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CALLS FOR ENTRY: National Juried Exhibition in the Knoxville Gallery

Arrowmont seeks work for two one-month-long exhibitions in our Featured gallery space. A Penny in Your Pocket is a two-part exhibition. Part I will be in January, opening to the public on First Friday, January 3rd, and Part II will be on view in February beginning First Friday, February 7th. Carrying a penny in your pocket into the new year is alleged to bring good fortune and prosperity and we are interested in interpretations of what this means to you, other superstitions that are meaningful in your life or practice, or even new works that are being sent out into the world for exhibition for the first time 2025. The works included in this exhibition will be kicking off the exhibitions for 2025, an auspicious start to the 2025 Arrowmont Gallery in Knoxville exhibition calendar.

The Knoxville Featured Gallery has 23 linear feet of wall space; a 16 linear feet glass wall in front of which work can be suspended, and about 320 square feet in which 3D work can be displayed. It is possible to suspend work from the ceiling. Work should not exceed 40 pounds and should fit through a standard-size door.

Please submit up to three pieces completed within the past five years and a short statement about the work, process and/or superstition for consideration. All media considered, including book arts, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, video, and installations. If a piece contains an electronic component, the artist must indicate if they can provide the necessary technological equipment for installation. All works must be original in design and made by the artist. Hobby kits and reproductions will not be accepted.

Exhibition Dates:
Part I on view January 3 – February 2, 2025 · First Friday Opening January 3, 2025
Part II on view February 7 – March 2, 2025 · First Friday Opening February 7, 2025

Accepted work must be available to be on display for the duration of the exhibition. Which month your accepted work will be exhibited will be determined by the juror and curatorial staff. Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

Prizes: 2 years of representation in the Knoxville Marketplace, the sales area in the Arrowmont Gallery in Knoxville for six selected artists.

Shipping Deadlines:
January Part I work shipped to arrive by Monday, December 16, 2024
February Part II work shipped to arrive by Monday, January 20, 2025

SUBMISSION DEADLINE · September 29, 2024 · Notifications will be sent by November 1, 2024

*The entry fee is $25 for three work samples that represent the type of work to be considered. Image files must be .jpg format. Video stills may be submitted for video; please include the video link within the description.

About the juror:
Rachel K. Garceau is a studio artist living and working in the Atlanta, GA area, and has been recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and one of 2017’s Women to Watch by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2013, Rachel completed the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Craft (NC) where she embarked on a two-year exploration of various methods and materials ranging from metal-smithing to shoe-making and ultimately fell in love with the magic of mold-making. Rachel now primarily utilizes the process of slip-casting porcelain forms to construct site-responsive installations. Her work is often born from a curiosity about an object or a place and a desire to come to a deeper understanding of it. Her current work seeks to intimately engage her audience in the materiality of porcelain and to observe their interactions with it. She has received residencies at Vendsyssel Kuntsmuseum (DK), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), All Is Leaf (MA), and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (GA) as well as commissions for public works by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and FLUX projects. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been published in Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, and NCECA Journal, and also appears in CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process.

Questions? Please email Heather F. Wetzel, Galleries & Collections Manager at [email protected]

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Showcase and Marketplace Galleries

Arrowmont is seeking submissions from artists to be included in the Showcase gallery in the Supply store at the Gatlinburg Campus and the Marketplace gallery at our Knoxville gallery. We are looking for works priced under $200 from artists who will be able to send more work when inventory is low.

All media accepted. All works must be original in design and made by the artist. Hobby kits and reproductions will not be accepted.

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*The entry fee is $25 for five work samples that represent the type of work to be considered. Image files must be .jpg format.

Questions? Please email Heather F. Wetzel, Galleries & Collections Manager at [email protected] and Celeste Rudd, Retail Logistics Manager at [email protected].

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