Allen Serving as Juror of 3rd Annual Juried Art Show



Fondren Renaissance has announced the 2014 Cedars Juried Art Show. The 3rd annual installment will feature artist Jere Allen as esteemed juror.

An opening reception will be held September 4 from 5pm to 8pm and coincides with the monthly Fondren After 5.

Entries are open to all Mississippi artists, who may submit up to three works for consideration. Selection of accepted entries will be made by the art committee of Butler Snow LLP who maintains one of the finest art collections in the Southeast. The selection for top cash prizes and honorable mentions will be made by Allen.

For 2012 and 2013, entries were received from over 100 artists statewide. The selection process was governed by Mississippi native and internationally acclaimed artist, William Dunlap in year one and, in year two, noted pastel artist, Alan Flattmann. The final selections for each show resulted in an extremely powerful and diverse show of nearly 100 hanging and 3D works. Awards for “Best of Show” were awarded to Heidi Pitre in 2012 and Benny Melton in 2013.

The Cedars Juried Show is part of the Four Seasons of The Cedars Visual and Performing Arts Series and is free and open to the public. The exhibit hangs through September 30.

A prospectus is now available. Download PDF here.

About Jere Allen

An internationally known artist whose work is best described as figurative, he concerns himself with the representation of political and social realities.  He is included in Who’s Who in American Art and studied on a Group Studies Fulbright Grant in Costa Rica, Central America, received the 1993 Visual Art Award of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Allen was a long time professor at the University of Mississippi. His work hangs in such permanent collections as Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; City of Hameln, Germany; Huntsville Museum of Alabama and Robert I. Kahn Gallery of the Temple Emanu El in Houston, Texas. 

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