Regional Fine Art Exhibition

April 4– 26, 2014

The finest progressive artists of our region will showcase their work in the Regional Fine Art Exhibition!  Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by renowned juror, Julie Levin Caro, for exhibition.

Julie Levin Caro is an art historian and curator specializing in African American art and material culture as well as American and European modernism and garden history. She has served at numerous museums since 1992 including the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, TX, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, and the Colby Museum of Art in Waterville, ME. One of her most recent curatorial projects was displayed at the Colby College Museum of Art in the spring of 2010 and was entitled “Freedom of Expression: Politics and Aesthetics in African American Art.” She boasts an extensive list of publications and scholarly presentations, and has been awarded numerous awards and fellowships. Ms. Levin Caro received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Levin Caro is also a professor and has lectured at a number of academic conferences as well as museums. She recently lectured at an international symposium in Berlin, Germany, and is presently a professor at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Moreover, she actively publishes on numerous African American artists and designed landscapes. She is currently working on a book project: “The Imaginary Studio: The Self-fashioning of Artistic and Social Identity in the Studios of Thomas Cole, Allan Rohan Crite and Winold Reiss.


BEST IN SHOW :: Charles Clary “Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #5″
2nd PLACE :: Pamela Venz “Reflection”
3rd PLACE :: Raluca Iancu “Cruising”
HONORABLE MENTION :: Logan O’Connor “Formation”
HONORABLE MENTION :: Sally Govan “At The Creek”
FASTFRAME AWARD :: Spears McAllester “Malanphulang Kangtega”


Where: Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN  37902
When: April 4-26
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
How Much:  Free
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Award Ceremony: Friday, April 4, 8:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Regional Fine Art Exhibition Committee Co-Chairs:
Kelly Hider
Dale Mackey