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77th Annual Student Art Competition

January 22 – March 3, 2024

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of the University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This competition has been an outlet for UT’s talented students for 77 years, wherein countless works of art of every form have been displayed and applauded by the university and Knoxville community.

This exhibition was jurored by Stacey Robinson, Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Design for Responsible Innovation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture honors C. Kermit “Buck” Ewing, who established the art school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1948.

Our programming illustrates current attitudes in art and architecture. We are proud to serve as a cultural resource for UT and the Knoxville region!

Explore our past exhibitions


Ewing Gallery visitors may park for free at Circle Park Drive near the Torchbearer Plaza. Stop at the Circle Park booth to receive a time-stamped permit. State that you will be visiting the Ewing Gallery to receive extended time. The Art + Architecture Building and Ewing Gallery are located one block southwest of Circle Park Drive.

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