Art Education: Self Taught


Solo Exhibitions

2018      Illuminations, Universal Unitarian Church, Athens, GA, Feb-March

2017      Sixteen Stories, Oconee Library, Watkinsville, GA, January

2015      The Space Between Us, The Grit, Athens, GA, October

2015      The Space Between Us, City Gallery, Charleston, SC, September

2014      The Space Between Us, Hendershots, Athens, GA, February

2013      Menagerie: paintings by Melody Croft, White Tiger, Athens, GA


2013      Melody Croft Paintings, The Leathers Building, Athens, GA

                   January 15-March 1

2013       Goddesses: The Real and The Imagined, The Loft Gallery,

                    Watkinsville,GA, November 2012-January

2012        Melody Croft Paintings, Hendershots, Athens, GA; October

2010        Melody Croft Paintings, Just Pho, Athens, GA, May

Group Exhibitions 

 2019       Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center,                               Atlanta, GA; March-May

2019         Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA; March-May

2019         Concrete and Adrift, National Juried Exhibition, Alexandria                             Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA; March-June

2019         Art on Paper, National Juried Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, 

                       New York; January-February.

2018         Athica Juried Exhibition, Athica, Athens, GA; October-December

2018          Picture the Black Fantastic, Lyndon House, Athens, GA; August 25-

                         October 13.

2018          Winterville Art Council Juried Exhibition, Winterville Art Center, 

                          Winterville, GA; July-September.

2018           Fall Juried Art Exhibition, Tannery Row Artist Colony, Burford, GA


2018         Reciprocal IV: OCAF Members at UNG, University of North

                        Oconee Campus, Watkinsville, GA; March 5-30.

2018         Resonance: A bi-sensory art exhibit, Oconee County Art

                       Foundation, Watkinsville, GA; Jan.-Feb.

2017         Home for the Holidays, KA Artist Shop, Athens, GA, Dec.-Jan.

2017        Critical Concerns, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy   

                      University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Oct. 28-Nov.16.

2017        Ladyfest Atlanta, 368 Ponce, Atlanta GA; Sept. 30.

2017        Nasty Women Athens, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA;


2017        Southworks, Oconee County Arts Foundation Annual Juried        

                      Exhibition, Watkinsville, GA; April-June.

2017        Love on the Side, Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Athens,

                      GA; February.

2017        The Love Show, KA Artist Shop, Athens, GA; Feb.-March..

2016        Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA; March-May.

2015        Trilogy: Soul, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA;      


2015        Trilogy: Body, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA;


2015        Trilogy: Mind, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA;


2014        Two Story Coffee, Athens, GA; November-January.

2014        Artists from Anywhere but Illinois Art Show 2014, Chicago Urban

                      Art Retreat Center, Chicago, Illinois; April-May.

2014         Herstory, Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, Chicago, Illinois; 


2013        Georgia Small Works 4th Annual Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts

                       Foundation, Watkinsville, GA; October 11-November 15.     

2013        Body Beautiful...Body Bizarre, Renegade Femme,

             ; July.     

2013        Metro Montage XIII, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta,

                       Georgia; July.

2013        Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA; February-                                    May.

2013        Athens' Art Crawl, Ted's Most Best, Athens, GA; October 2011                2013        Artist Juried Exhibit, Hampton Fine Arts Gallery, Greensboro, GA;


2010       Five Points Art Festival, Athens, GA; July

2010       Southworks, Oconee County Arts Foundation Annual Juried        

                      Exhibition, Watkinsville, GA; April-June

2008       Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA; February-                                   May

2005      Clayton Street Gallery, Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA;


2004      Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA, February-   


Grants and Awards    

2012       Kress Project Winner, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Curatorial Projects

2018      Resonance: a bi-sensory art exhibit, co-curated with Jackie  

                     Dorsay, Oconee County Art Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

Bibliography (periodicals and books)

2017       Ryders, Josh and Hilborn, Melissa C. “Melody Croft.” Peripheral

                      Arteries Contemporary Art Review Special Issue, June 22, 2017,


2016       Exit 271, Georgia Writer's Resource, Cover Art, Winter 2016

2015       Cowne, Ellen.  A Thousand Scattered Moments,  AuthorHouse 2105.

                       Cover. Print

2014       Thought Notebook Literary and Visual Art Journal, Vol. 2, no.

                       1.  p.18

2013        Thought Notebook Literary and Visual Art Journal, Cover Art, 4th


2013        Thought Notebook Literary and Visual Art Journal, 4th

                       Quarter, 2013.34-35

2013        Women's Caucus for Art.  "Stories We Tell."  Instant

                       Publishers, 2013. 88-89.Print

2013        The Georgia Museum of Art.  "The Winning Entries. The

                       Kress Project. Georgia Museum of Art; University of Georgia

                      2013. 38-39. Print       

Bibliography (news sources)

2019       Bass, Erin Z.  "Shining a Light on Red River Art." Deep South                                       Magaazine.  2 April. Web

2019        _________.  "Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line." Alexandria  

                        Museum of Art Newsletter. 10 April. Web

2018       Smith, Jessica. "Resonance and Typo-poetry: Augmenting art with 

                       Audio and Type." [Athens, 

                       GA] 7, Feb. Web

2018        Ford, Wayne. "Sounds like Art: Athens' Artist to Exhibit at Unique 

                        OCAF Show." [Athens, GA] 

                         18, Jan. Web

2017        ________. Flagpole [Athens, GA] 18 Jan, 2017: p 20

2016        Smith, Jessica.  "Members Only Athica Highlights its Supporters

                      Supporters with New Exhibition.” Flagpole [Athens, GA] 14, Dec.

                      2016: p.11

2015        Elingsburg, Scott. "North Charleston City Gallery Displays

                     Exhibit of Portraits and Abstract Art.” N.p.3

                     Sept. Web

 2015        ________. "North Charleston Gallery Exhibits Croft, Dietz.”         

            N.p. 30 August. Web

 2015        _________. "North Charleston City Gallery to Exhibit Works by

                     Melody Croft and Matthew Dietz.” N.p. 14


2014        Grant, Valante. "The Thought Notebook is a Unique Outlet

                       for Artists.” N.p. 26 June. Web

2014         Art Opportunity Monthly, February 2014.12

2012         Prochaska, Michael.  "Artist Blends Time Periods." The Oconee

                       Enterprise [Watkinsville, GA] 29 Nov. 2012:  A12.

2012         ________. Flagpole [Athens, GA] 20 Nov. 2012: p. 22

2011         VanHoose, Joe. “Lyndon House shows off ‘exceptional’

                      artists.”  Athens Banner-Herald [Athens, GA] 27 March, 2011:E8 2009         ________.  Flagpole [Athens, GA] 11 March, 2009, Cover




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