FRESH Emerging Artist Exhibit Is At AVA Sept. 7-Oct. 25

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Association for Visual Arts announces the 2013 FRESH Emerging Artist exhibit, which will open the day of Gallery Hop, Saturday, Sept. 7, and will continue through Oct. 25.

AVA’s commitment to supporting emerging artists remains a touchstone of the organization. FRESH is an annual exhibit designed to help emerging artists gain valuable professional experience and exposure for their work. This competitive, juried exhibit features artists at an early stage in their career that display artistic promise, commitment to their work, and fresh ideas, officials said. This opportunity is only open to artists residing in the Southeast who have not had a major solo show and who do not have gallery representation.

“Since its inception, FRESH has attracted some of the most technically sound and artistically innovative emerging talent in the Southeast, and this year will be no different,” said Lauren Goforth, AVA’s director of Education and Exhibitions. “AVA’s interest in to support and promote emerging artists within the blossoming arts community of Chattanooga makes this a highly recognized and anticipated show.”



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