Featuring over 35 artists with over 50 works of art from around the region and attracting numerous visitors, Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art Show has been noted as one of the region’s premier exhibitions.
This year’s exhibition was more competitive than ever,” stated McKinney Center Director, Theresa Hammons. “There were 53 artists that submitted 162 works of art for this year’s exhibition. That is the largest number of submissions that we have had since I have curated this show the past four years. It is very exciting to see that the exhibition is gaining in popularity, quality, and notoriety. I think it says a great deal about the level of artists we have in our region.”
The juror, Ted Rose, is a nationally known artist and author. He is currently a professor and Chair of the Art Department at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. He has several publications to his credit, including the top-selling secondary education text book on drawing in the United States, “Discovering Drawing,” currently in its third edition. 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 taught over 35 years in higher education. In addition to his professional career, Ted Rose has lectured twice at the National Art Education Association Conference. He has also served as keynote speaker for state art conferences in Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana and has also worked extensively with fine arts organizations as an instructor and board member.
Rose will be present on April 21st to provide a lecture at the International Storytelling Center at 6pm, and will be assisting with the presentation of awards at the opening reception at 7pm at the McKinney Center. The lecture, reception, and the exhibit is free and open to the public.
The artists participating in this year’s exhibition are the following: Joan Schaller Bauer, Curtis Buchanan, Linda Campbell, Monique Carr, Bill & Tina Collison, Laura Beth Davidson, Leslie Davis, Glenna Elsea, Lark Foster, Jerry Gehre, Rick Harris, John Hilton, Karen Hitchcock, Barbara Jernigan, Charles Jones, Patty Lawrence, Liz Layton, Brandon Lutterman, Susan McClelland, Caitlin Meadows, Stephen Moles, Don Morris, Michelle O’Patrick-Ollis, Allison Parker, Renee Pitts, Robert Regenold, Tom Root, George Sears, Katie Sheffield, Mallene Shelton, Vera Tracy, Katie Walser, Thomas White, and Blaine Willis.
The exhibit runs through May 20, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information contact Theresa Hammons, 423.753.0562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.