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Selection Panel | Columbia, SC
Curator and Art Historian
Catherine Walworth is a curator and historian of modern art and material culture. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2013 and her book Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism (Penn State University Press, 2017) was shortlisted for a First Book Prize. Walworth began her career at the Seattle Art Museum and has held curatorial positions at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Walworth has worked as a contemporary arts writer for several print and online journals. From 2016 until November 2021, she served as curator at the Columbia Museum of Art where she organized numerous exhibitions, including solo shows featuring Renée Cox, Katie Pell, Jimmy Kuehnle, Mimi Kato, and the upcoming Anila Quayyum Agha exhibition in February 2022.
Selection Panel | Atlanta, GA
Artist, Co-Founder/Co-Curator of ARTiculate ATL
George Galbreath graduated from Hickman High School in 1997 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Howard University in 2000. He completed his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002.
Throughout his eighteen years of classroom teaching, including fifteen years with the Fulton County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, he has maintained a career as a working artist. He currently serves as Art Department Chair at Westlake High School.
His work has most recently been featured at the 2018 African American Art Exhibition at the Actors Theatre (Louisville, KY) awarded the Roanne H. Victor Merit Award; Juried Plein Air Exhibit at Rice Gallery (Kansas City, MO); and several exhibits throughout the city of Atlanta. He was awarded Best in Show in 2015, and Honorable Mention in 2016, at Georgia Art Educators Association (GAEA) exhibit. George was also a 2016 and 2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series semi-finalist. He is the co-founder of non-profit UAE Youth Artist Program and Urban Art Expression; and co-founder/co-curator of ARTiculate ATL in Atlanta, GA.
George is an active member of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association and finds inspiration living in the historic arts district with his wife Esohe. George and Esohe are members of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Selection Panel | Charlotte, NC
Senior Curator of American Art
Jonathan Stuhlman has been the Curator of American Art at The Mint Museum since 2006 and also served, from 2013-2019, as the museums Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. He previously held curatorial positions at the Norton Museum of Art, the University of Virginia Art Museum; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Stuhlman has organized numerous traveling exhibitions and contributed to their accompanying catalogues, including: Georgia OKeeffe: Circling around Abstraction; From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland; Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy; Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s; Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100; and John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist. He also oversaw the reinstallation of the Mints collection of American Art for the opening of the Mint Museum Uptown in 2010. His upcoming projects include American Made: Treasures from the Jacobsen Foundation Collection and Southern/Modern: 1915-1955.
Dr. Stuhlman received a B.A. with honors in Art History from Bowdoin College; an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Virginia.
Selection Panel | Detroit, MI
Curator, Director of Exhibitions At The Library Street Collective
Juana Williams is a visual arts curator and writer based in Detroit, Michigan. Her curatorial practice predominantly focuses on deconstructing cultural and social issues, and attempts to provide a dialogue within which these issues can be discussed. Williams recently joined the Library Street Collective team as the Director of Exhibitions. She previously served as the Exhibitions Curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to joining UICA, Williams held multiple positions at various art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Wayne State University Art Department Gallery, the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She holds a BA in Art and an MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Selection Panel | Norfolk, VA
Artist, Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach, VA
Nina Goodale has worked at the intersection of art, culture, technology, and community engagement. She has worked on the regional, state, and local level, most recently as the Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach, acting as a liaison between artists, architects, foundations, funders, contractors, developers, city departments and community groups in developing, commissioning, and managing public art and placemaking projects.
She has worked with cities on establishing programs that connected neighborhoods around key initiatives ranging from violence reduction to economic development to collaborative and immersive experiences. With roles ranging from work within nonprofits, municipalities, private industry, self-initiated projects, and board involvement, she developed a keen lens on conditions necessary for residents to connect within a city and organically amplify the best of a place.