Thursday, April 22, 2010

For the Artist (in you)

Below you will find information on one art show you shouldn't miss and two calls for artists. Scroll down for more details that I've lazily copy and pasted for you.

a) Katie Ries's MFA Show at the Downtown Gallery on Gay Street, now until April 30th
b) a call for entries for the 75th Commemorative Exhibition for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
c) a call for entries for the International Biscuit Festival's Art Exhibition

Happy art viewing and making!!!!

a) Katie Ries MFA show: The URBAN LAND SCOUTS will be on display at the Downtown Gallery in Knoxville from April 16th - 30th.

Gallery hours are as follows:

Wednesday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

Closing reception and "badge ceremony" will be on the 30th, from 6-9 pm.

If you want to get plants...or look at things without a lot of people around, come before the closing reception. That will also give you time to earn a badge before the closing. Hooray.

Link to her Facebook Invitation for an event tonight!!!!

Link to Katie's blog

b) Call for Entries: 75th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announce a call for entries for the “75th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition,” a juried exhibition developed to display artwork inspired by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (or of a music-related theme) in celebration of its 75th Anniversary season (2010-2011). The selected art will be exhibited at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 1-29, 2010 with a First Friday opening.

The postmark deadline for entries is Friday, August 20, 2010.

**Artists may attend a private KSO rehearsal at the Tennessee Theatre on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 PM to receive direct inspiration for their artwork. To attend a rehearsal, artists MUST contact Stephanie Burdette at 865-521-2317 or

Artists may submit unlimited entries which must be original works created within the last two years in the following categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, and 3-D. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per entry (Arts & Culture Alliance members pay $7). Juror: Carl Gombert. Prizes include $250 Best of Show with possible display at the Masterworks Concerts in the Tennessee Theatre lobby on October 21-22, 2010. Download a prospectus and application at (under Artist Calls & Press Releases), or send an SASE to Stephanie S. Burdette, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: (865) 521-2317 or

c) International Biscuit Festival:

Do you love your biscuit, skillet or Memaw so much you want to paint a picture? Then the Biscuit Art competition is for you! We welcome all kinds of art in line with our statement of purpose. It doesn’t even have to be of a biscuit but just something that relates to a biscuit. We’ll be exhibiting in the window display at Reruns, in Coffee and Chocolate and at the Square Room beginning on First Friday June 4th and throughout the month of June. We welcome all kinds of artists from all kinds of backgrounds. Please look over our application if you got some biscuit in you waiting to come out for the world to see. EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Biscuit Art final 2010

Biscuit Art Entry Fee – $15

1 comment:

Katie Ries said...

Thanks for the shout out Ms. B. This post clearly earns you your Level 6 badge.