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17th Annual National
Juried Art Exhibit

Presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville - Douglas County, GA
November 6 - December 19, 2003

The Juror:

Juror Jerry Cullum has been Senior Editor of Art Papers Magazine since 1997, having previously served as Associate Editor since 1984. He has also served as an art critic for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution since 1988, as a regular contributor to ARTnews and Art in America since 1996, and as freelance critic for other publications since 1989. Cullum holds a B.A. in Literature from Eckerd College; an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University. His poems, collected in two chapbooks and recorded on an audio CD, have appeared in Poetry (Chicago), Midwest Quarterly, and other magazines.

Cullum has curated exhibitions for the Telfair Museum of Art, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, as well as private venues, and co-curated an exhibition of Atlanta artists that toured Germany and England in 1996. Cullum has taught at Emory University and the Atlanta College of Art, and served as a Visiting Critic at Newcastle on Tyne, U.K., and in Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana. He regularly lectures and serves as a panelist on contemporary art and related issues.

The Artists:

The forty-seven works for the 17th Annual National Juried Art Exhibit were selected from more than 150 pieces submitted by 50 artists working in six states and throughout Georgia. First, second, and third place awards are printed in gold.   (See awards list below.)
Artist

Mary Barkis
Mary Barkis
Susan Blackmon
Susan Blackmon
Allen Brandenburger
Allen Brandenburger
Marilyn Brandenburger
Gordon Chandler
Gordon Chandler
Gordon Chandler
Jeanne Colin
Carol A. Collins
Allen Culpepper
Allen Culpepper
Allen Culpepper
Allen Culpepper
Valerie A. Dibble
Elisha Fields
Pat Fiorello
Larry L. Grams
Larry L.Grams
Larry L. Grams
Linda Hanks
Donte K.Hayes
Brian Higgins
Brian Higgins
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
Dawn Hunter
Daniel Kohler
Randy Lewallen
Randy Lewallen
Rick McClung
Rick McClung
Frances E. Mutchnick
Paul Nicholson
Tony Palazzi
Robby Pope
Robby Pope
Mack Porter
Mary Rogers
Barry Sholder
Ralph Volger
Ralph Volger
Diana Brehm Williams
Joan Zillessen
Title

Yoga
Nubian
Red Interrupted I
Red Interrupted II
Two Stones
Grand Entry
Trilogy
Uno Gumbo
American Quilt
Kimono
Koi 2
A Touch of Spring
Connections-India
Connections-Myanmar
Connections-Guatemala
Connections-Jerusalem
Morning Rays
Untitled Blues
Judy's Flower Stand
Photo Study 1
Photo Study 2
Photo Study 3
Spider Mums
Paper Bag Test
Final Touch
Coming For Dinner
Red Cross
Halo
Resonance
Opening Act
Untitled
Candelabra
Wooden Sculpture
Mississippi Saxophone
Uncle Jesse's Clock
Alabama Country
Molly #3
Fear
Woman in the Sun
Art Lesson
Seeking A Perfect Magnolia
Long Trail Boats Krabi
Tractor #2
Vase and Fruit
Autumn Sunrise
Serenity
Bouquet
Medium

clay
clay
acrylic
acrylic
photography
photography
mixed media
metal
metal
metal
oil
mixed media
photography
photography
photography
photography
monoprint
acrylic
watercolor
digital photography
digital photography
digital photography
oil
acrylic
pastel
pastel
mixed media
mixed media
mixed media
acrylic
mixed media
oil
oil
oil
oil
oil
oil
oil
oil and charcoal
oil and charcoal
stained glass
oil
watercolor
oil
pastel
oil
watercolor
Date

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2000
2003
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1997
1989
1998
2001
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2002
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n.d.
2002
2002
2003
2002
2001
2003
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2003

The Exhibit:

The National Juried Exhibition in Douglasville promotes the public appreciation of the visual arts, enables artists to exhibit their works to a broad and diverse audience of residents in and visitors to Douglas County, and allows local citizens to enjoy a wide variety of high-quality art from around the country. Located in the historic Roberts-Mozley home in Douglasville, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cultural Arts Center has presented hundreds of exhibitions and shown the works of more than 1,000 artists.

Juror's Statement:

Jurying is not an exact science. All jurors make mistakes, so any artist rejected can feel potentially vindicated, and any artist accepted can feel appropriately humble. I myself choose to jury with some regard to the community for which I am jurying. This means that inclusion should not necessarily be taken as a seal of personal approval; I put things in because I feel that the likely viewers need to see them, or because I know they will like them. I also put things in that I know that nobody will like other than myself, or for reasons that nobody else will understand.

I do set out to jury shows that nobody will like in their entirety. If I have done my job adequately, everyone will be forced to ask why this work doesn't please them, and thus also be forced to consider why they like the work they do enjoy. This particular exhibition is almost bewilderingly diverse, and is so within the limitations of selection from slides and digital media combined, a method that often produces a show that is as much a surprise for the juror as for the general public. Someday a doctoral thesis will be written on the consequences of evaluating art through media that are naturally luminous and seldom more than approximately in the same color range as the art purportedly recorded therein.

-- Jerry Cullum, November 2003

Awards:

FIRST PLACE
Larry Grams, Photo Study I, digital photograph, 2003

SECOND PLACE
Gordon Chandler, Kimono, metal sculpture, 2003

THIRD PLACE
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills, Red Cross, mixed media painting, 2002

HONORABLE MENTION
Allen Brandenburger, Two Stones, photograph, 2002

HONORABLE MENTION
Rick McClung, Uncle Jesse's Clock, oil painting, 2003

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The programs of the Cultural Arts Center are supported in part by the City of Douglasville, the Douglas County Commission, and Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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