Byron Myrick completed his undergraduate and graduate work in art at the University of Southern Mississippi. Known for his extraordinary work in Raku, Mississippi artist and educator Byron Myrick’s “Quilted Series” has represented Mississippi numerous times in presentations to visiting dignitaries and businessmen as well as Mississippians traveling abroad. Byron has been honored to have his work displayed at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Portugal by invitation of Ambassador John Palmer and the “Arts in Embassies Program”. Byron was privileged to be one of the many talented southern artists selected by Leisha Pickering, wife of Rep. Charles “Chip” Pickering to exhibit their works in an exhibit titled, “My South A Celebration of Southern Art” held in New York City. His work is in many private and corporate collections throughout the south. Past President of Mississippi Art Colony, now Byron is codirector of the Mississippi Art Colony and board member of Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild Byron has spend the last 34 years as a Professor of Art at Jones County Junior College. He has recently been appointed as a member of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s Museum Council, and also a member of the collections committee.