2023 Appalachian Art Show




April 2 - May 15, 2023



  • First Place - $700
  • Second Place - $500
  • Third Place - $300
  • 10 - Award of Excellence - $100 each

Judge:  Michael Barron Hall, https://barronart.net/

Chair:  Jacqui Murdaugh, [email protected]



  • Artist must be 16 years old or older.
  • Artwork must be original and completed in 2021 or later.
  • Artwork cannot have been displayed in any previous Kingsport Art Guild sponsored show (Members Show, Appalachian Art Show, etc.).
  • Artwork must be the artist's own composition and design, and NOT from a pattern, class, or reference photo not taken by the artist, including Creative Common License source materials.
  • MAXIMUM WEIGHT:  25 lbs (2-D or 3-D, including frame, etc.)
  • EXCLUSIONS – The following artwork will not be accepted into the show:
    • Artwork produced in a class or under the direction of another artist.
    • Photography, photo etchings, or prints reproduced by photographic processes.
    • Computer generated artwork.
    • Artwork using glass.
    • Artwork that exceeds size restrictions as outlined below.
    • Artwork which is dangerous or offensive.


  • MEDIUMS including, but not limited to:  Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Charcoal, Egg Tempera, Mixed, Collage, Ink, and Prints by traditional methods (lithography, serigraphy, etching, etc.)
  • DRY:  Paint and other materials must be dry.
  • 2-D MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS:  52” x 52” x 3” (including the frame)
  • Artwork must either be framed or gallery wrapped:
    • FRAME requirements:  sturdy frame (no uniframes) and artwork must be secured within the frame
    • GALLERY WRAP requirements:  1.5” deep (minimum), painted sides, and no visible staples
  • WIRED:  Artwork must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth or clip hangers)
  • PROTECTION:  If required, artwork should be protected using Plexiglass, however, glass will be accepted at the artist's own risk.


  • 3-D MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS:  52” x 52” x 4”
  • WIRED:  Artwork must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers)
  • WALL MOUNTED:  3-D artwork must be able to hang on the wall (free standing 3D artwork cannot be accepted due to gallery restrictions)


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.



  • When:  Wed, March 29, 2023, 3-6:30PM and Thurs, March 30, 3-6:30PM
  • Where:  Renaissance Arts Center & Theater / 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN / Main Gallery - 2nd Floor


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.



  • When:  Tues, May 16, 2023, 3-6:30PM
  • Where:  Renaissance Arts Center & Theater / 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN / Main Gallery - 2nd Floor


Note:  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 above pick-up date.  Artwork not picked up 14 days after the closing will become the property of the Kingsport Art Guild.


RECEPTION:  Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2 - 4:00PM in the Main Gallery



  • A list of artists juried into the show will be posted on this website before Sunday, April 2, 2023.
  • Artwork not juried into the show can be picked up after the reception or on the above pick-up date after the show.



Sales are encouraged. All sales are subject to a 15% commission for Kingsport Art Guild Members and 30% for non-Kingsport Art Guild members.



  • $20 for one art entry or
  • $30 for two art entries
  • Diptychs will be treated as two works of art

DEADLINE:  Thursday, March 23, 2023

  1. Fill out the ONLINE ENTRY FORM below
  2. COMPLETE ALL FIELDS marked with an asterisk (*)
  3. ACCURACY: accurate spelling, use of upper/lower case, and art information (title, medium, price) is required for printing the art information tags that will be placed on the wall next to your art
  4. SUBMIT: click submit
  5. PAY: Complete the entry fee process.
  6. IDENTIFICATION CARD(S) for your artwork will be provided when you deliver your art.


By completing the online entry form, the artist agrees to abide by the Release & Indemnity Agreement.


RELEASE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:  The exhibitor the 2023 Appalachian Art Show sponsored by Eastman Foundation and the Kingsport Art Guild 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 29 - May 15, 2023, hereby releases the Kingsport Art Guild, associated sponsors, the Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, Office of Cultural Arts, 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, Office of Cultural Arts, and 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.​