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.