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November 16, 2017

The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents the 2017 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Friday, November 24, 2017-Sunday, January 14, 2018. Now in its 12th year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.  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.

Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public.

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. Fewer than a third (349) of the more than 1073 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. 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.

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

About the Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.

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