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

Visual Arts

Visual Arts graphic

Share the joy of the visual arts 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 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios

Artists: Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, Kelly Hider, Ashton Ludden, Erin Mullenex, Chelsie Nunn, Deb Rule, Jessie Van der Laan

August 22-September 9
Reception: September 9, 4-7 p.m.

The Vacuum Shop Studios is a collaboratively run artist studio in Knoxville that provides space for contemporary artists to bridge the diverse conceptual and material concerns of each individual artist.

Vincible: Knoxville's Collection

Artist: Caroline Covington

September 12-30
Reception: September 12, 3-5 p.m.

The Vincible sculpture series showcases the work of new Pellissippi State faculty member, Caroline Covington, and examines the moments when we discover that our bodies are no longer invincible.

Photography Exhibition

Artist: Derek Aulden White

October 27-November 11
Reception: October 27, 3-5 p.m.

White, in his Knoxville-based Bird on the Wire studio, specializes in metalwork and art, photography, candle-making, faux bois and much more.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

November 14-December 4

This exhibit highlights recent works by Pellissippi State’s talented Art faculty.

Views of the Big Nothing

Artists: Brandon Smith and Travis Townsend, curated by Herb Rieth

January 16-February 3

This collaborative exhibition features painted works by Smith joined by physical ropes and metaphor to sculptural works by Townsend, allowing to discourse of ambiguities and opportunities between the disparate works.

Through the Open Door, The Alumni Art Exhibition

Artist: Alumni of Studio Art at Pellissippi State

February 6-24
Reception: February 6, 3-5 p.m.

This exhibit showcases a variety of visual arts — drawings, paintings, sculptures and more — by alumni of Studio Art at Pellissippi State.

Annual Photography Student Exhibition

February 27-March 22

This exhibit includes photography on a myriad of topics by second-year photography students.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 27-April 14

This exhibit incorporates a cross-section of media, from drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, blacksmithing, watercolors and other 2D and 3D designs, all completed by Pellissippi State Art students. The exhibit is juried by Pellissippi State Art faculty.

CGT Student Design Showcase

April 14-28

This exhibit showcases the work of Pellissippi State’s Communication Graphics Technology students.

Interior Design Showcase

May 2

This exhibit showcases the stunning work and repurposed creations of Pellissippi State Interior Design Technology students, as well as Pellissippi State graduates who are continuing their degrees at ETSU.