The Frist Art Museum’s tenth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition will showcase over thirty two-dimensional works of art by students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs during the 2023–24 academic year. Artworks for the exhibition will be selected by a jury of artists, educators, and museum professionals. Confirmed jurors include Michael Ewing, Frist Art Museum associate curator; Erin Anfinson, artist and associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University; Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, director of Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University; and Rose Marr, artist in Cordova, Tennessee.

Upper-level studio art courses make it possible for highly motivated students to build and refine their portfolios through ongoing investigation, practice, and reflection. The dedicated teachers in AP and IB programs challenge their students’ artistic perceptions and encourage them to develop aesthetic methods both conceptually and in execution. At the end of the school year, each student’s portfolio is reviewed by AP or IB examiners. Students may subsequently receive college course credit or other recognition of their accomplishments.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Image: Fernanda Marelos-Gomez. Like Yesterday, 2022. Graphite, ink and colored pencil; 15 x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Fernanda Marelos-Gomez

Presented in part by

Frist Foundation, Metro Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts logos

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