Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of our region. Dogwood Arts has a 61 year legacy of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in Knoxville. For ten years, Dogwood Arts has created a successful Art In Public Places program showcasing over 220 sculptures through downtown Knoxville. At Dogwood, we believe that public art beautifies our streetscapes, contributes to civic pride, and identifies Knoxville as a growing arts destination.

To further advance existing creative efforts in Strong Alley, we seek to connect artists with additional resources and opportunities to produce murals in the alleyway. Artists may apply for funding to cover supplies, equipment, and other needs related to the creation of new artwork.

Dogwood Arts will award $1,000 to artists who want to create new murals in Strong Alley. 8 talented creatives will receive funding to complete murals by April 5, 2019. 

Calendar/Timeline

  • Mural Application Available: January 23, 2019
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
  • Application Review & Artist Selection: February 23-24, 2019
  • Mural sketch/rendering deadline: March 8, 2019
  • Strong Alley Mural Installation: March 9 - April 5, 2019

Application Recommendations: Complete the online application and upload 3-5 artwork samples that reflect your design aesthetic and ability to create a large scale mural. Do not submit mural designs for the alley - only submit completed artworks. If you collaborated on one of your artwork samples, please credit your amazing team in the artist statement. Artists must apply by February 21, 2019 at 11:59 EST.  

Artist Stipends & Funding Guideline:  After the initial qualifications & artwork sample submissions are reviewed by our committee, 8 artists will be selected to receive $1,000 stipends to create a new murals in Strong Alley. Artists will then submit a sketch, rendering or design proposal for final review. Artists should limit content related to politics, violence, lewdness, logos, copyright images, cartoon characters, etc. The funding stipend covers all costs related to the completion of a single mural for the alley. This may include artwork conception, design edits, art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.

Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of our region. Dogwood Arts has a 61 year legacy of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in Knoxville. For ten years, Dogwood Arts has created a successful Art In Public Places program showcasing over 220 sculptures through downtown Knoxville.

At Dogwood, we believe that public art beautifies our streetscapes, contributes to civic pride, and identifies Knoxville as a growing arts destination. Murals beautify our streetscapes, contribute to civic pride, and identify Knoxville as a growing arts destination. To further advance existing creative efforts in Strong Alley, we seek to connect artists with additional resources and opportunities to restore existing murals in the alleyway. 

Artists may apply for funding restore an existing mural in the alley. Dogwood Arts will award $350-500 to artists for maintenance, repair, and anti-grafiti coating. 


Calendar/Timeline

  • Mural Restoration Application Available: January 23, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Stipends will be awarded on a rolling basis)
  • Strong Alley Mural Restoration: March 1 - April 5, 2019

 

Restoration & Funding: Complete the online application and upload 3-5 photos of your artwork in the alley. The $350-500 stipend must cover all costs related to the restoration of a single mural located in Strong Alley. This may include art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.
 

At Dogwood Arts, we continue to advance creative efforts in our community. As part of this growth, we have significant interest in connecting local businesses and nonprofit organizations to artists creating one-of-a-kind murals and art installations. To address the needs of our community, we have decided to produce a lookbook showcasing local and regional artists who specialize in mural production and wall installations. We see this as a valuable tool for organizations interested in commissioning murals and hiring artists in Knoxville! 

Applying to the project below will allow us to gather information for artist profiles in our lookbook. Please note that Dogwood Arts will not provide funding for private projects like Fairmont Flats, but we will promote them - as part of our mission to connect artists to creative opportunities.

FAIRMONT FLATS MURAL PROJECT - PRIVATE OPPORTUNITY

Art loving real estate developers in Knoxville seek qualifications and artwork samples from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating one-of-a-kind murals for a new condominium development. Up to 10 artists will be selected to produce 1-3 mural designs/wall treatments for their condo units. Each artist will receive a $50 stipend for their design time from the developer. The murals will be located in the main living area of each condo unit (approximately a 10’x10’ drywall surface). The condo buyers will select the artwork to be implemented, after selection artists will receive $1,000 stipends for murals and/or wall installation from the developer. 

Dogwood Arts will create a unique lookbook from the applications for other organizations interested in producing murals and hiring artists in Knoxville. Dogwood Arts will not provide funding for this private project. Mural installations and payments will be coordinated by the Fairmont Flats management team & condominium residents. 

For additional information contact Kate at kcreason@dogwoodarts.com

Fairmont Flats Renderings- Click Here

Calendar/Timeline
Mural Application Available: January 16, 2019
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019 (APPLY NOW - THIS FRIDAY!)
Application Review & Artist Selection: February 25-26, 2019
Mural Design Submission: March 18, 2019
Mural Selection & Installations: March 20- July 1, 2019*

Application Recommendations

Complete the online application and upload 3-5 artwork samples that reflect your design aesthetic and ability to create a large scale mural. Do not submit mural designs for the condo units; only submit completed artworks. If you collaborated on one of your artwork samples, please credit your amazing team in the artist statement. Artists must apply by February 22, 2019 at 11:59 EST.

