City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum

November 24, 2017-January 14, 2018

The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. The best-in-show winner will receive a purchase award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art's Education Collection. Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for a total of $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation. This event is made possible by the generosity of presenting sponsor Regal Entertainment Group with additional sponsorship from Home Federal Bank, Pharma Packaging Solutions, Emerson Process Management, and Ann and Steve Bailey.


Best in Show
Zheng Wu, 12th Grade, Baylor School, Gouache, Overlapped Providence, Art Teacher Betsy Carmichael

Best in Middle School
Grace Sivak, 6th Grade, Montgomery Ridge Intermediate, Chalk & Glue, Crazy Face, Art Teacher Debra Allen

Best in Ceramics 2017
Kaitlynn Aubin, 11th Grade, Gibbs High School, Ceramics, Deep Ocean Tea Set, Art Teacher Jessica Bledsoe

Best in Computer Graphics 2017
Carter Coughlin, 12th Grade, Webb School of Knoxville, Photography, Cosmic Café, Art Teacher Sharon Mann

Best in Drawing 2017
Haley Kratz, 12th Grade, Maryville High School, Ball-point Pen, Michael Fassbender, Art Teacher Raquel Roy

Best in Mixed Media
Justin Edaugal, 12th Grade, Bearden High School, Colored pencil, India ink, acrylic paint, collage, Metastasis, Art Teacher Anna Halliwell Boyd

Best in Painting
Jessica Ilgner, 12th Grade, Lenoir City High School, Watercolor, I Know You Have A Heavy Heart, Art Teacher Susanne Tyler

Best in Photography
Leah Montgomery, 12th Grade, Maryville High School, Photography, Conformity, Art Teacher Dr. Jeanie Parker

Best in Printmaking
Rebecca Branton, 11th Grade, Maryville High School, Linoleum cut, Heart-Wrenching, Art Teacher Nicole Puckett

Best in Sculpture
Lindsay Jones, 12th Grade, West High School, Clay, Wood, Two-Faced, Art Teacher Kat Bowden

Best in Video
Lily Hicks, 12th Grade, Hardin Valley Academy, Stop Motion, Bloom, Art Teacher Angela Dick