UA Art Student, Alumni Selected for New Tennessee Valley Juried Exhibition

Ashlee Rene Thompson, “A Shattering Moment”
2020. 55 x 24 inches, acrylic, ink, and collage on canvas.

UA art alumni Zack Underwood (BFA 2007), Jude Anogwih (MFA 2020) and current graduate student Ashlee René Thompson had artworks selected for a new national juried exhibition in Tuscumbia, Alabama.  The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art has announced the artists who have been selected to show work in Emergence. The exhibition runs from June 1 to July 2, with an opening reception on June 4 at 7 p.m.

The jurors — ASFA visual art department chair Darius Hill, UAB art professor Stacey Holloway and renowned photographer and retired art professor Wayne Sides —  selected works by forty-five artists from 75 submissions from around the US for the show. Underwood’s painting Skillet won one of three Juror’s Choice awards. The jurors chose “artists who are working in unique ways, pushing creative processes to the breaking point, and have something important to express through their work,” according to the press release. For more information about the show, go to this page.

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