Our Mission


Back Lot Gallery was started as a family venture between Keith & Suzy Hankins, and their daughter, Joyce McCown. Seeing the struggles their recently graduated daughter faced as an emerging artist, the Hankins' decided to take action. Together the trio formed a gallery model tailored to providing opportunities and learning experiences for new artists of all ages.


Meet the Owners:

Keith & Suzy Hankins started Back Lot Gallery in 2015 in the building behind their boutique hotel, Ant Street Inn. Originally from Texas, the couple moved to Brenham in 2012 after "living abroad" in Missouri for six years. They love TCU (their Alma Mater), visiting Galveston's beaches, & sharing some good ole fashion Southern Hospitality. 


Meet the BLG Artist Liaison:

Joyce McCown is a mixed media artist from St. Louis, MO, where she is the owner/fine artist of her studio, MoonShadow Press. Joyce graduated with a BFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. She loves new art supplies, YA Fantasy Fiction, visiting the St. Louis Art Museum, & Blue Bell Ice Cream.

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Meet the BLG Associate:

Candi Fite is a mixed media artist and author who currently lives in Brenham, Texas.  Candi was a solo artist and joint show artist in 2017.  After her experience as an artist with us she decided to volunteer with us on a permanent baises beginnig in 2018.  In addition to keeping up with her own art and writing she assists the gallery with maning the gallery, managing our Instagram page, coordinating gallery events and assisting new artists get settled into the space.  She is known to draw a crowd of locals and her dogs often join her!