SYNERGY: Student Art Exhibition
Knoxville’s next generation of artists are on display.
SYNERGY features the work of gifted students from local schools K-12. The exhibit is alongside an exhibit by East Tennessee’s finest K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from public and private schools and academies. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.
The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts in the Denso Gallery. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!
Where: Clayton Center for the Arts
When: April 7-22
Times: Monday- Saturday, (10am – 6pm); Sunday (12-6pm)
How Much: Free
Exhibition Juror: Amanda Galbraith
2016 SYNERGY Student Exhibition Prospectus & Application
Best In Show: Esther Sitver “Whole Wheat Tech”
12th Grade: Kelly Moore “Munitio” [Seiver Co. High School]
11th Grade: Bryn Barrett “Gray in Color” [Maryville High School]
10th Grade: Mary Klages “Summer Dream” [Oak Ridge High School]
9th Grade: Jessica Amendolia “Downward Perspective” [Oak Ridge High School]
8th Grade: Katherine Lin “Girl in Blue Dress” [Farragut Middle School]
*tie* 8th Grade: Owen Majors “Stone Snail” [West Valley Middle School]
7th Grade: James Walker Whitehead “Underwater Knoxville” [Powell Middle School]
6th Grade: Brigitte Turner “Spring Trees” [Jefferson Middle School]
5th Grade: Amelia Thomson “The Dragashell” [Jefferson Middle School]
4th Grade: Sascha Mai “Stingy” [Linden Elementary School]
3rd Grade: Elijah Butler “Self Portrait” [Highland Park Elementary School]
2nd Grade: Luke Hurst “Castle Architecture” [Gap Creek Elementary School]
1st Grade: Taryn Cross “Owl” [John Sevier Elementary School]
Kindergarten: Nicholas Toth “Spring Chicken” [Cardinal Bend Art Studios]
Flowerree McDonough is a recognized art educator who has served as an adjudicator in various visual art venues in Georgia and Tennessee. Her career was spent instilling a passion for art in her high school students.
Ms. Galetovic/McDonough was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Tennessee Arts Academy/Arts Academy America, in July 2011. The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts awarded her the first TN Visual Art Teacher Award at the Schermerhorn in 2009. She has also received appreciation from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards with National Teacher Recognition at Carnegie Hall. She was selected as a Fellow by the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the Excellence in Teaching Institute at Ohio Wesleyan and Florence, Italy. Ms. McDonough was honored as the Tennessee Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association, and she was also a State Finalist for the Tennessee Teacher of the Year and served as the alternate.