Artist Exhibition Series

The McKinney Center, Jonesborough’s home of the Mary B. Martin program, is proud to showcase the wide range of work created by local artists. Through a changing exhibition installed several times each year, the goal of the Center is to showcase regional talent through the Artists Exhibition Series. The endeavor of the exhibition series is dedicated to enriching and expanding people’s lives through the work of the many exceptional artists living in the region.

The McKinney Center has several exhibitions throughout the year.

Student Art Exhibitions – Students from our classes will celebrate their hard work through an exhibition in the spring and in the fall of each year.

Artist Exhibition Series or Duo Shows – Each individual Artist Exhibition showcases two regional artists; highlighting the talents found in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art practices. The McKinney Center generally holds four separate shows, each installed for around a month in total. The Artists Exhibition Series receptions are hosted by the McKinney Center as well as the displayed artists and are open and free to the public. Leading up and during the duration of the Exhibit, the McKinney Center provides publicity through all social media and marketing outlets.

Group or Themed Exhibitions – In 2023 the McKinney Center will host two group/themed shows entitled, Stories of America –  Jonesborough Days Juried Art Exhibition, and Halloween Haunts and Happenings Juried Art Exhibition.

Artists interested in submitting work for any of these exhibitions may do so HERE. Please read all the guidelines and policies before entering. Guidelines and policies can be found HERE.

The McKinney Center is proud to boast of its mission: to be committed to inspiring the people of the area through both the appreciation of and participation in the arts as a method of personal and collective expression. The main objective of the Artists Exhibition Series acts to bring the community at large closer together by highlighting the aptitude of the community and showcasing individual hard work and dedication. By installing bodies of work that embrace the importance of local support, the McKinney Center hopes to show, as an example to other communities, the creative influence that the arts can bring to their quality of life.

When exhibiting at the Center, artists are to expect a consistent flow of local guests and community members visiting the Center and perusing the art on display. Based on the discretion of the artists in questions, work is marked for sale and available for admirers to purchase and take home a unique masterpiece of regional talent. Proceeds of the work sold are shared between the artists and the McKinney Center, supporting the growth and professional repertoire of the artists as well as the continuation of the evolution of the Center. By contributing to the development of the McKinney Center, supporters of the Artists Exhibition Series help to support the Center in offering comprehensive programs, including a variety of arts education and opportunities for all ages and talents.

For more information, or if interested in displaying your talents in a McKinney Center Artist Exhibition, please contact the Center at 423.753.0562.


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The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.


Phone: 423.753.0562

103 Franklin Ave.
Jonesborough, TN 37659