Calendar of Events

Friday, December 2, 2022

Art Market Gallery: Inna Knox and Mary Saylor

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

December Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: December 2nd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Inna Knox, Painting
Inna Knox’s paintings are energy and time captured on canvas. Her vibrant colors and skillful use of the palette knife capture life and movement on the street. She grew up in Russia and Ukraine, studying at the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in Interior Design, before immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. She does commission paintings and enjoys painting cityscapes, landscapes, seascapes, portraits of people and animals.

Mary Saylor, Sculpture
Mary Saylor is an accomplished Mixed Media Artist who specializes in Paper Mache with the use of recycled materials. Mary received her Bachelor of Fine Art at Ohio University with a major in ceramics and minor in sculpture. She has the ability to take ordinary items and give them new life in unconventional ways. Her work has a whimsical bent and exhibits a deep love and appreciation for the characters she creates. Her work may be viewed at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville and at local exhibits and shows.

Open Christmas Eve Dec 24, Closed Christmas Day Dec 25. Open New Years Eve Dec 31 , Closed New Years Day Jan 1. Open Mondays during December - Closed Mondays starting in January.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Bennett: Andy Saftel Art Exhibition: Peas Come to Table

  • December 2, 2022 — January 28, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

AN EXHIBIT BY ANDREW SAFTEL | MEET THE ARTIST
DECEMBER 2ND, 2022 THRU JANUARY 28TH, 2023
CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY OPENING IS DECEMBER 3RD FROM 11 – 4PM

Join BENNETT for the latest exhibit of Andy Saftel’s work, and meet the artist Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1–3pm. The complete collection of work shown at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is available through BENNETT. Join us for this special show!

Watch the video of Andrew Saftel as he creates Peas Come to Table.
Browse the catalog of Andrew Saftel’s Cedarhurst exhibit.
https://bennetthome.com/events/andy-saftel-art-opening-peas-come-to-table/

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2022 Members Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2022 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The 49th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes in front of the Emporium. During the opening reception, dancers with Circle Modern Dance will preview their upcoming production Modern Dance, Primitive Light.

“This exhibition showcases the broad variety of styles and skills representative of our diverse membership of whom we are so proud,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some Alliance members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding counties’ elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as the Emporium, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, Knoxville Community Darkroom, West Fifth Studios, and Relay Ridge.

The 2022 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 2-22, 2022. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or via the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, December 3 & 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 23 – January 2 for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

Artsclamation! 2022

  • December 2, 2022 — December 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Fundraisers

Event Dates: Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Event Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall - Google Maps

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. Now in its 21st year, Artsclamation! brings amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause – the behavioral health services provided by Peninsula.
The event begins on Friday evening, December 2, with an invitation-only preview party offering heavy hors d’oeuvres coupled with wine, spirits and eager collectors. On Saturday, December 3, the event is free and open to the public at large, always drawing a large turnout.

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to adults, adolescent, and children in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships, 30% of all artists’ sales will go directly to Peninsula. To learn more about the event, please go to www.artsclamation.com.

Bennett: December Open House + Gurhan Trunk Show

  • December 2, 2022 — December 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

DECEMBER 2ND AND 3RD | 10AM–5:30PM

Join BENNETT for a festive December open house with an exclusive Gurhan Trunk Show. Gather your elves and head over for this special time!

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

17th Annual Santa Mouse Arts & Crafts Show

  • December 1, 2022 — December 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

New Location for 2022

Join us for your holiday shopping to find quality handcrafted items from local artisans, such as basketry, fiber arts, glasswork, gourd art, jewelry, holiday crafts, ornaments, paintings, soaps, woodworking and more! Free admission and parking.

Dec 1 & 2 10am- 5pm; Dec 3 10am- 3pm

Dotson Memorial Baptist Church
814 Dotson Memorial Rd., Maryville
www.blountartsandcraftsguild.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Thorne Rooms + Miniatures

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

DECK THE HALLS... The KMA's Thorne Rooms are all decorated for the holiday season! After Thanksgiving, Knoxville Museum of Art pulls out the tinsel and trimmings to get our collection of Thorne Rooms ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Thank you to East Tennessee miniature artisans and Thorne Room experts Annelle Ferguson and Jolie Gaston for making it all possible. On view through December 30.

The Thorne Rooms were developed in the 1930s and 40s by Narcissa Niblack Thorne, Chicago, IL, who loved dollhouses as a child. After extensive travels in Europe where she collected miniature furniture and accessories, Mrs. Thorne had over two dozen miniature rooms created by cabinetmakers from her own drawings. They were made in a scale of one inch to one foot. She painted and stained woodwork, papered walls, and made textiles for the rooms. Read more: https://knoxart.org/exhibitions/thorne-rooms/

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.

Little River Art & Frame: Open House

  • November 28, 2022 — December 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Nov 28-Dec 2, 10 AM to 6 PM
Fine Art + Gifts + Hot Cider & Cookies

It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by! You won't believe the changes we've made at Little River Art! We have a brand new Little River Gift Shop with SO many lovely, artful gifts you have to see it to believe it!

Alcohol Ink scarves by our own Kristine VanderSchaaff, Angels by J Austin Jennings, Christmas mini originals by Mary Ann Taylor, a plethora of artistic gifts and Spicher Vintage Vinyl Floorclothes (Corgi not included). + much More!

We will be open on Saturdays from 11-5 for the next 3 weekends!
4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tn 37909
https://www.littleriverartists.com

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Guild Holiday Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: 17th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The ETRSAE showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education. This annual exhibition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment. We are so delighted by the quality of the artworks, the dedication of the teachers, and the commitment of the museum staff to establish a museum/school tradition for our community.

Public, private, and home schools grades 6–12 in 32 East Tennessee counties were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Each participating school is represented by one work of art.

The Best-in-Show winner receives a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. The Best-in-Middle School winner receives $250. The teachers of the winning student will receive $100. Each student in the exhibition receives a certificate of participation and the “Best” in each of the 10 categories the winners receive a museum family membership.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.

Tri-Star Arts: Greetings From Vestal II and Filtered

  • November 11, 2022 — January 14, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

GREETINGS FROM VESTAL II FEAT. LISA FLANARY (STUDIO A), RACHEL SEVIER DALLERY (STUDIO B), ASHLEY PACE (STUDIO C), RISA HRICOVSKY (STUDIO D)

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to share about the current exhibition in their main gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A group group show, Greetings From Vestal II, composed of multimedia works by the Tri-Star Arts studio artists currently working in the Candoro Marble Building - featuring Lisa Flanary (Studio A), Rachel Sevier Dallery (Studio B), Ashley Pace (Studio C), Risa Hricovsky (Studio D) - opened on Friday, November 11, 2022, and will run through Saturday, January 14, 2023. A public reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with artist studios open to visitors.

FILTERED BY ASHTON LUDDEN
Tri-Star Arts is pleased to share about the current exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Filtered by Ashton Ludden of Knoxville, TN opened Friday, November 11, 2022 and will run through Saturday, January 14, 20223. This show has been installed within the unique architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. A public reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with the artist in attendance.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Sundries and Sawdust

  • November 5, 2022 — December 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 11 am - 1 pm

A curated collection of works from Lesley Eaton, Melissa Everett and Colleen Thornbrugh.
@mne_textiles
@lesleyeatonstudio
@sunfacestudio

On view weekdays November 7-Dec 23, and by appointment December 26-30.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Schilling Gallery, 6500 Northshore Dr.
Call 828-734-0451 to schedule a viewing.

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