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About Whitney Melton Jeffreys

Whitney Melton Jeffreys is a native New Orleanian and is currently practicing as an artist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her art is inspired by the city that she lives in and the people that surround her. Art Gumbo represents the many different ingredients that make up her work. Whitney has been showing her work since she was 15 years old.

During Jazzfest 2018, Whitney was honored in the Cultural Pavilion as one of NOLA's 300 in celebration with New Orleans' tricentennial. She was chosen by photographer Gus Bennett to be represented in his project, The New Orleans People Project. His photographs were featured as part of the tricentennial exhibit representing the city and it's cultural traditions.

Whitney has been featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art's Art in Bloom live auction, the Falaya Fling auction, Second Story Gallery at the New Orleans Healing Center, St Charles Avenue Magazine and New Orleans Magazine. 

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When you purchase artwork from Whitney Melton Jeffreys, you are purchasing handmade art infused with positive vibes. Each painting is lovingly created at her kitchen table in between snack time with her little one and her full-time job with a local non-profit. Every purchase helps support our local economy and directly supports a local, family-run small business. Whitney sources her art materials from three local art supplies stores in the New Orleans area. 

A portion of the proceeds go back into the community through philanthropic efforts. Shop confidently knowing that your purchase helps support Ochsner Health Neurosciences, Ochsner Hospital for Children and the Krewe of Red Beans.   

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