Best Visual Artist

A true “Renaissance Man,” Preston Jackson is not just a nationally celebrated painter and sculptor, he’s a remarkable guitarist, teacher and martial artist, with a resume that runs for miles. From his bronze depiction of Peoria’s own Richard Pryor to the Underground Railroad Sculpture at the Peoria Civic Center, his work confronts social issues boldly and directly, anchored by “a common thread that runs through all of humanity.”

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