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Regional Art Exhibition (Knoxville, TN) – Call For Artists

Regional Art Exhibition (Knoxville, TN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Dogwood Arts announces a call for artists for the Regional Art Exhibition, showcasing fine art of all kinds from emerging and established artists throughout the Knoxville, TN, region. The juried exhibition will be on display in the upper gallery at the Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville from June 4-25, 2021. An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional, and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants, and award monies totaling $2,000 at the opening celebration on Friday, June 4th from 5-8 PM.

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Deadline: 9 May 2021

​For the 2021 regional art exhibition, artworks must have been completed in the last two years by artists 18 years of age and older that live permanently within 500 miles of Downtown Knoxville.


  • Sunday, May 9th (11:59PM): Application deadline ($15 Fee – 100% of the application fees cover award monies)
  • Monday, May 17th: Notification of acceptance via email
  • Tuesday, June 1st: Artwork must be delivered to the Emporium Center (Artwork can also be delivered or mailed to the Dogwood Arts office May 17th-21st)
  • June 4-25th: Exhibition Dates
  • June 4th: Exhibition Opening and Award Ceremony 5:00-8:00pm at the Emporium Center


The exhibition will be juried by Althea Murphy-Price. Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. Her artwork has been shown widely throughout the country as well as international cities in Spain, China, Japan, Italy, and Sweden. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today.

Regional Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition is a top notch showcase of emerging and established artists in the South. The show has a long-standing reputation of excellence and is well-attended by local artists, buyers, and art lovers alike. The opening reception will take place on a First Friday in June in a prominent gallery in Knoxville, TN with guaranteed exposure for clients and buyers. Participating artists will be eligible for over $2,000 in award monies that will be distributed at the opening reception.

About Dogwood Arts

With over 20 annual events and programs, Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Knoxville, TN, region all year long. Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, they produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.

Dogwood Arts supports artists at every level, from kindergarten to professionals through a variety of exhibitions, programs, and festivals.

For more information, contact shannon@dogwoodarts.com.


Nature And Neon – Call For Artists

Nature And Neon – Call For Artists

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ responses to the theme of this year’s national juried exhibition: Nature and Neon.

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Deadline: 4 Oct 2017

Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Conversely, some contemporary artists seek to incorporate the kitsch, pop, and glamour of visual overload into their work. Juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial can be found everywhere and in almost every aspect of our lives. Submitted works for Nature and Neon could be about the commodification of nature, constructed natural environments, or an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Works could be inspired by the traditional pastoral or could be interpretations of pop art and urban motifs. This exhibition asks the artist to consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both attempts to capture its own disparate beauty.

All work must have been completed within the last two years. Current Arrowmont staff and residents may apply for the exhibition, but are ineligible to receive awards.

The entry fee is $30 for 3 works.

Exhibition dates: December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018

Juror, Garth Johnson

Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, where he oversees their world-renowned collection. Before moving to Tempe, Garth served as the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit. He has exhibited his work and published his writing internationally including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new book Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.

Selected Nature and Neon artwork is eligible for the following awards

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Two Honorable Mentions: $125/each.

Awards will be selected in person by Garth Johnson, juror, prior to the exhibit’s reception.

January 12, 2018: Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Awards announced at 7 pm.

About Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences. They offer a variety of media, classes, conferences, and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.

For more information, contact khider@arrowmont.org.