Jonesborough’s Fourth Annual Juried Art Exhibition Opens April 15
Featuring more than 30 artists with over 50 works 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. The exhibit runs April 15 through May 7, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This year’s exhibition was more competitive than ever,” McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons said. “We had more than 40 artists submit just over 130 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 for the past three 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, Mark Scala, Curator of American Art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee selected the exhibition’s final pieces. He will be present on April 15 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.
The artists participating in this year’s exhibition include Art Brown, Janet Browning, Curtis Buchanan, Linda Campbell, Barbara Cara, Monique Carr, Bill & Tina Collison, Kristin Colson, Lawrence Danecke, Leslie Davis, Misty Dempsey, Betty Gehre, Mira Gerard, Travis Gravies, Chasidy Hathorn, Richard Hayward, Gale Isaacs, Charles Jones, Richard Kortum, Patty Lawrence, Linda Loffmin, Stephen Moles, Jeffrey Mullins, Mary Nees, Michelle L. O’Patrick-Ollis, Jim Oxandale, Wayne Ritchie, Katie Sheffield, Mallene Shelton, Stephen Simmerman, Vera Tracy, Katie Walser and Blaine Willis.
The exhibit runs April 15 through May 7, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An opening reception will take place April 15 at 7 p.m.
I am so honored and thrilled to be part of such an amazing art exhibition. To be honest, I am still trying to process it all. Expressing myself and thoughts through my art is rewarding in itself; however, when others see and understand the works…that is truly the greatest reward.
Combine all your healthy wishes, dreams and hopes into investing in your talent and in the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom. If your art contributes to society, or to the art enthusiasts around you, then you are rewarded honestly, and more so if you make yourself useful to the world around you.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the reveal of the two works I will have on display at the Jonesborough’s Fourth Annual Juried Art Exhibition. I cannot wait to share them with y’all *big smile*