Our membership includes many talented artists, some of whom have pieces in exhibits and shows. Others have won awards and accolades. This page highlights these talented artists. To have news included, please send an email to email@example.com, with a description and picture(s) of your work.
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Jack has submitted both a fine art print and an original poem for an exhibition at the Oak Ridge Arts Center. The works are for their “Visual Poetry” exhibition slated for May 15 through July 3. Artists have to submit a visual art piece PLUS a related poem. The poem does not have to be written by the creator of the visual art.
Jack submitted an original poem (his first since high school) along with his fine art photography. Read Jack’s poem, Life’s Dreams that was submitted along with this impressionistic photograph.
Jack has been accepted as a juried member of the ART MARKET in Knoxville, TN. For those not familiar with the ART MARKET, it is, in their words … “the premier art gallery in Knoxville, TN”. On their website, they describe the Art Market Gallery as “a cooperative of more than sixty juried-in East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts.”
Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance
Jack Retterer’s Fall photo of Cades Cove, entitled ”Fall Flowers Bouquet”, was selected to be included in the 15th National Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance. Art included in the juried exhibition was on display February 5-26, 2021 at the Emporium, Knoxville, TN.
Dennis Sabo photographic artwork will be featured during the month of May at the “Art Market Gallery”, 422 S Gay St (next to Downtown Grill & Brewery) in downtown Knoxville. A First Friday opening reception for the exhibits is planned from 5:30 pm – 9 pm, May 7th, with complimentary refreshments and music.
Both painterly and emotionally charged, Sabo photographic artwork is reminiscent of how the impressionists recorded light. His fine art natural world abstracts and landscapes are often sought out by residential art collectors, home decor and interior designers and has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally.
Says Dennis, “My May art exhibition; Autumn Impressions captures the colors, textures, and patterns of autumn from Tennessee to the marshes of Acadia National Park, Maine. Reds, yellows, oranges, and turquoises, providing an ethereal impressionistic feel to nature await your eyes and senses.”
Dennis will be on hand May 7th to greet those in attendance and share his art style using photography as the medium. The exhibit will run through May 30th.
2021 SANP Salon
Dennis Sabo Photography takes First, Second, Third, and Honorable mention Place Awards in the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographer (SANP) 2021 SANP Salon photography exhibition.
Dennis’s enchanted autumn tree “Branching Out” took First Place in the Plant/Botanical category, his majestic New Mexico scenic “I’ll Paint Here” took second place in the scenic category; his whimsical clear water flowing creek “Meandering” took third in the Abstract category and rounded out a wonderful salon showing his “Jordan’s Topaz” received honorable mention in same category.
SANP has a substantial community of nature and wildlife photographers with impressive credentials and most importantly a true passion for sharing the awareness of nature through photography.
Says Dennis, “It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers for my contribution to the craft.”
Dennis Sabo’s, “Aqua Surf” has been juried into the Cultural Center of Cape Cod-“The Magic of Water” gallery exhibition.
This year the Directors of the Cultural Center received 990 entries from 332 artists worldwide and 90 artists were selected.
Aqua Surf is a raging Tennessee white water creek photographed to appear like large ocean surf.
AGTV has 7 Region IV artists that were chosen for the 2021 Tennessee Watercolor Society 50th Anniversary Online Exhibition. The online exhibition response was amazing with 193 paintings from 91 artists received and 50 were selected. (A total of 13 from Region IV).
Muriel Fawcett’s “Tulips” was juried into the Knoxville Arts and Cultural Alliance’s No Bigger Than a Breadbox exhibition. 67 pieces were selected out of 384 entries, for the show at the Emporium. The exhibit ends April 30.
Lil’s painting Cascade is currently included in the juried all media show Tennessee Artists Association Spring Show: Creativity Full of Positivity at the Emporium in Knoxville. It is painted on yupo and is 40” x 60”. Lil received the Best in Show award for this work.
