Regional Art Exhibition


Distinguished and progressive artists of our region will showcase their work in the 2018 Regional Fine Art Exhibition!

Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be showcased. The exhibition will be on display June 1- 31, 2018 at the Dogwood Arts office.

Award monies totaling $2,000 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2018 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office.

Join us for the opening reception on June 1, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm at Dogwood Arts, 123 W Jackson Ave, 37902. Food and beverages will be provided, and you will be able to mix and mingle with our 2018 artists. We can’t wait to see you at the exhibition!

2018 Calendar

March 9, 2018: Application Deadline ($35 Fee)
March 31, 2018: Notification of Acceptance via email
May 24-25, 2018: Artwork must be delivered or mailed to Dogwood Arts Office (Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902)
June 1-30, 2018: Exhibition Dates
June 1, 2018: Opening & Award Ceremony 5:30-8:30pm at Dogwood Arts’ Office (Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902)

2018 Juror – Leigh Suggs

Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 and her MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies in 2015.

Gaining recognition throughout the area, her work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions across North Carolina and in Richmond, VA. Her recent shows include her solo at Reynolds Gallery Double Vision (2016); In Visible Light (2015)at LIGHT Art + Design in Chapel Hill, NC; Trying to Exit Here (2015), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; and her notable group shows include the NCAC Fellowship Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC (2014), and Art on Paper (2012) at the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC.

Suggs has been awarded several grants and honors, including the North Carolina Fellowship Award, a city of Richmond CultureWorks Grant, and a residency at the Quirk Hotel & Gallery in Richmond, VA.  Her work is part of several corporate collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Capital One, Markel Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Leigh is currently a curator at LIGHT Art + Design.

2017 Artists & Artworks

Debra Belvin – Changed Perspective Caused by 11/28 Catastrophe
Eric Brittain – Untitled
Eric Buechel – Self Portrait
Eric Buechel – Kathy Valentine
Jan Burleson – Some of Us…Skin Tones (after Byron Kim)
Chad Cole – Tobacco Barn
Claudia Dean – Things Fall Apart
Nick DeFord – Make New Friends
Nick DeFord – Babble (Tick Tock)
David Edens – Boiling Sea
Todd Fife – Henley
Michael Giles – The Imagined Time in Her Heart
Michael Giles – The Cloister of Solitude Like a Sacrilegious Heart
Sophie Glenn – Collapsible Stools
Jana Kappeler – Seeing the Bright Side
Maia Leppo – Wall Hanging Square Necklace
Maia Leppo – Wall Hanging Brooch
Maia Leppo – Wall Hanging Earrings
Nancy Jeanette Long – Morning View
Jackson Martin – Shanty
Jackson Martin – Weight in Silver
Yvonne Petkus – Arctic Hold
Shawn Poynter – Jarrell Cemetery Landlocked by Strip Job, West Virginia
Shawn Poynter – Tobacco Workers, Kentucky, West Virginia
Shawn Poynter – Last Supper with Knives, Tennessee
Dannon Schroeder – Induce
Brent Skidmore – Place of Purity
Brent Skidmore – Slice of Emotive Landscape
Denise Stewart-Sanabria – People # 68, 67 
Kelly Sullivan – Living (room) Situation
Keith Thomson – Roller Girls
Keith Thomas – Building for Sale
Jessie Van der Laan – Talus Integument S14
Jillian Walther – Jungstadt Berlin
Rick Whitehead – Soundless Echoes