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' Work Accepted into Art Competition

Congratulations to the following students who had work accepted into the Tennessee Art Education Association West TN Juried Student Art Competition.  Thank you to Libby Lynch for inspiring our students and helping them reach their potential.  You can check out their work in the gallery below.

Emily Hailey 1st Place Drawing

Greta Trigony 4th Place Painting

Maddie Gastador with 2 accepted entries

Cassidy Bruno

Marimac Ellis

Sophie Overton

Jenna Leigh Sammons

Savannah Spencer

Elle Jerge

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For More Information

Libby Lynch
Upper School Art, Department Chair

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Anna McPeake
Middle School Art, Upper School Sculpture, 6th Grade 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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