Selden Gallery 2013
World Trade Center “Offsite Gallery” 2015 “Say It Loud” The Art of Prominent African American Artists”
Offsite Gallery 2017 “2017 Renaissance: Art of African American Artists”
Offsite Gallery 2019
“Make Me Wanna Holler”
Norfolk Public Art Commissioner Founding Member

Read this Veer Article about the “2017 Renaissance”

Maizelle Brown has curated several Offsite Gallery and Selden Gallery exhibitions for Norfolk Arts. She’s also a founding member of the Norfolk Public Art Commission and served 3 terms ending in 2018. Her work has been exhibited at the Chrysler Museum of Art and is included in many private and corporate collections to include the Norfolk Botanical Garden. A former Norfolk gallery owner she helps many artists get their careers started. Maizelle is always willing to share her knowledge and expertise and is a great friend to many. Her dream is to visit the motherland, Africa one day.

Maizelle is a VA native and a founding member or SEVAA and has been a prize winning artist for over 40 years. She is the former owner of 2 art galleries: The Art Cellar and Maizelle Gallery of Art. She worked over 20 years in the Art Therapy Activities Program and has received numerous awards and recognition from the Attuck’s Theatre, Business Women of Color and is the founder of the Artists’ Lecture Series at the Chrysler Museum. Maizelle received a Key to the City of Portsmouth and was a recipient of the 2003 YWCA Women of Distinction award.


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