A few weeks ago, I received notice that I was accepted into my first juried show in Knoxville, Tennessee – The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Show, close to my hometown. I was thrilled to have a show so close to my hometown, so my family and friends could come to an opening and see the art in person.
The show “was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Artists from within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee may enter. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by renowned juror, Julie Caro Levin, for exhibition.” (From the Dogwood Arts website.) The juror, Dr. Caro, who is an art historian and curator specializes i African American art and material culture and American and European modernism and garden history.
3 pieces were accepted to the show, and I was fortunate to be able to attend the event to celebrate the opening earlier this month.
To my great shock, I was awarded the highest prize, Best in Show. It is an honor to show with these other artists from the region, and I am so grateful for the recognition the show has given me.
The show will remain open at the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street from April 4 through April 26.