TN watercolors on display

The 35th Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society will be hosted by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville this year in the Balcony Gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from May 20 to June 24, 2016.

Regular business hours are 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Extended hours to 7 pm on Friday, May 20, and 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 21 accommodate the exhibition opening weekend activities. An early preview is available after the show is hung on May 13. Entrance into the Emporium is free and open to the public.

The Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS), founded in 1972, has represented the finest artists in the state for 44 years, having yearly juried exhibitions and more recently, biennial exhibitions. The 2016 Exhibition showcases 55 watermedia paintings chosen from close to 200 entries selected by the distinguished juror, John T. Salminen who is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He has won more than 220 national and international awards. His work is included in permanent collections in Asia, Europe and the United States.

His Life in a Song by Brenda Mills

His Life in a Song, by Brenda Mills. Watercolor on display for the 35th Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society will be hosted by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville this year in the Balcony Gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from May 20 to June 24, 2016. Photo courtesy the artist.