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East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition 2023

Exhibition NOTES

East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition 2023

Welcome to the 18th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art.  The ETRSAE showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education.  This annual exhibition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment.  We are so delighted by the quality of the artworks, the dedication of the teachers, and the commitment of the museum staff to establish a museum/school tradition for our community. Public, private, and home schools grade 6–12 in 32 East Tennessee counties were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Each participating school is represented by one work of art. The Best-in-Show winner receives a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection.  The Best-in-Middle School winner receives $250.  If you are a NAEA/TAEA member and the teacher of the student who is selected as this year’s Best-in-Show and Best in Middle School, you will receive a $100 Art Educator Award from the Knoxville Museum of Art. Each student in the exhibition receives a certificate of participation and the “Best” in each of the 10 categories. The winners receive a cash award and a museum family membership.

Best in Show
Nayumi Rei Testa, 10th Grade
Tranquil Waters
Painting-Acrylic paint
Roane County High School
Natascha Hudson, Art Teacher

Best in Computer Graphics
Henry Miller, 10th Grade
Symphony of Planetary White Noise
Computer Graphics-IBS paint
Oak Ridge High School
Heather Eades, Art Teacher

Best in Print
Sarah Godbold, 12th Grade
Fight or Flight
Printmaking-Monotype
Farragut High School
Angela McCarter, Art Teacher

Best in Show – Middle School
Kate Pickel 8th Grade
The Hole-Y Cheese
Printmaking-Relief print
Jefferson Middle School
Jim Dodson, Art Teacher

Best in Photography
Abi Ralls, 11th Grade
The Whirl
Photography-Digital
Maryville High School
Jeanie Parker, Art Teacher

Best in Painting
Sarah Peplow, 12th Grade
Untitled
Painting-Watercolor and collage
Oak Ridge High School
Heather Eades, Art Teacher

Best in Drawing
Nayumi Rei Testa, 10th Grade
Weathered Rose
Drawing-Colored pencil and gel pen
Roane County High School
Natascha Hudson, Art Teacher

Best in Sculpture
Gabe Babbit, 11th Grade
Flex
Sculpture-Mixed metals and found objects
Maryville High School
Raquel Roy, Art Teacher

Best in Video
Adeline Rankin, 11th Grade
Guilt
Video-Plastic, water, and tape
L&N STEM Academy
Lauren Farkas, Art Teacher

Best in Ceramics
Stella Scott, 12th Grade
Whirlpool
Ceramics-Clay
Oak Ridge High School
Gisela Schrock, Art Teacher

Best in Mixed Media
Sam DeBord, 11th Grade
Imaginative Stories
Mixed Media-Oil pastel and acrylic
Roane County High School
Natascha Hudson, Art Teacher

View all artworks featured in the 18th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition in the video above.


 

This project is supported in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance, and by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Treasury.