Arts & Culture Alliance Hosts “How to Get a Show” Workshop on March 20

(02/28/2013/Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for local and regional artists on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. R.L. Gibson, artist, blogger & Editor of Art & Art, a food-themed art blog, reveals the secrets to increasing one’s chances of success getting into group and solo shows. As a former gallery director, arts administrator, and recipient of more rejection letters than she'd like, Gibson will guide participants through a fun, food-themed 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A. Participants will receive handouts as well as a FREE entry into's Featured Artist contest.

R.L. Gibson is a nationally-shown artist and happily-married mother of one working and “living on vacation” on top of a mountain in Tennessee with work in galleries from New York to Texas. Gibson opened her newest Xerography series Psychomachia with Arizona artist Jerry Portelli. She is now working on a text series for show in 2013. Gibson works almost exclusively as a Xerographist, producing complicated layered compositions and then hand-transferring these images to a variety of substrates resulting in a unique monotype. In addition to producing her own work and work in collaboration with other artists, Gibson also runs, a fun and quirky, food-themed art blog that offers reviews of emerging artists, shows from great galleries, and FREE Art Deadlines and Calls for Entry as an artist’s resource. For more information on R.L. Gibson, visit

The seminar is free for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance; non-members are welcome to attend for $5. The seminar will take place at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville.  Parking is available at metered spots on the Gay Street viaduct or in the parking lot on Jackson Avenue caddy-corner from the Emporium. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

“Greed”, xerography on canvas by R.L. Gibson

"Chastity”, xerography on canvas by R.L. Gibson

About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission ( and the City of Knoxville (

Contact: Suzanne Cada
PO Box 2506
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 523-7543

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