Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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2012 Judges

Each year the art festival selects three judges from around the country; they each have artistic credentials in varying fields. In October, these judges select the artists that will participate in the show from the more than 1,000 artists who apply. The images that they view for selection have numbers and no names so the judges won’t be swayed by recognition of the artist. These same judges attend the festival in March and view each artist’s whole body of work in order to select the winners of this year’s awards.



David J. Brown
Independent Curator and
Art's Management Consultant
Winston-Salem, NC

Lee Hansley

Lee Hansley
Owner, Lee Hansley Gallery
Raleigh, NC

Susan Knowles

Susan Knowles
Independent Art Curator
Art Historian and Writer
Nashville, TN

David J. Brown is a long time museum professional residing in Winston Salem, NC, who currently works as an independent curator and arts management consultant. For 2 ½ years, Brown served as the Deputy Director of Art at the new Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, a position he began in 2007. Prior to that, he completed a long tenure as Chief Curator and the HOME House Project director at the (pre-State-owned) Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. He has curated, organized, and toured more than one hundred and fifty exhibitions and community-based projects.

Lee Hansley was born and educated in North Carolina, and is the proprietor of Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC. Hansley has been an Independent Curator of Contemporary Art since 1986, including exhibitions of Marvin Saltzman, Edith London and Silvia Heyden. He is a founder and board member of MoCA/NC (The Museum of Contemporary Art: North Carolina) scheduled to open in the future in downtown Raleigh. He has always been active in community activities and gives frequent seminars on gallery management, operations and ethics.

Susan W. Knowles is an independent curator, art historian, and writer. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Art History from Vanderbilt University and currently serves as vice president of the Board of Governors at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She held curatorial positions at Creekwood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. Knowles was the Tennessee Editor for Art Papers magazine and is a contributing writer for Number and Sculpture magazines and she produces short art features for Nashville Public Radio.

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