This show runs at the Emporium from April 2-30, 2021.
The Summer 2021 issue of Monroe Life magazine distributed on Friday features AGTV member Judy Lavoie! Turn to page 32 of the magazine or click here to read all about it!
Arts in the Airport
Judy’s big red poppy watercolor painting “Remembrance” has just been juried into the Arts in the Airport exhibition at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN. Juror Caroline Covington selected only 41 pieces from 484 entries, so she is excited and honored to be chosen among so few. Only artists from 33 counties of East Tennessee could enter, and original works in these categories were allowed: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, 3‐D, and Fine Craft Objects.
This biannual exhibit has been presented for the past 13 years by the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport). Their mission is to allow regional artists to display work in the most visited site in the area.
Judy’s painting will be on display from April 20 – October 2021 (end date TBA) at McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN. Work is displayed in an area behind the security gate checkpoint at the airport, and is available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out.
Ampersand Art Ambassador
As an Ampersand Art Ambassador, Judy was invited to create a painting for a special exhibit at their company headquarters in Texas. Each participating artist was required to work on a panel manufactured by Ampersand from a reference photo of the company CEO’s rescued dog. Judy opted to use two panels, a black Scratchbord and an Artist Panel with a Canvas Texture finish on which she painted with fluid acrylics. Her finished paintings were shipped to Ampersand, framed in Ampersand FloaterFrames, and are now on display in their gallery along with the dog portraits, in various media, created by other participating artists.
Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance
Two of Judy’s paintings have been juried into the “No Bigger Than a Breadbox” exhibition, presented by Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance. There were 384 entries and only 67 have been chosen for the show. Judy’s black Scratchbords “Locked In Time,” with color added with inks, and “Eye Of The Tiger” will be featured. Show dates are April 2-30, 2021, at The Emporium Center in Knoxville.
Ted Richards is currently showing two pieces at the Oak Ridge Art Center. The name of the show is “Metamorphosis IV: Recycle to Art”. The show runs from March 27th to May 8th 2021. The two pieces in the show are:
Chess Piece’s Media: Worn Out Induction Molding Parts
Chess Board Media: Scrap Plywood, Scrap Molding, paint, and a Vinyl Decal
Note: The chess pieces are from a manufacturing plant that uses induction molding. These pieces are worn out and would have been discarded.
Media: Canvas Keys and Paint
Note: This piece is made from canvas keys. What are canvas keys? They are the triangle wedges that come with most pre-stretched canvases.
Arts in the Airport
Ted Richards recently received notice that his painting, Linemen’s Rodeo, was juried into the Arts in the Airport Spring 2021 exhibition. There were 484 entries from 121 artist, and 41 pieces were selected for the show. Opening reception is on April 20. 2021 and runs to October 2021 (end date TBA).
Deborah Nance’s “Tomatoes” has been chosen for exhibition in the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance’s No Bigger Than a Breadbox exhibition. Work entered was no larger than 12″ x 12” in any direction including framing.
384 entries were received from 121 artists from the region and 67 pieces were selected for the show at the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville with the opening on Friday, April 2, 2021.
Laurie recently received notice that her painting, Gentleman Jack, was juried into the International Guild of Realism’s (IGOR) Spring Exhibit. IGOR includes artists from over 15 countries represented in the Spring Salon Final Jury. Artists from Canada, England, Norway, USA, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Holland, Philippines, Mexico, Greece, Australia, France, Spain, Hong Kong and India are included in the exhibition. These artists represent a diversity of media including Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Gouache, Graphite, Pastel, Ink, Tempera and Scratchboard.
The IGOR Spring Exhibit will open March 20, 2021. More information is available on the IGOR website.
Pam George is a fiber artist who specializes in art quilts. Rather than use a traditional pattern, Pam works from photographs and paints on fabric to create quilts that resemble paintings. Pam and her quilts are featured in the latest episode of ‘HandMade’ on Tellico Village Broadcasting.