The Emporium Center / 100 S. Gay St. February 2 - 24th

James A. Anderson, Timothy Bridges, Jordan Butzine, Gino Castellanos, Julie Clairin, Yvonne Dalschen, Shannon Ferguson, Alan Finch, Barbara A. Gamble, Steve Griffin, Ann Harwell, Anthony TungNing Huang, Judy Kelley Jorden, Katina Kelsey, Jerry Knight, Merry Koschan, Judy Lavoie, Vickie Kallies Lee, David G. Liles, Manuel Marti, Victoria May, Brian Melton, Susan B. Miller, Jan Muir, Jane F. Newman, Tom Owens, Kathryn Payne, Annie Rochelle, Robin Moore Rohwer, Skip Rohde, Hanna Seggerman, Carla Taylor, Misty Tippens, Cynthia Tipton, Lois Anne Trader, Megan Wolfkill, Vicki Wyrick

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its 18th annual National Juried Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 37 artists throughout the region. The National Juried Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a regional scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as wood, photography, oil, glass, fiber, paper and more. Over $1,800 in cash awards were announced at a brief awards ceremony at 5:30 PM on February 2 with remarks from the juror, Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton.

About the Juror:

Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton is a Lao American interdisciplinary visual artist and Painting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. She recently exhibited internationally in Italy and Greece and nationally at The Knoxville Museum of Art and Susquehanna Art Museum. She has been featured in The New Art Examiner, The Next-Door Neighbor, and various podcasts. Permanent collections include the Hunter Museum of American Art and the American Embassy, Paramaribo, Suriname. Houghton earned her BFA at the University of Kansas and an MFA at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, IL. In 2023, she won Best in Show for the 38th Positive/Negative Exhibition; in 2022, she was awarded a Tri-Star Arts / Current Art Fund grant and a MTSU’s 2022 Distinguished Creative and Teacher of the Year Award; in 2020, she was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Arts Award; in 2019, she received an ArtFields’ Painting Award; and in 2017, she was a Tennessee Arts Individual Artist Fellowship recipient. She is represented by Tinney Contemporary Gallery in Nashville, TN.