In appreciation of the role of women artists in East Tennessee, The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, in conjunction with Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts, is hosting its fifth Journeys of Women Art Exhibit to honor women artists in Northeast Tennessee.
The exhibition is juried and will open to the public September 8 – September 16, 2017.
The mission of the Women’s Fund is to serve as a catalyst to transform the lives of low-income women and girls in East Tennessee. We have been able to award more than $300,000 in the four years in which we have existed as a granting organization. In Northeast Tennessee, we have made grants to Tusculum College (2014, 2015, 2016), Red Legacy in Elizabethton (2014, 2015, 2016), and the Boys and Girls Club in Elizabethton/Carter County (2015, 2016). In addition to these grants, seven grants have been made to exemplary organizations providing programs for women and girls that serve all 25 counties in East Tennessee.
Entries must be original works and not copied from copyrighted or published art or photographs. Qualified original work may include a variation of original work. Paintings and varied mediums, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, wood, sculptures and other mixed media are accepted. Artists who submit entries must be women and at least 18 years of age. All entries must be original works completed within the last two years and not have been exhibited previously at the McKinney Center. The maximum allowed size is 60” x 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Weight is not to exceed 50 lbs. Two-dimensional works must be suitably prepared for hanging. Framed work must have screw eyes and wire. Textiles and other unframed works must be suitably prepared for hanging. Three-dimensional work must be suitable for hanging or setting on a pedestal. There are no entry fees for this exhibition.
Women artists are invited to submit up to two pieces of art (both for sale). Artists can find the prospectus and entry form online at: http://tinyurl.com/ybaj9apb.
Deadline for entries is July 31, 2017.
For more information, email Theresa Hammons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-753-0562.