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We received over 423 pieces of art ranging from paintings to sculptures to writing and film from 162 artists across middle Tennessee.  We are grateful to the following individuals who agreed to serve as judges:


  • Mike Benevenia  Artist

  • Catherine Berresheim Assistant Professor of English,Volunteer State Community College

  • Jay Clayton Professor of English, Director of the Curb Center for Art Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt

  • Andre Churchwell, MD Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Vanderbilt

  • Raheleh Filsoofi Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Vanderbilt

  • Danielle McDaniel Artist and Owner, Clay Lady Studios

  • Brandon Hulette Associate Professor in Military Science and Associate Professor of Arts and Sciences

  • Jenny Lewis Cultural Enrichment, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Kendra Oliver Assistant Professor, Pharmacology (VUMC) and Designer and Leader, Vanderbilt ArtLab

  • Vesna Pavlovic Associate Professor of Art at Vanderbilt

  • Mark Scala Chief Curator, Frist Museum of Art

They selected ~210 'Best Of' pieces, which will be hung across Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, and select sites in the community. 

Art which is not selected for physical display will be incorporated into virtual museum galleries and featured on the Art of Healing Facebook and Instagram pages, with a new  piece of art featured every Monday through Friday from September 2021 through December 2022.


Vax Up

Sophia Yan & Lia Okenkova

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