April 23 - 27
*Reception Friday, April 26
AVA’s mission is to connect arts and community, so we’ve created #AVAPOPUP to accomplish that task. This showcase is a continuation of last year’s competition involving a 5-day pop up show awarded to a selected artist. #AVAPOPUP 2019, however, will feature multiple artists instead of one, as well as art collectors- expanding the opportunity to even more individuals. Submissions from students will also be considered for the Landis Education Gallery. Proposals will be judged and selected by AVA’s Chief Curator to be featured in the exhibition. No membership is required, and winners receive a group closing reception!
* * 4Bridges Arts Festival: April 12 - 14 * *
SOLO MEMBER SHOW: ARLINE MANN
May 3 - June 14, 2019
*Reception Friday, May 3
Out of the 15 featured artists of the 2018 Juried Members Show, 1 received the highest score and in return, a solo exhibition. This showcase features that Best in Show artist, Arline Mann, a watercolorist that brings attention and fascination to everyday scenes of life. Arline’s incredible skill of detailing allows her to manipulate flat mediums into visuals with such realistic qualities, they appear to imitate photographs.
YOU. ME. US.
June 21 – August 2
An exhibition celebrating individuality and community promotes the strive for inclusivity in our scenic city. This installment will include works representing the cultural, religious, and ethnic diversities encompassed in our Chattanooga area, leading to the fact that although we are very different, we’re also very alike. This curated showcase is open to all artists residing in the Chattanooga region.
JURIED MEMBERS SHOW
August 9 - September 20
This annual juried exhibition showcases the wide array of talents in AVA’s membership. A qualified group of art professionals judge and score submissions based on the categories of technique, originality, intent, aesthetics, and presentation. As tradition with this showcase, the highest-ranking artist will be awarded a solo exhibition in the coming year of 2020.
THE ART OF FASHION
September 27 - November 8
*Reception and Fashion Show TBA
To emphasize the genre of design as an art form, The Art of Fashion showcases original costume designs, clothing, fabrics, jewelry, and fashion photography. Exhibit is open to all artists. Submissions from collegiate level students will be considered for the Landis Education Gallery. Finished creations as well as sketches and drawings involved in the creative process are encouraged. An off-site fashion show will also be held during the duration of the exhibition.
MEMBER SALON SHOW & AUCTION
November 15 - December 20
*Reception and Silent Auction TBA
The annual and anticipated silent auction salon show involves a multitude of AVA members ranging from various styles, mediums, and subject matter. This showcase offers great deals on original artwork, perfect for the holiday season!