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Exhibiting Dec. 2 - 23: AVA’s Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Anna Carll, Erosion Series-Large Scale Pod Weaving #5

Anna Carll, Erosion Series-Large Scale Pod Weaving #5

The Association for Visual Arts will end its 2016 exhibition season with a juried AVA member show. This show for AVA members only will feature, by juror selection, some of the best professional and emerging artists in Chattanooga.

This year's juror is Katie Hargrave. Hargrave (b. 1985 Chicago, resides Chattanooga, TN) is a professor at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She received her MFA in Intermedia from the University of Iowa, MA from Brandeis University, and BFA from the University of Illinois. Her work has been shown at DIY spaces, university galleries, non-profits, and festivals. She is a member of the collaborative groups “The Think Tank that has yet to be named” and “Like Riding a Bicycle.”

The winner of the Best in Show award will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2017. Hargrave will announce the winner at the opening reception on December 2. 

Artists in the exhibit include John Allen, Marc Boyson, Anna Carll, Leah Dalton, Amber Droste, Leslie Dulin, Susan Fox, Jerry Hagaman, Michael Holsomback, Eilin Midtbo, Judith Mogul, Carrie Pendergrass, Rylan Thompson, Bonnie Vetterick, and Meri Wright.

What: AVA Juried Member Exhibition

When: December 2 – 23

Opening reception: December 2, 5:30-8 p.m. 


Our past AVA Gallery Exhibit

The Bailers? The Jail (h)er! and the Arc of Fog Horns: Works by Brent Weston

Brent Weston earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Brent's work has been exhibited on the streets throughout Western Europe, and in galleries in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. In 2011, he was selected as Quadrant's Distinguished Artist. For over ten years, Brent's art has been featured in the annual Project Interconnections fundraisers in Atlanta. 

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