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Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2020

Art Promotions sells Paintings, Prints, and Productions since 1989. Now located in Memphis, it primarily features the creations of American artist Karen Francis, the business owner. Authorized prints of her work are published by fineartamerica.com.  New product offerings include throw pillows, tote bags, mugs and many other art products for home decor with her art designs on them. 

Originals may be purchased with a credit card through Pay Pal by first contacting the artist at kfrancis427@gmail.com   

Karen explores many styles in her work, with oil being her medium of preference. She paints, creates computer art and graphic designs and most recently concetrates on the cinematic canvas through film and video.  

Ms. Francis led urban public art projects typically involving large numbers of people working together on a creation of an educational nature such as "A Valentine For The Earth", a multi-media ecology art sculpture.  She participated in several art exhibitions in Memphis.  

Karen graduated from KHS and Rhodes College and attended University of Memphis in the summers.  Following grad school at the University of Missouri she taught at the University of Georgia for two years then relocated to the Washington DC area.   She studied art at the Corcoran School of Art in DC, the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, The New York Art Students League, and George Mason Univ. in VA.   She returned to TN in 2005.   Her paintings and prints are in many collections throughout the U.S. and Canada.     




In addition to painting, Ms. Francis produced a number of cable TV programs on the arts in Merrifield, VA, with other volunteers during the timeframe of 1989 - 1996.  She placed art of about sixty artists on the set of the program Metropolitan Magazine, and then hosted and interviewed artists and community leaders on the program Heart of the Matter at the FCAC public access station. These programs were sponsored by Art Promotions.

Currently, as producer, she is seeking acquisition, theatrical distribution, or investors for the CHRISTMAS RIDE  theatrical release. The movie is in DCP format.  Here is a one minute trailer for it. (If multiple images of other productions are shown on YouTube, click on Title upper left.)  This independent movie stars Brittney Ham and H T Altman.  
Karen now has pages for herself, Art Promotions and Christmas Ride on Facebook and invites you to stop by there.  Karen is on LinkedIn too.
  She maintains this website, on the web since 1996.   On Instagram.com find photos and videos at http://instagram.com/crpr21516 .  On Twitter.com find her at artist427.

This feature film, CHRISTMAS RIDE, is rated PG by MPAA.  (More at mpaa.org and filmratings.org.) It is rated Family Friendly, Ages 12+ by The Dove Foundation.  Karen produced the film through Art Promotions with the cooperation of Yarbrough Media Productions in the greater Memphis and Covington, TN area.  A blog about the movie is at http://christmasride.wordpress.com    Many trailers for the film can be found on her youtube channel blessings427.  Please subscribe to be notified of new video uploads there.  It is free at this time.  The videos are about the Christmas Ride film, art, travel, music and other inspiring subjects. 

Art Promotions Business Tax License in Memphis and Shelby County is #109005192. Art is shown by appointment only. Mailing address is
1138 N. Germantown Parkway, Suite 101, #132 Memphis, TN.


More about this business may be found on Yelp, Yext, Manta, WhitePages, Local and other online directories. Thanks for visiting. Bookmark this site and call or text 901 859-2316 when you are ready to purchase art, schedule a studio visit, or inquire.  

Contact Karen  at  kfrancis427@gmail.com
or call 901 859-2316         Updated: 12/31/19

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