An artist who uses her talents to help others create art and heal through the creative form has been chosen as the featured artist at Art on Main.

Wanda Jackson is the featured artist for August 2014. Her work will be on display near the front of the gallery on Main Street through the end of the month.

Jackson, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, shows her appreciation of the area's beauty in her works. Several of her paintings are of outdoor locations from the Jefferson County area.

She also uses art to help others heal through recreational therapy. During her 40-year career, Jackson has used drawing, painting, interior design, ceramics, fiber art and more to help her clients.

A public reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. for people to meet the artist.

The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Wednesdays, except by appointment.

Also during August, the Madison Art Club will be accepting entries for the 16th annual Regional Fall Art Show. Club members and the general public may enter.

Forms and fees may be submitted until Aug. 16. Artwork may be submitted to the club from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23.

Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded for the entries into the show.

Media categories include: Oil, acrylic and watercolor paints; photography; pastel; pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and color pencil drawings; 3D art and mixed media.

Show rules state that all work must be the original work of the artist and that any work done under an instructor's supervision is prohibited. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in the Madison Art Club's Annual Regional Fall Art Show. All artwork must be delivered by hand and must be for sale.

Entry fees for current club members are $35 for up to two entries. Non-club member fees are $45 for up to two entries.

A reception and awards ceremony for the Annual Regional Fall Art Show will be held Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

Additional information is available online at www.madisonartclub.com.