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The Dogwood Regional Exhibition showcases fine art of all kinds from emerging and established artists throughout our region. The juried exhibition takes place annually in June at the  Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville. An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture reviews each application, selects the participants, and awards over $2,000 to participating artists. ​

2023 JUROR: Todd Herzberg | Todd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Kentucky. After graduate school, Todd taught at Murray State University as the Assistant Professor of Drawing and Foundations Coordinator for four years before moving to Nashville where he is currently the Director of Marketing & Exhibitions at Tennessee Craft. He works predominantly in the processes of drawing, relief printing, lithography and animation which create complex stories with absurdist overtones. His work had been displayed in over 100 exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad including: Hatch Show Prints in Nashville, TN, Münchner Künstlerhaus in Munich Germany, Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn NY, Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh PA, Hilo Gallery at the University of Hawaii, University Gallery at Inner Mongolia University in China, Firehouse Gallery in Baton Rouge LA, and the Metrospace Gallery in East Lansing MI. See more of his work at

NEW THIS YEAR: We are expanding the exhibition to include additional space for installations in the Dogwood Arts Gallery (just down the street from the Emporium Center). Selected artists will have from Tuesday, July 25th - Wednesday, August 2nd to complete the installation. This may include large-scale sculptural work and/or site-specific installations of any kind. There will be a materials stipend up to $700 (to be reimbursed with receipts) based on scale and level of involvement.


  • Application Opens: Friday, June 16th

  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 10th

  • Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, July 18th

  • Artist delivers work to the Emporium: Monday, July 31st between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST).

    • Artists may also deliver/ship artwork to the Dogwood Arts Office (123 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN) July 24-28th. 

  • Opening/public reception: First Friday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 PM 

  • Exhibition dates: August 4-25, 2023

  • Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Pick-up of work: Monday, August 28th between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 


46 artists were juried into the 2023 exhibition: Lauren Adams, John Allen, Lindsay B. Dawley, Stacia Baldwin, Charlotte Brindley, Amanda Britton, Cheryl Burchett, Jan Burleson, Michelle Carr, Caitlyn Clark, Charles Clary, Gracie Cliff, Kyle Cottier, T.P. Dunn, Garrett Durland, Dave Edens, Virginia Elliott, Travis Graves, Hannah Hancock, Melissa Harshman, Donald Keefe, M Kobe, Ulrika Leander, Emma Levitz, Ashton Ludden, Elysia Mann, Allison Meriwether, Michael Nichols, Joseph Ovalle, Marcy Parks, Yvonne Petkus, Sharon Popek, Lennie Robertson, Mary Ruden, Ava Rymer, Dennis Sabo, Ernie Sandidge, Greg Schweiger, Hanna Seggerman, Stephen Simmerman, Eric Standley, David Underwood, James Wade, Nkem Warner, Megan Wolfkill, and Marianne Woodside.

Installations in the Dogwood Gallery by: Cheryl Burchett (in collaboration with Central High School Art Students & UTK School of Interior Design), Lindsay B. Dawley, Melissa Harshman, and Eric Standley.




The Dogwood Regional Art Exhibition showcases fine art of all styles and genres from progressive and emerging artists within a seven-state radius. Knoxville-based painter, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, will jury the exhibition and award cash prizes totaling $2,000 at the opening reception on June 3rd. The 2022 exhibition features 46 artworks completed in the last two years by local and regional artists. 


The 45 artists included in the exhibition are: Debbie Alley, Griffin Allman, Nicholas Bell, Denice Bizot, Antuco Chicaiza, Morena Constantinou, Raven Cordy, Virginia Derryberry, Jim Dodson, Gregory Dorsey Jr., Vincent Drake, Haleigh Eicher, Erica Entrop, Benjamin Fox-McCord, Hilari Frederick, Carl Gombert, Travis Graves, Hannah Hancock, Briena Harmening, Joanna Henry, Kelly Hider, Kathy Holland, Brian Horais, Greg Howser, Charles Jones, Vickie Kallies Lee, Lauren Karnitz, Noah Lagle, Ashton Ludden, Allison Meriwether, Jake Miller, Michael Nichols, Leslie Nichols, Brent Oglesbee, Clay Palmer, Marcy Parks, Yvonne Petkus, Shawn Quilliams, Hanna Seggerman, Kathleen Slocum, Laurie Szilvagyi, Keith Thomson, David Underwood, Chase Williamson, and Mandy Wilson.


About the Juror: Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986. Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations.


Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.