Our jury is made up of arts and community leaders representing a large range of creative disciplines, cultural perspectives, and St. Louis roots. We thank all of our jurors for contributing their time to ensure our art offerings are unique, sophisticated, and engaging.

2015 Jurors


James McAnally is Founder, Co-Director, and Curator of The Luminary, an incubator for new ideas in the arts based in St. Louis, MO, as well as the executive editor and co-founder of Temporary Art Review. An artist, curator, and critic, he has presented at venues such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Walker Art Center, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Open Engagement, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, FOSCA (Florence, Italy) and many more. He is also a founding member of Common Field, a national alliance of artist run spaces launching in 2015. In his artistic practice, he works as a part of the collaborative US English.


In addition to serving as the Community Engagement Manager at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Nichols is the Founder and Creative Director of Civic Creatives (formerly Catalysts by Design). Civic Creatives  teaches design skills and civic engagement to individuals, groups, and organizations to help them identify and actualize social change ideas in their communities. Nichols is also creator of Design Serves (D*Serve), United Story and FoodSpark, current efforts with the Clinton Global Initiative University that highlight and address prominent interests of communities using design, story and food-based interventions.

Nichols holds a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in social entrepreneurship and socio-economic development. She is a John B. Ervin Scholar, Brown Scholar, and Enterprise-Rent-a-Car Scholar, and her works have been supported by Clinton Global Initiative, Women’s Caucus for Art, Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Ideas that Matters, StartingBloc Fellowship, Points of Light, TEDx, and Ashoka Changemakers.


In 2005, Turkovic received her Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College-University of London in curatorial studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University, St. Louis in 1998. Turkovic has organized exhibitions in Athens, Los Angeles and New York, in alternative spaces in London and Oxford and in St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Hunt Gallery, Schmidt Contemporary Art and White Flag Projects and was co-curator of Isolation Room/Gallery Kit from 2011-2013. Current projects at Laumeier Sculpture Park include an exhibition addendum titled The Loans That Don't Move as part of The River Between Us exhibition and as co-curator of the recent Mound City exhibition with new outdoor commissions by Sam Durant, Geoffrey Krawzyck and Marie Watt. Upcoming projects include the first mid-career survey in the United States of Bosnian photographer and filmmaker Danica Dakić to open in 2015 and a new outdoor commission for Delhi based artists Raqs Media Collective and  Gigi Scaria both working with the Creative India Foundation. She has written for publications such as Art US, Review and St. Louis Magazine. Turkovic is also an adjunct professor in the art department at Webster University.

2014 Jurors


Born in Lima, Peru, Juan William Chávez is an artist and cultural activist who explores the potential of space through creative initiatives that address community and cultural issues. His studio practice incorporates unconventional forms of beekeeping, agriculture, and architectural interventions that utilize art as a way of researching, developing and implementing creative placemaking projects.


Jeffrey Uslip is CAM’s newly appointed Chief Curator.  Since 2010, Uslip has served as curator-at-large of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, where he organized diverse solo exhibitions including Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY which traveled to CAM; Michael Queenland: Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders; and Agnes Denes: Body Prints, Philosophical Drawings, and Map Projections, 1969–1978, as well as projects with emerging artists, such as Keltie Ferris: Doomsday Boogie WoogieSamira Yamin: We Will Not Fail and Kianja Strobert:Nothing To Do But Keep Going. Uslip has organized exhibitions for PS1/MoMA; Artists Space; Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; California State University, Los Angeles; and LA><ART, Los Angeles and has recently lectured at the Yale University School of Art. Uslip is a PhD candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), specializing in modern and contemporary art and the history of photography. At the IFA, Uslip organized the solo exhibitions with Lynda Benglis and Rachel Harrison.  His group shows at Artists Space in New York City include Nina in Position and Log Cabin, which was awarded a best of 2005 exhibition by ArtForum.

Upcoming at CAM, Uslip is presenting an expansive series of exhibitions, including acclaimed artist Kelley Walker’s first career survey in America; a solo project with Jesse Howard, one of Missouri’s key self-taught artists; and a survey exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Joe Goode, his first major museum survey outside of California.


Stan Chisholm works at the intersection of cross-cultural visual art & musical expression. Using an ever sliding approach he creates wonky illustrations, sculpture, Oneliner text, interactive events, and musical collage.

Trained at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Longtime resident of Tower Grove neighborhoods. Creative director at Blank Space. Community Arts Training Institute class of 2011. Riverfront Times 2010 Mastermind. Regional Arts Commission 2013 Artists Count Fellow. Member of The Screwed Arts and Far Fetched Collectives. Chisholm has exhibited at galleries all over the country.


Since 2005, Stefanie has managed all the exhibition programming at Craft Alliance's two locations in the Delmar Loop and Grand Center, including the initial concept of exhibitions, the designing of all publications, and the finalization of installation. She acts as the liaison between artists and Craft Alliance and organizes events to correspond with the exhibitions.

Stefanie has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and a BFA in Surface Pattern Design and Art History from Syracuse University in New York.