Journeys of Women Art Show

The Journeys of Women art exhibition and sale is an annual partnership between the McKinney Center and The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee (WFET). It typically takes place in the fall of each year. This fundraising exhibition shines a light on the incredible talent of regional artists and serves to share the mission of the Women’s Fund.

The juried show is a fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee to support their mission. Artwork will be for sale and prize money will be offered. Artists interested in participating should know that the Prospectus is usually published in March/April with a submission deadline of July/August.

WFET was established in 2011 by a group of caring women whose objective was to build an organization of women throughout 25 counties of Northeast Tennessee who were willing to identify and support initiatives that would expand options for low-income women and girls specifically related to life skills, work skills, and education. Additionally, WFET advocates for legislative changes related to violence against women and girls.

Our objective is for every woman to be self-sustaining. In four years of grant making, money has been awarded to 16 nonprofit organizations (23 grants) whose mission is to break down barriers related to securing life skills, works skills, and education. 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.

Entries must be original works and not copied from copyrighted or published art or photographs. Qualified original work may include various media representing: Painting; mixed media; drawing; sculpture; ceramics; glass; textiles; printmaking; jewelry; silversmithing; and, fine needlework. Artists who submit entries must be 18 years of age. Both female and male artists are welcome. All entries must be completed within the last two years and not have been exhibited previously at the McKinney Center. The maximum allowed size is 50” x 50” 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 and sale.

Thank you for considering the Journeys of Women art show. We hope you will join us in helping to break down barriers that prevent low income women and girls from recognizing their worth and developing their talents with the objective of every woman being self-sustaining.

The Women’s Fund is a 501 c (3) public, nonprofit charitable organization and a supporting organization of East Tennessee Foundation. For more information, please contact WFET Executive Director, Terry Morgan, CFRE, 865.394.9701


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