Thursday, January 1, 2015

Upcoming 2015 Exhibits

These are the exhibits I have just lined up for 2015 in the last few weeks: 

Solo Exhibits

The Tomato Head

I will be having a solo exhibit of epicurean paintings at Knoxville's iconic alternative art space, The Tomato Head restaurant. My work will be at their Market Square location downtown for the month of May, and at their location at The Gallery for the month of June. It is the first time my paintings have been there. My plywood drawings were exhibited in 2006. I love this venue. (and their food!)
The Cult of Spring   oil on canvas   4' x 8'

Mazie Jones Gallery at The Jones House

Boone, NC

An exhibit of my plywood people drawings will be on exhibit at Mazie Jones Gallery in Boone, NC this August. More details later.

Group Exhibits

The Emporium Center

I will have two pieces in the 2015 National Juried Show in The Emporium Center at 100 Gay Street in Knoxville, TN this Feb. First Friday opening reception is Feb. 6th starting at 5:30.
Riding the Big Gun   charcoal on plywood, ceramic, pigment print on paper  4' x 6'
Pan Over Pittsburgh   photography, pigment print on rag paper   31" x 8"  

ArtFields   Lake City, SC

This is my second year in ArtFields, and I can't say enough about it. It is kick-ass. I've got a blog about last year under May 2014. I love this event. It is like Grand Rapids' ArtPrize ,but for artists in the Southeastern US only. "Riding the Big Gun" is heading there, also.
From their website:
"The South’s Most Engaging Art Festival and Competition
ArtFields® is a community-focused celebration of art awarding $100,000 in prizes to artists from across the Southeast. Initially founded in 2013 ArtFields annually transforms the historic district of Lake City, South Carolina into a Southern art mecca for nine days allowing visitors, residents, and artists to experience a massive arts festival in the heart of one of South Carolina’s most charming small towns.
ArtFields® is a charitable program of Lake City Partnership Council, a federally-recognized tax-exempt public charity, which mission is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of the citizens residing within the community of Lake City, South Carolina. ArtFields® is designed to provide opportunities for the cultivation of artists and to offer educational and arts programs for the benefit of the public."

Tipton Gallery, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

This is a June 2015 exchange exhibit between the Knoxville Art and Culture Alliance and Tipton Gallery at East Tennessee State University
 and curated by Slocumb and Tipton director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay. Details will be coming soon.
People 2,3,4   charcoal on plywood   32"W x 42"H