JONESBOROUGH, TN – July 30, 2020 – Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts at the McKinney Center is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Juried Art Exhibition.
This year’s exhibition will be different from previous years with several changes. The McKinney Center wants to showcase the good that can come from persevering trials. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Community, Change & Connection.”
Because of these current difficult times, the entry fee has been waived for this year. A panel of three local art professionals will jury this year’s exhibition: Dick Nelson, owner of Nelson’s Fine Art; Karlota Contrearas-Koterbay, Director of the Slocumb and Tipton Galleries at ETSU; and Theresa Hammons, Director of the McKinney Center.
Artists can submit up to three pieces in any medium such as mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, ceramic and jewelry among others. Entries must be original works and not copied from copyrighted or published art or photographs. Artists who submit entries must be at least 18 years of age. All entries must be original works completed within the last two years and not exhibited previously at the McKinney Center.
Digital submissions are due by 3 p.m. Aug. 24.
There will be no cash awards. Instead, certificates for Best in Show, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions will be presented during a virtual exhibition opening 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Judging will be based on the quality of the artwork and the interpretation of this year’s theme.
The exhibit will be open to the public by appointment Sept. 19-Oct. 10. Please call the McKinney Center to schedule your private viewing of the show.
For more information and the entry form, visit www.mckinneycenter.com. Online submissions are also encouraged.
For more information, contact Theresa Hammons at email@example.com or 423-753-0562.
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