The Tennessee Art Education Association and the Knoxville Museum of Art present the fourth annual East Tennessee Student Art Exhibition November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010 at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The competition offers students the opportunity to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment. Student artists will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 1 from 6-8pm in the Great Hall at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public.
The Best-of-Show winner receives a purchase award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection.
Categories for the competition include ceramics, drawing, digital imagery, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, traditional photography and printmaking. The competition includes works from middle and high school students, grades six through 12, from public, private or home schools in East Tennessee, and is being juried by art professionals.
The exhibition is made possible by presenting sponsor Regal Entertainment Group, with additional sponsorship from Carton Services Incorporated, Home Federal Bank, All Occasion Catering, Coleman’s Printing & Awards, Jerry’s Artarama, Morris Creative Group, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Tennessee Art Education Association.