Frist Center Announces Call to Student Artists for Young Tennessee Artists Exhibition

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has announced a statewide call to Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art students to submit artwork for 2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs. The exhibition will be on view to the public in the Frist Center’s always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery from October 20, 2018 through March 17, 2019.

This seventh edition of the biennial exhibition will showcase the best two-dimensional artwork and films created by high school students who were enrolled in AP and IB studio art programs throughout Tennessee during the 2017–2018 academic year.

Young Tennessee Artists is always a wonderful look at the future of the visual arts in our state,” says Frist Center director of education and outreach Anne Henderson. “Two years ago, we received more than 800 submissions from across the state, and the caliber of the art submitted was exceptional. This is a tremendous opportunity not only to recognize student artists, but also to salute art teachers across the state who, in so many ways, inspire the work of their talented students.”

A jury of university educators, artists, and curators will choose 30–35 works from those submitted. The Frist Center will mat and frame all the works for display, which are to be delivered to the museum between June 25 and July 13, 2018. The selected artists, their families, and their teachers will be invited to a reception in December 2018 to celebrate the exhibition.

For more details, please visit The submission period is open through May 11, 2018.

About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Information on accessibility can be found at Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and for members; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:009:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts with advance reservations by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:005:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit

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