April 3– 25, 2015

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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 juror, Mark Scala, for exhibition.

Mark Scala is the founding chief curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, an encyclopedic exhibition facility in Nashville, Tennessee. He oversees the curatorial and registrarial management of staff-generated and loan exhibitions from all time periods, both nationally and internationally. Scala’s most significant exhibitions have focused on the representation of the body in contemporary art. These have included Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination (2012), an international survey that explores the symbolism of the hybrid body as inspired by sources ranging from folklore and science fiction to recent advances in genetic engineering, prosthetics, and other aspects of anatomical and psychological adaptation; and Paint Made Flesh (2009) an international survey of figure painting in the U.S., Germany, and Britain since World War II. Earlier group exhibitions include Whispering Wind: Recent Chinese Photography. Scala has also organized solo exhibitions on an international array of emerging and mid-career artists, including Gregory Barsamian, U-Ram Choe, Angelo Filomeno, Mike Hoolboom, Simen Johan, Tokihiro Sato, Ana Maria Tavares, and Camille Utterback.

Before coming to the Frist Center, Scala was curator at the Art Museum of Western Virginia, where he worked for ten years. He received his MA in art history in 1988 and MFA in painting in 1979, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2008-2013, he held the position of senior guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University, teaching the course Sources of Contemporary Art. He has been a member of AAMC since its inception, and currently serves on its board and on the Membership Committee.


Where: Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN  37902
When: April 3-25
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm [Closed Monday, April 6th for the Easter holiday]
How Much:  Free
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Award Ceremony: Friday, April 3, 8:00 pm

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This innovative 14th annual live performance is a collaboration of local dancers and Momentum Dance Lab Photomusicians who take inspiration from Dogwood Arts’ Regional Fine Art Exhibition.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 7:00PM & 9:00PM
$15 General / $12 students and seniors. Buy advance tickets and save $2. A Penny4Arts performance.
Sponsored by: Momentum Dance Lab and Dogwood Arts


2015 Regional Fine Art Exhibition Committee Chairs:
Kelly Hider
Eric Cagley