Artist Randy H. Jolly Selected for Rosenzweig Exhibition

Vicksburg Artist Randy H. Jolly Selected for Rosenzweig Exhibition

Mixed-Media Piece ‘Urban Warrior’ Chosen for Juried Show at The Arts & Science Center

Randy H. Jolly of Vicksburg, Miss., has been selected for the 2019 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) in Pine Bluff.

His mixed-media piece “Urban Warrior” is part of the juried exhibition showcasing mid-South artists.

The Rosenzweig exhibition opens Thursday, Oct. 10, with a free public reception from 5–7 p.m. Awards will be presented at 5:30.

The exhibition is an opportunity for established and up-and-coming artists to gain recognition and earn cash awards. It is open to artists in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Artwork in all traditional forms including paintings, drawings, original prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and photography is accepted. The prizes awarded are: Best in Show ($1,000), First Place ($500), Second Place ($200) and three $100 Merit prizes.

The Irene Rosenzweig Endowment Fund Inc. supports the exhibition. A prominent Pine Bluff native, Irene Rosenzweig (1903-1997) was an accomplished scholar and educator. She tutored President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family during their time in the White House.

This year’s juror is Joseph Givens, a faculty member of the Louisiana State University College of Art & Design, and assistant director of LSU’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Research Program.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 4, 2020. For more information, visit

About The Artist

Randy H. Jolly’s area of expertise includes working with clay and painting with a strong mixed-media influence.

He is an art instructor at Mississippi College in Clinton. He is also the director of the college’s Gore Galleries. He joined the faculty in 2008 and teaches design, painting and drawing. He was named Art Educator of the Year in 2017 by the Mississippi Art Education Association Museum Division. He is president of the Vicksburg Art Association.

Jolly has a Master of Education degree from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

About ASC

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). ASC presents programming in the visual arts, performing arts, and the sciences through exhibits, performances, classes and local partnerships. Gallery admission is free. ASC is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission. For more information, visit or call 870-536-3375.


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Jolly, Randy H. – Urban Warrior.jpg — “Urban Warrior” by Randy H. Jolly of Vicksburg, Miss.; acrylic, aerosol paint, print ink, cloth, pencil; 49 inches by 36 inches; 2018. Jolly’s piece is among the works selected for the 2019 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) in Pine Bluff, Ark. The exhibition runs from Oct. 10, 2019, through Jan. 4, 2020.

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