Cookie Davis: Inspiring Artists for Decades

Meet Cookie Davis

Cookie Davis is a native of Jacksonville and has been involved in the art community since the early 1970s, both as an exhibiting artist and as a volunteer, chairperson and board member of a number of cultural organizations and events.

The first place that I exhibited was on my
mother’s refrigerator.

In the Mix Interview

Charlee Guillaume, a multimedia designer with Mix Theory Studios, interviewed six local artists at the Art Center Cooperative in San Marco. This interview is part of the Artist Segment of In the Mix. Video and photos produced by Charlee Guillaume with the help of guest videographer, Josh McLendon of Lost Media Solutions LLC.

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Her sculptures and paintings are stories without words. Cookie says of her work. “Over the years I have filled many sketch books with ideas and themes for sculptures. Beginning in early 2016, I began to translate some of these ideas into paintings… “Story People on Canvas.”

So inspiration …what’s scary is when you don’t have any inspiration. now that’s scary.

Cookie Davis originally sculpted before having some eye sight issues. This is one of her sculptures.
One of Cookie Davis’ paintings at the Art Center Cooperative Gallery in San Marco.

Cookie has work in permanent collections both nationally and internationally.  She is proud to have been the first recipient in 2014 of the Robert Arleigh White Award for Art Advocacy presented by the Cultural Council of Jacksonville.  

Do what you love. you know, you’re never going to be any good if you don’t keep it up.

Other Awards & Recognitions

Founding Member and Executive Board Member of The Jacksonville Artists Guild
Vice President of the Art Center, Jacksonville
Past Curator of the Art & Soul Gallery – Women’s Center, Jacksonville
Riverside Arts Festival – Chairperson
Avondale Fine Arts Festival – Chairperson
Jacksonville Artists Guild – Exhibition Chairperson