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Art in the Redwoods Festival
Judge (2012)

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The judge for this year's Art in the Redwoods Fine Art Exhibit is:
Jessica Owings

Jessica Owings An interest in community and collaboration drive Jessica's printmaking and studio practice. After honing her printmaking competency in Knoxville, TN and Rosendale, NY, she accepted a position as studio assistant and printer at The Lawrence Lithography Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri, where she collaborated and printed work for a number of renowned artists including Robert Stackhouse, Roger Shimomura, Tom Huck and Peregrine Honig.

In 2009 she helped form the Kansas City Arts Incubator's INKubator PRESS, a community printmaking studio in the heart of Kansas City's Crossroads Art District. A year later, Jessica followed her heart to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined a hard-working community of printmakers at Platetone Printshop. Together, the group has grown from a small operation to twelve members with exciting plans for the future of fine art printing, papermaking and book-making in Nashville.

Additionally, Jessica spends her time as gallery director and adjunct instructor for Belmont University, and is an active member of the Nashville curatorial collective, COOP. She continues working diligently on her own landscape and language inspired prints, drawings, book arts and sculptural schemes and exhibits her work across the country.

Recently, Jessica and her brother Tyler began an exciting, collaborative illustration and printmaking project called The State Park. When not dreaming and scheming in the studio at Platetone Printshop, Jessica mucks about as a lackadaisical gardener and rides her bicycle. Generally her hands are stained with ink, soil or bicycle grease.

up and up and up (ii), by Jessica Owings Over there, it's hilly, by Jessica Owings

Information on judges in past years:

2011 judges
2010 judges
2009 judges
2008 judges
2007 judges
2006 judges
2005 judges

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