2018 Appalachian Art Show Online Entry Rules:

Remember: Each entry CANNOT measure more than 52" tall, 52" wide, or 3" deep including frame.

*You must be 16 years of age or older to enter.

*Artists may enter one or two pieces of artwork.  The fee for 1 entry is $20.  The fee for 2 entries is $30.  Student fee: 1 entry is $10 and 2 entries is $15.  Fees are not refundable is the juror does not choose your artwork to be displayed in the show.

*Artwork must have been completed in the past two years.  (Artwork completed prior to 2016 is not allowed) 

*Diptychs will be treated as two works of art.

*Any traditional medium including, but not limited to: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Charcoal, Egg Tempera, Fiber Art, Mixed, Collage, Ink, and Prints by traditional methods (litholgraphy, serigraphy, etching, etc.) will be allowed to enter.

*Photography, photo etchings, prints reproduced by photographic processes, computer generated artwork, artwork using glass, artwork that exceeds three inches in depth, or artwork which is dangerous or offensive will NOT be allowed.

*3-D artwork, including sculptures and fiber art, must be able to be hung, must have a wire for hanging, and cannot exceed three inches in depth.

*All artwork must be the artist's own design and not from a pattern or class.  Source material must be the property of the artist or from sources that legally release images for public use granting permission for use through the Creative Common License.  Source material from: Pixabay and Unsplash, and Pexels, amongst others is allowed.

*Artwork must not have won an award in a previous Appalachian Art Show.​

​*2-D artwork must be framed  and have sturdy wire for hanging.  Saw tooth hangers, clip hangers, and Uni-Frames will NOT be accepted.

*Gallery wrap canvas will be accepted ONLY if: a) the sides are at least 1.5 inches in depth or larger, b) the sides are completely painted, and c) no staples are visable.

*Paint and other materials must be dry.

*Artwork needing to be protected, such as watercolor, should be protected using Plexiglass.  GLASS will be accepted at the artist's own risk.

*Dimensions of artwork must NOT exceed 52 inches high or 52 inches wide or 3 inches deep including the frame.

*Artwork must have an identification card securely attached to the back in the upper left-hand corner.  Create a card or print one from the link here:  IDENTIFICATION CARD 

*No artwork may be removed from the show prior to May 30, 2018.

*The number of entries accepted is based on the juror's decision and on display space available regardless of the number of entries received.

Artwork not meeting the above criteria will not be accepted or judged.

2018 Juror: Robert Tynes, Professor of art University of North Carolina Asheville  https://art.unca.edu/faces/robert-tynes

Registration Check List:

  1. Fill out the ONLINE ENTRY FORM below and click submit.  DEADLINE is April 20, 2018.
  2. Complete your ONLINE PAYMENT for one or two entries.  Link is below and you do not have to be a PayPal member to use the link.
  3. Fill out the Identification Card from the link above or create your own.  Print legibly or type your card.
  4. Secure the Identification Card to the upper back of artwork.
  5. A list of the artists chosen by the juror to participate will be posted on this website Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
  6. Sign the Release & Indemnity Agreement at the gallery when you drop off your artwork.


WHEN TO DELIVER ARTWORK: Friday, April 27, 2018 between 4:00 and 7:00pm or Saturday, April 28, 2018 between 9:00am and Noon.

WHERE TO DELIVER ARTWORK: Renaissance Arts Center & Theater / 1200 E. Center Street, KIngsport, TN / Main Gallery - 2nd Floor


*Artwork NOT accepted must be picked up Saturday, May 5, 2018 between 9:00 am and noon from room 212.

*All accepted artwork must be picked up from the Main Gallery of the Renaissance Arts Center on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.

*All accepted artwork may not be removed from the show prior to May 30, 2018

*The Kingsport Art Guild, The Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, and all associated sponsors are not responsible for artwork entries not picked up past the pick up date of May, 30, 2018.  Artwork not picked up 14 days after the closing will become the property of the Kingsport Art Guild. 


By completing the online entry form, the artist agrees to abide by the Release & Indemnity Agreement.

RELEASE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: The exhibitor of the 53rd Annual Appalachian Art Show sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and the EASTMAN Foundation for and in consideration of the permission and privilege granted to the exhibitor to store and display said works of art in the Renaissance Arts Center May 1 - 30, 2018, hereby releases the Kingsport Art Guild, associated sponsors, the Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, and the City of Kingsport, Tennessee from any and all claims for damages to or loss of any said works so exhibited or stored, whether such damage or loss results from theft, acts of vandalism, or any other cause.

For the same consideration, the exhibitor covenants and agrees to hold the Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, Its employees, agents, and the Kingsport Art Guild harmless from any claim for loss or damage to such artwork exhibited by the exhibitor, which are asserted by any persons other than the exhibitor, including without limitation the owners of such works exhibited, which grow out or arise during the exhibit (during display or storage) of such works by the exhibitor.

Permission is granted to photograph entered artwork for publicity purposes and historic record.

Pay here for 1 Student ENTRY $10. ...

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​2018 APPALACHIAN ART SHOW - May 6 - 29, 2018

(Entry Deadline: April 20th  -  ONLINE ENTRY FORM IS BELOW  -  Read the rules prior to entering)


Best In Show: $700.

2nd Place: $500.

3rd Place: $300.

10 Awards of Excellence: $100. each

AWARDS and OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, May 6, 2018  2:00 - 4:00pm  Main Gallery - 2nd Floor

Sponsored by EASTMAN FOUNDATION and the Kingsport Art Guild

Pay here for 2 ENTRIES $30. ...

AWARDS and OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, May 6, 2018  2:00 - 4:00pm Main Gallery 2nd Floor

Kingsport Art Guild

1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN    423-246-1227