18th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition

January 21 – March 4, 2017 | Sandra J. Blain Gallery

The Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is a juried presentation of artworks created by residents of Sevier County, Tennessee. This year’s juror, Teri Alea, Executive Director of Tennessee Craft, selected 77 works created by 53 artists, from 143 works submitted for consideration. Recognized for their excellence in design and craftsmanship, the works showcased in this exhibit are a testament to the artistic skill, talent, and creativity of the Sevier County residents. The exhibition features works in book arts, clay, drawing, encaustics, fiber art, jewelry, metals, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and more. A total of $3,200 was given to local artists for the following awards selected by juror Teri Alea. Awards were announced at the opening reception held on Friday, January 20th.

Best of Show: Ernie, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, and Tar Baby, by Susan Edwards

Distinguished Media Award – Ceramic: Raku Pots, by Jeff Hale

Distinguished Media Award – Drawing: Above and Below, by Anne Fontaine

Distinguished Media Award – Fiber: Wren’s Rule, by Doreen Prakshot

Distinguished Media Award – Mixed Media: Don’t Be Koi, by Charlotte Iverson

Distinguished Media Award – Painting: Annapolis Dome, by Nelson Ziegler

Distinguished Media Award – Photography: Dancing Flowers, by Christina M. Moore

Distinguished Media Award – Printmaking: Portrait with Pattern, by Tatiana Tikhonova

Distinguished Media Award – Sculpture: Finding Home, by Amber Anne Palo

Distinguished Media Award – Wood: Journey’s End, by Ewin Jenkins

Award of Merit: The Jester, by Lynn Corsi Bland

Awards of Merit: Reading Opens Doors to Imagination, by Kathryn Rutherford

Awards of Merit: Wild Little Luna Moth Series, by Lisa Walk Dixon

The Emily B. Kile Purchase Award: Tangled Tree Roots, by Anne Fontaine

The Geoffrey A. Wolpert Purchase Award: Lil’ Sippers, by Austin Riddle

The Bill and Anne May Purchase Award: Triptych 1, by Bill Griffith

Participating Artists:
Clifford Aldrich, Diane Aldrich, Ann Armerding, David Barnhart, Robert Batey, Dana Cohen, Debra Lovvorn Belvin, Lynn Corsi Bland, Bob Bolinger, Judy Bolinger, Vickie Bradshaw, Rebecca Buglio, Frank Bulman, Tammy Bulman, Lisa Canfield, Lisa Walk Dixon, Susan Edwards, Anne Fontaine, Frances Fox, Carol Galyon, Jill Greene, Bill Griffith, Jeff Hale, Buie Hancock, Peggy Haupt, Mary-Louise Hunt, Charlotte Iverson, Ewin Jenkins, Bev Gwinn Jones, Alice Anne Kellogg, Barbara Lauritzen, Maia Leppo, Iryna Lialko, Anita Miller, Christina M. Moore, Velma Orrick, Amber Anne Palo, Doreen Prakshot, Otto Preske, Claudette Pridemore, Austin Riddle, Patsy Rodriguez, Mary Ruden, Kathryn Rutherford, Sharon Schoenfeld, Jean Shamblin, Mike Shults, Kelly Sullivan, Tatiana Tikhonova, Debi Veranth, Victoria C. Walker, Andrea Wilson and Nelson Ziegler.

Exhibition Sponsors: Food City Inc. and SmartBank



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