Art in Public Places Announces 2009 Juror from Visual Arts Center of Richmond

December 05, 2008

Art in Public Places (AiPP) is proud to announce Katherine Huntoon as the 2009 Juror for its annual outdoor sculpture competition. As Juror, Huntoon will select the sculptures to be exhibited outdoors in downtown Bristol from August 2009 — August 2010.

Katherine Huntoon currently serves as the Director of Exhibition Programing for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond Virginia. She was previously Curator of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Recently Huntoon served as Gallery Director, curator, Visiting Artist coordinator, and Curator of Collections for Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. While at this post she oversaw the largest art donations in the institutes's history. Huntoon also oversaw the construction of a $1.2m 8000 square foot building that currently serves as an exhibition gallery, study room, and safe storage area for various art collections.

Huntoon has also overseen a Lorraine Fink exhibition and an Ernest Mauer exhibition. The total revenue these two exhibitions generated was great enough to create an art department scholarship, as well as a private fund to benefit an ODU art student.

Huntoon has devoutly served the art community since the early nineties. Holding a wide array of positions ranging from fourteen separate appointments as Juror, as well as Curator, Director, and Administrator of various art institutes.

Huntoon's experience also delves deeply into publication; having written several articles for a wide variety of print work in addition to biographies for artists Raymond Coins, Henry Speller, Earl Simmons, and Sulton Rogers.

In addition to her administrative and publication endeavors, Huntoon is also a celebrated artist in her own right, having won scholarships and exhibition awards throughout her career.

"Bristol is truly blessed to have such a learned and clearly devout artist as juror for the selection of sculptures that will beautifully dot our city," said Candy Snodgrass, chairperson of the Art in Public Places committee. "Given the quality of the entries we receive, each sculpture that makes it to the street level of Bristol is bound to be a hard choice." Happily, Huntoon seems up to the task.