For the Love of Jerry

Exhibition and Art Sale

Please join YAC for a ‘once in a lifetime’ sale of works by YAC founding member Jerry Watson. For the Love of Jerry is a showcase of 25 original artworks by Watson. There are a variety of styles and media represented in the show and sale including acrylic, oil, watercolors, woodcut prints, and mixed media.

Watson’s Hard Edge Style

From the 25 works included, seven are in Jerry's signature "hard edge" style, others include landscapes, still lives, figures, and animals. All 25 artworks will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Yeiser Art Center.

Items for sale will be on display from February 14 - 17. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am - 5pm. It will culminate in an evening reception and art sale on Saturday, February 17th from 5 - 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

YAC would like to say a special “thank you” to Mayna Craggs, LaNelle Mason, and Cindy Ragland for organizing this unique art show and event.

See Them Now!

Some of Watson’s work can be seen in he lobby of the US Bank in Downtown Paducah,  which is open Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm.

For more information about this event, call 270.442.2453 or email

Jerry Watson

Mr. Watson graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School in 1954 and attended Paducah Community College. He worked at Midwest Dairy until 1977 when he joined the staff of the Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant as a senior technical illustrator. He retired in 1998.

With his avocation as an artist, he had paintings, watercolors, and drawings exhibited extensively in the mid-state region. For 12 years, he taught painting and drawing classes in the Continuing Education Program at Paducah Community College.

In 1964 he became a member of the Paducah Arts Guild (Yeiser Art Center) and held various positions on the board in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was also a member of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance and the Paducah Wastelanders artist group.

After he retired, he enjoyed showing his custom car. He passed away on August 3, 2014.

Yeiser Art Center

Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating sixty years (1957 - 2017) of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. The Yeiser Art Center is wheelchair accessible. They are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.