KNOXVILLE, TN – Jan. 30, 2019 – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 21st Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition April 25-Aug. 28 in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.
The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, March 17. Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards.
Special Theme: In conjunction with The University of Tennessee, who will celebrate their 225 anniversary in 2019, Arts in the Airport welcomes works that have been inspired by the phrase “Everywhere You Look, UT.” The campaign highlights the enduring, distinctive stature of the statewide UT system and its contributions to Tennessee. Interested artists can submit work that has been especially created in response to the theme. For more information, visit www.everywhere.tennessee.edu.
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 nonrefundable 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: Jered Sprecher earned his BA from Concordia University in Nebraska, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. He has exhibited work at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, the Chinati Foundation, and Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló. In 2009, he received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is a professor at the University of Tennessee.
Artists may find more information and an entry form at www.knoxalliance.com/airport-entry/.
The current Arts in the Airport exhibition features the work of 37 artists in the East Tennessee region. For more information, visit www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport/.
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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