KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority announce a call for entries for the 20th Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work Oct. 25, 2018-April 17, 2019 in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.
Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition. The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards.
Artists may find more information and an entry form at www.knoxalliance.com/airport-entry.
The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee. Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to five works (free for Arts & Culture Alliance members) and includes a six-month membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance.
About the juror: Jordan Ahlers is the owner and director of Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, one of the premier art galleries in the southern United States. With more than 20 years’ experience in the field, Ahlers has worked with thousands of professional artists across the country. He is known for his success in helping to advance the careers of artists, placing them in private and corporate collections. He has curated hundreds of group and solo shows in a variety of media. Ahlers has collaborated with numerous museums to curate and facilitate traveling exhibitions. He has designed and implemented multiple gallery spaces. He has developed an eye for what is both interesting and marketable. Previously, Ahlers worked at Blue Spiral 1, a large southeastern craft gallery from 1999-2017. As gallery director there, he earned a reputation for his knowledge, honesty, and thoughtful approach to the business of art. His newest venture, Momentum Gallery, opened in October 2017, and has already outgrown its space and plans to move into a new 15,000-square-foot gallery later this year, making it the largest and most accessible fine art gallery in the region.
For more information, visit www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport.
The current Arts in the Airport exhibition features work of 29 artists in the East Tennessee region.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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