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Congratulations to the 2017 East TN Regional Student Art Exhibition Winners

East Tennessee Student Regional Exhibition

The Tennessee Art Education Association is pleased to continue its partnership with the Knoxville Museum of Art to present the 12th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, featuring artwork created by East Tennessee middle and high school students.  This competition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment.  The student art exhibition provides an excellent competitive arena for young artists.

The 12th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12 attending public, private, or home schools in East Tennessee.  No more than two (2) entries per student may be entered in the competition, not to exceed 15 entries per teacher.  Only individual artwork will be accepted, no collaboration pieces.

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.  In addition, several other monetary awards will be presented. Each student in the exhibition will receive a certificate of participation and in each of the 10 categories the winners will receive a museum family membership.

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 an additional $100 Art Educator Award from TAEA as our thanks for the excellent work you are doing in your school!  Join today at www.arteducators.org.

There will be an awards ceremony at 6:45pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 for the artists participating in the 12th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, their families, friends and school personnel.

If you have any questions or to receive an information packet, please call the Knoxville Museum of Art at 865.523.6349 or e-mail rmartin@knoxart.org.



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Dates to Remember:


Wednesday, November 8  Intake of Artwork 10:30-4:45pm

Thursday, November 9   Intake of Artwork  10:30am–4:45pm

Friday, November 10  Intake of Artwork      10:30am–7:45pm

Saturday, November 11 Intake of Artwork   10:30am–4:45pm

Sunday, November 12                        Judging

Friday, November 17, 2017 Acceptance Notices Sent by E-mail

Friday, November 17Pick-up “Not Accepted Art” 10:30am–8pm

Saturday, November 18 Pick-up “Not Accepted Art” 10:30am–4:45pm

Sunday, November 19 Pick-up “Not Accepted Art”  1:00-4:45pm

Receptions/Awards Presentation Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Exhibition Date Friday, November 24, 2017–Sunday, January 14, 2018

Regrettably, the museum has no extra storage space, and therefore any artwork not picked up by Sunday, January 21, 2018, by 4:45pm, will be removed on the following Tuesday.  Please make arrangements with fellow instructors to pick-up all artwork, or contact the museum for special pickup time to avoid any problems.

Pick-up dates after the exhibition closes:


Wednesday, January 17, 2018            10:30am–4:45pm

Thursday, January 18, 2018                10:30am 4:45pm

Friday, January 19, 2018                     10:30am–4:45pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018                10:30am–4:45pm

Sunday, January 21, 2018                   1:00–4:45pm


Events in East TN


The Student Art Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for student artists to display their work, and compete for awards. The juried art that is selected for exhibition will feature both traditional and non-traditional work and will be exhibited at the Clayton Center for the Arts in the Denso Gallery, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5907. 


Our East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition is an exhibition designed to promote the work of East Tennessee’s finest teaching artists. K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies are invited to apply. This exciting exhibit will be held in the Blackberry Farm gallery at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN.