Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dogwood Arts Festival: Regional Fine Arts Exhibit

Deadline: February 20, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Dogwood Arts Festival

2009 Regional Fine Arts Exhibit
Knoxville, Tennessee
April 3 - 25, 2009

The Dogwood Arts Festival, in its 49th year, transforms downtown Knoxville into a month long springtime celebration with a “blue jean to black tie” festival offering something for everyone – dance, film, literary arts, music, theatre and visual arts. The Festival will showcase the talented performing and visual artists, our fine art institutions and the natural beauty of our region.

The Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition 2009 was developed to showcase and award the finest artists in the region. Artists from the region within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville may enter. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from emerging and established artists will be selected by a juror for exhibition.


Open to all artists 18 years and older residing within a 300-mile radius of Knoxville. Submit only work completed in the last two years. 2D has no size limitations. 3D over 100 lbs. must be installed by the artist.

Categories are: 2-D painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and photography; 3-D sculpture of all media. No computer generated art, jewelry, large installations (larger than a 6’ x 6’ footprint), CNC milled pieces, or other mass-produced work.

All work must be suitable framed/mounted or wired for installation. Plexiglas is preferred for 2-D. 3-D work must be sturdy, stable, or otherwise secured to a base. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitable presented or not appearing to correspond to the CD entry image.

Juror: Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay
Director, Slocumb Galleries
Department of Art & Design
East Tennessee State University

Entry Procedure:
The non-refundable entry fee is $30.00 for three works ($25.00 for students). Diptyches and triptychs are considered one work. 3-D images may be represented by two images. All work must be in jpg form on CD.

Cash awards totaling $4,000.00 will be presented at the exhibit’s Preview Reception on April 2nd.

Best in Show- $2,000.00, $1,000.00 Merit, $500.00 Merit, and two $250.00 Merit awards. All awards are designated by juror and are final.

Download the Prospectus: Regional Fine Art Exhibition (PDF)

Visit the website for complete information regarding this and other art exhibitions and competitions:

Questions? Contact Denise Sanabria at 865-384-5272, or

Dogwood Arts Festival 2009
Regional Fine Arts Exhibit
106 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902