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Jason Stout named best in show at Art of the South 2016


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Jason Stout, associate professor of art at the University of Tennessee at Martin, has been named the featured artist for the Art of the South 2016 exhibition. Stout’s work, titled “Ignition,” was also named best in show.

Stout received a bachelor’s degree in studio art from UT Martin before he earned a master’s degree in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His work exists in several public and private collections, including at the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University and UT Martin.

Stout was also recently named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2015-16 by the Tennessee Art Education Association.

The Art of the South exhibition, hosted by Number Inc., is open now through June 17 in two locations: the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art in Memphis and Gallery 121 at Belmont University in Nashville. This is a juried show, which means pieces were chosen and ranked by an exhibit judge.

Dr. Chad Alligood serves as this year’s juror. He is assistant curator of special projects at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Ark. After receiving his doctorate, Alligood spent time as a curatorial intern for collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he provided research support for the development of large exhibitions of modern art in New York and abroad.

For more information, contact Stout at 731-881-3402 or by email at


Stout is pictured near his painting "Ignition" at the opening reception for the Art of the South 2016 exhibit.

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