2018 FESTIVAL JURORS

 

Katherine Taylor, Atlanta GA

Living and working as a painter in Atlanta, GA, Katherine Taylor was born in Biloxi, MS, a city shaped by decades of natural disasters. Reflecting back on her memories of Camille, a hurricane that devastated her family home, Taylor creates work that examines permanence vs. impermanence. Her paintings are visual intersections between catastrophe and the human response to reclaim and restore. Celebrated for her unique perspective, Taylor has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Papers, the Boston Globe and Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views and her work has been included in the Quebec City Biennale and at Diverseworks in Houston TX. She has also been invited to exhibit at Albany Museum of Art in Albany, GA; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA; and at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and High Museum of Art, which are all in Atlanta, GA.

Living and working as a painter in Atlanta, GA, Katherine Taylor was born in
Biloxi, MS, a city shaped by decades of natural disasters. Reflecting back on her
memories of Camille, a hurricane that devastated her family home, Taylor
creates work that examines permanence vs. impermanence. Her paintings are
visual intersections between catastrophe and the human response to reclaim and
restore.


Celebrated for her unique perspective, Taylor has been featured in New
American Paintings, Art Papers, the Boston Globe and Painted Landscapes:
Contemporary Views and her work has been included in the Quebec City
Biennale and at Diverseworks in Houston TX. She has also been invited to
exhibit at Albany Museum of Art in Albany, GA; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in
Marietta, GA; and at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Museum of Contemporary
Art of Georgia and High Museum of Art, which are all in Atlanta, GA.

Andrew Glasgow, Asheville NC

Andrew Glasgow is an art historian whose career spans more than 28 years and features an impressive roster of leadership positions in the fields of decorative arts and crafts. His experience as a curator, writer, and administrator includes appointments at the Birmingham Museum of Art, The Furniture Society, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and most notably, the American Craft Council, where he served as executive director. Retired from professional life and living in Asheville, NC, Glasgow continues to intellectually support and advance the craft community as a lecturer, essayist, and curator.

Andrew Glasgow is an art historian whose career spans more than 28 years and features an impressive roster of leadership positions in the fields of decorative arts and crafts. His experience as a curator, writer, and administrator includes appointments at the Birmingham Museum of Art, The Furniture Society, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and most notably, the American Craft Council, where he served as executive director. Retired from professional life and living in Asheville, NC, Glasgow continues to intellectually support and advance the craft community as a lecturer, essayist, and curator.

Krista Eubanks, Chattanooga TN

Educated for a career as a graphic designer, Krista Eubanks is a native Chattanoogan who now spends her time as a full-time painter. Using watercolor, pin and ink, and/or oil, she produces work that unites real world objects and abstract concepts into balanced, sophisticated compositions. She punctuates her bold, elegant imagery of animals, vegetables, or minerals by skillfully incorporating scattered writings and personal expressions into each piece. Eubanks’ creative vision, which she attributes to the honest character of her father, Roy Barton, articulates the organic glamour and quiet strength of the natural world. In 2016, Eubanks and her work were highlighted in the magazine Fine Art Connoisseur as part of a feature story entitled “Three to Watch.” Eubanks paintings are held in numerous private collections, have been included in solo and group exhibitions, and have been included for many years in the Live Auction at Spectrum, the Hunter Museum of American Arts’ annual fundraising gala.

Educated for a career as a graphic designer, Krista Eubanks is a native Chattanoogan who now spends her time as a full-time painter. Using watercolor, pin and ink, and/or oil, she produces work that unites real world objects and abstract concepts into balanced, sophisticated compositions. She punctuates her bold, elegant imagery of animals, vegetables, or minerals by skillfully incorporating scattered writings and personal expressions into each piece. Eubanks’ creative vision, which she attributes to the honest character of her father, Roy Barton, articulates the organic glamour and quiet strength of
the natural world.

In 2016, Eubanks and her work were highlighted in the magazine Fine Art Connoisseur as part of a feature story entitled “Three to Watch.” Eubanks paintings are held in numerous private collections, have been included in solo and group exhibitions, and have been included for many years in the Live Auction at Spectrum, the Hunter Museum of American Arts’ annual fundraising gala.

Mary Lynn Portera, Chattanooga TN

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Mary Lynn Portera is passionate about cultivating a community enriched by art and artists: a characteristic she undoubtedly inherited. Her parents, Charles and Mary Portera, not only were the visionaries who developed the Bluff View Art District but also they also were the champions who valued their daughter’s artistic talents. Highly-respected and well-established as a professional artist, Portera is also a fine arts instructor at Baylor School where she has been recognized for nurturing the artistic potential and innovative thinking of her students. When she is outside the classroom, she responds to her creative impulses by producing work using clay, textiles, paper, wood, and metal. Interested in multiple media, Portera has the longest relationship with clay.

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Mary Lynn Portera is passionate about cultivating a community enriched by art and artists: a characteristic she undoubtedly inherited. Her parents, Charles and Mary Portera, not only were the visionaries who developed the Bluff View Art District but also they also were the champions who valued their daughter’s artistic talents.

Highly-respected and well-established as a professional artist, Portera is also a fine arts instructor at Baylor School where she has been recognized for nurturing the artistic potential and innovative thinking of her students. When she is outside the classroom, she responds to her creative impulses by producing work using clay, textiles, paper, wood, and metal. Interested in multiple media, Portera has the longest relationship with clay.