JONESBORO — Arts Clayton Gallery’s winner of the 2019 Juried Fine Art Competition solo show is now on display.

Sandy Teepen is a fiber artist. She designs and creates quilt collages using a variety of fabrics, colors and quilting patterns that upend many ideas about what a typical quilt looks like.

“I love shopping for fabric and collecting color and designs — like a giant palette or a box of new crayons — to create a one-of-a-kind item,” Teepen noted on her website,

Teepen has 19 pieces on exhibit. She earned the show after beating out more than 120 entries in the fine arts competition, which included mixed media, pastels, oils and acrylic pieces. The show was juried by Kevin Cole, an art instructor and artist whose pieces have hung in the Smithsonian.

Courtney Hurst, manager of art services, said Teepen’s pieces stand out due to her use of bold, vibrant tones.

“I like the way she blends traditional and modern quilting methods,” Hurst said.

The show will be on display through Aug. 28.

Hanging in the Allan Vigil Georgia Gallery through Aug. 30 is East and West: An Artist View by fine artist Sivananda Nyayapathi.

Arts Clayton Gallery is located at 136 South Main St. in Jonesboro and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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