ABOUT TEW GALLERIES



Timothy Tew, Owner

Timothy Tew got his start in the art business while living in Paris. He first founded Galerie Timothy Tew in Atlanta in 1987 to represent French painters. Today, TEW Galleries is a contemporary art gallery representing American and international artists: painters, photographers and sculptors; selected for their ability to enliven the historical concept of beauty by honing their craft, thereby imbuing their art with meaning. Their work collectively represents a range of styles from non-objective abstraction to figurative realism and a love of both natural, and idealized forms, is always present in their skillful handling of color, line and design.

Timothy Tew, Owner

Jules Bekker, Gallery Director

Jules Bekker was born in Durban, South Africa and grew up in Natal. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in art history and painting from the Natal College of Arts and Technology. After graduating she returned to college for another three years to study photography. She and her husband immigrated to the United States in 1986. In 2005, after having managed a contemporary art gallery for several years and then working for more than a decade in magazine publishing, where she was promoted to vice president / publisher, Jules joined TEW Galleries as gallery director. In addition to managing the gallery’s business, she is actively involved in exhibition curation and artist development. She is also in charge of marketing, which includes public relations, advertising and printed collateral.

Jules Bekker, Gallery Director

Corky Davis, Sales Director

Corky Davis was born in San Antonio, Texas and also lived in Hawaii. He received his BS in microbiology from the University of Texas and his BSN in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He moved to Atlanta in 1986 and began his career in nursing. A long-standing love of art, the establishment of his own art collection and a background in sales brought him to the gallery world and to TEW Galleries in 1998. He has been sales director since 2004. In addition to helping maintain the gallery's close relationship with clients, he provides valuable feedback for business decisions, assists with the selection of artworks and manages show installation.

Corky Davis, Sales Director

Janine Balshan

Janine Balshan was born in Macon, Georgia. She received her degree in early childhood education from the University of Georgia and taught elementary school in Dekalb County for ten years. Her positive energy and enthusiasm earned her Teacher of the Year award. She left teaching to become a partner in Alon’s, a well-loved Atlanta bakery and market, for 24 years. Janine’s involvement in the arts has been ongoing and includes classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, weaving and metal smithing. At TEW Galleries, she oversees our constantly changing inventory and shipping logistics, while also being involved in sales and customer service. She has one daughter.

Janine Balshan