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June 28 – August 12, 2024: Open Show

Dates and Requirements

  • Entries will be accepted from June 18, 19 & 20 from 11am – 3pm at Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918.
  • Entries must be originals and must not have been shown at the Art Center.
  • Up to two entries will be accepted per person. The entry fee is $15 for each piece.
  • All media – including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be considered.
  • 2-D entries must be wired to hang. Hanging methods other than wiring cannot be used.
  • The maximum allowed size of image (framed) is 48” x 48”. Please, no ornate frames; simple, lightweight frames with Plexiglas are preferred.
  • Reception will be from 6:30pm – 8:00pm and awards will be announced on Friday, June 28th at 7:00pm.
    Work exhibited in the Open Show must remain in the show through August 12th.
  • Artists will pick up their work August 13, 14, & 15 between 11 AM – 3 PM.
  • A $5 weekly fee will be assessed for storage and after 30 days, the artwork becomes the property of the Fountain City Art Center if not picked up.

– Best of Show
– 1st Place
– 2nd Place
– 3rd Place
– Honorable Mention
– Honorable Mention
– Honorable Mention
*Cash awards will be offered!
Awards are as designated by the jurors, whose decisions are final.

Thank you for all our great exhibits that happened in 2023.
Our patrons' make our center come alive with artistry:

FCAC Wall of Fame
Knoxville Watercolor Society
Fountain City Art Center Members
Fountain City Art Center Students
FCAC Open Show – Theme: Drip, Dribble, or Splash
Tennessee Artist Association Annual Juried Show
 Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection.
Foothills Craft Guild

We'd Love to See Your Work in our Gallery!

Click on the linked application and complete it

Scan and email, mail it or drop it off to

Fountain City Art Center during normal

business hours, Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Click here to access your exhibit application form