Artist's Paintings Winning Awards

The Nashville arts scene can't seem to get enough of Cookeville artist Sally Crain-Jager, professor of art at Tennessee Technological University. In the past week, she's won painting awards at the Parthenon and from public television affiliate WDCN, Ch. 8.

"My Right to be Left," an autobiographical painting about Crain-Jager's being left-handed, won the Patron's Award during the Watkins Institute's 36th Tennessee All-State Exhibition, on display at the Parthenon in Centennial Park through Jan. 10.

"Facade," a painting submitted to the juried division of WDCN's "Gallery Eight," won first place and joined other pieces auctioned in support of the station.

Ranging a bit south of Nashville, Crain-Jager also has had two paintings accepted for the nationally advertised "Exhibition South '97," sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Art Association and on display through Nov. 16 in Tusumbia, Ala. ***