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Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition

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Ectoplasm (Daylight Limited) by Nick DeFord. Image courtesy of Arts in the Airport.
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 19th Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from April 19 – October 17, 2018.

The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards.

Artists may find more information and an entry form at

The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee. Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to five works (free for Arts & Culture Alliance members) and includes a six-month membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance.

About the juror: Jessica Wohl received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2001 and her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2010. Originally trained as an illustrator with specialization in art history, her studio practice now includes drawing, painting, embroidery, quilting, collage and installation. Wohl’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Belfast Photo Festival, the Robert Mann Gallery in New York and the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. Her work has also been exhibited at venues in Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Kansas City, England, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hong Kong and Korea, and has recently been featured in New American Paintings, Burnaway, Vogue and ArtNews. Her work is collected by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sprint-Nextel Corporation, the H&R Block World Headquarters, numerous private collectors and is included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. She is currently an assistant professor of Art at the University of the South where she teaches Drawing and Painting.

More information about the program, as well as images from previous exhibitions, can be found at

The current Arts in the Airport exhibition features the work of 34 artists in the East Tennessee region and celebrates the 80th Anniversary of McGhee Tyson Airport.

Published January 13, 2018

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