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Our selection panel brings together a diverse group of curators, art professionals, and art enthusiasts.

2022 Jury Panel

Jury Panel | Clayton, NC

Adriana Ameigh

Abstract Artist & Founder of Lucent Arts Consulting

Adriana Ameigh is a Puerto Rican abstract artist and art consultant based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before moving to the United States, she grew up in Puerto Rico where she helped at her grandparent’s printmaking materials and equipment store. While there, she took fine art classes and graduated with a degree in business administration and marketing.

After moving to North Carolina, she started a successful career in the investments industry, maintaining corporate relationships with large national and international clients. After more than a decade, she transitioned into a creative career, established her art studio at Artspace, became co-host of the Art Studio Insights podcast and the Level Up Artists community. Recently, she became the founder of Lucent Arts Consulting, specializing in site-specific art installations and artful experiences.

She also enjoys teaching professional development workshops, mentoring creatives, and hosting the Community Canvas Project, a participatory art project open to all ages.

Jury Panel | West Columbia, SC

Cody Unkart

Artist and Adjunct Professor

Cody Unkart is an artist and adjunct professor who has taught at the University of South Carolina and Columbia College. He received his BA from Coastal Carolina University and his MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of South Carolina. His work has been exhibited regionally in group and solo shows, including his 2017 solo thesis exhibition, Fortse, in McMaster Gallery along with the 2017ArtFields and SCETV Face group shows.

In 2015, his work was awarded Third Place at Black Creek Arts Council (BCAC) National Juried Exhibition, as well as Honorable Mention in the 26th Annual Juried Competition Arts Council of York County. He was awarded Best in Show in Coastal Carolina University’s 2014 Art Studio: Portfolios (Senior Exhibition). He led traditional printmaking demonstrations at the Young Artist Festival with the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in 2015-2017.

Jury Panel | Georgetown, SC

Natalie Daise

Visionary Artist

For more than 30 years, Natalie Daise has developed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for educators, students, and audiences in schools, universities, conferences, and other venues. Her belief in the positive power of stories is demonstrated in her speaking as well as in the performing and visual arts. A self-taught, visionary artist, Natalie’s painting and functional art pieces arise from the tradition of storytelling.

She has been married to Ron Daise, her cheerleader, supporter, and committed partner in creativity and life since 1985. They have two children, Sara and Simeon, by birth, and one, Sabrina, by heart. She earned a BA degree from Vermont College in 1992 and a MA in the area of Creativity Studies in 2014.

Natalie’s awards and nominations are as follows: 1997 and 1998 IMAGE Award nominations,1998 Daytime Emmy nomination, Silver and Gold Parent’s Choice awards, South Carolina’s highest honor, The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, given for lifetime achievement and excellence in folk art and Merit Award for Art, ArtFields, 2017.

Best known as "Ms. Natalie" on Nick Jr.'s award-winning television program, Gullah Gullah Island, Natalie is committed to making presentations that entertain, educate, empower and inspire.

2022 Selection Panel

Review Panel | Rock Hill, SC

Kim Wilson

Director of Arts in Basic Curriculum Project

An art educator for over 20 years, Kim has taught students age 3 to adult in community, public, and higher education settings. Her highest educational degrees are an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and an Ed.D in Teacher Leadership from Walden University, where she was honored with the 2019 Leadership Excellence Award. She transitioned into leadership nearly 10 years ago after serving as 2012 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

As Director of Arts in Basic Curriculum Project at Winthrop University, Kim works to bring artists, educators, and advocates from civic, government, and cultural agencies and organizations together for a common goal: to achieve quality, comprehensive arts education for all South Carolina students.

Review Panel | Columbia, SC

Dr. Minuette Floyd

Professor of Art Education at the University of South Carolina

Minuette Floyd is a professor of art education and director of the Young Artist’s Workshop in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. She attended Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem North Carolina (B.F.A), the University of North Carolina in Greensboro (M.Ed), and the Florida State University (Ph.D). She was an elementary art teacher in Palm Beach and Pinellas County Florida before moving to Columbia, SC to join the art education faculty. She received two Fulbright- Hayes Fellowships to South Africa and Senegal, and has led three education abroad experiences for USC students to London, England, Ghana, West Africa, and Cape Town, South Africa. Currently she’s working on a proposal to develop future education abroad experiences for USC students that incorporates art, literacy and service learning in select countries in Africa.

Floyd is passionate about the traditional arts and has spent the past twenty plus years documenting African-American camp meeting traditions in the Carolinas. She has created two bodies of work has been exhibited at the McKissick Museum (USC), the Charlotte Museum of History (NC), Avery Center for African-American research. (College of Charleston), the Ritz Museum and Theatre (Jacksonville, FL), the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and the Morris Lowcountry Center for Heritage (Ridgeland, SC). Her book, entitled A Place to Worship: African-American -Carolina Camp meetings in the Carolinas (2018) was published by USC Press.s they grow and prepare to be future leaders.

She serves on a number of education boards including the Education and Engagement committee (Columbia Museum of Art), the South Carolina Arts and Education Advisory Council (formerly, the ABC Steering Committee), the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, chair (South Carolina Art Education Association) and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion liaison for South Carolina at the National Art Education Association. Floyd’s most recent studio practice includes bookbinding that will be used in an upcoming series.

Review Panel | Columbia, SC

Raishad JaBar Glover

Instructor of Art at Claflin University

Raishad JaBar Glover was born 1980 in Heidelberg, Germany. Glover attended The Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, SC; attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in New Orleans, LA (High School Diploma); attended Xavier University of Louisiana; attended Tufts University, School of Museum for Fine Arts in Boston, MA (Studio Diploma); attended Yale University, Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT (MFA).

Glover considers himself a Conceptual artist who practices with mediums such as Lenticular Printing, Graphite Powder, Bees wax, Dura-trans/backlit Film, Analog/Digital Photography and LED Lights. Previously, Raishad has taught, Sustainable Architectural Design at Putney Student Travel, Computing Specialist at Yale University Digital Media Center for the Arts, Studio Art and Visual Communication at Southern Arkansas University, to name a few. He is currently an Assistant Professor teaching Digital Design and Studio Art at the historically black college Claflin University in Orangeburg SC. Glover has exhibited his work in the United Kingdom, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Washington DC, Connecticut and Georgia. He is represented by The George Gallery, Charleston SC.


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