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The Art Center is supported under an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Arts Commission for their support.

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.

Current Exhibition

March 2017: The next installation in our galleries will be the Instructor/Student Show entitled "Movers, Shakers, Mentors, Makers II". This will showcase some works by our current Instructors and their Students.

Recent Exhibitions

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

"Bisti Palace" by Ron Sullivan

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

March 2017: Mentor and Advocates: Art Center Instructors and Students - March 11th through April 22nd, 2017

April 2017: Home Grown:Mixed Media by Oak Ridge Home Town Artists - April 29th through June 17th, 2017

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.

Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Monday: 1 - 4 p.m.

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