SYNERGY: East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition

April 2-30, 2015


Where: Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN  37804
When: April 2-30
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00am – 6:00 pm; Saturday April 11th, 12:00-5:00pm
How Much:  Reception Free; $25/$30 to submit two pieces
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm

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In its second year, the SYNERGY art exhibition celebrates the creative relationship between the art student and art educator. East Tennessee’s most gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers, 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 a TBA 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 April 2 through April 30.

Juror: John Ashworth
Ashworth is the filmmaking and Visual Arts Chairman for the Governor’s School for the Arts. In past years, he has taught Graphic Design and Computer Art in the program and was the Visual Arts Production Coordinator before becoming the chairman. Currently the computer art instructor in Middle Tennessee State University’s art department, he brings a unique fine arts studio perspective to the use of computer technology in the visual arts. Having taught gifted students on secondary and college levels offers Mr. Ashworth a wide perspective on expectations and approaches for working with the talented students in the Governor’s School program. Mr. Ashworth’s experiences as a producing artist include solo exhibitions, commissioned paintings, portraiture, graphic design and illustration.


East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition Chair:
Jim Dodson

Presented by:

ClaytonCorporate_CMYKFirst Tennessee Foundation



Additional Support Provided by:

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