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2017 Juror:

Anita Kunz *O.C.

*Order of Canada
Anita Kunz
Photo by: Mark Rayne Roberts

Canadian by birth, Anita Kunz has lived in London, New York and Toronto. She has been widely published in Germany, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Canada, South Africa, Holland, Portugal, Franceand England. Kunz's work has been seen in Time magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sony Music, Random House Publishing and many others. Her work has been featured in articles in Graphis and Novumgebrauchsgrafik magazines (Switzerland), Communication Arts and Step by Step magazine (USA), Idea, Illustration and Creation magazines(Japan), Applied Arts (Canada), Nuvo (Canada) and The Design Journal (Korea). Kunz produced cover art for many publications including Rolling Stone Magazine, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated,Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine. She has also illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers.  Her critically acclaimed paintings andsculptures have appeared in galleries worldwide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome, Italy.
Kunz's works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome,and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Kunz received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. She has received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario college of Art and Designin Toronto and a second from Mass Art College of Art and Design. Kunz was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor, and recently received the Queen's Jubilee Medal ofHonor. Additionally, she will be inducted in the Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame in New York in 2017.

"Spring" Anita Kunz
Reece Museum
Reece Museum

For more than 80 years the Reece Museum has told the many stories of Appalachia. Housing over 20,000 artifacts, the Reece collection captures the region's past as well as its contemporary art and culture.

As one of the first museums in Tennessee to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Reece continues to meet AAM's high standards of excellence.  Currently, the Reece is one of only twleve museums in Tennessee to receive this accreditation.

Reece Museum 
East Tennessee State University 
Box 70660 
Johnson City, TN 37614 
(423) 439-4392 
(423) 439-4283 (fax)
"Durer Redux" Anita Kunz
"Klimt Redux" Anita Kunz
The Kiss
"The Kiss" Anita Kunz
"Pig" Anita Kunz
"Sam" Anita Kunz
"Clone" Anita Kunz
"Puppetmaster" Anita Kunz
Bad Hair
"Bad Hair Days" Anita Kunz
"Magritte Redux" Anita Kunz