The Association for Visual Arts will end its 2013 exhibition season with a juried AVA member show. This show will feature, by juror selection, some of the best professional and emerging artists in Chattanooga.
The winner of the Best in Show award will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2014. The winner will be announced at the opening on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the AVA Gallery on Frazier Avenue.
Artists in the exhibit include Alan Shuptrine, Alex Loza, Ali Kay, Ann Nichols, Marie Lauer, Catherine Stetson, Christine Vogel, Jake Kelley, Jim Tucker, Laura Cleary, Michelle Kimbrell, Neil Grant, Shadow May, Thomas Shaw, Turry Lindstrom, and Wes Sumrall.
The show will be juried by Paul LaJeunesse. LaJeunesse received his master of fine arts in painting from Bowling Green State University in 2006, the Elizabeth Greenshields grant in 2006, and a Fulbright grant in 2007. Currently, he is a lecturer at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is a realist landscape painter whose work deals with symbiotic relationships of light, space and structure.