A growing community
The Jackson Visual Art Association (formerly the JAA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1959 to encourage and promote the works of artists in the visual arts in Jackson, TN and the surrounding area. Membership is open to anyone without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability.

For many years, we have held an annual juried Spring Show in the lobby of Jackson City Hall and a Fall Show at the Ned for members. Additionally, the JVAA has a roster of exciting programs for the coming year!

Our monthly meetings are held at the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, in the downstairs gallery, on the first Tuesday of every month (except July) at 7 pm. Visitors are always welcome.

While not primarily a service organization, we do strive to be a positive force in our extended community. Past activities include: painting a mural for a nursing home, offering free art classes for children, donating paintings and prints for an organization that offers free legal services, and painting chairs for an auction to benefit the Jackson-Madison County Public Library.

Attending our monthly meetings is an excellent way for area artists to come together for fun, fellowship, and the sharing of ideas, techniques, and opportunities. Many of the gatherings include demonstrations and hands-on art activities. If you've never been to a meeting or if it's been a while since you've joined us, please don't wait any longer.

For further information, visit the contact page. We hope to see you soon!

Jackson Visual Art Association Spring Show, VIP magazine
JVAA in VIP magazine, click to enlarge

JVAA and our Artists in the Media: