Main Gallery: AVA Artisans
August 3 – August 24
*Reception Friday, August 3
Our Artist Membership is made up of diverse artists with various mediums and styles, however this exhibition is highlighting our less represented genre: 3D artwork. This includes artists that dwell in the 3D fields of sculpture, ceramic, craft, jewelry, clothing, glass, and wood. This showcase is all about the Artisans!
Main Gallery: AVA Juried Member Exhibition
August 31 - September 19
*Reception Friday, September 7
This annual exhibit is not only showcasing the skill of our membership, but also an opportunity for a selected member to hold a solo exhibition in the Main gallery space in the coming year of 2019. A qualified group of local jurors will score and determine the works to be featured in the installment. The awarded solo artist will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, September 7th (6-8PM).
Main Gallery: Tennessee Watercolor Society
October 5 - 26
*Reception Friday, October 5
Formed in 1971, The Tenn. Watercolor Society strives to educate and showcase the importance of the watercolor medium via programs and traveling exhibitions. These floating exhibitions feature a select number of TnWS members (juried), and travel across the state of Tennessee every other year. Their next stop is the Scenic City!
Main Gallery: Examinations
November 2 – November 21
*Reception Friday, November 2
This collaboration exhibit combines AVA, AVA's 4Bridges Arts Festival, and the Hunter Museum of American Art. The 4Bridges Emerging Artists create and showcase works at the AVA gallery, inspired by a specific piece in the Hunter Museum's collection. Following the reveal of the works, artist led tours are incorporated at both venues, explaining their muse and their final product.
*Artist Tour at AVA: November 10th, 2PM
*Artist Tour at Hunter Museum: November 17th, 2PM
(Tours are free and open to the public)
Main Gallery: My Story: Life as a High School Student
December 3 – 28
*Reception Friday, December 7
Closing out the 2018 calendar is the exciting juried exhibition My Story: Life as a High School Student. This showcase provides a unifying theme from which teenage artists can visually articulate personal and meaningful narratives about themselves. This exhibit promotes the importance of Arts Education, showcasing the intersection where education impacts evolving artistic talent. My Story: Life as a High School Student reveals the bounty of creativity, diversity, and skill that is shaping and defining the lives of local high school students.