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The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents the 2018 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

November 20, 2018 | Angela Thomas

November 15, 2018 (Knoxville, TN) – The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Friday, November 23 2018-Sunday, January 13, 2019. Now in its 13th 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 Pharma Packaging Solutions, Ann and Steve Bailey, The KMA Guild, Home Federal Bank, and the Rotary Club of Knoxville.

Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, December 11 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 of the more than 950 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.

The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art 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.

 

Image caption:
2018 Best In Show, Shelby Lawson, 12th Grade, Watson the Dog, clay, and oil paint, Gibbs High School, Jessica Bledsoe, Art Teacher

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