2017 FESTIVAL JURORS

Susannah Darrow, Atlanta GA

Darrow is the Executive Director of ArtsATL. ArtsATL is a non-profit organization that promotes a healthy and vibrant arts community in metro Atlanta. ArtsATL does this by providing a combination of thoughtful, critical analysis, news resources, commentary, programming and in-depth features of the city’s vibrant arts scene across all disciplines – visual art, design, music, dance, theater, books and film. She is Co-Founder and the previous executive director of BURNAWAY. Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from Atlanta and the South, to support the vibrant creative communities in our region, to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and organizations, and to foster new voices for the arts. We fulfill this mission through our online arts publication, our Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops, an annual print publication, and public talks. Darrow was named one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders in Atlanta under the age of 30 by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in 2013 and honored by Georgia Trend in 40 Under 40 in 2014. She is on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s innovation committee, the board of directors of Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the advisory committee for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. A member of the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, the Atlanta native received a B.A. in art history from the University of Georgia in 2007 and an M.A. in art history from Georgia State University in 2013.

Darrow is the Executive Director of ArtsATL. ArtsATL is a non-profit organization that promotes a healthy and vibrant arts community in metro Atlanta. ArtsATL does this by providing a combination of thoughtful, critical analysis, news resources, commentary, programming and in-depth features of the city’s vibrant arts scene across all disciplines – visual art, design, music, dance, theater, books and film.

She is Co-Founder and the previous executive director of BURNAWAY. Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from Atlanta and the South, to support the vibrant creative communities in our region, to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and organizations, and to foster new voices for the arts. We fulfill this mission through our online arts publication, our Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops, an annual print publication, and public talks.

Darrow was named one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders in Atlanta under the age of 30 by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in 2013 and honored by Georgia Trend in 40 Under 40 in 2014. She is on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s innovation committee, the board of directors of Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the advisory committee for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. A member of the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, the Atlanta native received a B.A. in art history from the University of Georgia in 2007 and an M.A. in art history from Georgia State University in 2013.

Andrew Glasgow, Asheville NC

Andrew Glasgow is the retired Executive Director of the American Craft Council. An Alabama native, Mr. Glasgow received an Art History degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After three years as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Mr. Glasgow joined the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville as the Curator of Education. Four years later, he became the Assistant Director of Blue Spiral 1, a gallery that focuses on the arts and crafts of the South. He returned to the Southern Highland Craft Guild as Director of Programs and Collections before being named Executive Director of The Furniture Society in 2000. IN 2007 Mr. Glasgow was hired as Executive Director of the American Craft Council, then in NYC. He retired due to a long term illness in 2009. The Penland School of Crafts recently created the Andrew Glasgow Writers' Residency, which provides time for writers, scholars, and curators to work on topics designed to advance the field of crafts. Glasgow also is a board member of the United States Artists, based in Chicago. He writes widely about furniture and ceramics. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Andrew Glasgow is the retired Executive Director of the American Craft Council. An Alabama native, Mr. Glasgow received an Art History degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After three years as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Mr. Glasgow joined the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville as the Curator of Education. Four years later, he became the Assistant Director of Blue Spiral 1, a gallery that focuses on the arts and crafts of the South. He returned to the Southern Highland Craft Guild as Director of Programs and Collections before being named Executive Director of The Furniture Society in 2000. IN 2007 Mr. Glasgow was hired as Executive Director of the American Craft Council, then in NYC. He retired due to a long term illness in 2009.

The Penland School of Crafts recently created the Andrew Glasgow Writers' Residency, which provides time for writers, scholars, and curators to work on topics designed to advance the field of crafts. Glasgow also is a board member of the United States Artists, based in Chicago. He writes widely about furniture and ceramics. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Jeff Morton, Chattanooga TN

Jeffrey Morton is an accomplished painter specializing in various interpretations of the landscape. During a two-year residence in Japan, earlier in his career, Morton was drawn to Japanese art and culture. His work of the last twenty-five years has a strong connection to the bold color fields found in 17th Century Japanese folding screens, and the fluid brushwork of the 19th Century ink painter Uragami Gyokudo. Morton has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, including the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery; the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis; and, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington. Educated at Yale University and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Morton has served as professor of art at Covenant College since 2000. In Chattanooga he curated the show “Accessing the Artist’s Brain: Drawing as Metaphor” at the Association of Visual Arts. Most recently he exhibited works at Hunter Museum of Art, Hunter Invitational III, (2014) also in Chattanooga. Jeffrey Morton is one of two recipients of a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee State Arts Commission. He and his wife Betsy, and their four children are residents of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Morton is an accomplished painter specializing in various interpretations of the landscape. During a two-year residence in Japan, earlier in his career, Morton was drawn to Japanese art and culture. His work of the last twenty-five years has a strong connection to the bold color fields found in 17th Century Japanese folding screens, and the fluid brushwork of the 19th Century ink painter Uragami Gyokudo. Morton has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, including the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery; the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis; and, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington. Educated at Yale University and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Morton has served as professor of art at Covenant College since 2000. In Chattanooga he curated the show “Accessing the Artist’s Brain: Drawing as Metaphor” at the Association of Visual Arts. Most recently he exhibited works at Hunter Museum of Art, Hunter Invitational III, (2014) also in Chattanooga. Jeffrey Morton is one of two recipients of a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee State Arts Commission. He and his wife Betsy, and their four children are residents of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.