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INSTA: International Show + Tell Annual Media Festival

INSTA: International Show and Tell Annual Media Festival is a juried exhibition committed to exploring the communicative modes of Showing and Telling in Art. Time based media is prevalent in all cultures, whether it be performance, video, or sound art. Art presents new ways to perceive the world, telling of an experience that has happened or showing a new experience all together.

The deadline to submit is March 8st, 2013. Submit your work to instamediafest@gmail.com. Include application form and links to online documentation. All work must be under 10 minutes and must function within the modality of show and tell. There is no application fee. The exhibition is held during the first week of April in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as online at INSTA Media Fest.

Application form is available at INSTA Media Fest.

Juried by SOMA: Society of Media Arts


UT to host 12th annual High School Arts Academy

The School of Art is hosting the 12th annual UT High School Arts Academy on March 16. The registration form can be downloaded and printed. Classes being offered this year include: Ceramics, Layered books, Cell Phone Video, Watercolor, Photo/Collage, Printmaking, Drawing (two courses) and Improv Design.

Spotlight: Ewing Gallery


The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present recent works by Michael Zansky for our first exhibition of 2013. This exhibition will open to the public on January 17, 2013, and will be at the Ewing through February 26. Please join us for an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Ewing Gallery from 7-9pm. The artist will be present.

Michael Zansky is an American artist working in installation art, sculpture, painting and photography. He has been represented by the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York since 2003. In addition to his art making, he is also a set designer, working with films and television shows such as, Law and Order: SVU, The First Wives Club, The Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, The Juror, and Fatal Attraction. For more examples of his artwork, please visit:


Wade Guyton honored with Accomplished Alumni Award

On December 12, School of Art alumnus (graduated in 1995) Wade Guyton (center in above photo) was presented with a UT Accomplished Alumni Award. He is the first UT alumnus to have his work featured in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The award was presented to Guyton by Theresa Lee, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (left in above photo) and Dorothy Habel, School of Art Director and Professor of Art History (right in above photo).

Guyton grew up in Lake City, Tenn., but he now lives and works in New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently showing a mid-career collection of Guyton’s work. The exhibition opened on Oct. 4 and will continue until Jan. 13, 2013. To read the full article in Tennessee Today, click here. There is also a photo album from the reception on the School of Art Facebook page.

Happy Holidays!

Graduate students, faculty and staff from the UT Knoxville Printmaking Program wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Printmaking students to be in Homecoming Parade

troy homecoming

Students from the Intermediate Printmaking class taught by Beauvais Lyons will participate in the UTK Homecoming Parade on Friday November 2nd on Volunteer Blvd. starting at 4pm. Their entry “Taming the Beasts of Ancient Troy” presents three-dimensional printed creatures.

Norman Magden recognized in local magazine

Dr. Norman Magden had an article published about him in the “Educator Profile” section of Everything Knoxville‘s August 2012 issue. Below is a portion of the article, with a link to a PDF file of the entire article.

“A University of Tennessee art professor was suprised and thrilled when his 14-minute film, Cafe, was accepted to several national and international film festivals this year.

‘I am unexpectedly overwhelmed,’ said Norman Magden. ‘It seems the film has “legs” beyond my wildest dreams. The most recent acceptance is in the Blue Snowmen Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro.'”

To read the article in its entirety, please click HERE (PDF 2MB).

Courtney Craig. “A UT Art Professor’s Short Film Achieves Success Across the Globe.” Everything Knoxville August 2012: 70. Print.

Sculpture area to be recognized during Volunteer Leadership Awards

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On Friday, October 19, selections from the Sculpture area will be displayed during the cocktail hour at the Volunteer Leadership Awards, in the Convention Center.

UT Art faculty and students collaborate with colleagues from Ball State for show


“Fusion is an exhibition of small artworks, including drawing, painting, mixed-media, printmaking, photography, digital art, and assemblage, representing faculty and students from Ball State University Department of Art and the University of Tennessee School of Art.” (Text from image, left)

The exhibition began on September 25 and will go through October 20. It will be held in the Atrium Gallery of the Art and Journalism building, at Ball State University. For more information on a related exhibition, in Japan, please click here (article in Japanese, will require translation plug-in).

Printmaking faculty & grad work shown in Tokyo exhibition

imageSelected faculty, staff and graduate students from the UTK School of Art Printmaking Program had their work included in “Print Resonance,” and exhibition and portfolio currently being exhibited at Musashino Art University, in Tokyo, Japan.


imageSelected universities in the exhibition include the University of Alberta (Canada), Musashino Art University (Japan), Silpakorn University (Thailand), the Antwerp Royal Academy (Belgium) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States).

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