Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present the 2008 Tennessee Watercolor Society Biennial Exhibition, the 31st statewide juried exhibition showcasing representational and experimental paintings in watermedia by some of the most prominent artists from across the state.  Sixty paintings from over 200 entries were selected for the exhibit by the juror, internationally known artist Cheng-Khee Chee, including 17 artists from the East Tennessee area.  The Exhibition 2008 Co-chairs are Harriet Howell of Rutledge and Kay Yazdi of Oak Ridge.


The show will be exhibited at the Emporium Center for Arts & Culture in downtown Knoxville from June 6 – July 25.  Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Friday, July 4.  The selected entries are original works in water-based media completed during the past three years.  An opening reception for the public will take place as part of First Friday activities downtown on June 6 from 5:00-9:00 PM.  Other activities surrounding the exhibition include a June 1 watercolor demonstration and June 7 exhibition awards reception. These events are free to the public and will be held at the Emporium Center.


East Tennessee artists represented in the exhibit include Barbara Carter, B. J. Clark, Connie Cliff, Tom Eckert, Francie Entz, Genie Even, Russell Fox, Dot Galloway, Fran Henley, Harriet Howell, Brenda Mills, Mary Secrist, Laurie Szilvagyi, Mary Ann Valvoda, Le Voss, Kay Yazdi, and Nelson Ziegler.  The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of nationally-known University of Tennessee art professor Carl Sublett, who died earlier this year. For more information about the exhibit, and to view images from Knoxville exhibitors, visit http://www.knoxalliance.com/news/news.html#TNWS.