TRI-STAR ARTS

Cultivating + Spotlighting Contemporary Art in Tennessee

WHO ARE WE?

Tri-Star Arts serves Tennessee by cultivating and spotlighting the contemporary visual art scenes in each region while fostering a unified state-wide art scene. Tri-Star Arts programs promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the nation.

Tri-Star Arts initiatives include a gallery space and artist studios at the historic Candoro Marble Building, Current Art Fund grants, state-wide exhibition projects, a speaker series, digital content, the forthcoming Tennessee Triennial, and the LocateArts.org web resource.

  • Brian R. Jobe
  • Carolyn Jobe
  • Rachel Bubis
BRIAN R. JOBE Executive Director & Co-Founder

Brian R. Jobe co-founded Tri-Star Arts in 2015 and is also its Executive Director. He previously taught at colleges and universities throughout Tennessee and Texas for 12 years. Additionally, he previously worked at the Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY) and the Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX). He is a sculptor and exhibits his work nationally. Brian grew up in Memphis, TN.

CAROLYN JOBE Chief Advisor & Co-Founder

Carolyn Jobe co-founded Tri-Star Arts in 2015 and is also its Chief Advisor. She previously worked in administration for the Chelsea Music Festival (New York, NY), Art Crating Inc. (New York, NY), and for churches in San Antonio, TX and Knoxville, TN. She is a painter and exhibits her work nationally. Carolyn grew up in Nashville, TN.

RACHEL BUBIS Web & Print Manager

Rachel Bubis began with Seed Space in 2010, curating numerous shows for the gallery and working directly with artists to make their visions a reality. She is also an independent arts writer and Director of E. T. Burk, a furniture design gallery in downtown Nashville. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Rollins College (Winter Park, FL).

BEHIND TRI-STAR ARTS
TRACY AYERS - TREASURER
Board Member

Senior Vice President, Fourth Capital

MARÍA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS
Board Member

Professor of Fine Art, Vanderbilt University, Artist and Curator

BRENTON HARRISON
Board Member

Financial Advisor, Henderson Financial Group, Inc.

JAMES PATTERSON - PRESIDENT
Board Member

Founder, Delta Axis, Physician

DENNY RENSHAW
Board Member

Photographer and Artist

SYLVIA PETERS
Board Member

Founder, The Delaney Project

JAMAAL SHEATS - SECRETARY
Board Member

Gallery Director, Curator, Asst. Professor of Art, Fisk University, Artist

JANET DECKER YAÑEZ
Board Member

Mortgage Loan Officer, Accurate Mortgage, Founder, Ground Floor Gallery, Artist

 
ADRIENNE OUTLAW

Board Member Emeritus, Founder of Seed Space

JENNIFER PEPPER

Board Member Emeritus

ERIC THOMPSON

Program Assistant

EMILY MCCALL ROCA RICE

Lead Intern

LUKE WILKINS

Web Developer

 

We invite you to partner with Tri-Star Arts. We welcome recurring or one-time gifts of any amount. Tri-Star Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

 
 

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