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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

National Juried Exhibition of 2015 in Knoxville

P-38 (oil) by Clay Pardue.
P-38 (oil) by Clay Pardue.
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January 19, 2015

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Arts & Culture Alliance presents its National Juried Exhibition of 2015, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 31 artists in the Southeast region. Art Brown of Kingsport, Tenn., and Danielle Winger of Piney Flats, Tenn., were chosen to be part of the exhibit.

The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as photography, watercolor, oil, fiber, marble, ceramic, lithographs, and more and will be displayed in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center from Feb. 6-28. Most of the works are for sale.

A public reception will take place Friday, Feb. 6, from 5-9 p.m., with a brief awards ceremony at 6 p.m., in which more than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced. The First Friday reception also features music by Cricket & Snail in the gallery; a flamenco dance performance by Pasión Flamenco from 6-6:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre; and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7-9 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be available and chocolate fondue will be provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville.

Stefanie Gerber Darr served as juror for the exhibition. She combines her training as a museum educator, curator, collections manager and artist to develop meaningful experiences for people with art. Whether organizing public programs, curating exhibitions or teaching workshops, she dives into the project to create moments that stimulate the visual and offer reflection on social and cultural topics. Darr manages the galleries and permanent collection at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and is focusing on raising the awareness of the school's past, present and future. She has also worked as an educator for public programs at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn., gallery manager at Herron School of Art and Design, and as a performance artist in Humberto Duques' Lightning Blues Express project at the Denver International Airport. "One of the greatest joys of being a curator/juror is the glimpses I receive into the minds of others through the works they put forth to the world," says Darr. "Whether commenting upon our culture through ink on paper or capturing a fraction of a second in time in a photograph, artists illustrate a multitude of possibilities, remind us of ideas, and at times offer understanding of a situation through a new lens."

The following artists' works will be shown:

> Ann Harwell of Wendell, NC
> Catherine Haverkamp of Andersonville, TN
> Brandon Douglas of Clinton, TN
> Art Brown of Kingsport, TN
> T.P. Dunn of Kingston, TN
> Melinda Adams, Nicholas Bell, Jennifer Brickey, Bill Cook, Jr., Raluca Iancu, Roy McCullough, Clay Pardue, Norm Plate, Shawn Poynter, Chris S. Rohwer, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Daniel Taylor, Marilyn Avery Turner, and Steve Zigler of Knoxville, TN
> Susan B. Miller of Lenoir City, TN
> Loretta Lee Edge and Dennis Sabo of Loudon, TN
> Tatiana Potts and Brian Reid of Maryville, TN
> Bill Long of Morristown, TN
> Audry Deal-McEver of Nashville, TN
> Danielle Winger of Piney Flats, TN
> Cheryl L. Tarrant of Powell, TN
> Lisa D. Line of Sevierville, TN
> Chris Turnier of Talbott, TN
> Tyson Smith of Townsend, TN

A gallery of images may be viewed at

Tea Set (white stoneware clay) by Audry Deal-McEver.

Upper Antelope (photography) by Melinda Adams.