Abingdon artist Anna Kaarina Nenonen has been named curator of The 1912 Gallery, part of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Emory & Henry College.
In addition, ceramist Lindsey E. Kincaid has accepted the position of arts assistant in the Office of the Arts Coordinator and The 1912 Gallery within the division. In addition to their artistic talents, they bring the assets of educators and administrators to their jobs.
Nenonen is a native of Finland. Her work is widely exhibited and collected both in Europe and the US. Her career as an art educator includes five years as assistant professor of art at Emory & Henry College, where she currently works as an adjunct professor. Nenonen is the recipient of more than 16 national and international grants, scholarships and awards and has been the subject of and appeared in several publications as well as on Austrian radio and Finnish national television.
In Richmond, Va. she is represented by Ghostprint Gallery. For several years her paintings have been featured at Bukovski (Helsinki) auction house international auctions of contemporary art. She is a long-standing member of the Finnish Painter’s Union. Most recently she was chosen for an artist’s residency in Grassina, Italy at the villa of the Finish Artists’ Association for May and June 2013. Nenonen teaches art history and two-dimensional design, in addition to her work as Curator of The 1912 Gallery.
Kincaid graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2009 with a bachelor of arts degree in studio art, ceramics, and and minor in business. She has studied abroad in Rome, Florence, Siena and Pompeli and is a member of NCECA.
Kincaid has been juried into the 2010 From These Hills local artists show at William King Museum, she was a featured artist at the Appalachian Spirit Gallery in Marion, VA, she works at Kil’n Time in Bristol, and has her work on exhibit at numerous restaurants and other venus in the region. She is being of service to the area as a volunteer with the A! Magazine for the Arts as a committee member and she does magazine distribution.
The public is welcome to contact each of these members of the staff at Emory & Henry College. Ms. Nenonen, 276.944.6944, firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Kincaid, 276.944.6866, email@example.com.