Art show deadline is December 10

KNOXVILLE, TN – The deadline for submitting artwork for next year’s Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville’s 12th annual National Juried Exhibition is December 10, 2017. The National Juried Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale and display their work.

Approximately 40-50 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street from February 2-23, 2018. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and other hours for special events.

Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards, and exhibiting artists will receive a catalog of the exhibition.

Juror for this show is Jeffrey Morton, a resident of Signal Mountain, TN. During a two-year residence in Japan, earlier in his career, Morton was drawn to Japanese art and culture which influences his work to this day. He has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, including the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, and the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. Educated at Yale University and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Morton is a professor of art at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA. Morton is a recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Artists may view the information, complete the entry form, and/or download an application at

Blue Steven (Oil on canvas) by Vickie Kallies Lee, Best of Show – National Juried Exhibition, Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, 2017. Image courtesy Arts and Culture Alliance.