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Our galleries host new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. We try to present diverse media, techniques, styles, and content to appeal to a broad audience.
Sept. 2017: Open Show 2017, The annual juried Open Show in all our galleries ran from Sept. 16th to Nov. 25th. It featured work from many regional artists and gave out a record number of award this year.
June 2017: Postccards From Home,The installation in our Main Gallery was "Postcards Fome Home". It featured imagery celebrating the region in and around Oak Ridge. This show was in our Main Gallery through August 13th. Above is Jean Gregory's Oil Painting entitled "Art Center Garden"
June 2017: Fiber Works byEun-Sook Kim, In the Foyer Gallery we had Fiber Works by Eun-Sook Kim. This beautiful, and sometimes large-scale, pieces of needlework show off an intricacy and level of artistry that must be seen in person. Show ran through August 13th 2017.
March 2017: Movers, Shakers, Mentors, Makers II, Our fan favorite Instructor/Student show ran until late June.
January 2017: Women's Work: Echoes, Showcasing a collection of women artists ruminating on the theme Echoes - Jan. 15th through March. 4th
From left to right: Oil on Canvas entitled "A Self Portrait" by Aurora H. Bull, Clay entitled "Leaves Hold Us Together" by Helen Fuller, Woven Watercolor entitled "Weaving My Way" by Parry Harvey
November 2016: Art of the Creche: Folk Nativities from Around the World, Showcasing a collection of unusual nativities of all shapes and sizes - Nov. 19th through Jan. 9th
September 2016: Open Show 2016, Our 48th annual Juried exhibition - Sept. 17 through Nov. 5th, 2016
Oil on Canvas entitled, "The Cult of Spring" by Denise Stewart-Sanabria
July 2016: Home, Themed invitational exhibition - July 2 through August 13, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas entitled "Going Home" by Kirstina Strohschein
June 2016: Through the Lens: New Directions in Print Photography - May 9 through June 25, 2016
Selections from the Permanent Collection - May 9 through June 25, 2016
"Red Flowers" by Marc Chagall"
March 2016: Ebony Imagery XVI - through March 5, 2016
"Older Than It Used To Be" by Bill Capshaw
Family Affair: Art Center Members - March 12 - April 30, 2016.
"Racing the Storm" by Ann Birdwell
Art Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Fiction Characters Anna Grace Tollett and Pearlie Bean (Ghost Artist Anne Powers, Author of Smoke from Small Fires) - March 12 - April 30, 2016
"NightVision" by Anna Grace Tollett
November 2017: Selections from the Permanent Collection
In addition to those exhibitions listed above, there will be several individual and group exhibitions in our Foyer Gallery. Anyone interested in participating in these foyer shows should contact the Oak Ridge Art Center to insure receipt of specific information regarding entry, 865-482-1441.
To submit a proposal for an individual or group exhibit ... The Art Center's exhibition committee usually meets once a year to select exhibitions. Please submit an artist(s) resume, artist's statement on the content of the proposed exhibit & 12-20 slides or photos of the work per artist. If you wish to have your slides/photos returned, please include return postage (self-addressed stamped envelope/mailer).
The Oak Ridge Art Center is open to the public seven days a week.
Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.
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