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.

 

Students Recognized at Scholastic Art Competition

Congratulations to the following students who received recognition in the Scholastic Art Competition. This contest is the regional level of the competition, and Gold Key winners will go on to compete at the national level. The work from Gold Key winners will be exhibited at Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis during the month of February.

Clayton Bowers Gold Key

Cassidy Bruno 2 Gold Keys and Middle Best in Show and Middle Drawing Award

Emily Hailey Portfolio Honorable Mention

Elle Jerge Honorable Mention

Savannah Spencer Gold Key

 

Click below to watch the video in which Clayton Bowers received a Gold Key.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1teF0KKrTnbx17IkmTKBPpCBGRZ3Eg3ae/view?usp=sharing

2020-21 Artwork

Click the thumbnail below to launch gallery.

For More Information

Libby Lynch
Upper School Art, Department Chair

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Anna McPeake
Middle School Art

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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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NEWS

New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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