Juror: Jenni Kirby is a native of Smyth County, Virginia. She is a graduate of Marion Senior High School and has a degree in Business Management from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.
Jenni is a mosaic artist and teaches classes as well as sells art in that medium. She started taking mosaic classes in 1997 in Orlando Florida where she studied under Michelle P. After moving to Richmond in 1999, she started teaching out of her Studio in Shockoe Bottom Art Center, as well as at The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Visual Art Center, John Tyler Community College, J. Sergeant Community College and University of Richmond.
In 2002, Jenni and fellow artist James Bassfield (Retired) opened the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. Over the years, the art center has grown to 19,000 square feet and over 225 artists. The Art Center has the broadest selection of art in the Central Virginia Area. With the help of her great staff, she is keeping an already successful business running smoothly.