The Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at the Academy is finally here! Making its grand opening at First Fridays on April 1, 2022, this exhibition is certainly one of the most unique the community has ever seen, and one we definitely will not forget.
Featured in the show are a total of 56 different artists including from 14 artists from around the country, some even coming from places as far as Hawaii. Gracing the walls of The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery are pieces of art including paintings, clay, sculptures, and even furniture!
Supporting local and national art has always been a top priority and vision of the Academy. As an arts center, art and creativity are crucial to our organization and ensures that there is life within our walls, on our stages, and everywhere in-between.
The Annual National Juried Art Exhibition has always been a pleasure to bring to our Galleries, as the masterpieces vary year to year, bringing something new for anyone and everyone who visits throughout the month.
This year’s art juror is Janly Jaggard, a British native, who has lived in Virginia since the early ’90s. Having been an art teacher, lecturer, and instructor for most of her adult life simultaneously with her practice as an artist, Jaggard was the perfect jury woman to observe this year’s show.
Though there were many applicants who entered to be featured in this show, only fifty-six made the cut. These artists were hand-selected for their outstanding creativity. For their efforts, there were a number of Cash Awards totaling over three-thousand dollars given to the pieces chosen by Janly Jaggard. This cash total and monthly event is sponsored by Select Bank!
Ted Batt, Director of Visual Arts, says, “The Juried Art Show is special because it brings artists to Lynchburg from across the country,” he continues, “What I enjoy about this show is seeing artwork that you may not normally see locally. Each artist is influenced by their community and often their geographical location, so we get to see different influences, different techniques, and even different materials.”
Some of the various materials used to create the masterpieces featured in this show include that of: paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, ceramics, furniture, bronze sculpture, and metal sculpture.
“Artists benefit from being in this show because it is a juried process – not everyone who enters gets in, so it is a badge of honor to juried into the show and is often listed on artist’s resumes,” Ted states. “Members of our surrounding community benefit from seeing work that met the juror’s approval and also again, by seeing work that is from around the country.”
In this show, we have a number of fourteen local artists from our community and beyond. In addition to that, there are artists featured from Hawaii, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, Ohio and Arizona!
“There is truly a variety of media and artists represented in this exhibition,” concludes Ted.
The Academy is honored to have a numerous amount of artists from all over the community and country who have made such an impact in the 2022 Juried Art Show and will continue to do so, whether it be in Lynchburg or as far away as Hawaii. Within your art, creativity, and passion, we all find inspiration that will stick with us in our hearts, even after the show closes.
The Show Exhibition will be up from April 1, 2022 – April 29, 2022 in the Patricia Harrington Building where our Academy Galleries are. Don’t miss it!
Congratulations to all of our 2022 Juried Art Exhibition winners!
Thank you to all of our artists and to Select Bank for sponsoring this event.
Best in Show: $1,000 – Chuck Sharbaugh from Holly, MI for “Roadscape”, Marquetry Furniture
2nd Place Award: $700 – Anne Harkness from Mooresville, NC for “Steadfast Love”, Oil on Canvas
3rd Place Award: $500 – LaQuincey Reed from Oklahoma City, OK for “Don’t Push Me”, Bronze
Juror’s Choice Award: $300 – John Lindsay from Alexandria, VA for “War of Independence”, Venetian Plaster on Wood
Juror’s Choice Award: $250 – Joe Sheridan from Waynesboro, VA for “By Which It Has Been”, Charcoal & Pencil
Juror’s Choice Award: $200 – Christopher Boring from Verona, PA for “Impermanence”, Oil on Canvas
Juror’s Choice Award: $200 – Isabella Martire from Laurel, MD for “Warrior”, Oil on Canvas
Juror’s Choice Award: $150 – Mark Johnson from Lynchburg, VA for Body of Work, (2 Oil Paintings)
Juror’s Choice Award: $150 – Laurie Hoen from Henrico, VA for “In Memory of the Village Green”, Oil on Panel
Juror’s Choice Award: $100 – Jon Goebel from Hilo, HI for “Beacon”, Drypoint & Aquatint
Juror’s Choice Award: $100 – Laura Bloomstein from Prescott, AZ for Body of Work, (3 Tea Bowls)
Juror’s Choice Award: $100 – Bosco Bae from Lynchburg, VA for “Grief Work #5, Clay
Save the date!
Join us at the end of the month from April 30, 2022 – to May 1, 2022 for a pop-up exhibit of original drawings and prints – Loose Ends: Bill Harris and His Imaginary People.
Here, gallery visitors can purchase a book of drawings, selected from thirty years of sketchbooks! All Artist and Gallery proceeds will go to Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg. Vaccination and masks will be required by the artist.
Saturday, April 30, 12-5:
Book Signing 2-3 PM
Reception 2-5 PM
Sunday, May 1, 12-5
Book signing 2-3 PM