Who We Are


Mission:

Number: Inc is a non-profit, Nashville-based visual arts organization that provides coverage of the arts in the Southern region. Number: Inc began in Memphis, Tennessee in 1987 with the mission to support creatives and foster dialogue about contemporary Southern cultural production. As the South’s longest-running visual arts publication, Number: Inc has expanded its mission to promote the work, voices, and interests of all artists and art professionals throughout the entire Southern region. We accept all forms of writing to publish on our website and to be considered for our annual retrospective print publication. We work to advance the accessibility of art writing and support critical dialogue about the region’s artists and art happenings.



Executive Director- Sai Clayton

sai.clayton@numberinc.org


Sai Clayton (she/her) is a Nashville-based visual artist and curator. Clayton’s work situates self
portraiture and cultural icons as representations of transcultural paradoxes. Her recent
exhibitions include: a forthcoming solo presentation at The Forge (2024); Game of Two Halves,
Electric Shed (2024); HĀFU, Random Sample (2023); Art of the South, Zeitgeist (2022); and
Drawers, Adult Contemporary (2022). Residencies include State Gallery, Stove Works, and the
Hamblet Artist-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University. She currently serves on the board of
COOP Gallery and is the Executive Director of Number: INC magazine. She was previously an
American for the Arts Diversity in Arts Leadership intern at OZ Arts, and was the 2021-22
Curatorial Fellow at the Frist Art Museum. She holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from Middle
Tennessee State University.



Editor - Jennifer Gagliardi

editor@numberinc.org

Jennifer Gagliardi (she/her) is an art historian and curator based in Nashville. Her work focuses on new media and technology in the arts from the 60s through the contemporary period, particularly video and software. Originally from New York, Jennifer has taught art history at Pratt Institute and Manhattan College, and worked at The Brooklyn Museum in Visitor Experience and Engagement as a private tour curator and guide. Her most recent curatorial projects include Hands on the Loom (2023) and Warhol x Scholder: Cowboys and Indians (2023) at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Texas. Jennifer currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where she focuses on contemporary art and museum practices with her students. She also offers adult education courses in art history and theory at The Forge in Nashville and works as the editor for Number Inc Magazine. Jennifer holds a B.A. in English from St. Joseph’s College, and an M.A. in  Art Criticism with an advanced certificate in Cultural Studies from Stony Brook University. 



Jon Sewell, Board Secretary


Born in Nashville, Jon’s artistic practice includes performance art typically in the political realms as well as conventional acting for film and tv. As a union carpenter utilizing excess materials, he built The Packing Plant, an arts center housing galleries, offices, a radio station and a poetry library. 

editor@numberinc.org


Board Members:


Joe Clemons – Board Member/Development

Joe Clemons is a classic “connector” and media strategist with roots in creative fields ranging from fine art galleries and rock & roll clubs to corporate advertising and guerrilla marketing. These days he’s building the pieces for the forthcoming socially minded agency, The New Athenian.  


Marlos E’van – Board Member/Social Media/Contributor

Nashville based artist, Marlos E’van received their BFA from Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in 2016. From street art to canvases; from performance art to film-making, E’van interweaves different mediums such as painting, performance, and filmmaking to create worlds in which their art lives and has caught recognition from publications such as Hyperallergic, Burnaway, & Native Magazine to name a few. In addition to their work as an artist, E’van cofounded/co-designs M-SPAR, McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency out of the McGruder Center in North Nashville.

marlos@numberinc.org

@marlosevan


Michael Mitchell – Acting Board Chair – Young Art Writers Project


Mike Mitchell is an artist who educates at Father Ryan High School. He makes art under the moniker mikewindy (all lowercase and conjoined) as a love note to his beautiful bride of 21 years. Cowboy Concept Y’all is a figment of his imagination and a folk-art critic that creates music and has a youtube channel about artists in Nashville and beyond. Even though he is too old he still skateboards with his 10-year-old son.

michael.mitchell@numberinc.org




Tori O’Campo – Board Member





Germán Rojas – Board Member

Germán Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist from Mexico City. He has earned degrees in Economics and Business from The University of the South. In addition to maintaining a studio practice, he has explored roles in technology strategy, marketing, and software development. Germán works primarily in oil, using classical painting techniques to project his creative visions.

german.rojas@numberinc.org
@germanmrojas


Jay Sanchez – Board Member/Contributor

Jay Sanchez is an arts advocate, writer, and curator based in Middle Tennessee. A recipient of a bachelor in Liberal Studies from Middle Tennessee State University; he has also committed the last 17 years to public service. His collaborations with creatives are responsible for creating conversations of greater community for us all. Jay is also an active member of the Coop Gallery Curating Collective.    

jay.sanchez@numberinc.org
@ghostguevara