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


Show Dates: July 11 - 29, 2020

Kingsport Art Guild

2020 Summer Art Show PICK UP Schedule

If you did not pick up your art during the pick up time, please call Steven to make arrangements to get your pieces.  Call: 423 246 1227

We appreciate your participation for this incredibly successful show.   

Entry Fee:  $25

Best in Show - $400
Second Place - $200
Third Place - $100

2 Awards of Excellence - $50 each


Mark E. Flowers
Recently retired from a 41-year career in teaching fine art and chairing fine arts departments, Mark is now creating art at his Mountain Tea Studios in the community of Alexander, just north of Asheville, NC.  His work can be found at www.mountainteastudios.com or on Instagram @markflowers.

*You must be 16 years of age or older to enter. 
*Artwork must be original and completed in the past two years. 
*Artwork previously displayed in any Kingsport Art Guild related show is not allowed.
*All artwork must be the artist's own composition and design, and not from a pattern or class.
*Artwork must be an original composition and may not be a be literal copy of a photo not taken by the artist.
*Any source material used 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 materials from: Pixabay and Unsplash, and Pexels, among others, are allowed. 

Exclusions: The following artwork is specifically excluded and will not be accepted for this show:
*Artwork produced in a class or under the direction of another artist. 
*Photography, photo etchings, and prints reproduced by photographic processes.
*Computer generated artwork.  
*Artwork using glass in its construction.
*Artwork that exceeds size restrictions as outlined below.
*Artwork that is dangerous or offensive.

2-D Artwork

Media:  Any traditional medium.  Prints by traditional methods (lithography, serigraphy, etching, etc.) are allowed.

*Size limit:  Maximum 52 inches high or 52 inches wide or 3 inches deep including the frame.
*Paint and other materials must be dry.

*Framed or gallery wrapped.  
*Frame must be sturdy and artwork secured within the frame. (No uniframes will be accepted.) 
*Gallery wrap canvas means: a) sides at least 1.5 inches, b) sides are completely painted, and c) no staples are visible.
*Artwork must have a sturdy and properly placed wire for hanging.  Saw tooth hangers, clip hangers will NOT be accepted.
*Framing that includes GLASS will be accepted at the artist's own risk.  
*Weight limit:  25 lbs. total weight - including framing, painting, protective cover, etc. 

3-D Artwork

3-D Artwork designed for wall hanging.

*Size and weight:  Maximum 52 inches high or 52 inches wide or 4 inches deep.  Weight limit is 25 pounds.
*Must have a sturdy and properly placed wire (or wires) for hanging. 
*3-D artwork which cannot be secured to the wall will not be accepted. 
*The judgement of the Show’s chair regarding suitability, such as whether the artwork is offensive, dangerous or non-compliant, is binding.


Special instructions for drop off time will be announced following close of registration.  Watch for the announcement.
When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 

Where: Renaissance Arts Center & Theater Building / 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN / Main Gallery - 2nd Floor

Special instructions for pick up will be announced following close of registration.  Watch for the announcement.
When:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  Renaissance Arts Center Gallery.

The Kingsport Art Guild, The Renaissance Arts Center and Theater, and all associated sponsors are not responsible for artwork not picked up on the pickup date of July 29, 2020.  Artwork not picked up 14 days after the closing will become the property of the Kingsport Art Guild. 


Sales are encouraged.  All sales are subject to a 15% commission for Kingsport Art Guild Members and 30% commission for non-Kingsport Art Guild members. 


Entry fee:  $25 for one or two entries, non-refundable. (Diptychs equal two works of art.)  

Entry deadline:  June 19, 2020, 11:59pm

Registration and payment are two separate steps – two separate forms.  


Fill out the ONLINE ENTRY FORM below and click submit. Please provide complete street address, town, state, and zip code!

Complete your ONLINE PAYMENT with the link below.  You do not have to be a PayPal member to use the link.  If name on the payment and the entry differ, please inform the chair by email (tjhartmann@centurylink.net) 

Create an IDENTIFICATION CARD for your artwork.  Use a 3"x5" card,  Include your Name, Phone Number, Email, Title of the artwork, Medium, Date completed, and Price or NFS

Secure the Identification Card to the upper back of artwork.

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

RELEASE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: The exhibitor of the Summer Art Show sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild 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 July 2 – July 29, 2020, 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.​