Anthony Thaxton Media Release

Award-Winning Artist Anthony Thaxton Joins the Alley Cat Gallery

Baldwyn, MS – May 20, 2020 … Anthony Thaxton has won awards as a painter, an educator, a television producer, and a filmmaker.  He is nationally recognized for his artwork, among other creative achievements.  Thaxton’s art has appeared in numerous magazines and national publications.   Now, it is in The Alley Cat Gallery.  Thaxton is the latest artist to sign with the newly opened art gallery located in the downtown historic district of Baldwyn, Mississippi.  

“This is a real coup for us to have Anthony as part of our group,” said Clark Richey, gallery owner. “Anthony’s resume is quite impressive, and we are thrilled for him to share his talent with us at the gallery.”  

Thaxton’s watercolors are seen or have been featured on such television shows as The Hour, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends and  He is currently the producer, writer, director of Palate to Palette on Mississippi Public Broadcasting featuring Chef Robert St. John and artist Wyatt Waters.  And he is directing a major documentary on the art and life of Walter Anderson for public television.  His work has been seen in many national magazines and was featured in the pages of Charles Stanley’s In Touch Magazine. 

“His art evokes such emotion, said Amye Gousset, The Alley Cat Gallery curator.  “It brings back memories of moments that we have all spent somewhere, at some time in our lives.  That is what good art does, it speaks to you.  Anthony’s art certainly does that.” 

Born in Picayune, Mississippi, Anthony grew up on the coast of Bay St. Louis in Lakeshore and eventually Carriere, Mississippi.  His dad was a football coach and his mother taught music. 

“So much of my coastal subject matter comes from my early experiences living on the gulf and working on a shrimp boat,” Thaxton said. 

New Orleans Crawfish, Mixed Media, 11 x 14

Today, he lives with his wife, Amy, in Raymond, Mississippi and they have two children Bryant and Sydney.  He is the owner of Thaxton Studios where he produces fine art in a variety of mediums.  Visit to see Thaxton’s work. 

The Alley Cat Gallery is in downtown Baldwyn at 103 West Main Street.  The gallery is open Fridays Noon to 6pm and Saturdays 11am to 3pm or by appointment (  or shop online at the gallery’s online store at


The Alley Cat Gallery Announces New Website, Online Store

May 14, 2020 – Baldwyn, MS … The Alley Cat Gallery is proud to announce the release of its new website,, and a sister site,, the gallery’s online store.

Owner Clark Richey advised the gallery’s artists of the exciting changes on Tuesday.

“We believe these sites will be excellent tools for the promotion of each of our artists and the gallery in general,” Richey said. “A gallery IS the artists that it represents, and we truly hope that our efforts here show that the Alley Cat Gallery’s focus is squarely on our unique and talented artists and their work.”

Co-owner Amye Gousset was the mastermind behind the primary website, while Richey produced the online store.

“In this trying time, we wanted to have a way for people to continue to engage our gallery and enjoy our artist’s work,” Gousset said. “We have the best artists around, and we want to show them off!”

The websites are LIVE as of Thursday, May 14, and patrons of the gallery can learn about each of the artists and view extensive samples of their artwork. Additionally, they can purchase the art for local pickup or for shipment to their homes.

“We will continue to practice social and professional distancing as we re-open our store this Saturday” Richey added, “but with the new website tools anyone can do business with The Alley Cat Gallery from the comfort and safety of their own homes. We think that is vitally important at this time, and we wanted our customers to have that ability.”

The Alley Cat Gallery opened for business at 103 East Main Street in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in October of 2019, and is already home to more than twenty artists in various disciplines. Several new faces will join the gallery soon, according to Richey, Gousset and gallery manager Daphne Taylor.