Artist Stipends & Funding Guideline

After the initial qualifications & artwork sample submissions are reviewed by our committee, 10 artists will be selected to receive $50 stipends from the developer to create 1-3 site-specific mural designs for the condo units. 8 mural designs will be chosen for implementation. Artists that are selected to create a condo mural will receive a $1,000 stipends for mural production from the developer. Their stipend covers all costs related to the completion of a single mural. This may include artwork conception, design edits, art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.

Condo Mural Recommendations

Artists should consider the contemporary and art deco architectural style of the property. Only original artworks will be accepted for implementation. Artists should limit content related to politics, violence, lewdness, logos, copyright images, cartoon characters, etc. Artists should work with pattern, color, and/or unique graphic elements. Artists who have interest in adding wood, metal or other unconventional materials to their designs will need to have additional oversight and approval prior to installation.

About Fairmont Flats

Designed to house a mix of uses in 1939, the Art Moderne structure features one- and two-story portions all constructed of block masonry. It originally contained four residential apartments on its upper level with light-wells that provided natural light to their interior spaces. The two one- story projecting wings on each end of the lower level contained inwardly facing commercial spaces which opened into a shared courtyard that was accessed off of Broadway. These wings retain their curved corners, a typical characteristic of Art Moderne. The Art Moderne style, emerging on the heels of the Art Deco period in the decade prior to WW II, gained popularity due to its innovative and forward-looking design. It was also appealing at that time due its use of modern and efficient construction techniques and materials, typically masonry. The style was characterized by long, low, streamlined forms and emphasized clean horizontal lines in facades with very little embellishment. The overall original Art Moderne form and materials of the Taggert building remain intact, although the original steel windows are missing and some openings have been infilled. But physical and photo-documentation exists to guide an appropriate rehabilitation which has the potential to provide an impressive entrance to the Oakwood-Lincoln Park Neighborhood.


The 10th Annual celebration of Rhytmn N' Blooms will be held May 17-19, 2019 in Knoxville's Historic Old City. We are looking for a collection of artists creating jewelry, leather goods, paintings, natural body products, and more to enhance the festival goer’s weekend. We recommend that some items need to be below a $50 price point. Our application fee is $15 and the three day booth fee is $150 (electricty is provided).

Rhythm N’ Blooms is a festival that’s just as much about the city of Knoxville as it is about music. The festival honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. Knoxville’s story has always been set to music. Rhythm N’ Blooms highlights that soundtrack and celebrates the crossroads of this city’s varied music history by showcasing popular national acts alongside the finest musicians East Tennessee has to offer. 

Please read and agree to our Terms & Conditions before you apply. 

Art Market Vendor Calendar

March 1, 2019: Application Deadline  (EXTENDED DEADLINE) 

March 6, 2019: Artist Notification via Email 

March 8, 2019: Contracts & Booth Fees Due [$150] 

Friday May 17, 2019: Art Market Setup 10am – 2pm  (Artists must be setup by 2pm EST)

Friday May 17, 2019: Festival 4pm - 8pm 

Saturday, April 28, 2019: Festival 12pm – 8pm 

Sunday, April 29, 2019: Festival 12pm – 8pm

Ends on April 15, 2019$15.00
$15.00

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by a talented juror with vast experience in the arts and a passion for our region’s creative culture. The exhibit will be on display from June 7-28, 2019. Dogwood Arts only accepts artworks completed in the last two years by artists 18 and older.

An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants and finally award monies totaling $2,000 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2019 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office. Read the Prospectus before you apply!

CALENDAR

April 15, 2019: Application Deadline ($15 Fee - 100% of Your Fee Covers Award Monies)
April 22, 2019: Notification of Acceptance via email
May 24-25, 2019: Artwork must be delivered or mailed to Dogwood Arts Office
June 7-28, 2019: Exhibition Dates
June 7, 2019: Opening & Award Ceremony 5:30-9:00pm at the Emporium Center

Dogwood Art’s First Friday events and exhibitions highlight our 16 unique programs and support the creativity of local and regional artists. Our doors are open, and we welcome you to join us as we showcase and celebrate artists and art lovers at our new office located at 123 W. Jackson Ave in Knoxville’s Old City.

Artists, curators and performers may apply to showcase their talents at Dogwood Arts (123 W. Jackson Ave) by applying below. We are currently accepting 2018 applications. Dogwood Arts also promotes off site First Friday exhibitions on our website. To promote your First Friday activities email kcreason@dogwoodarts.com






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