We want our artist members to thrive and have their work appreciated- to do so, it's important to hear from the other side of the professional art world. Join in on our conversation with a university arts educator/exhibited artist, an art dealer, and gallery representative, as we discuss what's expected and involved in their workings with artists. This is your time to get the inside scoop, so bring questions! This event is specifically for AVA Members Only (student members included). There is no charge. Proof of membership must be presented at entry.
This is the second happening of the ongoing bi-monthly gathering for fiber-related artists. If you quilt, knit, crochet, weave, embroider, create macrame’, design clothing, do needlework, etc. – come on out to work on our projects alongside one another and meet other fiber-related artists. Makers of all skill levels are welcome! If you’d like to sketch or design; that’s welcome, too.
Qualified art professionals have judged and scored submissions based on the categories of technique, originality, intent, aesthetics, and presentation. See the final results at the reception of our annual Juried Members Show, showcasing the wide array of talents in AVA’s membership. As tradition with this showcase, the highest-ranking artist will be awarded a solo exhibition in the coming year of 2020.
This event is free and open to the public.
On August 1st, AVA will be hosting the first edition of our Bridging Art & Culture series, "Meeting the Artists". This event, corresponding with the "YOU. ME. US." exhibition, will give the audience the chance to hear the perspectives of culturally driven artists sharing their experiences in the ever growing society of Chattanooga. This event will function as a moderated conversation between three of the exhibit's featured artists, Alex Paul Loza, Ashley Prak, and Claire Vassort, moderated by artist and AVA Curatorial Intern, Tim Goldsmith. This event is free and open to the public.
Watercolor sketching will introduce students to watercolor sketching and sketching on location. The class will cover the basics of sketch composition, supplies needed, gesture drawing, basic building perspective, working with ink and the basics of applying watercolor washes. Students will spend time sketching in Coolidge Park. All students will leave the class with all the materials needed to start a daily sketching habit.
On Saturday, November 3, Gallery Hop 2018 will open the holiday shopping season as a day-long celebration of the visual arts: an event that invites the public to visit and support local art galleries and artists studios. Coordinated by a collective of arts professionals, Gallery Hop is an occasion for cultivating Chattanooga's creative capital and will feature a robust schedule of exhibits, art demonstrations, interactive activities, music, and culinary tasting.