Hope McMath is a cultural leader, educator, artist, curator, and activist whose knowledge of, and passion for, the arts is matched by a strong commitment to social justice and effecting positive change in organizations and community. She is dedicated to connecting the arts to community needs including education, accessibility, the environment, wellness, and inclusion and diversity. She is founder of Yellow House, an organization with a mission to connect art and community to build understanding, inspire empathy, and spark civic engagement. Started in summer 2017, Yellow House is a gallery for socially motivated artists, a space that centers creators of color, a hub for education and arts activism, and a livingroom for the community.
A Jacksonville native, Hope served at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for 22 years, the last eight as its Executive Director. She continues to consult with museums on community engagement and education needs and is working with several social service and activist organizations on integrating art into their work.
Hope gives her time to a variety of organizations and causes including State of Florida Council on Arts and Culture, TEDx Jacksonville, the Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Program, Take ‘Em Down Jax, and hurricane recovery efforts in forgotten neighborhoods in her community. She maintains an active studio practice as a printmaker, linking her own art with the issues she is passionate about.
Married with three sons and six grandkids, Ted enjoys being a part of the local art scene. Since 2006 he has received over 60 awards for his watercolors and oil paintings including five Best of Show awards, and has been featured in American Artist Magazine, The Best of Watercolor SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, First Coast Living, and several more publications. He has had several solo exhibitions and his work is in corporate and private collections. Ted teaches workshops throughout the Southeast, and has judged over 20 shows. He is represented by Aviles Gallery in St. Augustine and Village Arts in Sawgrass.
2019 BEST IN SHOW AWARDS
2019 BEST OF SHOW
Judges Choice - Debbie Stillman
Award of Merit - Lia & Jim Biond
Judges Choice - Jan Lindahl
Award of Merit - Josh Price
Judges Choice - Robert Rommel
Award of Merit - Steven Haley
2019 FUNCTIONAL FINE CRAFT
Judges Choice - Robin Roberts
Award of Merit - John Formato
Judges Choice - John Cheer
Award of Merit - Michele Blank
2019 MIXED MEDIA
Judges Choice - Gerardo Leccese
Award of Merit - Kristina Hoover
Judges Choice - Emma Greenhill
Award of Merit - Stephen Koury
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