Jonesborough is set to host the Sixth Annual Juried Art Exhibition with opening night on April 13th. This exclusive event showcases top artists in the region while also providing an opportunity to view and purchase their work.
This year’s selected works of art were juried by Arnaldo Ugarte. Ugarte, a Honduran born artist, studied sculpture as well as industrial design at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York from the years 1985 to 1990. Ugarte acquired his experience over the years by working in various foundries and other institutions, including the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Park at Pepsi-Co. In addition, he has assisted many well-known artists in their personal studios and foundries, such as Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith and Erick Fischl, as well as numerous others. Over his professional career, Ugarte has served in an assortment of local juried art shows and has participated as a consultant in assistance to other art curators.
The artwork chose ranges in mediums including; drawings, photography, fiber art, oil paintings, mixed media, sculpture, ceramic, wood, batik on fabric, acrylic painting, glass, watercolors, digital graphic art, and more. Most of the artwork will be for sale during the exhibition and visitors are encouraged to purchase their favorite pieces the night of the opening reception.
Ugarte will be present on April 13 to provide a lecture at the International Storytelling Center at 6 p.m. and will be assisting with the presentation of awards at the opening reception at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Center. The lecture, reception, and the exhibit is free and open to the public. Most of the artwork will be for sale.
Ugarte will be present at the opening night reception, April 13. He will provide a lecture at the International Storytelling Center at 6 p.m. and will assist with the presentation of awards at the opening reception at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Center. The lecture, reception, and the exhibit is free and open to the public. Most artists will be present at the opening night reception, providing an opportunity for attendees to meet them. In addition, most of the artwork will be for sale. The exhibit runs April 13 through May 5, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information contact the McKinney Center, 423.753.0562.
The artists selected for this year’s show are the following: Lauren Anderson, Joan Bauer, Donna Bird, Janet Browning, Joe Burnette, Linda Campbell, Monique Carr, Elizabeth Cates, Bill and Tina Collison, Laura Beth Davidson, Susan Donner, Dr. Gary Chambers, Aileen Fletcher, Robin Ford, Nathan Gorman, Richard Hayward, John Hilton, Karen Hitchock, Adam Honeycutt, Beverly Thomas Jenkins, Charles Jones, Hannah Justis, Suzanne Barrett Justis, Patti Lawrence, Angelique Lynch, Doriel Mackay, Susan McClelland, Chuck Mullins, Mary Nees, Michelle O’Patick-Ollis, Allison Parker, Renee Pitts, Barbara Powell, Steven Reeves, Robert Regenold, George Sears, Sharon Squibb, Jim Stagner, Vera Tracy, Thomas White, Joel Yarger, and John Youssi.
Cover Photo: Monique Carr, Mardi Gras