City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


November 25, 2011 – Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Tennessee Art Education Association is pleased to announce its partnership with the Knoxville Museum of Art to present the Sixth Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, featuring artwork created by East Tennessee middle and high school students. This competition offers students the opportunity to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment. The student art exhibition provides an excellent competitive arena for young artists.

The Sixth Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in East Tennessee. No more than two (2) entries per student may be entered in the competition, not to exceed 15 entries per teacher. Only individual artwork will be accepted, no collaboration pieces.

The Best-of-Show winner will receive a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art's Education Collection. Additional cash awards are made possible by the generous support of the ARTREACH Fund.

If you are a NAEA/TAEA member and the teacher of the student who is selected as the year’s Best-of-Show in your region, you will receive an additional $100 Art Educator Award from TAEA as our thanks for the excellent work you are doing in your school!

There will be an awards ceremony at 6:45pm on Wednesday December 7, 2011, in the Great Hall of the Knoxville Museum of Art, for the artists participating in the Sixth Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, their families, friends and school personnel.

Entry Form

Download the 2011 - 2012 School Programs

If you have any questions please call the Knoxville Museum of Art at 865.525.6101, ext. 226 or e-mail

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Best in Show 2011
Lauryn Darby
12th grade
Halls High School