AVA’s Juried Members Exhibition Opens Dec. 7

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Association for Visual Arts will end its 2012 exhibition season with its annual juried member show. This show, for AVA members only, will feature some of the best professional and emerging artists in Chattanooga as selected by a guest juror. 

There will be an opening reception on Dec. 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. The exhibit will be open until Dec. 31.

The winner of the Best in Show award from the exhibition will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2013. Additionally, artists selected to participate in this exhibit will receive the chance to display their work at The Emporium Center in Knoxville, in Spring 2013. This opportunity is made possible because of an artist exchange program between AVA and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

This year, Paul Lee will jury the exhibition. Mr. Lee is a photographer and a professor of Art at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio, and Vladivostok, Russia.

The AVA Gallery is at 30 Frazier Ave.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  The cost is free. 


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