January 1 - 7, 2017 Pentaculum
January 1 – 7, 2017
Pentaculum is an incredible event at Arrowmont that is specifically designed to provide artists with unfettered time and space to work alongside peers, friends and colleagues. The Event grew from Jason Burnett’s Ceramic Surface Forum, an invitational retreat that brought together 15-20 ceramic artists to the Arrowmont clay studio during the first week in January in 2012. From there, the event has grown into four additional visual art medias – fibers/textiles, metals, 2-D arts and wood/sculpture – as well as a retreat experience for writers. The opportunity provides an intimate atmosphere for meaningful dialogue and social activities and offers space for individual artistic growth alongside the opportunity to strengthen and build meaningful relationships within the art and craft field. At this time, the Pentaculum experience is by invitation only from one of the five Pentaculum coordinators or Arrowmont staff, but anyone who is interested in the opportunity is encouraged to contact Nick Deford, Arrowmont Program Director at email@example.com.
Past Pentaculum Attendance
2012 – as Ceramic Surface Forum – 18 (clay)
2013 – as Ceramic Surface Forum – 18 (clay)
2014 – Multi-discipline Surface Forum – 45 (clay, textiles, metals)
2015 – 1st Pentaculum – 68 (clay, 2-D, textiles, metals)
2016 – 2nd Pentaculum – 99 (clay, 2-D, textiles, metals, writers, sign painters)
View #Pentaculum2016 photos.
1 (Sunday) - 7 (Saturday)
The biennial is a juried,
The biennial is a juried, mixed media art exhibition that recognizes and fosters skills and talents of the artists and craftspeople who call the rich region of Sevier County home.
Exhibition Dates: January 21 – March 4, 2017
Opening Reception: January 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The 18th Sevier County Biennial’s juror is Teri Alea, executive director of Tennessee Craft in Nashville, Tennessee. Teri leads a statewide craft organization which provides support, guidance and professional development for craft artists across the state. Twice a year, Tennessee Craft organizes craft fairs that showcase more than 200 artists that showcase beautifully handcrafted objects made in Tennessee and across the nation.
Before Tennessee Craft, Teri worked at Metro Nashville Arts Commission (MNAC) for ten years. Teri has experience in a variety of capacities in the creative fields, including gallery work, photography, studio management and production support at a small art agency. Teri served as an exhibition juror at the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival and Artclectic, a national show benefitting the University School of Nashville.
Teri graduated with a BA degree from Belmont University’s Honors Program in Studio Art and Organizational Development with MBA coursework during a graduate assistantship at Belmont.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Enjoy a
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Enjoy a day of golf, fun, food and cash prizes at Arrowmont’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament – Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Benefiting Arrowmont’s educational programs, the golf tournament supports Sevier County art programs including adult and children’s community classes, local resident scholarships and ArtReach. More information TBA.
(Saturday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am
MAY 19, 2017 Benefiting Arrowmont’s educational
MAY 19, 2017
Benefiting Arrowmont’s educational programs, Shine, Wine and Dine is a fun exciting event featuring art by top regional and national artists and craftspeople. Be the envy of your friends – take home a glorious painting, exquisite piece of pottery, lovely hand-dyed scarf, or choose a dinner with elegant wines. Other auction items include cases of wine, exciting getaways, events with Arrowmont artists and many other desirable items. More information TBA.
(Friday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am