Structure set up in the Bagwell gallery
Bagwell art gallery with student artwork
Art exhibit featuring flowers and pieces made of paper

Visual Arts

Share the joy of art when you take part in our exhibits, offered in the gallery of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Fall 2013

Marcia Goldenstein

August 28-September 18

Best in Show Award recipient in the 2012-2013 “Art in the Airport” juried exhibit at McGhee Tyson Airport, the artist kicks off our exhibit season with her paintings. She’s been called “a master of capturing light and light’s absence in oil” by Metro Pulse, and she’s bringing some of her favorite masterful pieces to the College.


Foothills Craft Guild Basket Show

September 23-October 15

The oldest fine arts craft guild in Tennessee comes to Pellissippi State for a special exhibit of basket artistry. Chartered in 1968, the Foothills Craft Guild selects its members by a jurying process. In other words, the baskets on exhibit will have been handcrafted by the “best of the best” artisans in the state.


Spring 2014

Art Histories
(S. L. Dickey and Tom Wegrzynowski)

January 16-February 6

Artists S. L. Dickey and Tom Wegrzynowski collaborate in this special exhibit staged for Pellissippi State. Dickey, an art instructor, is known for creating dimensional screenprints and for “The Piedmont Sideshow,” performance art that explores perceived conflict. Wegrzynowski is a painter and university art chair. His work deals with “the nature of myth and symbolism as a foundation for identity.”


Raymond Padrón

February 10-28

Visitors to Chattanooga may have seen Raymond Padrón’s sculpture installations while walking down Broad Street. Now, local sculpture enthusiasts can enjoy this one-man show of Padrón’s far-ranging and eclectic pieces.


Annual Student Art Show

March 31-April 15

This exhibit incorporates a cross-section of media: drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, blacksmithing, as well as 2D and 3D designs, all by Pellissippi State’s Art students.


Pellissippi State Frame-by-Frame Competition

March 18-25
(Extended gallery hours: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.)

Coordinated by our Video Production Technology instructors, this exhibit brings the works of the area’s most talented college, high school and middle school media students to the Bagwell Gallery. Join us for the award ceremony on March 19 at 7:00 p.m.