An art exhibition featuring works by Sevier County artists and craftspeople is underway at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg.
The 17th Annual Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is open now through March 14, 2015 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Galleries in Gatlinburg. It is open to the public and admission is free.
Only adult residents of Sevier County, Tenn. were eligible to enter their original works in the juried, mixed media exhibition. This year, 142 works were submitted for consideration. Sherry Masters, owner of Art Connections in Asheville, N.C., acted as show juror. She selected 103 works from 56 individual artists based upon distinctive design and craftsmanship for inclusion in the art exhibition and chose thirteen recipients of awards of recognition, merit and media. Exhibition sponsors selected purchase award recipients.
Artists receiving awards in the 17th Annual Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition presented by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts:
Debra Grounds, “Fish Run”
Amber Anne Palo, “Barren”
Jill Greene, “Altar”
Awards of Merit:
Susan Edwards, “St. Martin de Porress ‘Levitation’”
Debra Lovvorn Belvin, “Pulp Expressions”
Patsy Rodriguez, “Summertime”
Distinguished Media Awards:
Drawing: Chris Myers”Bear Portrait 2″
Mixed Media: Amber Anne Palo,”Barren”
Sculpture: Nelson Ziegler,”Rescue”
Printmaking: Andrea Wilson, “Rudbeckia”
Fiber: Lisa Walk Dixon, “Wild Little Caterpillar”
Painting: David Barnhart, “Greenbriar Summer”
Wood: Ralph Obenauf, “Samuai Battle Mask”
Ceramic: Jean Shamblin “Woodland Bowl”
Photography: Christina M. Moore, “Reflection” and “Appalachian Sunset”
Best of Show:
Kathryn Rutherford, “Pas de Deux- A Dance for Two”
The Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is underwritten by a grant from Smart Bank and made possible with support from the following sponsors:
Opening Reception Sponsor: Sugarland Cellars Winery
Award Sponsors: Smart Bank, All Sauced Up, Citizens National Bank, Johnson Family Restaurants, Old Dad’s – Gatlinburg Mountain Market, Robert C. Whittier, Titanic Museum Attraction, Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill, Ober Gatlinburg, Peddler & Park Grill.
In Kind Sponsor: SignMaster, Inc.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is located at 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The exhibition is displayed in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.