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No Bigger Than a Breadbox Biennial Small Works Show

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Call for Visual Artists - DEADLINE :  
No Bigger Than a Breadbox Biennial Small Works Show


The Arts & Culture Alliance hosts this national, juried exhibition designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale and in a broad range of media and styles. 

Approximately 60-70 fine artworks encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by the juror, Joan Bontempo, for exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location, from January 8-29, 2021.

The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards.

Find more information and an application at

The call for entries is open to all artists. Entries must be original and completed within the last two years. Work must be no more than twelve inches (12”) in any direction including the framing, mounting, or video monitors. The artwork may represent any subject matter, and all media will be considered.

About the juror: Joan Bontempo has spent the last 16 years as Professor of Art and Art History at Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown MD, and has been and has been exhibiting her works in clay for 40 years. She has recently relocated her home and studio to Knoxville. Her work is sculptural and eclectic in ceramics and mixed media. Major exhibits include Pyro Protagonists: A Generation of Influential Ceramic Artists, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown MD; Ceramic Invitational, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN; the International Ceramics Invitational, Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City IN, ; International Artist Program, Lakeside Studio, Lakeside MI;  the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit MI; the Downy Museum of Fine Art, Downy CA and  “New art Forms Exposition”, Navy Pier, Chicago IL. Her work was most recently exhibited in a two-person show in Frederick, MD. She received her BFA from the University of Notre Dame and her MFA in ceramics from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Her work has grown from traditional forms and methods to experimental techniques expressing personal psychology, archetypal forms, and spiritual musings, with clay combined with other materials or found objects, including altered canvases or metal.

For more information, contact Suzanne Cada at 865-523-7543 or


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