As part of continuing efforts to serve its membership, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present professional development seminars for artists!

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00-7:00 PM: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows
Topics include: tips on photographing your work, how to find and decide which exhibits are worth your time, how to increase your chances of selection, and why certain media is accepted and others denied. Presented by Denise Stewart-Sanabria. REGISTER BELOW via PAYPAL or by e-mailing FREE for members and $5 for non-members.

Apr 22 / Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows


First Friday, May 2, 4:00 PM: Juror Talk/Discussion
Join us to hear Joe Longobardi, juror for Knoxville Photo 2014, discuss the exhibition on display in the gallery prior to the opening and awards ceremony. Details TBA. Knoxville Photo 2014 information is here.


Wednesday, June 11, 12:00-1:00 PM: Funding your Art: Finding Cash
Unless you exclusively produce found-object or recycled art, art supplies are expensive. Entry fees for juried shows and the marketing required to land a solo show can break the bank. Explore funding options from crowd-sourcing to fantastic grant opportunities. With R. L. Gibson, editor of, a quirky, art-themed blog offering FREE resources to artist. If time allows, Gibson will also discuss "Simple Steps: Making your Website Work for You". To learn more about R.L. Gibson, visit REGISTER BELOW via PAYPAL or by e-mailing Fees are $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

June 11 / Funding your Art: Finding Cash

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 PM: Facebook for Artists
With Lisa Gifford Mueller. Details TBA.

Wednesday, August 20, 12:00 PM: All About Etsy for Artists
With Jane Costello. Details TBA.

September 3-24: How to Start an Etsy Business
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM with Jane Costello. Details TBA.

Parking is plentiful! Visit to better understand where and how to park downtown. There is back-in angled metered parking on the Gay Street bridge between Depot Street and Jackson Avenue ($0.25 = 100 minutes). Parking is also available in the 180-space Jackson Avenue Parking Lot (caddy corner from the Emporium) for $0.50 an hour (max daily rate of $4) via coins, bills, and credit cards.

Previous sessions
March 19, 2014: Social Media Marketing for Artists and Creatives | Lisa Gifford Mueller

February 21, 2014: Panel Discussion with Knox County Art Teachers |
Heather Casteel, Stan Hillard, Allison Pickett, Jessica Stewart, and Carol Vinson

December 18, 2013: Panel Discussion on Artist Collectives and Co-ops | Sherry Disney, Barron Hall, William Isom, Beth Meadows, and Jessie Van der Laan

April 17, 2013: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows | Denise Stewart-Sanabria

March 20, 2013: How to get a Show | R. L. Gibson

January 24, 2013: Gallery Trends | Lain York

July 19, 2012: Intellectual Property for the Visual Artist | Peter L. Brewer

May 16, 2012: Pricing Your Art | Marga McBride, George Rothery, Jered Sprecher, and Bart Watkins


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