The Art Guild of Tellico Village is sponsoring an exhibit in October which will feature 40-50 works selected by jury. This exhibit will be held at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville. This show will feature two-dimensional art in any media and will be open to all AGTV members. It is intended to showcase exceptional work produced by our member community.
The theme of the exhibit is “As We Interpret Our World“. We are fascinated by the kaleidoscope of beauty and emotion a close community of artists can create. We observe the same world, yet record images, movement, and meaning uniquely. Featuring artistic styles ranging from abstract to realistic, incorporating a variety of media, this exhibition considers the myriad of results possible when interpretation meets the eye of the beholder.
What media are accepted?
The Show is open to two-dimensional media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, drawing, fiber, collage, printmaking, photography, and digital media. The only restrictions are that all work submitted must be original to the artist (idea, design and production), created within the past three years, and have not been shown in previous shows within our region.
What is the entry fee and how many submissions are allowed per artist?
The entry fee is $40. The application process is now closed. Artists are encouraged to enter up to a maximum of three pieces. The entry price is the same whether you enter 1 or 3 pieces. Artwork will be submitted and reviewed digitally.
Who will select exhibited art and prize winners?
The juror will make all determinations on work selected for the exhibition and awards. Approximately $1,000 in awards are available. Awards will be presented during an artist reception in October (date to be announced).
Who is the juror?
The AGTV Board of Directors selected Kimberly Winkle as our juror. Ms. Winkle will review and select from digital images submitted by artists through AGTV’s application process. She alone is accountable for selecting the work to be exhibited and has agreed to provide brief written critiques to participating artists. Information about Kimberly Winkle may be found on her website.
Eligibility and Selection
- The Show is open to 2D works of art in any media.
- All art must be original and created by the artist. Artwork may represent any subject matter but should be generally appropriate for all ages.
- All work must be original to the artist (idea, design and production), created within the past three years, and have not been shown in previous shows displayed in the Emporium or Knoxville area.
- Two-dimensional work must be framed or stretched (as appropriate) and wired to hang in a professional manner. Improperly wired work will not be accepted.
- A maximum of three pieces will be accepted from each artist. Entries composed of multiple pieces must represent a single image that cannot be considered or sold separately. Triptychs and diptychs must be attached or counted as separate pieces.
- Items that need specific sized fixtures or hanging devices should be delivered with those devices.
- If matted, neutral colors are recommended.
- A complete entry form must be submitted with digital images of artwork plus the entry fee.
- Artwork will be displayed in the Emporium Center’s main gallery, which accommodates 40-50 works.
Following are contractual requirements and obligations agreed to with Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) for all works displayed in the Emporium. Artists must comply with these agreements:
- Sales & Commissions: ACA prefers that artwork be presented for sale. The following commission applies to all sales: 25% (20% for cash/check sales). To operate in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Revenue guidelines, ACA will add sales tax to the price of each work that sells from the Emporium and for which it collects payment. Sales tax is NOT added to works being carried or shipped out of state. Sales are permitted as a service to patrons of the ACA. However, ACA cannot guarantee such sales. The receipt of funds from sales, the retention of commissions, and the disbursement of monies to Artist will be handled by ACA. Sold works are to remain in the exhibition until its official close unless an alternate arrangement can be reached that is mutually agreeable to ACA, Artist, and the purchaser of the artwork.
- Handling: ACA agrees to handle all artwork with proper care so that artwork will not be damaged, excepting ordinary wear and tear. ACA shall not be liable for damage or loss caused by war, confiscation, order of any government or public authority, or by any and all causes beyond the control of ACA. Theft, Damage or Loss: ACA agrees to notify Artist within 36 hours by telephone, e-mail, and/or written notification upon the event of any theft, damage or loss that occurs while artwork is in the possession of ACA. In the event of loss or damage to artwork at fault of ACA, ACA agrees to compensate up to reasonable market value on each artwork as agreed upon by Artist and ACA Executive Director.
- Transportation: Moving or shipping artwork to and from the Emporium will be the sole responsibility of Artist.
- Installation: Works must be suitably framed/mounted and WIRED to hang. Work should be ready to exhibit according to accepted Museum standards (i.e., canvases should be stretched with finished edges, drawings should be at least mounted and matted or fitted with Plexiglas). ACA reserves the right to inspect and, if necessary, prepare or request Artist to prepare the artwork for exhibition according to said standards. ACA reserves the right to refuse to display any object for any reason. Artist must use the existing hanging system in the Gallery (Walker Display, see image). Each rod and hanger can accommodate 25 lbs, and ACA has 48 rod available. The exhibition will be set and installed by ACA. The final decision on the arrangement of and artwork included in the exhibition rests with ACA. No artist will be allowed to rearrange, modify, or remove any artwork or cultural programming present in the Emporium, not even temporarily during the renter’s scheduled event. However, there may be times when ACA deems it necessary to adjust the position of an artwork in order to protect it from possible damage during an event. If that occurs, ACA will make every effort to contact Artist to arrange for the artwork to be moved. If Artist is unavailable to move the object, ACA will adjust the position of the artwork, taking every precaution to preserve the integrity and safety of the artwork.
- Publicity: Artist agrees to provide biographical information, artist’s statement, digital images, and other publicity materials as requested. Artist agrees to allow ACA to photograph. Artist’s artwork for publicity, education, and catalog purposes. Artist agrees to allow work to be photographed by third parties. ACA agrees to draft a press release promoting the exhibition and reception to be sent to media. ACA will send announcements about the exhibition to its members as part of regular communications and electronic invites to its extensive lists of members, friends, media, etc. This information will also be posted in the exhibition space.
- Additional Provisions: The Emporium is a downtown venue, and the City of Knoxville may, at any time, begin road construction over which ACA has no control.
- Applications Open: July 1-August 8, 2023
- Final Due Date for submission: August 15,2023
- Preparation of online gallery for juror: August 15-31
- Juror review and selection: September 1-15
- Artists notified: September 16-19
- Monday, October 2, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Artists deliver work to the Emporium
- Tuesday-Thursday, October 3-5, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition installation
- October 6, 5:00-9:00 PM: Opening/public reception (First Friday)
- TBD: ARTIST RECEPTION & AWARDS
- Exhibition dates: October 6-27, 2023 Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (with any additional hours TBA).
- Monday, October 30: Artists pick-up work between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with all works cleared from the Emporium by 5:00 PM.
- No work is released before the end of the exhibition. Any artwork left beyond 45 days after the last day of the exhibition may become property of ACA.
NOTE: Artists are accountable for delivering and picking up their own artwork