Jonesborough’s Annual Juried Art Exhibition Returns for A Sixth Season

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Featuring dozens of artists from around the region, Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art Show, one of the area’s premier exhibitions, is on display 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays April 14-May 5 at the McKinney Center.

With works ranging from ceramics, acrylics, watercolors, photography, encaustic, metal work, mixed media and more, art lovers will have the opportunity to see the best in the region.

One of the most exciting aspects of Jonesborough’s Open Juried Art show is the reputation of the jurors that have been brought to town, and their lectures on the juried works that is given on opening night 7 p.m. April 13 at the McKinney Center. 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.

This year’s juror Arnaldo Ugarte will present a lecture 6 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center. The lecture, reception, and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Arnaldo Ugarte is a Honduran-born artist who, for 20 years, has worked as a sculpture conservation technician under the direction of the curator at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in New York. Ugarte studied sculpture as well as industrial design at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York from the years 1985 to 1990. He 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, Ugarte 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.

For more information, contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010