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Arts & Culture Alliance hosts Gallery Representation Workshop on October 8

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Marga Hayes McBridge and husband Jay McBride. Image courtesy of Arts & Culture Alliance.

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people on Wednesday, October 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Marga Hayes McBride will host a discussion on gallery representation. She will highlight what to do, what NOT to do, and how to go about finding the right representation for one’s artwork. Her talk will conclude with a Q&A session.

The presentation is free for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $5 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal at, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to

Painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist Marga Hayes McBride has been “making things” ever since she can remember. She has worked in the artistic field all of her life, beginning as a layout artist on Music Row in Nashville to becoming Art Director for one of the largest hospitals in the U.S. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She made the switch to fine art in 1988, working as a gallery assistant, manager, and finally Gallery Director for art galleries in Tennessee. While working in galleries by day, McBride studied drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at night at the University of Tennessee. Highlights of her career include exhibiting at the international Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) on the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL; installing a four-piece permanent mixed media painting in the Convention Center for the City of Knoxville; and being featured on the national television show “Country Style” for the Home & Garden Network. She has been exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore, California, Tennessee, Philadelphia (PA), Dallas & Austin (TX), Ann Arbor (MI), Madison (WI,) New Orleans (LA), Miami (FL), and Chicago (IL). Currently, McBride is producing figurative sculpture in clay, bronze, and aluminum, as well as continuing to paint and experiment with mixed media environments. She has become known for her enthusiastic teaching skills for the past six years in oil painting in Knoxville as well as her long-time association with Crystal Cruises where she teaches watercolor to students all over the world.

Upcoming Professional Development workshops:
Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 PM: How Mat and Frame Your Work with Mike C. Berry
Wednesday, February 18 (2015), 12:00 PM: How to Price Your Work with R.L. Gibson
Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 PM: Photographing Your Artwork with Lisa Gifford Mueller

The Emporium Center is located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Parking is available at metered spots on the Gay Street viaduct or in the parking lot on Jackson Avenue caddy-corner from the Emporium. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

Published September 19, 2014

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