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Juror Profile: Roxanna Albury



The juror for the upcoming juried show at the Anderson Arts Center is Dr. Roxanna Albury.

  

Albury, who holds degrees from Florida State University and the University of Georgia, had a long career in arts education. That includes three years in the 1980s teaching art at Pendleton High School, a brief but impactful experience. “I particularly enjoyed that,” she said. “Being able to teach young people how to make their art better was very rewarding.”

 

She has taught at every level, from elementary school to university undergraduates and graduate students, and worked in administration, as well. Her positions ranged from supervisor of art for Anderson School District Five to professor of art education at Lander University, where she was named Professor of the Year and Carnegie Professor in 1996. She also taught for a year in London on a Fulbright Exchange and directed the summer program at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.

 

Albury has contributed greatly to her profession, serving as president of the South Carolina Art Education Association and the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education and as the director of the South Carolina Curriculum Leadership Institute in the Arts. She also served as president of the original board that established the Anderson County Arts Council in 1972.

 

As a juror, the first things she looks for in submitted artwork are mature manipulation and emotional use of materials. “These works generally stand out,” she said.  An innate sense of composition and design is also important. Ultimately, she said, jurying is a slow and deliberate process. Every work initially selected must be revisited to be “sure it is as good as I originally thought."

 

Drop-off for the Anderson Arts Center 2024 juried show is March 21-23 from 10-4. For more information, visit https://andersonarts.org/exhibitions/annual-juried-show/.

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