Annual Members Show

Call for Artwork for the Arts & Culture Alliance Annual Members Show (and exchange)!

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Join this fine line-up of artists from previous Members Shows and plan to submit work for the annual Members Show at the Emporium! Follow these handy tips for a great experience:

1) Delivery date
Please bring up to two original works to our office at the Emporium on Monday, November 28, between 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. All artwork should go downstairs into the lower gallery. Set it against a blank wall or on a table.

2) Show requirements
*The show is open to INDIVIDUAL members of the Arts & Culture Alliance only. (Not a member? Join now!)

*There is no fee to participate for current individual members.

*One or two works from each member will appear in the show, depending on space. Every member who submits work will have at least one piece included!

*Works must have been created within the last two years and not shown previously in the Emporium galleries. Original works only; no giclées. We’re also reserving the display case in the front window for jewelry and smaller sculptures/works.

*2-D works must be wired to hang.

*Save yourself a little time: download a copy of the release form (Word), fill it out in advance, and bring it with you – or e-mail it to

*Please prep work by including your name and artwork title on both the back of the piece as well as on a scrap piece of paper taped to the FRONT of your work. This will help with minimizing handling during installation.

3) First Friday reception on Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00 PM
Join us for this fun evening! We’ll have everyone’s favorite chocolate fondue from the Melting Pot, and we’ll feature Pasion Flamenca (music and dance) from 6:00-6:30 PM in the Black Box.

*Remember that the WIVK Santa Claus Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street. Come early and stay late!

4) EXCHANGE DETAILS! Want to show your work at the Arts Depot in Abingdon?
dscn0981-20Once again, we are partnering with the Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA in an exhibition exchange among our members. The Arts Depot has reserved their gallery space from March 2 – April 1, 2017 to showcase works by members of the Arts & Culture Alliance. Should you wish to be considered for this exchange exhibition, we’ll have Clark Gillespie, Assistant Curator/Registrar at the Knoxville Museum of Art, select 40-50 works from among those included in Annual Members Show. There is space on the artwork release form for you to indicate if you wish your piece to be considered; we request that you be prepared to remit a $5/per (selected) piece fee to assist with the cost of transporting artwork. Call Suzanne for details: 865-523-7543.

5) Parking/unloading options
Visit for detailed information on the parking spaces available surrounding the Emporium.

6) Show dates
December 2-23. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note: the Emporium is officially closed from December 24 – January 2 for the holidays.

7) Pick up at end of exhibition
Please plan to pick up your works on Tuesday, January 3, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

For more information, contact: Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543 or

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