Exhibition Featuring 45 Artists Opens June 3rd at the Emporium Center

Dogwood Arts is thrilled to announce the return of the Regional Art Exhibition, which will be on display at the Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville from June 3-24, 2022. The Dogwood Regional Art Exhibition showcases fine art of all styles and genres from progressive and emerging artists within a seven-state radius. Knoxville-based painter, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, juried the exhibition and will award cash prizes totaling $2,000 at the opening reception on June 3rd. The 2022 exhibition features works completed in the last two years by 45 local and regional artists –– including painting, mixed media, wood, photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and textiles.



  • Address: 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Opening/Public Reception: First Friday, June 3rd, 5:00-9:00 PM [free]
  • Exhibition dates: June 3-24, 2022
  • Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


The 45 artists included in the exhibition are: Debbie Alley, Griffin Allman, Nicholas Bell, Denice Bizot, Antuco Chicaiza, Morena Constantinou, Raven Cordy, Virginia Derryberry, Jim Dodson, Gregory Dorsey Jr., Vincent Drake, Haleigh Eicher, Erica Entrop, Benjamin Fox-McCord, Hilari Frederick, Carl Gombert, Travis Graves, Hannah Hancock, Briena Harmening, Joanna Henry, Kelly Hider, Kathy Holland, Brian Horais, Greg Howser, Charles Jones, Vickie Kallies Lee, Lauren Karnitz, Noah Lagle, Ashton Ludden, Allison Meriwether, Jake Miller, Michael Nichols, Leslie Nichols, Brent Oglesbee, Clay Palmer, Marcy Parks, Yvonne Petkus, Shawn Quilliams, Hanna Seggerman, Kathleen Slocum, Laurie Szilvagyi, Keith Thomson, David Underwood, Chase Williamson, and Mandy Wilson.


About the Juror: Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986. Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life-size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations. Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport. See more of her work at https://stewart-sanabria.com/.

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition is sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Arts & Culture Alliance, and ExpressFrame. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit www.dogwoodarts.com or call (865) 637-4561.