KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Dogwood Arts, a nonprofit organization which promotes and celebrates the arts, culture and natural beauty of the greater Knoxville region, has announced its new Executive Director is Sherry Jenkins. The Dogwood Arts Search Committee interviewed many applicants from across the country and Sherry emerged as the candidate of choice.
“We believe (Jenkins) is the perfect fit as we move Dogwood Arts into the future,” said Shanna Browning, president of the Dogwood Arts board of directors.
Sherry Jenkins (pictured) has served on the Dogwood Arts board since 2014 and most recently was Vice President, Operations for National Services, LLC. She has vast experience in Executive level management and project management along with extensive fundraising experience and volunteer leadership across a number of local nonprofit organizations. Ms. Jenkins also holds a B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dogwood Arts started in 1955 led by members of the Knoxville Garden Club and other concerned citizens with a vision that began as a civic beautification project… the Dogwood Trails. Over the last 62 years Dogwood Arts has become a year-round celebration of the area’s beauty through a variety of cultural events and exhibits such as Art in Public Places, Rhythm N Blooms, Chalk Walk, and the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square.