Regional Fine Art Exhibition

Amanda Brazier - "Fill"
Amanda Brazier - "Fill"
Second Place
Keith Thomson - "GMC"
Keith Thomson - "GMC"
Best In Show
Julia Gartrell - "Appendage"
Julia Gartrell - "Appendage"
Third Place
Julia Gartrell - "Appendage"
Julia Gartrell - "Appendage"
Third Place
Scott Eakin - "Green Semaphore"
Scott Eakin - "Green Semaphore"
Honorable Mention
Tamie Beldue - "Portrait of a Butterfly"
Tamie Beldue - "Portrait of a Butterfly"
Honorable Mention
Dale Sumner - "Voices In My Head Shadow Box"
Dale Sumner - "Voices In My Head Shadow Box"
Honorable Mention
Leslie Nichols - "In The Cool Of The Canyon"
Leslie Nichols - "In The Cool Of The Canyon"
FASTFRAME Award
Amanda Brazier- "Raise"
Amanda Brazier- "Raise"
Gary Anderson - "Hold On"
Gary Anderson - "Hold On"
Yvonne Bartholomew-Thomas - "Mile In My Shoes"
Yvonne Bartholomew-Thomas - "Mile In My Shoes"
Eric Buechele - "Neo Lisa"
Eric Buechele - "Neo Lisa"
Phyllis Burkhart Wilson - "After The Storm"
Phyllis Burkhart Wilson - "After The Storm"
Bobbie Crews - "Down Cellar"
Bobbie Crews - "Down Cellar"
Shereese Cutler - "Antoine Miller Athletic Portrait"
Shereese Cutler - "Antoine Miller Athletic Portrait"
Pamela Deaton - "The Way Through"
Pamela Deaton - "The Way Through"
Dave Edens - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Dave Edens - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Jackie Fowler - "Blue"
Jackie Fowler - "Blue"
Myles Freeman - "Dogtooth Peak"
Myles Freeman - "Dogtooth Peak"
Travis Graves - "Exposed"
Travis Graves - "Exposed"
Eric L. Hansen - "Blackbirds"
Eric L. Hansen - "Blackbirds"
Leslie Haines - "O Is For Ostrich"
Leslie Haines - "O Is For Ostrich"
Leslie Haines - "S Is For Snail"
Leslie Haines - "S Is For Snail"
Snail
Jessica Holly - "Harvest Season"
Jessica Holly - "Harvest Season"
Andy Johnston - "Wednesday Morning at 5' O Clock"
Andy Johnston - "Wednesday Morning at 5' O Clock"
Christine Kuhn - "American Exports"
Christine Kuhn - "American Exports"
Ryan Lamfers - "Abandoned"
Ryan Lamfers - "Abandoned"
David Marquez - "Germination 015: It's Complicated"
David Marquez - "Germination 015: It's Complicated"
Sarah Moore - "Before We Go"
Sarah Moore - "Before We Go"
Mike Murphy - "Untitled"
Mike Murphy - "Untitled"
Patrick Newby - "Senescence"
Patrick Newby - "Senescence"
Leslie Nichols - "Tiffany Truth 1851"
Leslie Nichols - "Tiffany Truth 1851"
Meghan O'Conner - "Decisive Cuts"
Meghan O'Conner - "Decisive Cuts"
Carrie Pendergrass - "RICHOCHET"
Carrie Pendergrass - "RICHOCHET"
David Pittenger - "Morning Fog 2"
David Pittenger - "Morning Fog 2"
Allison Rodrigue - "Cruel Irony"
Allison Rodrigue - "Cruel Irony"
Diana Dee Sarkar - "Franklin Farm Stream"
Diana Dee Sarkar - "Franklin Farm Stream"
Alex Smith - "Light On The Horizon"
Alex Smith - "Light On The Horizon"
Nancy Stalls - "On The Line"
Nancy Stalls - "On The Line"
Denise Stewart Sanabria - "People 49, 50, 51"
Denise Stewart Sanabria - "People 49, 50, 51"
Jason Stout - "The Canidiate"
Jason Stout - "The Canidiate"
Jason Stout - "The Spice Trader"
Jason Stout - "The Spice Trader"
Keith Thomson - "Metal Bird"
Keith Thomson - "Metal Bird"
Susan Tolliver - "Farrier At Work"
Susan Tolliver - "Farrier At Work"
Brian Wagner - "Social Derivative 02"
Brian Wagner - "Social Derivative 02"
Jillian Waither - "Rest Stop"
Jillian Waither - "Rest Stop"
Rick Whitehead - "Wade Into The Stream"
Rick Whitehead - "Wade Into The Stream"
Steve Zigler - "Apostles Trona California"
Steve Zigler - "Apostles Trona California"
Jackie Fowler - "Flaming Passion"
Jackie Fowler - "Flaming Passion"

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Distinguished and progressive artists of our region will showcase their work in the 2016 Regional Fine Art Exhibition!

Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be showcased. Their work will be on display in both the upper and lower galleries of the beautifully restored Emporium Center at 100 Gay Street. The exhibition will be on display April 1- April 29, 2016.

An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture will review each applications, select the participants and finally award monies totaling $3,500 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2016 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office.

Join us for the opening reception on April 1, 2016 from 5:00-9:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided, and you will be able to mix and mingle with our 2016 artists. We can’t wait to see you at the exhibition!

Where: The Emporium
When: April 1-29
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday); 3:30-6:30 (Sunday)
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

Sponsors

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