2022 ANNUAL AVA MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION
AVA: The Association for Visual Arts / 30 Frazier Ave. July 1 - August 12th
Melanie Mitchell Tucker
April Van Brunt
Amanda Rae Long
Each year, AVA's Juried Member Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the talent represented by our member artists. This year, we received 240 submissions from 73 artists. All works were evaluated by a panel of regional arts professional jurors based on five categories: Technique/Craftsmanship, Elements/Composition, Visual Impact, Creativity/Innovation, and Professional Presentation. This year's panel of jurors included Nandini Makrandi, the Chief Curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Rachel Waldrop (formerly Reese), the Director and Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), and our very own Jennifer Lewis, the Executive Director here at AVA. Works that received ranking scores were included in the exhibit. As is always the case with this show, the artist with the highest average score is awarded ''Best in Show'' and will receive a solo exhibit of their work here at AVA next year.