Juie Rattley III
Born in Lumberton, NC, and raised in a small community just outside of Whiteville, NC, Juie Rattley III received his Associate’s degree in Fine Arts in 2002 from Southeastern Community College. Upon completion of his first degree, Juie was encouraged to continue his art career by instructors David McCormick and Ron Cole. He attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2004. During his time at UNC-Pembroke, Juie had the chance to study with Tarleton Blackwell, one of the most recognized artists working in the South today. Juie quickly adopted Blackwell’s impressive oil painting methods and positive views on life as an artist and a person. Juie was also encouraged artistically by Blackwell to apply for graduate school. Upon being accepted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Juie was awarded the prestigious Adelaide Fortune Holderness Fellowship and the inaugural Maud Gatewood Painting Scholarship. Juie received his Masters in Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. Juie currently holds an adjunct art position at Guilford Technical Community College. As a college professor, Juie still finds time to paint, sell, and exhibit his work in galleries across the East Coast. Recently, Juie has been given an opportunity to teach art in Guilford County Schools as part of an outreach program sponsored by the Green Hill Center for NC Art.