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Jonesborough’s 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 1, 2019
Jonesborough’s Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition Announces Artists
The Town of Jonesborough is proud to present the artists selected for Jonesborough’s Juried Art Exhibition, 2019 at the McKinney Center. The artists selected for this year’s show are the following: Barbara Jarnigan, Whitney Williams, Richard Hayward, Karen Dorr, Rebecca Steele, Renee Suich, Susan Stacy, Jim Oxandale, Mary Nees, Bill & Tina Collison, Sharon Squibb, Irene Lawrence, Susan Connely McClelland, Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Robert Regenold, Meg Roussos, Alyssa Justice, Darlene Hatley, Donna Bird, Laura Beth Davidson, Charles Jones, Renee Pitts, Kara Bledsoe, Monica Dahl, Allison Parker, Beverly Thomas-Jenkins, Monique Carr, Patti Lawrence, Summer Buchanan, Misty Dempsy, and Steven Reeves.
This year’s selected works of art were juried by Carlton Wilkinson. Wilkinson received the Tennessee Artist Fellowship (1994,) which is the state’s highest honor for an artist. He began his studies as an artist at Washington University at St. Louis (BFA) and continued at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in Design. Wilkinson has exhibited his photography nationally, including, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, University of Berkeley, California, Fisk University, the Frist Art Museum and several private and public art galleries. Wilkinson’s photography has been included in a traveling exhibition and book, Reflections in Black. His 25th year retrospective exhibition and catalog, Coming Home, was exhibited at the Parthenon Museum in 2005.
Wilkinson has been speaking internationally on his photography of Latin America and a research paper on Moor Art of Europe. He has recently lectured at Harvard University, the University of Houston, Palermo, Italy, Johannesburg, SA and the countries of Jamaica and Colombia.
Presently, Wilkinson teaches college level photography at Volunteer State Community College. He has taught at Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Fisk University and Watkins College of Art. Along with teaching, he has recently curated exhibitions at the Moldavian Arts Council, Murfreesboro City Hall and Volunteer State Community College.
The artwork chosen range in mediums including; drawings, photography, fiber art, oil paintings, mixed media, sculpture, ceramic, wood, batik on fabric, acrylic painting, class, 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.
Wilkinson will be present on October 18, 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 exhibit will be free and open to the public. Most of the artwork will be for sale.
The exhibit runs through November 2, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, please contact the McKinney Center at 423.753.0562.