Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition
Reece Museum | East Tennessee State University
363 Stout Drive, Johnson City, TN 37614
August 22 – December 02, 2016
The Reece Museum will offer special Saturday hours during this time
from 11am – 3pm on September 10 & 24, October 8 & 22 and November 12.
The Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibitions celebrate and showcase the finest contemporary and traditional craft our state has to offer, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout Tennessee.
The juried exhibition presented cash awards including a $1000 Best of Show at the reception on August 27. Our guest juror Jerry Jackson, deputy director at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina selected works for the exhibition from the submitted entries and the award winners. Prior to Penland, he served as chief curator and director of the Rocky Mount Arts Center at the Imperial Center for Arts and Sciences in Rocky Mount. Mr. Jackson earned his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in studio art from East Carolina University.
Award Winning Artists
Best in Show: Jeanne Brady / Fiber, “It Weighs Heavily Still…” garment
First Place: Sadie Wang / Jewelry, “Folded Leaf Sphere Forged” necklace
Second Place: Martha Christian / Fiber, “Flood Zone” tapestry
Third Place: Mindy Herrin / Clay, “The Maker” sculpture
Merit Award: Don DuMont / Sculpture, “Death Spirit Box”
Merit Award: John Jordan / Wood, “Black/White Pair” turned vessels
Merit Award: Bruce Willey / Wood, “YI Siming” jewelry armoire
Merit Award: Kimberly Winkle / Wood, “House on Hillside” boxes
Joan Schaller Bauer
J. Michael Floyd
Katie Gonzalez and Allison Volek Shelton