Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit

The  2012 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit was held in the two story gallery spaces of the Emporium Center for the Arts at 100 Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville during the month of April.The beautifully restored building is the anchor for the downtown art scene, and is managed by the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance. We had over 497 submissions from 188 artists in 7 states, and 77 Pieces by 68 artists were selected. Our juror this year was Terri Jordan,
 the curator of Exhibits at the Customs House Museum, Tennessee’s second largest general museum.  She is also President of the Tennessee Art League’s Board of Directors.  Jordan attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has spent the last 17 years working with non-profit arts organizations and as a gallery curator.  As an artist, Terri has won numerous awards for her paintings and has been featured in galleries throughout the Southeast and New York.  Her work is in collections in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, California, New York, North and South Carolina, Texas and England.  In 2003 the University of Georgia purchased four of her paintings for  their collection.                                               
Cash awards totaling $4,500.00 were presented at the exhibit’s Reception on April 6th. Best in Show $2,000.00, $1,000.00 2nd, $500.00 third, two $250.00 Merit awards and one $500.00 award from Fast Frames of Knoxville. 
Jennifer Baxter, (l) Dogwood Arts Project Manager, checks out the finished installation with Marie Herrbach, (c) and myself. Marie was my installation partner while she was exhibiting with Dogwood's international Nexus event. She flew over with her piece from France-cheaper than shipping!
Marie cleans the glass after we decide on lighting angles for Sher Fick's fiber wedding dress/straight jacket that was installed in a special gallery directly under the outside sidewalk. Additional light is provided though glass blocks in the sidewalk.
Looking at Anne Kinggarde's Taking Wing
Aerial acrobats from URBHana
The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute sets up the reception food by a unicorn, woman, and Frosty Rankin's White Dogwood. The Regional has no theme, but there always seems to be at least one piece that has the presence of a dogwood!
David Butler, director of the Knoxville Museum of Art making the rounds
artist Gary Monroe with juror Terri Jordan
Checking out Jonathan Purtill's White Horse,
oil and enamel on panel
early crowd on the Balcony
Younseal Eum adjusts the gears on Together Forever
Balcony area: Greg Sand on left, Gary Monroe on right
Looking back on the Balcony area
Lower gallery: Marga McBride on pedistal, then leftwards, Lindsey Adkins,Chuck Frye, Carl Wade on pedestal, Perry Johnson (big painting)
Downstairs angle
Sher Fick's Love, Honor, and "Obey?"
Downstairs overview with sculptures by
Lynn Duryea in foreground, and Jim Alexander center
Jan Burleson, Deeann Rieves,
Mahera Khaleque,
Ling Zhang
Chelsea Luckey, Donna Wilt, 2 Alison Oakes paintings
Gary Monroe, Rick Alexander
Mindy Herrin,
Ling Zhang,
Holly LaRue, Richard Whitehead, Greg Sand
Judy Klich, Patricia McCumber on pedestal,
Cynthia Yeager, Michael Holsomback, Dennis Sabo
Cynthia Cusick,
Jean Wheat Gregory, Mira Gerard, Todd McDonald,
Wes Loukot, Marilyn Turner
Mindy Herrin on pedestal, Kathy Holland, Diane Fox,
Theresa Markiw
Balcony wide view from entrance
Brian Murray, Jacob Long, Kathy Collier,
Sarah Adams,  Richard Whitehead
Kate Faulkner, David Marquez on end cap
Tina Collison on pedestal, Victor Schmidt on end cap,
Hui Chi Lee, Elizabeth Porter, and
Eum Younseal
 I gave a lecture to the Knoxville Museum of Art Guild, and we viewed both the Regional and Nexus
Dogwood's Nexus exhibit is an international small sculpture exhibit, held this year at UTK's Downtown Gallery, and chaired by Brian Jobe, sculpture professor at Pellissippi State.

Looking at a wall of photography at the Emporium center in the Balcony
The Balcony


1st Award:
Mindy Herrin, Nest 
Ceramic, underglaze, copper, silver
2nd Award: 
Younseal Eum, Together Forever
Wood, brass, steel, paper, DC motor

3rd Award: Alison Oakes. Squeeze
oil on porcelain
Honorable mention:
Chery Cratty, Hydrangia Border 
archival, artist-made pigmented plant fiber pulp, applied with a porcupine quill.
Honorable mention: Diane Fox, Penguins’ Egg” Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusett,
archival pigment print

Fast Frames Award: Elizabeth Porter, Life Support 
pen on Bristol board

Sarah Adams, Knoxville, TN
Lindsey Adkins, Bonaire, GA
James Alexander, Birmingham, AL
Rick Alexander, Knoxville, TN
Marcia Athens, Knoxville, TN
Fennel Blythe, Lookout Mountain, TN
Jan Burleson, Athens, TN
Larry Cole, Knoxville, TN
Kathy Collier, Columbia, SC
Tina Collison, Unicoi, TN
Maddin Corey, Chattanooga, TN
Chery Cratty, Smithville, TN
Cynthia Cusick, Irvine, KY
T.P. Dunn, Kingston, TN
Lynn Duryea, Boone, NC
Loretta Lee Edge, Loudon, TN
Younseal Eum, Blacksburg, VA
Genie Even, Knoxville, TN
Claire Lewis Evans, Tuscaloosa, AL
Kate Faulkner, Knoxville, TN
Sher Fick, Spring Hill, TN
Diane Fox, Knoxville, TN
Chuck Frye, Ringgold, GA
Jean Wheat Gregory, Oak Ridge, TN
Mindy Herrin, Johnson City, TN
Joseph Hill, Knoxville, TN
Kathy Holland, Oak Ridge, TN
Michael Holsomback, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Linda Johnson, Pleasant Shade, TN
Perry Johnson, Bristol, VA
Kristin Kendall, Powell, TN
Mahera Khaleque, Augusta, GA
Anne Kinggard, Knoxville, TN
Judy Klich, Nashville, TN
Holly LaRue, Maryville, TN
Wes Loukota, Knoxville, TN
Hui Chi Lee, Lexington, KY
Jacob Long, Knoxville, TN
Chelsea Luckey, Lexington, KY
Patricia McCumber, Ooltewah, TN
Marga McBride, Knoxville, TN
Todd McDonald, Seneca, SC
Theresa Markiw, Erwin, TN
David Marquez, Bowling Green, KY
Gary Monroe, Knoxville, TN
Michael Murphy, Morristown, TN
Brian Murray, Knoxville, TN
Janos Nadas, Knoxville, TN
Gloria Nelson, Maryville, TN
Alison Oakes, Knoxville, TN
Jennifer Otto, Clarksville, TN
Elizabeth Porter, Knoxville, TN
Jonathan Purtill, Knoxville, TN
Frosty Rankin, Millersburg,KY
Deeann Rieves, Marietta, GA
Dennis Sabo, Loudon, TN
Mira Gerard Singh, Johnson City, TN
Indra Sahu, Knoxville, TN
Victor Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Greg Sand, Clarksville, TN
Lisa Seago, Chattanooga, TN
Clay Thurston, Knoxville, TN
Marilyn Avery Turner, Knoxville, TN
Carl Wade, Nashville, TN
Richard Whitehead, Knoxville, TN
Donna Wilt, Johnson City,TN
Jorge Yances, Nashville, TN
Cynthia Yeager, Knoxville, TN
Ling Zhang, Alpharetta, GA
The 2012 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit was sponsored by the generosity of  Cope Architecture of Knoxville/Nashville, Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville, and the wonderful cooperation of Knoxville's Art and Culture Alliance

Denise Stewart-Sanabria: Chair