As I searched for artists before opening Pacesetter Gallery, one that I was bursting at the seams to reach out to was artist/graphic designer, Jamie Burwell Mixon. A huge fan of her concert posters and graphic style, I was determined to find some way we could partner up and include her work in Pacesetter Gallery.
Jamie Burwell Mixon is Professor Emerita at Mississippi State University. She is a recently retired Professor of Graphic Design, and served as Interim Department Head in the Department of Art in the College of Architecture, Art + Design at MSU. She worked as a designer, illustrator and art director for 10 years before joining the faculty in the Department of Art at MSU.
At MSU, Mixon served as coordinator of the Graphic Design Concentration area, taught graphic design courses and continues to design for select clients. Her design and illustration work includes publication in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Creative Quarterly, Logo Lounge, French Paper Sample Room & beyond. She has also created two decades of Concert and Event posters that have received national and international recognition.
Jamie's first collection at Pacesetter Gallery included prints from sketches from her COVID sketchbook. This collection of prints, currently available at Pacesetter Gallery, includes many drawings from her travels and were created during the Pandemic. At this time there were no traveling musical acts, which gave her creative time to experiment with new ideas.
In early 2022, Jamie and I got together about releasing a version of the 20 years of posters she created for the Simmons Bank Arena (previously Verizon Arena and Alltel Arena). The arena is a 18,000 seat, multi-purpose arena located in Little Rock, Arkansas that holds events for the biggest names in music like The Eagles, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Chris Stapleton.
The posters were created for the event center for marketing and to be given to VIPs, and a framed copy presented to the musical artist as seen in this picture of Jamie Burwell Mixon with James Taylor. She has received 7 top three awards, including two of her posters received Poster of the Year, in 2020 and 2009 at Pollstar LIVE! National Concert Industry Awards. This Mississippi artist truly brings Mississippi concert art to the forefront at the national level. Jamie has enjoyed attending the events and meeting so many amazing musical artists through the years. We are excited to share we now have the artist's version of these posters. Jamie has taken the original design and made a slightly smaller version that she has signed. These make a great addition to your art collection and a great gift for music lovers. We are looking forward to seeing what posters and art Jamie will be creating next! Come by and see her work at Pacesetter Gallery. Current posters include AC/DC, Metallica, James Taylor, Journey, Jason Aldean, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Luke Coombs, Luke Bryant, George Strait, Guns and Roses, Reba McIntyre, Pink, and the Rolling Stones and many more!