable Foundation

EM Printing

Shawn Hayden, MD

The Prentiss Foundation

Mary & Sid Selvidge

Special thanks:

Athens Paper

Joe Birch, Action News 5

Bluff City Sports

Bill Butner

Custom Plaques

diane's Art, Gift, Home

Holliday Flowers & Events

Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals

Memphis Laminating

Nolan AV

Old City Millwork

Annette Outlan

David Parks

Planet Packaging

Sarah Rossi-Bell

Todd Stricklin