Arts & Cultural Alliance Opens CNB Branch with Local Art

Betty Kay Price, paintings of iconic Jackson churches.

Betty Kay Price, paintings of iconic Jackson churches.

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County (ACAJC) worked with local artists to create commissioned artwork featuring the culture of Jackson County in County National Bank's newest downtown branch.

This winter and spring, ACAJC put out a call to artists for CNB’s opening of their 215 S Jackson St. branch, receiving dozens of submissions and selecting seven finalists. 

ACAJC’s art project manager Kate Manville-Schwartz managed the process for CNB, and helped the bank select the Jackson-area artists:

Art634 drawing by Nicole Cure.

Art634 drawing by Nicole Cure.

  • Nicole Cure

  • Craig Cossey

  • Coley Kennedy

  • Betty Kay Price

  • Kenny Price

  • Sharon Sunday

  • Rachel Veramay

CNB purchased the art at the artists’ listed prices. 

"We were so proud to display the work of these Jackson County artists," says Kate Schwartz. "CNB is a great partner, and they support our community in so many ways, including hiring artists at fair prices."

“We are a community bank and are looking for ways to support our communities,” says Kelly Jensen, CNB’s Vice President of Branch Administration. “This was a win win for everyone: we are showcasing our Jackson community, and supporting local artists as well as other local businesses that assisted with this entire project.”

Jensen says ACAJC’s support - from hosting the call to artists to advising CNB on art styles appropriate for the branch - was appreciated.

“We definitely accomplished our goals and are very pleased with the outcome,” he says.

David Lawrence