Regional Art Exhibition


Distinguished and progressive artists of our region will showcase their work in the 2017 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, 2017.

An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants and finally award monies totaling $3,500 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2017 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office.

Join us for the opening reception on June 2, 2017 from 5:30-9:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided, and you will be able to mix and mingle with our 2017 artists. We can’t wait to see you at the exhibition!

Apply by March 3, 2017 to be an Artist. Click Submit Below!


Where: Knoxville Convention Center
When: June 1-31, 2017
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday)
How Much: Free

2016 Artists

Gary Anderson, Huntsville, AL
Yvonne Bartholowmew-Thomas, Seymour, TN
Tamie Beldue, Black Mountain, NC
Amanda Brazier, Chattanooga, TN
Eric Buechel, Pleasant Hill, TN
Phyllis Burkhart Wilson, Chattanooga, TN
Bobbie Crews, Knoxville, TN
Shereese Cutler, Knoxville, TN
Pamela Deaton, Liberty, IN
Scott Eakin, Atlanta, GA
Dave Edens, Madison, AL
Gordon Fowler, Knoxville, TN
Jackie Fowler, Knoxville, TN
Myles Freeman, Lookout Mountain, TN
Julia Gartrell, Gatlinburg, TN
Travis Graves, Elizabethton, TN
Eric L. Hansen, Nashville, TN
Leslie Haines, Nashville, TN
Jessica Holly, Berea, KY
Andy Johnston, Acworth, GA
Christine Kuhn, Lexington, KY
Ryan Lamfers, Carrollton, GA
David Marquez, Bowling Green, KY
Sarah Moore, Knoxville, TN
Michael Murphy, Morristown, TN
Patrick Newby, Knoxville, TN
Leslie Nichols, Bowling Green, KY
Meghan O’Conner, Knoxville, TN
Carrie Pendergrass, Chattanooga, TN
David Pittenger, Huntington, WV
Allison Rodrigue, Raleigh NC
Diana Dee Sarkar, Knoxville, TN
Alex Smith, Knoxville, TN
Nancy Stalls, Hopkinsville, KY
Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Knoxville, TN
Jason Stout, Martin, TN
Dale Sumner, Knoxville, TN
Keith Thomson, Birmingham, AL
Susan Tolliver, Anchorage, KY
Brain Wagner, Knoxville, TN
Jillian Walther, Chattanooga, TN
Rick Whitehead, Knoxville, TN
Steve Zigler, Knoxville, TN

2016 Awards

Best In Show: GMC, Keith Thomson, Birmingham, AL
Second Place: FillAmanda Brazier, Chattanooga, TN
Third Place: AppendageJulia Gartrell, Gatlinburg, TN
Honorable Mention: Green SemaphoreScott Eakin, Atlanta, GA
Honorable Mention: Voices In My Head Shadowbox, Dale Sumner, Knoxville, TN
Honorable Mention: Portrait of a Butterfly, Tamie Beldue, Black Mountain, NC
FASTFRAME Award: In The Cool of The Caynon, Leslie Nichols, Bowling Green, KY

2016 Juror

Nandini Makrandi is Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hunter Museum of American Art.  She has been with the Hunter since 2004 and has originated over 30 original exhibitions in that time, including three nationally touring exhibition projects.  Previously, Nandini taught art history at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and served as a curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Nandini has a MA from Texas Tech University and a BA from Mercer University in Georgia, and participates regularly in the region as a juror, guest curator and speaker.

Committee Co-Chairs

Kelly Hider & Eric Cagley