October 29, 2012 (Knoxville, TN) — The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the seventh annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition November 23, 2012-January 13, 2013. The exhibition features artwork created by middle and high school students and offers students the opportunity 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 and additional sponsors Home Federal Bank, Emerson Process Management, and Carton Services Inc.
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. Fewer than a third of the more than 1500 entries in this highly competitive show will make 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. Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, November 27 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Best in Show 2011, Louise Fry, Frightening Clarity, Webb School of Knoxville, Joe Letitia, Art Teacher
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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday 10am–8pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.