University School of Jackson

Visual Art

Students of all ages at USJ are given ample opportunities to showcase and refine their artistic talents through our Visual Arts programs. The visual arts department challenges our students’ talents and showcases them throughout our school and the community through art exhibits and competitions. Arts at The U, our annual arts exhibit sponsored by the Arts Guild, allows for all lower, middle, and upper school students to display their artwork to our fellow USJ family. Community competitions such as the Bank of Jackson Art Show, the West TN Regional Student Art Competition, and more, give students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and compete against students from other schools. Our Upper School students also regularly attend the Governor’s School for the Arts, a rigorous four-week residency summer program, in which students admitted show true talent and motivation. Through these events, our students are encouraged to improve upon their skills and work diligently to achieve their artistic goals.

Events & Competitions for the 2019-20 School Year

October - Appalachian Craft Center 

November - West Tennessee Regional Juried Student Art Competition

December - Mid-south Scholastic Art Competition

January - Color of Music Art Contest

February - UT Martin Student Art Competition

March - Duck Stamp Competition; Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards; Doodle For Google

April - Arts at the U (23); Congressional Art Competition

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For More Information

Libby Lynch
Upper School Art, Department Chair

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Anna McPeake
Middle School Art, Upper School Sculpture, Yearbook Advisor, Journalism

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Kay Thomson
2nd-5th Grade Art

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Darlene Tanner
Junior Cubs-1st Grade Art

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Upcoming Events

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