SYNERGY: East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition



Celebrating the SYNERGY between art students and art educators!

In it’s third year, SYNERGY showcases East Tennessee’s most gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers, diverse artists will participate in this special exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in East Tennessee schools.

The East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition is a newer exhibition designed to promote the work of East Tennessee’s finest teaching artists. K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies are invited to apply to the exhibition which will be alongside an exhibit featuring the creative works by East Tennessee’s most gifted art students. The exhibition will be selected by Bill Shinn,  peer juror for exhibition. This exciting exhibit will be held in the Blackberry Farms gallery at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN. The exhibit will be on display from March 6-24, 2017.

Where: Clayton Center for the Arts
When: March 6-24, 2017
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00am – 6:00 pm
How Much: Free

Juror 2017: Bill Shinn

Artist Bill Shinn has 45 years experience in art education in public schools and resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended Concord University in West Virginia and Yale University on an art scholarship. Bill studied printmaking at Yale under renowned Hungarian printmaker, Gabor Peterdi and American printmaker, Peter Milton. His diverse classroom instruction has introduced his students to essentially every area of artistic expression, styles and mediums.


Committee Chair

Jim Dodson



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