Explore the variety and scope of artistic talent of Etowah and its greater community in the gallery of the Etowah Arts Commission, newly renamed to honor the late Nancy Cantrell Dender (founder of the Etowah Arts Commission). The Nancy Cantrell Dender Gallery and office of the Etowah Arts Commission is located at 700 Tennessee Avenue, next door to the historic Gem Theater. Exhibits rotate and change throughout the year, so there is always something new!
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May 14 – June 25, 2015 in the Nancy C. Dender Gallery An exhibit of collected works that tell the story of the artist’s journey, the pieces represent a fascination with experimentation in various media, from oil painting to sculpture. Thematically held together with the common thread of telling a story, each piece relays those small moments in a life lived surrounded by family, work, picturesque scenery, technology, work, and so on. Chris Ingram earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Before...read more
Airmoe has ARRIVED! Now showing in the gallery – Nov. 8th through Feb. 8th Artist Reception on Saturday, Dec. 13th, from 5pm-7pm ...read more
~~~ NOW SHOWING ~~~ THE WORKS OF NANCY CANTRELL DENDER Exhibit Reception and Gallery Dedication to be held on Thursday, August 14th, from 5pm – 7pm. Please join us for finger foods and show our appreciation to the family of Nancy Dender. This event is open to the public. The Etowah Arts Commission is pleased to announce the Nancy Cantrell Dender artwork exhibit is now open! Featuring over 30 hand-painted items, including china plates, bowls, and vases, this exhibit shows exquisite examples of art produced...read more
THE MAGIC OF THE BRUSH Paintings in Oil & Acrylic by Artist BOB RHYNSBURGER On Display October 3 through November 9, 2013 ARTIST’S STATEMENT: Originally from Wyoming, Bob’s appreciation of mountain landscapes came naturally from living in his home state and many residencies in the United States and foreign countries. His many business trips to Europe and the Far East provided an additional appreciation for various landscapes. Bob excels in creating oil landscapes, Southwestern Desert scenes, and Abstract paintings...read more
Can you feel color? Can you see texture? If a painting is complete and no one is around to see it, has art been created? Join Etowah Arts Commission as we explore ‘OUTSIDE THE WATERCOLOR BOX – recent paintings by Marie Spaeder Haas’ on exhibit in our gallery June 27 through September 21. Everyone is invited to experience this adventure with Marie at the Artist’s Reception on Thursday, June 27 from 5-7pm. Light hors d’oeurves will be served as we experience new surfaces, new subject matter and new combinations of materials with...read more
The Etowah Arts Commission gallery is alive with the flowing, inspirational artwork of Tina Baker from October 11 through December 8, 2012. An Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5pm until 7pm, to which everyone is invited and encouraged to drop in for a visit with Ms. Baker, while enjoying some light hors d’oeurves. In addition, mark Saturday, November 10 on your calendar and join Ms. Baker from 9am until 12pm(noon) to create your own 16×20 oil painting of a breathtaking waterfall, as she teaches the Bob Ross...read more
Exhibit from August 9 through September 29 at Etowah Arts Commission | Cupcake Artist Reception on August 23 from 6-8pm, FREE Mountain Range by Logan Raby Featuring artists Derrick Freeman, Sam Moses, and Logan Raby, Etowah Arts explores different ways to approach art with the second installation of the ‘Shades of Paint’ series. These young men are all represented by Autistic Events, an arts-based nonprofit in Sweetwater, TN. Want to see even more from these exceptional artists? Be sure to check out each of their websites, linked...read more
Exhibit from June 14th to July 28th at the Etowah Arts Commission | Artist Reception on June 21st from 6-8pm Andrew Cook is a large-scale painter and muralist recently moved from Atlanta, GA to Englewood, TN. His works contain a vibrancy which reflects the life and world about him. Several of his mobile works will be on display during his portion of EAC’s ‘Shades of Paint’ progression. He is available for art and mural commissions, as well as piano tuning. Want to see more of Mr. Cook’s work? Experience his wide range...read more
Exhibit from April 17 to June 1 Public reception on Friday, April 20 from 5-7pm Help spread the word! Download and print our Flyer HERE! Forty-four photographs from fifteen area ‘Shutterbugs’ are on view from April 17 through June 1st. They cover a wide range of subjects, including portraits, flowers, landscapes, and wildlife. Examples include a contemplation of glass artwork, the first blooms of early spring, a strange Tellico residence, and the energy of a pianist during the first Black Gospel Explosion. Visitors will be amazed to glimpse...read more