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visual artist , Art gallery director

Jacque Parsley, American visual artist, art gallery director. Recipient Mid-States Craft Exhibition Purchase award Evansville (Indiana) Museum Art, 1988, Finders Keepers merit award Galeria Mesa, 1991, 1st place National Competition Amos Eno Gallery, 1989, Gamut magazine, Cleveland State University, 1991.


Parsley, Jacque was born on January 10, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Jack Nelson and Bonnie Mae (Dinwiddie) Carter.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Louisville School Art, 1980. Master of Arts, University Louisville, 1990. Master of Fine Arts, University Kentucky, 1994.


Director We Have A Signal Gallery, Louisville, 1979-1980. Director gallery Liberty National Bank, since 1980. Adjunct professor University Louisville, 1988-1989.

Juror National Scholastic Arts awards, Louisville, 1987, 90, 91. Artist-in-residence Blackhawk (Colorado) Mountain School of Art, 1984-1985. Juror for grant awards Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1995.

Interviewed public television, Louisville, 1990, Cable television Women in the Arts, Louisville, 1991. Lecturer Artists Guild, Evansville Museum Art, 1986, Speed Museum Gallery, Louisville, 1985, Owensboro (Kentucky) Art Guild, 1984, Visual Variety House, Water Tower Art Association, 1984, 90, Bellarmine College, 1982, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1985, 93. Juror Artsplace, Lexington, 1989-1990, Lincoln Days Celebration Art Show, Hodgensville, Kentucky, 1986, National Scholastic Art Awards, New York City, 1986, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1985, Water Tower Art Association, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • One person shows include Campbellsville (Kentucky) College, 1981, Triangle Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989, Guild Gallery, Lexington, 1992. Represented in permanent collections at Evansville Museum Arts and Science, Alabama Power and Light, Huntsville, Alabama, United States Government Office Comptroller of Currency, Cincinnati, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, Oxford Properties, Louisville, Review Alfred and Mary Shands, Louisville, Benefit Actuaries, Incorporated, Louisville, Hilliard Lyons, Louisville, Home of the Innocents, Louisville, Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Fetter Printing Company, Louisville, Pattco, Louisville, Lew Magram, New York City, Prudential Life Insurance, Louisville, Creative Alliance, Louisville, Owensboro (Kentucky) Museum Fine Art. Exhibited in group shows at Speed Museum, Louisville, 1977, 85, Surface Design Southeast Visual Arts Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 1977, Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, 1980, 84, Gary-Windsor Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1981, Art Center, Louisville, 1981, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York, 1981, 82, 84, 85, 88, Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1981, 84, Alexandria (Louisiana) Museum, 1981, Gallery 106, Perrysburg, Ohio, 1982, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1982, James Hunt Barker Galleries, New York City, 1983, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1983, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation, Louisville, 1984, 86, Washington Design Center, 1985, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1985, Berryhill Mansion, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1986, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 1988, Galeria Mesa, Arizona, 1988, 91, Evansville (Indiana) Museum Arts and Science, 1988, Morlan Gallery, Lexington, 1988, Louisville Visual Art Association, 1989, 90, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Louisville, 1989, New Harmony (Indiana) Gallery Contemporary Art, 1989, Owensboro (Kentucky) Museum Fine Art, 1989, Amos Eno Gallery, New York City, 1989, 90, Allen R. Hite Art Institute University Louisville, 1989, 90, Headly-Whitney Museum, Lexington, 1989, 93, Kentucky Art & Craft Gallery, Louisville, 1991, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, 1991, Bellarine College, Louisville, 1992, Huntington (West Virginia) Museum Art, 1992, Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, 1992, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 1993, Evansville Museum, 1993.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Auction donator Louisville Visual Art Association, since 1976, Human Society, Louisville, 1986, Louisville Zoo, 1991-1994, Ronald McDonald House, 1987. Member J. B. Speed Museum, since 1976. Member American Craft Council (Kentucky representative 1987-1990, Southeast regional assembly alternate 1993-1994, exhibit curator 1986, workshop leader Southeast Regional Conference), Surface Design Association (Kentucky representative since 1992), Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation (board directors 1984-1987), Kentucky Guild Artists and Craftsmen, Kentucky Watercolor Society (advisory board), Visual Art Network (president since 1994), Louisville Visual Art Association (past board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, world travel, collecting folk art.


Married William Millard Parsley, August 2, 1969 (divorced June 1979). Children: Jessica Leigh, Molly Kristine. Married Thomas Donahue Henrion, February 14, 1986.

Jack Nelson Carter

Bonnie Mae (Dinwiddie) Carter

William Millard Parsley

Thomas Donahue Henrion

Molly Kristine Parsley

Jessica Leigh Parsley