For anyone who lived through McGhee Tyson Airport's Beige Era during the '80s and most of the '90s, its relatively recent revamp came as no small relief--it traded its Soviet-era-Russia industrial look for lots of sunny windows and a bubbling brook. And now you can take it one step further to delightfulness.
Local and regional artists are invited to enter a juried exhibition to display their work at the airport. Sponsored by the Arts & Culture Alliance and the Airport Authority, the contest is focusing on art suitable for hanging. KMA's Stephen Wicks will help jury the exhibition. Check out last year's winners here (hey, isn't that Daniel Maw, recently featured in MP? And Chad Pelton?!).
The full press release with detail on how to enter:
Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition
(02/09/2010/Knoxville) - The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the next "Arts in the Airport", a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art will feature contemporary 2-dimensional artwork and will be exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport's security gate checkpoint from April 23 - October 21, 2010.
The deadline for entries to be received is Friday, March 19, 2010.
No entry fee. Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works in the following categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, and Photography. 3-D works cannot be accommodated at this time unless they can hang on a wall. Download a prospectus and application at www.knoxalliance.com (under Calls & Press Releases), or send an SASE to Suzanne Cada, Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901. The Arts & Culture Alliance, with assistance from Stephen Wicks of the Knoxville Museum of Art, will jury the exhibition. Final approval is the purview of the Airport Authority. Prizes include $1,000 in cash awards. Information: 865-523-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the current exhibition here. "Arts in the Airport" is sponsored by the McGhee Tyson Airport and Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.
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.