November 14, 2011 (Knoxville, TN) – The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the sixth annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition November 25, 2011-January 8, 2012. 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.
The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in East Tennessee. 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. Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to an opening reception and awards ceremony Wednesday, December 7 from 6-8pm.
Best in Show 2010, Lauryn Darby, Wilderness, 12th grade, Halls High School
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, 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.