Update on the 2020 Biennial Exhibition

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in News | No Comments

The 2020 Juried Exhibition will be installed at West Tennessee Regional Art Center (WTRAC).

New Dates: Monday, August 10 through Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Due to public gathering regulations, all Opening Day activities are canceled, which means there will NOT be an in-person Opening of the Exhibition. Viewing the Exhibit will be by appointment only. Details below.

Certificates, Awards, and Catalogs will still be produced, and all will be mailed.

Awards: As Soon Y. Warren will not travel to Humboldt, she will judge the Exhibition Awards electronically. Artists will receive notification of an award by August 3, if not before.

Traveling Exhibits: Following the close of the Exhibition at WTRAC, thirty juror-selected paintings will travel across the state, sponsored again by The Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga.
Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Chattanooga
Opening: First Friday, October 2, 2020
Close: Friday, November 6, 2020
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, Clarksville
Opening: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Close: Friday, January 22, 2021

Regulations and RSVP for 2020 Exhibition

Due to COVID-19, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center (WTRAC) Attorney advised the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Visitors to the exhibition must have an appointment made with WTRAC, Monday through Thursdays, August 10 through September 24. Please advise the number of guests attending.
  • All visitors must wear or be provided face masks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the museum.
  • Visitors will have their temperature taken upon entering the museum.
  • Social distancing of six feet will be enforced except for a family unit or a group traveling together.

To make reservations, contact Bill Hickerson in advance, 731-784-1787 or wtrac@aeneas.net

Although we are saddened by the changes, not only will you still be able to see the exhibition in Humboldt, all members, friends, and family will be able to view a Virtual Exhibition. Instead of an in-person Opening of the Exhibition and other Opening Day activities, a presentation will be taped, or there will be live-streaming of the Awards, New Board introduction, and announcement of Signature Awards. The Membership will be emailed a direct link.

The meal at the Old Country Store has also been canceled, but you are encouraged to visit it as well as ART IN THE VILLAGE in Jackson, if you visit the exhibition at WTRAC.

One of the highlights of our TnWS Exhibitions has always been “making memories” with our artist friends. Take time to make memories, in a new way, sending congrats by email or other social media options.

Exhibiting Artists

Hand-delivery of paintings will be Saturday July 25 from 10-3. Please ship your accepted paintings to arrive from July 20-24 to: Bill Hickerson, West TN Regional Art Center, 1200 Main, Humboldt, Tennessee 38343. Please follow all instructions in the Updated 2020 Biennial Exhibition Prospectus.

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