Jack Jeffers' Gallery and Resume...
What you see on my gallery sites are what’s left of my western images and a few personal originals from my Appalachian Collection. There comes a time in life when we must turn these collectables over to a museum or an institution that has the storage and gallery space to do the collection justice. It took a while to find just the right caretaker, but with the donation of the bulk of the collection to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC this spring, I can say mission accomplished.
I still maintain a collection of digital copies of most of my more popular originals for use in magazines, books, and news features, but my days as a working artist are over. I do enjoy sharing my stories and images with others who share my appreciation for fine photographic images.
My favorite statement has always been: ART COMES FROM PEOPLE, NOT TOOLS
Recent Invitational Exhibitions
2002 Nicolaysen Museum of Fine Art Casper, WY
Annual Juried Art Show and Sale Best in Show
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2006 Radford University
2003 Nicolaysen Museum of Fine Art Casper, WY
2002 Carson-Newman College TN
2001 City Hall Lander, WY
2000 City Hall Lander, WY
1999 The Magpie Lander, WY
1999 Emory & Henry College
1998 The Virginia Historical Society. The Center for Virginia History
1995 Carson-Newman College TN
1995 Longwood University Farmville, VA
1990 Ferrum College Ferrum, VA
1988 Canton Museum of Art Canton, OH
1987 Radford University Radford, VA
Awards and Honors (partial listing)
2002 Nicolaysen Museum of fine art 9th Annual Art show & Sale
Best in Show
2001. Wyoming Artists Association. Congressional Award
2001. Wyoming Artists Association. Governor’s Award—Second Place
1994. Longwood University Art Festival. First Place Photography
1991. Lynchburg, VA Fine Art Festival. Judges Choice Award
1982. 19th Annual Art Show, Charlottesville, Va. Best in
1978. Mystic Fine Art Show, Connecticut. Silver Medal for Candid
1978. Naples Art Festival, Naples, FL. Judges Choice Award
1975 & 1976. The Printing Industries of the Virginias. First Place
Graphics Communications Award.
1972. Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA. Best in Show
1970. Photographic Society of America. Silver Medal in
Selected Private and Corporate Collections
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Smithsonian, National Museum of American History
Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Virginia Historical Society
Earl Hamner Jr., creator of The Waltons
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Charles Hamner, Jr., MD
Philip Morris USA
John D. Rockefeller, IV
F&M Center, Richmond, VA
E.I. Dupont de Nemours Co.
Naples Art League, FL
New Pictorialist Society
Eastman Kodak Company
Carolina Telephone & Telegraph
Hampden-Sydney College, Historical Museum
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
Nashville Memorial Hospital
RF & P Railroad
Shenandoah National Park
Hershey Chocolate Company
Carolina Leaf Tobacco Co.
Sovran Bank, Norfolk, VA
Publications (partial listing)
Appalachian Byways 1984 (self-published book)
Windows to the Blue Ridge 1973 (self-published book)
PHOTO PRO, Vol. 4, No. 6. Nov/Dec. 1993. The Silver Image.
CAMERA AND DARKROOM. Oct. 1993. Jack Jeffers: Appalachian
VIRGINIA, Vol. 16, No. 1. April/May 1993. Faces, places.
THE RANGEFINDER, Vol. 37, No. 8. August 1988. The Day of the
STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY, Vol. 27, No. 7. July 1988. Fine Art: Moods
Numerous feature articles and short essays in publications such as
Southwest Art, Art Calendar, Sunshine Artist, Shutterbug, Studio Photography, The Artists Magazine, The Rangefinder, Lens on Campus, PSA Journal, Technical Photography, and Photo Methods.
MOSSY CREEK READER, No. 9. Spring 2000. Cover illustration.
EXPLORING AMERICA’S VALLEYS, National Geographic Society (U.S.) Special Publications Division, 1984. Jacket, cover and title page illustrations.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Vol. 66, No. 4. April 2002 Handtinting Scenics
ART CALENDAR, May 2004 A Satisfying Career, Memorable Moments from an Artist’s Note Pad.
SHUTTERBUG MAGAZINE December 2004 Silver and Oil, A “Mixed Media” With Archival Qualities
BLUE RIDGE COUNTRY MAGAZINE January 2006 Appalachian Images: The Photography of Jack Jeffers
ART CALENDAR the business magazine for visual artists February 2007
What is a Print?
Many other images have appeared in publications such as the National Parks and Conservation Magazine, Appalachian Heritage, The Arts Journal, Virginia Wildlife, Shenandoah Magazine and The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, A Handbook to Appalachia…
PHOTO ARTIST MAGAZINE. 1975-1978. Contributing Editor.
Selected Bibliography about the Artist
Monroe, Adam . A Conversation with Jack Jeffers, The Roanoke Times January 2006
Gibbons, Tom Appalachian Images: Photographs by Jack Jeffers, PHOTO JOURNAL, March 2006
Franscell, Ron. Jack Jeffers Wyoming Photographer, The Denver Post, September 2, 2001.
Freis, Robert. Appalachian Farewell, The Roanoke Times, December 1, 1996.
Tucker, Rob. Through the Looking Glass, RU—The Magazine of Radford University, July 1993.
The Highlands of Virginia, Blair & Ketchum’s Country Journal, Vol XIII, No. 1, Jan. 1986.
Appalachian Byways, U.S. Air, Vol. VII, No. XII, Dec. 1985.
Schreiber, Norman. The Virginian, Amtrak Express, Vol. V, No. 1, Feb/Mar 1985.
An Interview with Jack Jeffers, Kodak Studio Light, #1, 1982.
Willard, Hal. Windows to the Blue Ridge, The Washington Post, 30, 1973.
Numerous other feature articles have appeared in publications such as The Richmond Times Dispatch, Popular Photography, American Photographer, Southern Living, GRIT, Photographer’s Market, Commonwealth, Virginia Cavalcade, and The Virginian.
2001. Art competition on http://handcolor.com
1981. Professional Photographers of Canada, Print Competition
1980. Professional Photographers of Maryland, Print Competition
1980. Cocoa Village Autumn Art Festival, FL
1977. American Foundation for Photographic Art, Ltd.
1976. Second Art Festival in the Village, Walt Disney World, FL
1976. Appalachian Film Festival, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Numerous lectures for organizations between 1972-2001 including:
Nicolaysen Museum of Fine Art, Wyoming
Professional Photographers of Canada
Professional Photographers of Maryland
Professional Photographers of Kansas
Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania
Professional Photographers of Virginia
Emory & Henry College
Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
Blue Ridge Community College (1Quarter, 3-credit course.)