SYNERGY: Art Educator Exhibition

Celebrate Knoxville’s next generation of artists & educators

Clayton Center for the Arts / March 5-22, 2019 / Opening Reception Friday, March 15th 5:30pm-9:00pm



Synergy showcases East Tennessee’s most gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers, diverse artists will participate in this special exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in East Tennessee schools. The East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition is a newer exhibition designed to promote the work of East Tennessee’s finest teaching artists. K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies are invited to apply to the exhibition which will be alongside an exhibit featuring the creative works by East Tennessee’s most gifted art students. This exciting exhibit will be held Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN.

Application deadline: January 25, 2019. CLICK HERE to apply.

Juror 2018: Judy Jorden

Judy Jorden received her BFA degree in Painting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She taught art education for 31 years in Knox County Schools and then worked with art interns as a part-time clinical faculty member for UTK, Art Education Department. Her recent volunteer involvement with student art includes the Tennessee Valley Fair Student Art Exhibition and juror of the East Tennessee Student Art Exhibition.

Awards 2018: 

Jessica Bledsoe, 1st Place
Andrea Hawkins, 2nd Place
Mandy Wilson, 3rd Place
Logan O’Conner , Honorable Mention
Jenny Snead, Honorable Mention
Victoria May, Honorable Mention


Committee Chair

Jim Dodson



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