Artists Encouraged to Submit Work for “Gallery of Arts Tribute,” Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Press Release # Local

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission announce a call for artists within 50 miles of Knoxville to submit works for the sixth annual Gallery of Arts Tribute. Artists need to deliver works directly to the Emporium 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. There is no entry fee.

This exhibition will recognize local artists and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media to be displayed Jan. 3-31, 2020 in the Main Lower Gallery of the Emporium Center.

Artwork should provide one or more of the following:

  • A response to the 2020 theme of “Let Freedom Ring: Through Social Justice, Economic Empowerment, Love, Peace, and Unity.”

  • A reflection of the life and 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.

For more information and applications, visit www.knoxalliance.com/mlk-tribute.

About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission

The mission is to reaffirm and reflect upon the American ideals of freedom, justice and peace. To that end, we pledge to work inclusively with community partners to: lift and live principles of non-violence, equality and love; tell the stories of the struggles; and provide education and leadership training for adults and youth. www.mlkknoxville.com

About the Arts & Culture Alliance

The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.