Art Exhibitions

TAA Featured Exhibitions

Information and Related Activities


The Tennessee Arts Academy is proud to sponsor three on-campus visual art exhibitions each summer.


In the Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library, the work of a professional artist will be displayed. A special TAA "Artist Talk" and reception is planned on Monday evening during the Academy week. The exhibition is co-sponsored with the Belmont University Department of Art.


Two exhibitions in the Leu Art Building will showcase Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition and Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition.


On Tuesday afternoon during the Academy week, numerous visual art activities will occur including an art crawl featuring all three TAA art exhibitions; Belmont Mansion tours that include high tea, refreshments and hammered dulcimer music provided by Susan Ramsay; complimentary access to Belmont’s Frederick Hart Studio Museum as well as the Gallery of Iconic Guitars (The GIG) Museum; and a Student and Teacher Artist Recognition Ceremony and reception. The exhibitions and receptions are co-sponsored with Tennessee Art Education Association.


All activities are located on the Belmont campus.


Please check back regularly as we update information on all of the art exhibitions planned for 2022.


TAA PROFESSIONAL ART EXHIBITION OPENING, ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION

Monday • July 11, 2022 • 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Leu Art Gallery (Lila D. Bunch Library)


Artist Talk

Monday • July 11, 2022 • 5:15 PM

Leu Art Gallery (Lila D. Bunch Library)


The professional art exhibition is co-sponsored by Watkins College of Art at Belmont University and the Tennessee Arts Academy with additional funding made possible by a generous gift from the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation.


TAA STUDENT AND TEACHER ART EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND RECEPTION
Tuesday • July 12, 2022 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition
Leu Center for the Visual Arts
Gallery 121

The Tennessee Arts Academy is pleased to offer a student art exhibit as part of its summer enrichment experience. Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition is a collection of the best pieces in various media by student artists from the three grand divisions of the state. The students whose work will be featured have won college scholarships for their achievements and have had their work exhibited in museums throughout the state of Tennessee.

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition
Leu Center for the Visual Arts
Lobby Gallery

The Tennessee Arts Academy is very proud to exhibit the work of practicing artists-teachers alongside the exemplary work created by their students. Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition is a juried show featuring the work of kindergarten through higher education art educators from across Tennessee.

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Academy and the Tennessee Arts Education Association and is presented in partnership with the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University.

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Art Education Association and the Tennessee Arts Academy and is presented in partnership with the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University.

Special thanks to Jim Dodson, the TAA Best of the Best coordinator and the founder and creator of the
Best of the Best and Connections exhibitions.


TAA ART CRAWL

Tuesday • July 12, 2022 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Leu Art Gallery, Belmont Mansion, Frederick Hart Studio Museum and the GIG Museum
Participants are invited to tour the Belmont Mansion and visit the following exhibits and museum during the TAA Art Crawl:

High Tea in the Mansion
Belmont Mansion
As part of the TAA Art Crawl, participants are invited on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. for a tour of the historic Belmont Mansion. The event features Susan Ramsay playing hammered dulcimer. Light refreshments will be served.

Frederick Hart Studio Museum
Gallery of Iconic Guitars Museum

Lila D. Bunch Library, First Floor
Participants are invited to view the Frederick Hart Studio Museum as well as the Gallery of Iconic Guitars (GIG) Museum as part of the TAA Art Crawl. Both are located on the first floor of the Lila D. Bunch Library.

TAA Professional Art Exhibition
Leu Art Gallery (Lila D. Bunch Library)

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition
Leu Center for the Visual Arts
Gallery 121

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition
Leu Center for the Visual Arts
Lobby Gallery


STUDENT AND TEACHER ARTIST RECOGNITION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

Tuesday • July 12, 2022 • 6:00 PM
Leu Center for the Visual Arts