About the College News & Events Academics Advising Performance and Exhibit Season Collaboration Support the Arts

News & Events

<< Back

RU Faculty Places First at the 2013 Jax Juried Exhibit


The Jacksonville Center's 2013 Jax Juried Exhibit features 28 mostly regional artists, and includes the painting “Fulmination” by Shaun C. Whiteside.  The opening reception for the exhibition was on August 10th, at which Whiteside's painting was awarded first place by juror Sam Blanchard. The exhibit opened on July 26 and closes on Oct. 5. 

Whiteside’s work explores the metaphysical realm of emotionality through a painting and drawing process that employs physical forces. By working on vertical, horizontal, or slightly inclined surfaces, the artist uses gravity itself as a medium to develop imagery that is directed by natural law. Water erosion and sedimentation also determine parts of the visual outcome, as pigments are swept away from certain areas, and deposited in others where water accumulates and evaporates. Whiteside uses the visual forms that develop to depict emotional forces and energies that are unseen very real powers in the world.  

Whiteside graduated with a BA from CNU's art department in 2007, and received an MFA from Radford University in 2011, where he studied under Dr. Halide Salam. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Radford University. Mr. Whiteside's works and upcoming exhibits can be seen on his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/shaun.whiteside

The Jacksonville Center has committed to hosting one juried exhibit a year, offering substantial cash prizes and professional and public recognition for artists. The 2013 juror is Sam Blanchard, who is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He holds an MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Ohio University.

The Jacksonville Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd, Virginia, 24091.  Gallery hours are from 10am-5pm on Monday - Saturday, and 12pm-5pm on Sunday.  Call 540-745-2784 for more information, or e-mail info@jacksonvillecenter.org.


Aug 26, 2013
Jacksonville Center

Follow us on

Facebook Twitter