J. R. Sálongo Lee III

P.O. Box 2011

Natchez, MS 39121-2011

Studio: 601.620.0569


2009-Present: Owner of Sálongo’s Art, LLC a studio and gallery for the marketing of my original art, self published books and art workshops. Natchez Mississippi


2018: Summer Kids Art Camp. Natchez Co-Lin Campus

Taught classes in clay sculpture, fluid painting, mixed media collage and handmade booking making. Classes where for children grades 1-7. Natchez Mississippi


2012-2020: Mississippi Artist Roster Accepted for second three year term.  Mississippi Artist Roster  can be downloaded from the Mississippi Arts Commission web site, a resource for educational and arts organizations to book artists for demonstrations and workshops. Jackson Mississippi


2013-2014: Senior Aide providing Arts & Craft instruction to the clients of the Natchez Senior Citizen Multi Purpose Center through the Senior Community Service Employment Program, Natchez Mississippi.

2010-2011: Gallery Coordinator for Arts Natchez Gallery managing day to day operations of the non-profit artist run gallery, Natchez Mississippi

2009-2010: Owner The Vault Art Gallery & Studio located in a bank vault. Natchez Mississippi

2008: Summer Art Camp assistant art instructor at Co-Lin Community College Campus. Natchez Mississippi

1997–2004: City of Oakland’s Studio One Art Center photography and arts& crafts instructor. Oakland California



2016: Adobe Education Exchange: Beginning March 1st, Professional Development Workshops in various Adobe products such as Photoshop and Digital Storytelling.


2015-Present: Online Webinar workshops in digital photography, Adobe Photoshop Techniques and video production.


2014: Artist as Entrepreneur: An eight week class for visual artists to provide business training and career development given by the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council, Baton Rouge Louisiana.


 2012: Mixed Media Digital Printing Workshop: Attended an advance digital printing workshop given by photographer and visual artist Willie R. Middlebrook, Jr. Funded by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Los Angeles California.


 2012: Certificate of Completion in Business Development given by the South West Entrepreneur Academy, co-sponsored by Alcorn University, Natchez Inc and the Mississippi Business Development Department. Natchez Mississippi


 2009: Business Development Workshop on becoming certified to bid on State and Federal Government Contacts. Sponsored by the SBA and the Mississippi Business Development Department. Port Gibson Mississippi


2007-2012: Art Business, Arts Education and Grant Workshops given my the Mississippi Arts Commission. Natchez, Greenville and Jackson Mississippi


 2007-Present: Online photography and Art Workshops Given by nationally and internationally photographers and visual artists sponsored by photography industry manufacturers, equipment retailers and software developers.


1996–1999: CSU San Francisco State University, a studio art major in photography. Studied under Lewis deSoto with a minor in printmaking studying under Mario Laplante and graduate classes in Exhibition Design. San Francisco California


1995 -1997: Laney Community College, classes in photography and gallery management with a semester exhibition internship at the Oakland Museum. Oakland California


1990-1991: El Camino Community College classes in creative photography with studying under Susan Ste. Marie. Torrance California


1984-1985: Santa Monica Community College-Photojournalism. Santa Monica California


1982 -1983: Los Angeles Trade Technical College, studying technical photography under Wayne Schuster with a minor in film making. Los Angeles California


1980: Atlanta Metro College (Atlanta Junior College): Art Major studying under K. Joy Peters Fabric Artist. Atlanta, Georgia


1968-1970: US Air Force ECI Photography Courses: Homestead AFB, Homestead Florida


Workshops Taught By The Artist:


2014-2016: Volunteer artist teacher for monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk Children’s Art Workshops sponsored by Natchez Downtown Development Association. Workshops are taught at ArtsNatchez Gallery. Natchez Mississippi


2013: Making Book II, a one day workshop teaching children with in foster care programs how to make handmade books. Sponsored by the Mississippi Families As Allies for Children's Mental Health, Inc. Funded by a grant from  the Mississippi Arts Commission Making Book II Video Jackson Mississippi


2012: Making Book I, a one-day workshop for adults and children how to make handmade books held at Jackson State University’s Gallery 1. Funded by grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission Making Book I Video  Jackson  Mississippi


2011-2013: Digital Photography Classes Taught At The Natchez Art Association Studios located in the James Andrew's House/Lawyer's Lodge. Natchez Mississippi


1997-2006: Photography and Printmaking Workshops given in my studio in Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley California


Artist In Residence:


1997-1999: Southern Exposure, Inc of  San Francisco served as Artist In Residence at McClymonds High School teaching photography, Oakland California

1975-1977: Georgia Ave Neighborhood Art Center: Artist In Residence /the Federal C.E.T.A. Program, Atlanta GeorgiaThe Neighborhood Art Center




2007- 2017: A $500 Artist Mini Grant awarded by the Mississippi Arts


2011: $1,000 Artist Honorarium awarded by the Alabama Historical Association for participation in the "Road To Equality: Freedom Riders" exhibition at the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station Museum  Montgomery Alabama The Montgomery Grey Hound Bus Station Museum


2008: $4000 Artist Fellowship in Photography awarded by the Mississippi Arts


2008: $1,000 Artist Grant awarded by Natchez Council for Arts & Culture. Natchez Mississippi


2007: $250 Artist Grant warded by Natchez Council for Arts & Culture. Natchez Mississippi


2004: $1,000 grant awarded by Change Inc Foundation. Miami Florida


 2004: Featured Artists Exhibition/Jan Hart-Schuyers Award: Richmond Art Center
Awarded by The Art Of Living Black, Richmond California


Arts Organizations:


2008-Present: ArtsNatchez Gallery: an artist run gallery. Natchez, MS


1997-Present: Los Angeles Collective: Artists cooperative member since Los Angeles California


2012-2015: New Orleans Photo Alliance: Photo Alliance New Orleans Louisiana


2008-2012: The Natchez Art Association Co-op painting studios and gallery located in the 300 year old James Andrews' House/Lawyer's Lodge. Natchez Mississippi


1978:  Founding Member of Zone lll Photography Workshop, Atlanta Georgia