Jonesborough’s McKinney Center is now accepting entries for the Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibition that will take place April 21 – May 19. Prizes will be awarded to the artists with the top three entries at the opening reception on Friday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. Best in Show will receive $1000, Second Place will receive, $600, and Third Place will receive $400. Awards will be based on the actual art work by this year’s Juror, Ted Rose, Dean of the School of Music & the Arts at Cumberland University.
A nationally known artist and author, Ted Rose has, for nearly half a century influenced the field of arts through his role as an artist, author, consultant, and educator. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, a Masters of Education degree from Edinboro University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from David Lipscomb University. He has worked extensively for over 35 years in secondary education, colleges and universities, including Abilene Christian University, Union University, Williaam Carey College, Lipscomb University, and is presently professor and chair of the art department at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Ted’s artwork explores a diverse range of concepts and content, from highly detailed works to more creative and abstract pieces. He has had 21 solo exhibits in seven states, six international exhibitions, and received more than 50 awards for his work. He currently has paintings on exhibit at the Contemporary Art Museum in Boulder, Colorado, and recently had a one-man exhibition at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. His artwork is displayed in over 200 private and corporate collections, including the collections of several Fortune 500 companies. Ted has several publications to his credit, including the top-selling secondary education textbook on drawing in the United States, “Discovering Drawing,” currently in its third edition.
All forms of art will be accepted such mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, ceramic, jewelry, etc. Jonesborough and East Tennessee is rich with professional artists and the exhibition is expected to attract entries from the many high-level and skilled artists across the region. Entries must be original works and not copied from copyrighted or published art or photographs. Artists who submit entries must be at least 18 years of age. All entries must be original works completed within the last two years and not have been exhibited previously at the McKinney Center.
Digital submissions are due by Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Digital images will be organized by McKinney Center staff and submitted electronically to the juror.
Entry fees include a nonrefundable fee of $35 for one to three works of art. Up to three additional entries may be submitted for $10 each. The deadline to digitally submit entries is Monday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at the McKinney Center. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed to artists by March 25.
Photo: Michelle O’Patrick-Ollis, Savannah, Best in Show, 2016