Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
Gallery Location & Shipping Address:
Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)
Sandwich Glass Museum (Sandwich, MA)
Museum of American Glass (Weston, WV)
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) (Winston Salem, NC)
Jeff is on the Board of Directors at the Museum of American Glass in WV, and for more than fifteen years Jeff served on the board at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society where he was also the head of the Shenandoah Valley Folk Art & Heritage Center's Museum Committee.
Jeff has lectured and conducted classes on antiques including American glass and Shenandoah Valley pottery, and in 2004, his extensive knowledge of Valley pottery was showcased when Jeff served as guest curator and co-authored the accompanying catalogue for the exhibit, "A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware" (The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery).
As a guest speaker at the 2009 MESDA furniture seminar, Jeff lectured on Shenandoah Valley of VA Seating Forms of the Late 18th to Early 20th Centuries, a subject he has been documenting and researching since the early 1970s. Jeff served as guest curator for the related exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, titled Come In and Have a Seat: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley. On display from 12/19/2009 through 06/20/2010, the exhibit also yielded the exceptional Evans-authored exhibit catalogue/reference volume of the same name, the first catalogue ever published in conjunction with an MSV-organized changing exhibition.
His most recent turn as guest curator was in partnership with wife Beverley for the Virginia Quilt Museum. The Evanses contributed several textiles from their personal collection for the exhibit titled, Counterpanes and White Work of the Shenandoah Valley (on display from February 1 through May 12, 2012). Jeff also authored the accompanying exhibit catalogue, complete with an authoritative essay on the subject.
Jeff is currently partnered with with Kurt C. Russ on The Virginia Safe Project, a multi-year research project focused on Shenandoah Valley punched-tin-paneled furniture that they launched in August 2010. Their findings will ultimately culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and illustrated catalogue. (The MSV exhibition is tentatively scheduled for February through August 2014).
Beverley Evans served on the Board of Directors at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA for 10 years, and currently serves on the Board at Fort Harrison, Inc. in Dayton, VA.
In 1992, Beverley completed five years of overseeing the restoration of the Sites House in Broadway, Virginia, a circa 1800s stone home that is on the Virginia and National Historic Registers. In 1997 Beverley won two awards for the Sites House - the Frederick Doveton Nichols Award, presented by the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, and the Great American Home Award, presented by the National Trust for Preservation.
Over the years, Jeff and Beverley have performed countless hours of antiques research with special interest in material made in the Shenandoah Valley, and they have graciously contributed pieces from their private collection to various museum exhibits. Most recently, the Evanses shared textiles from their personal collection when they guest curated an exhibit for the Virginia Quilt Museum titled Counterpanes and White Work of the Shenandoah Valley. The Counterpane exhibit ran from February 1 to May 12, 2012.
^ "Mizbe" ^
^ R. I. P. "Piper" (2004-2012) ^
^ "Lucky" (a.k.a. "Possum") ^
^ "Fluffy" ^
^ "Batman" ^