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(Awards will not be announced until the ceremony on December 1)
Ceramic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Computer Graphics, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, and Video/DVD Production
All entries must be the original work of the student and not copies of another artist’s work. Do not submit any work copied from published photographs, magazines, book illustrations or other artwork. All work must be signed by the student, parent or teacher attesting to its originality. If there is doubt as to the originality, the teacher should NOT submit it.
Artworks submitted to previous Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibitions are not eligible.
Artworks completed in December 2011 through November 2012 are eligible to enter the competition.
The competition is open to students, grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in the counties of Middle Tennessee. The number of entries entered into the competition may not exceed 2 artworks per student, and no more than 15 students per teacher.
Prizes will also be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each grade level.
The Best-of-Show Purchase Award
All high school entries are eligible for the Best-of-Show Purchase Award for which the artist receives the $500 cash award and the artwork will become part of the Renaissance Center’s Permanent Collection. Additional awards will be given to the best of each category.
The Best of the Best Exhibition
All artwork winning the Best-of-Show Purchase Award or any of the Best-of Categories will remain at The Renaissance Center until the Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition in Nashville. This artwork cannot be entered into any other competition until after the closing of the Best of the Best Exhibition. While this date is still to be determined, the Best of the Best Exhibition usually runs from late June through late August.
Selections for entry must be made in the schools. Entries violating any of the rules will be automatically disqualified before judging. Final selections for the exhibition and awards will be made by jury, and entrants will be notified of their acceptance or non-acceptance of their entries. Judging will be by categories and then by grade levels: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th.
Reasonable care of entries will be taken by the Student Art Exhibition Committee, but the Student Art Committee and the staff of The Renaissance Center assume no responsibility for the loss or damage to entries.
Delivery of Artwork
All accepted work must be delivered or dropped off at The Renaissance Center, 855 Hwy 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055, between the hours of 8am-9pm on November 1-10, 2012 (closed Sundays). Let the front desk know you are delivering artwork for the MTRSAE and they will direct you to the gallery.
Picking Up Artwork after the Exhibition
After the exhibition closes, artwork must be picked up by a teacher or their designated representative January 12-18, 2013, between 8am and 9pm (closed Sundays). Any artwork remaining at The Renaissance Center beyond 30 days of the pick-up date will be discarded.
Please fill out one entry form for each student. Each teacher must mail or drop off a CD or flash drive containing high-resolution JPGs of the student’s artwork. One CD or flash drive may contain all of the teacher’s entries. Please note CDs and flash drives will not be returned.
Please label each file with the category entered, title of work, last name of student, and grade, each separated by an underscore (e.g. painting_untitled_lastname_11.jpg).
All entries must be received by October 5, 2012. Please mail entries and form to: MTRSAE, The Renaissance Center, 855 Hwy 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055. Call Andrea Steele at 615-740-5545 or email
The 4th Annual Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition was open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in Middle Tennessee. No more than two (2) entries per student could be entered in the competition, not to exceed 15 entries per teacher. Only individual artwork will was accepted, no collaboration pieces.
The Best-of-Show winner, Kaley Davault, received a Purchase Award of $500, and her artwork, a mixed media piece entitled “The World Through A Child’s Eyes”, will become a permanent part of the collection of The Renaissance Center. Kaley is in the 12th grade at Station Camp High School and her art instructor is Blake Long. Additional awards in all categories were made possible by the generous support of the Jackson Foundation, the Tennessee Art Education Association, Watkins College of Art & Design, and other sponsors.
The winners of the Fourth Annual Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition were announced at an Awards Ceremony and Reception on November 19th. The winners are as follows:
Best in Show – Kaley Davault, “The World Through A Child’s Eyes” mixed media, 12th grade, Station Camp High School, Instructor Blake Long
Best Computer Graphics – Jessica Katz, “Cookie Monster” 12th Grade, Montgomery Central High School, Instructor Debra Harrison
Best Video – Shelton Covington, “Mister Saturday” 12th Grade, Clarksville Academy, Instructor Piper Bell
Best Ceramics – Mallory Glasgow, “Red Vase” Brentwood Academy, Instructor Jim Chapman
Best Drawing – Michelle Lajoie, “Lajoie” 12th Grade, Station Camp High School, Instructor Blake Long
Best Mixed Media – Emily Lane, “Dang” 12th Grade, Brentwood High School, Instructor Barbara Bullard
Best Painting – Austin McDougal, “Sinking” 9th Grade, Station Camp High School, Instructor Blake Long
Best Photography – Molly Peach, “Abandoned Swings” 11th Grade, Brentwood Academy, Instructor Debbie Dunn
Best Printmaking – Greylon Gawaluck, “Aviator Dream“ 12th Grade, Montgomery Bell Academy, Instructor Vivian Moreira Komando
Best Sculpture – Hunter Hill, “Landfill Nevermore” 8th Grade, Northeast Middle School, Instructor Theresa Kindrick
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