JCA announces annual juried art exhibition, awards

One of the pieces, titled "Capture," that is in the 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper.

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Jasper Community Arts announced its 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The show runs from Sept. 2 to Oct. 20. The exhibit includes a wide variety of media and techniques: watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics and graphite. The exhibit consists of two and three-dimensional work. Only artists from Indiana, its contiguous states or former residents could apply.

First Thursday Opening Reception and Awards will be held in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.  with food catered by local restaurant, Pub N’ Grub. A recording of the awarded winners will be available via Jasper Community Arts Facebook page. A total of $2,000 in prize monies will be awarded in the categories of Best of Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award and five Honorable Mentions.

Juror: Chester Burton, is an artist and art educator living in Illinois and working in Terre Haute. He is currently a senior instructor at Indiana State University with a teaching emphasis in printmaking, sculpture, drawing and foundational studies. He received his BFA, with an emphasis in printmaking, from the Atlanta College of Art in 1986, and his MFA, with an emphasis in sculpture, from Indiana State University in 2003. He has worked as an art educator for more than 20 years with an art practice ranging from most traditional media and disciplines and inclusive of ceramics, photography, fiber, digital media and alternative processes. His works have been exhibited nationally, though most recently, he participated in an international print project sponsored by Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Chih, México.

Artists selected by the Juror for the exhibit are:

From Indiana: Andy Jendrzejewski, Vincennes; Bethany Critchfield, Birdseye; Bill Whorrall, Shoals; Bob Zasadny, Oakland City; Brent Sievers, Bloomington; Carolyn Roth, Evansville; Chris Towers, Indianapolis; Craig Barton, Ellettsville; Curt Uebelhor, Ferdinand; David Cunningham, Indianapolis; Gladney Hall, Newburgh; James Hubbard, Indianapolis; Jay Hamlin, Jasper; Jenny Elkins, Santa Claus; Jodie Friend, Bloomington; John Oilar, Crawfordsville; Katherine Fries, Indianapolis; Kaylynn Rasche, Jasper; Kazhia Kolb, Saint Meinrad; Keith Hampton, English; Kit Miracle, Birdseye; Kyle Eckert, Jasper; Linda Sievers, Bloomington; Mary Ann Michna, New Harmony; Melissa Potts, Montgomery; Monte Young, Jasper; Rob Millard-Mendez, Evansville; Ronald Davey, Jeffersonville; Rose Bowman, Jasper; Ruth Hayes, Spencer; Stephen Brown, Ferdinand; Tania Wineglass, Indianapolis; Wyatt LeGrand, Bloomfield.

From Canada: Rob Furr, Calgary, AB, Canada.

From Kentucky: Betty Beshoar, Frankfort; Brent Oglesbee, Bowling Green; Holly Oglesbee, Bowling Green; Iris Gentry, Henderson; Lexie Milikan, Marion; Marka Kroeger, Henderson; Marti Plager, Louisville; Natalie Tyree, Bowling Green; Randy Simmons, Paducah.

From Mississippi: Marita Gootee, Starkville.

From Illinois: Heather Sandy, Effingham; John Denhouter, Edwardsville; Jim Pearson, Lawrenceville; Todd Snyder, East Peoria.

The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, located at 100 Third Ave., Suite A, Jasper, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 812-482-3070.

Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper. JCA is supported in part by Friends of the Arts Inc., the Indiana Arts Commission, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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