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Updates: Horizon and website

Hey guys! Happy holidays, I hope you've all been busy with family and fun! I've been working on new types of work over the past few weeks. Not to mention 'pluggo, pluggo' I'm in a group show coming up in January!


Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee is a group exhibition focused on artists living in, or from, Tennessee, who utilize drawing as a substantial part of their contemporary practice. The thirteen contributing artists, residing in cities from Memphis to Johnson City, use a range of methodologies, which explore the limits, and traditions of the medium. Curated by East Tennessee State University’s Department of Art & Design Professors Andrew Scott Ross and Vanessa Mayoraz, Along the Horizon will take place in both the Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries on ETSU’s main campus.

My work on the title card lol!!


Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee opens January 16 and will remain on display until February 23. A reception will be held on February 15 beginning at 5 p.m. in Slocumb Galleries. During the reception a panel discussion featuring Stephan Wicks, Curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Richard A. Lou, Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Memphis, and Denise Stewart-Sanabria, a Knoxville based artist will occur at 5:30 p.m. in the Ball Hall auditorium. Following the panel, the reception will continue at the Reece Museum with light refreshments. The Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee exhibition and reception is provided through a partnership with the Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries, and the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.

Featured artists:

Ben Butler – Memphis

Nick DeFord – Knoxville

Althea Murphy-Price – Knoxville

Rob Matthews – Nashville

Joel Parsons – Memphis

Jonathan Adams – Johnson City

Paula Kovarick – Memphis

Dawn Martin Dickins – Clarksville

P.A. Turner – Telford

Wade Guyton – formerly Knoxville/ currently in NYC

John Hilton – Johnson City

Denise Stewart-Sanabria – Knoxville

Richard A. Lou – Memphis

The Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Reece Museum please visit or call us at 423-439-4392. For more information about Slocumb Galleries please visit or call 423-483-3179.


I'm extremely honored at the opportunity to exhibit alongside such distinguished, professional artists (I got sweaty palms when I read the featured artists lol). I'm really thankful! If your in town or live in Tennessee kindly stop by for refreshments and discussion! All of my work in the show is for sale for interested collectors.

On another note I'm updating my website with more artwork! A few of my works from Inktober are here as well are a few pieces that will be entered into the aforementioned drawing exhibition. I have a few listed here below. Too see further work see my gallery page .


I'm not going to lose this time. I can't

(Ink and Gold Leaf on Paper)

2017 / 12' x 18' in

Something greater than me or Cloud

(Ink and Gold Acrylic on Paper)

2017 / 12' x 18'in


Ink, Aquarelle Crayon, Gold Leaf and Gold Acrylic on Paper)

2017 / 22' x 30' in


I'm excited about my upcoming work and group show. If you want process and day by day works follow my Instagram @the_jonathanadams . I attempt to post regularly to give the impression I'm hyper busy lol. But I will keep it up and if you've been around my work before or this is your first time noticing my work here on the blog message me or email! I would love to hear some feedback from you guys and on what is working or inquiries about art prices.

Thanks again guys and I'll talk to you soon!


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