Shanequa shares her journey in When Women Become Business Owners with “Chapter 3: Embracing the Business of Fine Art.” Listen to one of the tips she shares in her chapter below.
About the Contributor
Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, has drawn praise and critical acclaim for her depictions of southern life and black women, and is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer. She has exhibited her work at prestigious venues and events including the Chattanooga African American Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga), the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (Atlanta), Emory University (Atlanta), Mason Murer Gallery (Atlanta), and the National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta). Her work is among the private collections of actor Samuel L. Jackson, musician/songwriter Leon Russell, and event planner to the stars Preston Bailey.
She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and currently attends the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she has received awards and scholarships. She is honored to have her as part of the permanent collection for SCAD Hong Kong. In 2013, she was chosen by Low Country Luxe and The Congressional Club to create an illustration of the White House, which was featured as packaging for the 2013 First Lady’s Luncheon hostess gift. First Lady Michelle Obama and more than 1,800 attendees received the gift.
Find Shanequa Gay online at:
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/shanequagayart
- Twitter – @shanequagay