Works of Heart

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Save the Date: Works of Heart 2023

Be sure to mark your calendar for our 31st Works of Heart! Our art auction will be live and in-person February 11, 2023 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Follow our InstagramFacebook, and Twitter pages for developing details, photos of art, information about our artists, and more. 

Our 30th Works of Heart Auction a Success 

Our 30th annual Works of Heart virtual art auction was a success for the kids served by the Memphis CAC. Art lovers from all over the country bid on visions of love created by our devoted artists. Bidding was fast paced throughout the week-long auction.

John McIntire sculptureThe heart-themed pieces included sculpture, paintings, tapestry, and jewelry. Many of our long-time Works of Heart artists, such as NJ Woods, John McIntire, Veda Reed, and Sally Markell participated again this year. They were joined by several first-time contributors including Janet Weed Beaver, Catherine Erb, Felicitas Sloves, and Genna Wigginson.

Admiring art in Big Heart LoungeBig Heart Lounge. Special guests enjoyed our virtual Big Heart lounge preview party Sunday, February 6. WMC-TV’s Joe Birch hosted. Heart Hawkers provided a live, interactive gallery tour. Works of Heart artists talked about their inspiration. Guests received a valentine delivery of holiday treats, wine, event t-shirt, and a yard sign.

Tricia Franklin heartSocial Media.  You can see photos of the artwork and artists on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel for short videos by artists, Heart Hawkers and others. 


Checking on the Arts. Works of Heart was featured on WKNO-FM 91.1 January 31and February 4 on their Checking on the Arts program. Listen to host Darel Snodgrass discuss the event with artist Tom Clifton and CAC Development Manager Su Hartline on the February 4 episode.

SponsorshipYou can help a hurting child find hope and healing by becoming a Works of Heart sponsor for 2023. There are several sponsorship levels. At minimum, sponsorship benefits include your individual or company name on our signage, t-shirts, and website. Contact Tiffany at or 901.888.4383 for sponsorship information.

David Simmons with heartArtists. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Works of Heart artist, please review our submission guidelines. Our Works of Heart artists are some of the Memphis CAC's most important donors.

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. Contact Tiffany at or 901.888.4383 for sponsorship and volunteer information.


Roadshow BMW/MINI

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust

Bob and Sheryl Bowen

Drs. Mary and Sidney Selvidge

The Doole Family Charitable Foundation

The Prentiss Foundation

Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis PLLC

Good Advertising

EM Printing


Special Thanks

diane's Art, Gift, Home

Holliday Flowers & Events, Inc.

Memphis Pizza Cafe

Old City Millwork

Pasqua USA

zoom screen with peopleWorks of Heart Committee

Murray Riss and Sheryl Bowen, Co-Chairs

Laura Alexander-Dodds

Burton Bridges

Tom Clifton

Ellen Isaacman Cox

Maritza Davila

Sushma Konappa

Diane Laurenzi

Shawn Mathews

Kaci Murley

Laura Nathan

Lori M. Patton

Sandra Randolph

Nikii Richey

Mary Selvidge

Cheryl Sullivan

Garland Sullivan