The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition showcases fine art of all kinds from emerging and established artists throughout our region. The juried exhibition will be on display in the upper gallery at the Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville from June 4-25, 2021. An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants and finally award monies totaling $2,000 at the opening celebration on Friday, June 4th from 5-8PM. 

For the 2021 exhibition, artworks must have been completed in the last two years (by artists 18 years of age and older) that permanently live within 500 miles of Downtown Knoxville. Please read the Prospectus before you apply. 

The exhibition will be juried by Althea Murphy-Price. Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. Her artwork has been shown widely throughout the country as well as international cities in Spain, China, Japan, Italy and Sweden. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. Visit her website:



  • Sunday, May 9th (11:59PM): Application Deadline ($15 Fee - 100% of Your Fee Covers Award Monies)

  • Monday, May 17th: Notification of Acceptance via email

  • Tuesday, June 1st: Artwork must be delivered to the Emporium Center (Artwork can also be delivered or mailed to the Dogwood Arts office May 17th-21st)

  • June 4-25th: Exhibition Dates

  • June 4th: Exhibition Opening & Award Ceremony 5:00-8:00pm at the Emporium Center

*Cover photo: Artwork by Althea Murphy-Price (Regional Art Exhibition, 2019)