Saturday, December 05, 2009

Regional Fine Arts Exhibit: Dogwood Arts Festival

Deadline: February 22, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Regional Fine Arts Exhibit
Dogwood Arts Festival

Knoxville, TN
April 2-30, 2010

The Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition 2010 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. The exhibit will run from April 2-30, 2010 in the historic gallery space at 128 S. Gay Street.

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’ x6’ 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.

Entry Procedure:
The non-refundable entry fee is $30.00 for three works ($25.00 for students).

Juror: Ruth Grover has served as Director and Curator of the Cress Gallery of Art and its Permanent Collection, The University of Tennessee / Chattanooga since 1999 and also as Director and Curator of the UTC John and Diane Marek Visiting Artists Series since 2006. 

Cash awards totaling $4,000.00 will be presented at the exhibit’s 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.

Every effort is made to promote sales. However, Work is NOT required to be for sale. The Dogwood Arts Festival, which is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization, will retain a 30% commission as a donation. ORNL Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the Dogwood Arts Festival.

Download the Prospectus & Application: 2010 Regional Arts Application [doc]

More details at the website:

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

Dogwood Arts Festival
602 S. Gay Street, Mezzanine Level,
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4561 phone
865-546-2213 fax