Pay STUDENT Fee $15. here for TWO Entries...

Pay STUDENT Fee $10. here for ONE Entry...

2019 Appalachian Art Show  Juror: Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, Director Slocum Galleries at ETSU

Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay is Appalachian-based Filipinx artist, curator, and arts administrator.  She is Director at ETSU Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design and has curated international, nationally-renowned, emerging and regional artists’ exhibitions including works by Andy Warhol, Fritz Scholder, and Art21 indigenous artist John Feodorov.  Contreras-Koterbay has BA in Anthropology and MA in Art History from the University of the Philippines- Diliman.  She organizes exhibitions, lectures, film festival, and activities that advance the promotion, appreciation and visibility of diverse art forms, perspectives and media, featuring artists of color, gender, and age to contribute in the development of creativity, innovative work and critical thinking.  She conducts collaborative activities and community engagements that expand the reach of the galleries to ensure that communities of color, isolated rural areas or high at-risk youth centers are given access to art education through grant support.  She has successfully received grants from Andy Warhol Foundation, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, ETSU Student Government Association BUC Funds thru SG Student Society, Arts Fund from East TN Foundation (ETF) and the Tennessee Arts Commission under Arts Build Communities and Arts Project Support grants.  She is member of the International Council on Museums, Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, and Tennesseans for the Arts.  She received the prestigious Art Association of the Philippines National Award for Sculpture in 1994 and has exhibited and/or curated exhibitions in the US, Philippines, Japan, and Spain.  She has juried grants and regional/statewide exhibitions in TN, NC, KY, VA and TX. 


*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 if 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 2017 is not allowed)

***Artwork displayed in any Kingsport Art Guild related show (Members Show, Fun Fest, or previous Appalachian Art Show) 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, among others is allowed.

​*2-D artwork must be framed  and have sturdy wire for hanging.  Saw tooth hangers, clip hangers, and Uni-Frames (poster 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 visible.

*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 April 29, 2019.

*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.

2019 Juror: Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, Director Slocumb Galleries at ETSU.  (Full biography is at the bottom of this page)

Registration Check List:

  1. Fill out the ONLINE ENTRY FORM below and click submit.  DEADLINE is March 21, 2019.
  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 an Identification Card print legibly or type your card. Use a 3x5 index card or similar. Include your name, phone number, address, Title of art, medium used, size, price or NFS
  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 Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


WHEN TO DELIVER ARTWORK: Friday, March 29, 2019 between 4:00 and 7:00pm or Saturday, March 30, 2019 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, April 6, 2019 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 Monday, April 29, 2019 between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.

*All accepted artwork may not be removed from the show prior to April 29, 2019.

*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 April 29, 2019.  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 54th Annual Appalachian Art Show sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and the EASTMAN Foundation for and in consideration of the permission & privilege granted to the exhibitor to store and display said works of art in the Renaissance Arts Center March 29 - April 29, 2019 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 $30. here for TWO Entries...

Pay $20. here for ONE Entry...

Kingsport Art Guild

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

​2019 APPALACHIAN ART SHOW: April 7 - 29, 2019

AWARDS and OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, April 7, 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm  Main Gallery - 2nd Floor


Sponsored by EASTMAN FOUNDATION and the Kingsport Art Guild