The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents the 2019 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

November 21, 2019


 November 21, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) – The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Friday, November 29 2019-Sunday, January 12, 2020. Now in its 14th year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.  This event is made possible by the generosity of presenting sponsor Regal Entertainment Group with additional sponsorship from Pharma Packaging Solutions, Ann and Steve Bailey, The KMA Guild, Home Federal Bank, and the Rotary Club of Knoxville.

Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, December 10 from 6 to 8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public.

The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12 attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Approximately 316 works of the more than 840 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The best-in-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.

Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for a total of $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation.

Editor’s Note: Electronic image attached. Captions for image is as follows. (Additional images available on request.)
Best in Show, Bailey Musrock, 12th Grade, Butterfly Effect, Mixed Media- Collage, Webb School of Knoxville, Joe Letitia, Art Teacher

The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit