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Knoxville Museum of Art hosts 2016 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

grandpa's truck
Best in Show, Anna Alloway
Grandpa's Truck
sidney moore art
Best Painting, Sidney Moore
Portrait of a Friend

Best Middle School, Ellie Smith
A Late Meal

  addie dewhirst art
Best Ceramics by Addie Dewhirst

The Knoxville Museum of Art is hosting the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Friday, November 25, 2016-Sunday, January 8, 2017. Now in its 11th 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 exhibition, jointly produced by the KMA and the Tennessee Arts Education Association, is made possible by the generosity of presenting sponsor Regal Entertainment Group with additional sponsorship from Pharma Packaging Solutions, Ann and Steve Bailey, Emerson Process Management, and Home Federal Bank.

Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, December 6 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. Fewer than a third of the more than 977 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The best-in-show winner receives a purchase award of $500, and the artwork becomes 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 3,000 students who have competed for a total of over $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation.

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


• Best in Show, 2016, Anna Alloway, 12th Grade, Grandpa’s Truck, Maryville High School, Art Teacher Dr. Jeanie Parker

• Best in Middle School, 2016, Ellie Smith, 6th Grade, A Late Meal, Montgomery Ridge Intermediate, Art Teacher Debra Allen

• Best Painting, 2016, Sidney Moore, 12th Grade, Portrait of a Friend, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Art Teacher Russell Bennett

• Best Ceramics, 2016, Addie Dewhirst, 9th Grade, Blue Bunny, Webb School of Knoxville, Art Teacher Brad Cantrell

• Best Computer Graphics, 2016, Hannah L. Richards, 12th Grade, I Can See You, Greeneville High School, Art Teacher Heather S. Jones

• Best Drawing, 2016, Casey Robbins, 11th Grade, Witch’s Dresser, Central High School, Art Teacher Phyllis Ball

• Best Print, 2016, Anderson Baker, 12th Grade, Confidence, Webb School of Knoxville, Art Teacher Sharon Mann

• Best Sculpture, 2016, Abigayle Allison, 11th Grade, Finding Peace, Oak Ridge High School, Art Teacher Gisela Shrock

• Best Mixed Media, 2016, Elizabeth Ford, 12th Grade, Save the Bees, Farragut High School, Art Teacher Catherine Widner

• Best Photography, 2016, Brynne Jones, 12th Grade, How Long Will the Memories Last, Greeneville High School, Art Teacher Kassie Voelker

• Best Video, 2016, Noah Barrow, 11th Grade, Night at the Driftbury, William Blount High School, Art Teacher Melanie Pritchard

Published November 25, 2016

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