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Call for entries for Arts in the Airport at McGhee Tyson Airport
Published August 24, 2023

KNOXVILLE – The Arts & Culture Alliance and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.

Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from October 26, 2023 – April 2024. Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards.

Viking Ship on High Seas
Viking Ship on High Seas by Lennie Robertson; Courtesy of Arts & Culture Alliance

Artists may find more information and an online entry form here.

The deadline for entries is Sunday, September 10, 2023.

The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee. There is no entry fee, however artists must be individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance by the entry deadline, and membership is open to all.

Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). Entries are juried by digital image only.

Juror: John Douglas Powers received his M.F.A. in sculpture (with distinction) from The University of Georgia and a B.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Forum, The Huffington Post, Art in America, The Boston Globe and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Virginia A Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship. His sculptural work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The MIT Museum, The Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, The Alexander Brest Museum, The Masur Museum, The Gadsden Museum of Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Brenda Taylor Gallery, The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Cue Art Foundation. Powers is a Professor of Sculpture and Time-Based Art at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


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