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Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition

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The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 21st 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 25 – August 28, 2019.

The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, March 17, 2019.

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

Artists may find more information and an entry form at

Special Theme: In conjunction with The University of Tennessee, who will be celebrating their 225 Anniversary in 2019, Arts in the Airport welcomes works that have been inspired by the phrase “Everywhere You Look, UT.” The campaign highlights the enduring, distinctive stature of the statewide UT system and its contributions to the lives of all Tennesseans. There is something special that comes from The University of Tennessee. Common strength that winds its way through East, Middle, and West Tennessee and lifts the entire state. You can find us from Rocky Top to the Mississippi. Conducting world-class research in everything from health to energy to water quality to the far reaches of space and beyond. You can find us in classrooms and board rooms. From fertile farms to new fields of study, we’re there — united across grand divisions to solve the world’s grand challenges.

Interested artists are encouraged to submit work for Arts in the Airport that has been especially created in response to the theme. For more information, visit

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: Jered Sprecher was born in 1976 in Lincoln, Nebraska and was raised in Overland Park, KS. Sprecher earned his BA from Concordia University in Nebraska, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. He has exhibited work at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, the Chinati Foundation, and Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló. In 2009, he received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He lives and works in Knoxville, where he is a professor at the University of Tennessee.

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 37 artists in the East Tennessee region.

Published February 2, 2019

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