Started by Kendra Bulgrin & Jimmy Eddings in Algoma, Wisconsin in 2015 with a goal of presenting contemporary works of art and craft. The gallery moved to the east side of Milwaukee spring 2023. The gallery is named after their two young sons, Everett James and Forrest May. The artist-run gallery specializes in showing regional and national artists and craftspeople both emerging and established. It is their hope to help first time art buyers as well as collectors expand or start their art collection in a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. James May Gallery also offers free on-site art consulting.
Kendra Bulgrin - Director/ Curator
Born and raised in Wisconsin by a creative mother and a engineer/ mad scientist father, Kendra has always had an interest and passion for art. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she received a BFA with an emphasis in painting and a minor in Japanese Cultural Studies in 2005. Bulgrin completed her MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Memphis College of Art in 2007. Bulgrin has shown nationally and internationally, with shows at the Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, and at Beijing Normal University, China. Bulgrin has taught beginning and advanced painting, drawing and design classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Benedictine College, Washburn University, Emporia State University, and St. Norbert College.
Jimmy Eddings - Studio Manager
Jimmy Eddings was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At an early age he moved to Madison Wisconsin where he spent most of his life. Observing nature and immersing himself in it provides information for color, texture, form and concepts in his art.
Jimmy received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2009. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and maintains an active studio practice.