Journeys of Women Art Show

The Journeys of Women art exhibition is an annual partnership between the McKinney Center and The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, a national organization that helps women of all ages gain access to things such as; healthcare, guidance to education and career paths, support in transition from welfare to work, as well as many other challenges women may face. The exhibit typically takes place in the fall of each year.

This fundraising exhibition shines a light on the incredible talent of regional artists and to share the mission of the Women’s Fund. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to serve as a catalyst to transform the lives of low-income women and girls in East Tennessee. In four years of grantmaking, $312,550 of support has been awarded to 16 nonprofit organizations (23 grants) whose mission is to break down barriers in life skills, works skills, and education. In Northeast Tennessee, we have made grants to Tusculum College (2014 – 2016), Red Legacy in Elizabethton (2014 – 2016), and the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County (2015, 2016). In 2017, a new era began as we committed approximately $328,000 over four years to build a network across 25 counties in East Tennessee focusing on “access to education, (including mentoring).” The exhibition is a fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee to support their mission. Artwork will be for sale.

Artist interested in participating should know that the Prospectus is usually published in March with a submission deadline of July/August.

Entries must be original works and not copied from copyrighted or published art or photographs. Qualified original work may include a variety of original work. Paintings and varied mediums, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, wood, sculptures, and other mixed media are accepted. Artists who submit entries must 18 years of age. Both female and male artists are welcome to enter. All entries must be original works completed within the last two years and not have been exhibited previously at the McKinney Center. The maximum allowed size is 60” x 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Weight is not to exceed 50 lbs. Two-dimensional works must be suitably prepared for hanging. Framed work must have screw eyes and wire. Textiles and other unframed works must be suitably prepared for hanging. Three-dimensional work must be suitable for hanging or setting on a pedestal. There are no entry fees for this exhibition.


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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.


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