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Student Honor Art Show at the Slocumb Galleries

By Grace Reff
On April 23, 2012

The "Student Honor Show, 2012" will be on display in the Slocumb Galleries from April 23 to May 4. The awarding reception will take place today at 5 p.m. at the Ball Hall Auditorium. East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland will be present as the guest of honor.

The "Student Honor Show, 2012" is an annual undergraduate art competition that celebrates the creativity, excellence and diversity of work done by students at the Department of Art & Design at ETSU.

The juror for this year's show is Stephen Wicks who is Curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA).

Awards for the "Student Honor Show, 2012" are sponsored by various individuals and local establishments.

Nine area Merit Awards will be given in Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Graphic Design, Jewelry & Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

The Friends of the Slocumb Galleries provide the prizes for the Merit Awards. Supporters include Nelson Fine Art Center, Carnegie Hotel, Highwater Clays, Target, Soleus Massage, Fletcher H. Graphic Design Fund, Wyatt Moody Printmaking Fund, Sahib Indian Cuisine, the TriState Sculptors and Kroger. Artopia Art Supplies, a local art supply store in downtown Johnson City sponsors the Best of Show award each year.

Faculty Choice is selected and awarded by the Department of Art & Design. There are two foundation awards sponsored annually by the Mark Russell Foundation Art Funds. The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) State of Franklin Chapter will also be giving three craft awards.

The Slocumb Galleries are open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, email Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at or call 423-483-3179.


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