Artist-in-Residence Program

Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-in-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove!


Current Artist In Residence

Meet Jerome Bias

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

Thank you to our sponsors!

Locust Grove is immensely grateful for our current Artist-in-Residence sponsors!


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Support local artists by becoming a sponsor of our Artist-in-Residence program.

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