Jacque Hillman is the 2016 recipient of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Jackson Award in the Arts. She received the award at the Charity Gala on Nov. 12 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.
The Jackson Awards were established by the Foundation in 2006 to honor those in the community who exemplify the truest qualities of a leader. The awards are named for President Andrew Jackson, the City of Jackson’s namesake, and are presented to individuals who have served as leaders in one of the following areas: the arts, community service, education, healthcare, leadership and volunteer service.
“I was pleased to be nominated and humbled to be chosen for this honor,” said Hillman. “So many in our community give of their time and talents in so many ways.”
Hillman is the owner/designer of Reconfigured Art Jewelry. She was featured on the PBS TV show, “Tennessee Crossroads,” when she first created her jewelry design company. Her work sells throughout the South and Southwest and was chosen for the Pink Palace “40th Anniversary of Crafts” show. Her jewelry has been chosen for Xanadugallery.com in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a member of Tennessee Craft Southwest Chapter.
She was selected to design 200 limited edition Perfect 36 Society brooches for the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument. She serves as president of the Sue Shelton White Public Art Committee for Jackson, working to fund a sculpture to honor the renowned state suffragist, the first female attorney in Jackson, as part of the state’s woman suffrage heritage tourism trail in 2020.
She is the co-founder and president of the West Tennessee Artisan Trail for regional artisans, developing regional art shows and promoting local artists, all juried in fine arts, as well as promoting regional authors, who craft in fine words.