Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dogwood Arts Festival Juried 2009 Regional Fine Arts Exhibit. Deadline: Feb 20, 09

The Dogwood Arts Festival announces a call to artists for the 2009 Regional Fine Arts Exhibit. There are exciting new changes for the 2009 Exhibition. The first change is in the name itself. The call for art will no longer be confined to the Knoxville area only, but will branch out into a 300 mile radius in order to represent a more widespread overview of the most dynamic work in all genres of art, sculpture, and photography in this region. The submission process has also changed. In the past, artists had one day to drop their work off at the gallery location for the jurying process. This method has been updated to the current national standard method of sending jpg images on CD into the Dogwood Arts Festival offices. The prospectus and submission form will be available for download at, or artists may request one to be mailed by calling the Dogwood Arts offices at 865-637-4561.

This year’s juror is Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, Director of Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Both a university gallery director and curator, Contreras-Koterbay has organized numerous exhibits both nationally and abroad, and has lectured in the Phillippines, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. She will be selecting the work to be shown as well as choosing the recipients for 5 awards totaling $4,000.00.

The 2009 exhibit will also be housed in an elegant new location at 128 South Gay Street, the site of 2006’s international Body Sacred fundraising exhibit for the Susan G. Komer Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition to the exhibit’s Grand Opening to the public that will occur on April’s First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk, there will be ticketed Dogwood Gala preview party the night before featuring the Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, opportunity to meet many of the artists, lavishly catered food, live music, and a tour of the spectacular three story loft residence. The exhibit will run longer than it has in the past, from April 2-25, and will include artist demonstrations and a fundraising art raffle.

The hours of the exhibit will be 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM Wed. – Sat.

For more information contact Denise Sanabria at 384-5272 or Deadline for submission will be Feb. 20, 2009.

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