The Arts & Culture Alliance and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission announce a call for entries for the fourth annual Gallery of Arts Tribute, developed to recognize local artists and honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media will be selected for display in the Balcony gallery of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and additional hours for special events.
Artwork should be delivered on Tuesday, January 2, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Artists may view the information, complete the entry form, and/or download an application here
The exhibition seeks to feature works by artists living within 50 miles of Knoxville.
Artwork should provide one or more of the following:
  •  A response to the 2018 theme of Transforming the Community by Committing to Service: “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • A reflection of the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Pertinence to the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights
Entries must be original and completed within the last five years in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The maximum allowed size is 60” x 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Weight is not to exceed 50 lbs. unless special arrangements are made. Artwork must be suitably framed/mounted and wired for installation.
There is no entry fee. Each artist may bring up to three pieces for consideration. Artwork and application should be delivered to the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Directions/parking information for the Emporium may be found here.