Jim Jennings – Collage & Photography
My working life began with service in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. I later attended Middle Tennessee State University under the Korean GI Bill. I graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and from Tennessee State University in 1980 with a master’s degree in Education. I taught woodworking in the public school system from 1970 to 1982.In 1984 I founded The American Woodworker magazine. With the help of my wife, we managed every facet of the magazine, from solicitation of articles, ads, and subscriptions to proofreading typeset. We published the magazine for three years before selling to Rodale Press in 1987. Since my retirement in 1997, I have shown my art in dozens of arts and craft shows. I have worked in various mediums, including watercolor, collage, bronze, woodworking and photography. I was fortunate enough to win Best of Show in the Tullahoma Art Festival and have won awards at Tennessee Association of Craft Artists in Nashville. My photography includes 15 awards with one Grand Prize, and two top awards for the State of Tennessee. A bronze piece was selected for the permanent collection in the museum of The Academy of Model Aviation and the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.In 1984 I had the privilege of spending a week aboard the USS Independence photographing the launch and retrieval of US fighter aircraft. At the same time I was able to photograph such people as Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams, and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, along with a host of other well-known celebrities who were aboard filming the TV special, “A Salute To Lady Liberty”.
My current interests include mixed media collage and photography. My collage work incorporates various types of woods, mainly cherry, rosewood, birds eye maple and basswood, with rice paper, metal and sometimes yuppo paper. Color is provided with watercolor and ink.
My photography is mostly nature and landscape. I do my own processing, printing and framing.
I do not follow any “trends” in any of my work. I try to work in areas that are pleasing to me. All my work is archival.
Jim Jennings PO. Box 1121 202 The Hollows Court Hendersonville, TN 37077-1121
Phone (615) 826-7158 firstname.lastname@example.org