Jackson Civic Art Association members include artists, both professional and amateur, as well as interested non-artists. We meet for the purpose of growing and enriching our appreciation of art, sharing fellowship and support, and enlarging our knowledge of various mediums and techniques. We have a wide variety of activities for our members, and we invited the public to participate to find out more of what the organization has to offer.
Meetings and Demos
We meet regularly, the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 6-8:30 in the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History Community Room. Our meeting activities include valuable artist demonstrations, lectures, critiques, hands on demonstrations and pot lucks. In celebration of our 70th Anniversary, meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.
Exhibits and Art Shows
Members have the opportunity to participate in several juried art exhibits. The Annual JCAA Potter Center Art Exhibition, the JCAA Biennial Art Exhibition at the Ella Sharp Museum, and the Annual JCAA Art Show at ART 634. We also partake in many other community art shows and events that are not juried where your art can be displayed and for sale.
En Plein Air Jackson
In celebration of our 70th year Anniversary, Jackson Civic Art Association created “En Plein Air Jackson”, an opportunity to do plein air from May through September with professional artists in Jackson County. Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or ALL of these outings and receive a wonderful learning experience of creating plein air with the guidance of a professional Jackson artist. Please stay tuned for the 2018 kick off event, calendar and sign up information.
Throughout the year, we offer workshops open to our members and the public. The instructors include guest artists and our own talented members.
Art à Loan
JCAA, in partnership with the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History and the Art & Cultural Alliance of Jackson, sponsors the Art à Loan program. This is a self-sustaining program that encourages the young artists in our county to share their talents with the community.