JLR and VAE are excited to present two distinguished Raleigh art professionals as jurors for this year’s exhibition.

Melissa Peden: Melissa Peden, a Junior League of Raleigh sustainer, is an art consultant and former owner of Peden Gallery II.  She is a member of the board of trustees and chair of the Works of Art Committee for the NC Museum of Art and president of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.  Melissa is also a former board member of the Contemporary Art Museum.

Megg Rader: Megg Rader is the former executive director of Artspace and is currently the co-owner of The Collectors Gallery and The Mahler Fine Art. She is a past president of the Junior League of Raleigh, a member of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, active with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, City of Raleigh Arts Commission and is on the board of directors of Conservation Trust for North Carolina.