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Parish Gallery records

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Ogburn, David, 1942-  Search this
Parish, Norman, 1937-2013  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
11.73 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1940-2013
bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.

Exhibition files include printed materials, photographic material, correspondence, loan agreements, born digital material, and other materials related to exhibitions held at Parish Gallery. In some cases exhibition files serve as artist files as well, with additional materials related to artists' work. Notable artists included within these files are Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Oggi Ogburn, Evangeline J. (E. J.) Montgomery, Bruce McNeil, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Marilyn Horrom, Samella Lewis, Herbert Gentry, and Tayo Adenaike.

Administrative files include materials related to Galleries 1054, where Parish Gallery was located; as well as a proposal from Black Artists of DC; correspondence; and clippings.

Norman Parish biographical material includes documents related to Norman Parish's art career and honors and awards he received.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1940-1944, 1971-2013, bulk 1991-2013 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8-9, ER01-ER20; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1991-2013 (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Norman Parish Biographical Material, 1970-2013 (Box 7, ER21; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Parish Gallery (established 1991-closed 2013) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. Founded by artist Norman Parish (1937-2013), the gallery was known for exhibiting artwork by African American and international artists. Parish's wife Gwen co-managed the gallery from the beginning until it closed its doors. Over the course of its 22 year history, Parish gallery exhibited the works of over 170 artists from Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Spain, Greece, and many other countries. In articles and interviews, Parish underscored the gallery's dedication to showing the works of underrepresented artists of all backgrounds, though the primary focus was the members of the African diaspora, and help them promote their work.

Norman Parish was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 and contributed to the Wall of Respect in 1967. He was a painter and was in several exhibitions. In 1988 Parish moved to Washington, D.C., and he opened Parish Gallery in Georgetown in 1991, making it one of the few galleries owned by an African American at the time. The gallery quickly grew in prominence over the years highlighting the works of major artists such as Wadsworth Jarrell, Herbert Gentry, and E. J. Montgomery, as well as artists from the United States and abroad. The final exhibition at the gallery was entitled Norman Parish: The Artist in 2013. Parish passed away that same year.
Provenance:
The Parish Gallery records were donated in 2016 by Gwen Parish, Norman Parish's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Gallery owners -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parigall
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Parish Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99590b086-12b6-40cb-835a-818ccee12417
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parigall
Online Media:

Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013, bulk 1991-2013

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Gentry, Herbert  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Ogburn, David  Search this
Parish, Norman  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17390
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382963
AAA_collcode_parigall
Theme:
African American
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_382963
Online Media:

Biographical Summaries and Resumes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s-circa 2001
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c690233e-0988-4d6c-8143-c8701b6e3aee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref956
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Samella Lewis : an art institution in her own right

Author:
Harris, Juliette  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2001
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749964

African American art and artists / Samella Lewis ; foreword by Floyd Coleman ; new introduction by Mary Jane Hewitt

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 340 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists--Biography--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718916

Interviews with five Bajan artists

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Gall, David  Search this
Daniel, Joyce  Search this
Stewart, Omowale  Search this
Akyem  Search this
Woodpecker  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Gall, David  Search this
Daniel, Joyce  Search this
Stewart, Omowale  Search this
Akyem  Search this
Woodpecker  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
Barbados
Date:
1986
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_750129

Elizabeth Catlett : works on paper, 1944-1992 / essays by Samella S. Lewis, Richard J. Powell ; edited by Jeanne Zeidler

Author:
Catlett, Elizabeth 1915-2012  Search this
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Powell, Richard J. 1953-  Search this
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Hampton University (Va.) Museum  Search this
Subject:
Catlett, Elizabeth 1915-2012  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. ; ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
N40.1.C357y L6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474655

Art : African American / Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Physical description:
x, 298 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 L39 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455518

David Butler

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Butler, David  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_489689

African American art for young people. Volume one / Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art appreciation  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 L67a 1991 v. 1
N6538.N5L67a 1991 v. 1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436009

Jacob Lawrence : [exhibition] Santa Monica College, Santa Monica California : Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, California / by Samella S. Lewis with the assistance of Mary Jane Hewitt

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Hewitt, Mary Jane  Search this
Santa Monica College  Search this
Clark Humanities Museum  Search this
Museum of African American Art (Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
Call number:
N40.1.L42 L6 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405187

African American art and artists / Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
[1994], c1990
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists--Biography--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 L39 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456315

Beyond traditional boundaries : collecting for black art museums

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1982
Topic:
African Americans--Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
AM1 .M691
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753425

The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection : building on tradition

Author:
Driskell, David C  Search this
Trescott, Jacqueline  Search this
Fine, Ruth 1941-  Search this
Woodson, Shirley  Search this
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Whitfield-Locke, Dianne Art collections  Search this
Locke, Carnell R Art collections  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Maryland
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American art--Private collections  Search this
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017334

From the collection of Samella Sanders Lewis : magnificent art for her alma mater

Author:
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S Art collections  Search this
Barthé, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Hampton University (Va.) Museum  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
California
Virginia
Hampton
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678722

Best Village : the legacy and the odyssey

Author:
Sang, Joyce Wong  Search this
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Best Village  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Trinidad and Tobago
Date:
1988
Topic:
Community arts projects  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548742

Barthé, his life in art / Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Museum of African American Art (Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Barthé, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Physical description:
301 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
African American sculpture  Search this
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NB237.B368 L49 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931519

Reflections on 20 years of IRAAA, a conversation with Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S Interviews  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512956

Black artists on art / [edited by] Samella S. Lewis and Ruth G. Waddy

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Author:
Waddy, Ruth G (Ruth Gilliam) 1909-2003  Search this
Physical description:
volumes illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]-
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 L67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2638

The art of Elizabeth Catlett / Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Subject:
Catlett, Elizabeth 1915-2012  Search this
Physical description:
193 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1.C357 L6
N40.1.C357L6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244162

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