Black Artists Networking Directory

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B A N D 

One of CFBA&I's goals is to become a resource for other artists & arts organizations who wish to collaborate with Black artists. To help meet this goal we have launched the 

Black Artists Networking Directory ( B A N D )

This directory will be marketed as a service to the community that is accessible online year round. In addition, CFBA&I will continue working to build a reputation as an advocate for Black artists in Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the surrounding areas. 


You may list more than one (singer, dancer, theater, film maker, etc.)
An artist's statement (or artist statement) is an artist's written description of their work. The brief verbal representation is for, and in support of, his or her own work to give the viewer understanding. As such it aims to inform, connect with an art context, and present the basis for the work; it is, therefore, didactic, descriptive, or reflective in nature.
Name, education, hometown, awards, exhibitions, etc.
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Thank you for participating in the Black Artists Networking Directory.  Please allow up to 30 days for your information to be added.  Updates to your listing may be made every four (4) months. Currently there is no fee to submit your listing. 

Please send a head shot to: [email protected]  

Visual artists may also submit three (3) pictures of their work for the directory.  Performing artists may submit two (2) pictures of you (your group) in performance. 

Actors, Directors, Playwrights & Filmmakers

An ongoing series of informational entries

Charles E. Patterson

Actor, Director, Playwright & Filmmaker

Charles E Patterson Jr...Writer, Producer and Director Of Christal Entertainment Productions (CEP)

Charles is a native of Chattanooga and a 30 year veteran of the Chattanooga Fire Department where he held the rank of Captain. Charles' productions are about life complexities which have often raised some eyebrows. His passion for today's social issues always find their way into his theatrical productions, actors and audience. He is committed and motivated to create a vehicle for education, spiritual inspiration, cultural enrichment, creative stimulation and just good ole family laughter.

Charles is married with three children and attends Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. He would like to express his sincere gratitude to the Chattanooga community for their continued support. He truly believes what GOD has for you, is for you...claim it!!!!

Ricardo "Ric" Morris

Actor, Director

Ric considers himself a dancer/actor/director and has appeared in several productions at The Chattanooga Theatre Centre, including, but not limited to: The Lion in The Wiz, Hello Dolly, Richie in A Chorus Line, an Aggie in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Lucian in The Boys Next Door, Chorus in Dream Girls and the Names of the Dead.  At CTC he has directed A Streetcar Named Desire, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Bourbon at the Board and August Wilson’s Fences in 1999 and 2019. He has also directed Dina Was and the Amen Corner at the Carver Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dancers and Choreographers 

An ongoing series of informational entries

Visual Artists

An ongoing series of informational entries

Musicians, Composers & Songwriters

An ongoing series of informational entries

Lighting, Sound, Costume & Set Designers

Make-Up & Hair Artists

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