Spring 2016 Juror: Jerry Jackson
We were honored to have Jerry Jackson, Deputy Director of Penland School of Crafts, as our distinguished juror for Spring 2016.
Jerry Jackson has served as the deputy director for Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC since July 2007. Prior to his tenure at Penland, Jerry was the chief curator and director of the Rocky Mount Arts Center at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC. Jackson has curated dozens of exhibitions during the past 12 years and has served as juror for numerous exhibitions throughout the southeast. He has served on the board of Pocosin Arts, the North Carolina Museum Council, Eastern North Carolina Visual Arts Consortium, Very Special Arts and the Professional Arts Councils of Eastern North Carolina.
Jerry has brought extensive expertise in exhibition, collection and archive practices to his position at Penland. Historical preservation was also a key component of his previous experience. The Imperial Centre development was a 6-year rehabilitation project that included a complex of historical structures that ultimately became a 145,000sf facility. Jerry currently serves on the boards of the Mitchell County United Way and the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce. Past board appointments include Pocosin Arts, the North Carolina Museum Council, Eastern North Carolina Visual Arts Consortium, Very Special Arts and the Professional Arts Councils of Eastern North Carolina. Jackson holds MFA (2006) and BFA (1983) degrees in ceramics from East Carolina University, and AA (1980) degree from Wingate University. He has spent the majority of his arts career as a curator and arts administrator. In 2007, he was awarded the Mid-Career Arts Administrator Award from the North Carolina Museum Council.