Remarkable two-dimensional and three dimensional art created by amateur adult artists is exhibited after a pre-show festival judging competition! Festival visitors enjoy strolling through the air conditioned Pavilion gallery of both quilts and art by regional adult artisans, as well as the large ArtSpace tent on the grounds that showcases amazing art by youth of all ages!

Photos from the 2018 art show.

Entries and judging will be held Thursday before the festival and exhibited during the festival on Saturday. See entry rules for specifics.

2018 Art Show Judges: 

  • Jackie Holloway is an African-American multi-media artist with expertise in realistic portrait drawings and found object art; being compared to the Folk Artist Bessie Harvey.  Founder of  “A.rtist R.eaching T.alented S.tudents (A.R.T.S.) “, a program started for the Knoxville’s Boys and Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley, working with children grade 3-7 and now a program of TLI. Award winning artwork has been exhibited in Tennessee at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee State Capital Building and art galleries, exhibits and showings.‚Äč 
  • Bryan Wilkerson is a Roane State associate professor of art and design on the college's Oak Ridge campus with a long list of achievements in multi-media art.  He describes himself as "I make things and teach others." He hold a BFA, The University of Tennessee and an MFA, The Ohio State University. He teaches ceramics, digital media, painting, drawing, sculpture.


 Thanks to our sponsor of the Judged Art Show