A Juried Art Show for Fine Art from the Southern Appalachian Region
April 5-May 17, 2021
Laken Bridges is an artist-educator living in Northeast Tennessee. She received a BA in French and BFA in studio art from East Tennessee State University and holds an MFA in visual arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Clemson University. Bridges engages a multi-media studio practice that includes printmaking, book arts, drawing, soft sculpture, installation, and digital photography. Her research prioritizes an examination of social issues relating to class, gender, and race. She has exhibited work in solo, juried, and invitational shows at both a national and international level.
Bridges is the recipient of the Honors Student-Faculty Collaborative Grant (2010), Art & Design Faculty Choice Award (2011), George R. McDonald Research Fellowship (2012), and Cecelia Voelker Award in Art History (2015). She has lectured on her work and research for institutions including Clemson University, University of Rio Grande, Texas A&M International, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Western Illinois University, Greer Museum, William King Museum, and Reece Museum. She was a presenter for the session, Next Generation of Artist Educators at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in 2017. She has juried exhibitions for University of Rio Grande and Northeast State Community College.
Bridges has taught undergraduate studio art in printmaking, foundations, drawing, and special topics as Instructor and Visiting Professor at Clemson University, University of Rio Grande, East Tennessee State University, and Appalachian State University. She has been Director of Higher Education at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA, since 2018 where she coordinates adult educational programming and manages Art Lab, the Museum’s 16,000 square foot educational and resident artist facility.
Annamarie Buchanan is a Curator of Contemporary Fine Art and Craft at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia. She received her MFA from Clemson University in 2019 with an emphasis in drawing. Buchanan is a visual artist that uses drawing and mixed media to explore empathic and spatial relationships with the abject body, particularly the feminine body. She realized the need to spark conversation about such social injustices after being a house manager for a women’s resource center. After that, Buchanan began working closely with local women’s aid shelters. The cathartic process that art has to offer is present in the process of Buchanan’s work and she hopes to bring that catharsis to others. She realized a need to revamp art programs in her community and in 2016 developed an arts outreach organization called Arts2Grow on her college campus. Arts2Grow reached out to local Girl Scout Troops, Masonic Homes and partnered with the Alma Community Arts Center in an effort to revitalize art within the area. Through art and activism, Buchanan hopes to get people thinking about the ways they themselves can make an impact in their own communities. Her work has been in several publications including See Spot Run, Pine River Anthology, LUMINA and Paper Darts. She has also exhibited her work at Kai Lin Gallery, Fe Gallery, Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery and Clemson University.
SIZE AND PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Please read carefully and measure your artwork. Artwork not meeting these criteria will not be accepted or judged.
The judgement of the Show’s chair regarding suitability, such as whether the artwork is offensive, dangerous or non-compliant, is binding and the chair will remove such items before submission to the juror.
DELIVERY AND PICK-UP ARTWORK
Note: The artist is expected to deliver the artwork on their entry form. No substitutions or title changes will be accepted after the close of registration or at check-in.
The Kingsport Art Guild, The Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, and all associated sponsors are not responsible for artwork entries not picked up on the pickup date of May 17, 2021. Artwork not picked up 14 days after the closing will become the property of the Kingsport Art Guild.
SALES AND COMMISSION
Sales are encouraged. All sales are subject to a 15% commission for Kingsport Art Guild Members and 30% commission for non-Kingsport Art Guild members.
Artists may enter one or two pieces of artwork. (Diptychs will be treated as two works of art.)
The non-refundable entry fee is $20 for one entry and $30 for 2 entries. Reduced fees for students are $10 for 1 entry and $15 for 2 entries. Fees will not be refunded if your submission fails to meet eligibility, presentation, size or entry requirements or if the juror does not choose your artwork to be displayed in the show.
To enter, complete the online entry form below. (All entries and fees must be submitted electronically.) A checklist with instructions appears below for the artists convenience.
a. Provide complete address including street address, town, state, and zip code!
b. Carefully review spelling, etc. Your entry, including your name, title, medium and price will be spelled as submitted!
2. Complete your ONLINE PAYMENT for one or two entries. Link is below and you do not have to be a PayPal member to use the link.
Please make sure you have submitted BOTH the entry form and the payment. These are separate actions! If name on the payment and the entry differ please inform the chair by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Create your own identification card. Include title, artist, medium, price, a phone contact and an email contact. Print legibly or type your card.
4. Secure the Identification Card to the upper left-hand back of artwork.
5. A list of the artists chosen by the jurors to participate will be posted on this website on or before Monday, April 5, 2021.
Artwork must have an identification card securely attached to the back in the upper left-hand corner when submitted.
ONLINE ENTRY FORM BELOW and Payment
By completing the online entry form, the artist agrees to abide by the Release & Indemnity Agreement.
RELEASE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: The exhibitor of the 53rd Annual Appalachian Art Show sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and the EASTMAN Foundation for and in consideration of the permission and privilege granted to the exhibitor to store and display said works of art in the Renaissance Arts Center March 31-May 17, 2021, hereby releases the Kingsport Art Guild, associated sponsors, the Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, and the City of Kingsport, Tennessee from any and all claims for damages to or loss of any said works so exhibited or stored, whether such damage or loss results from theft, acts of vandalism, or any other cause.
For the same consideration, the exhibitor covenants and agrees to hold the Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, Its employees, agents, and the Kingsport Art Guild harmless from any claim for loss or damage to such artwork exhibited by the exhibitor, which are asserted by any persons other than the exhibitor, including without limitation the owners of such works exhibited, which grow out or arise during the exhibit (during display or storage) of such works by the exhibitor.
Permission is granted to photograph entered artwork for publicity purposes and historic record.
Artwork by Michele O'Patick-Ollis
Below you can pay for One entry or Two entries.
You will receive your entry certificate when you drop off your entry(s) on March 31, 2021 between 3 - 7:00pm at the Main Gallery on the 2nd Floor.