Roane State Community College
Department of Art
O'Brien Building room 276 Patton Lane Harriman, TN 37748

Stacy Jacobs Professor of Art
865.354.3000 ext 4311 email

Bryan Wilkerson Professor of Art
865.354.3000 ext 4748 email


Roane State’s 2019 Annual Student Art Exhibition will be held April 9th-18th at the main campus in the O’Brien Art Gallery. An artists’ reception and award ceremony will take place onThursday April 18th @ 12:30 pm.

This annual juried event is open to all Roane State student artists and is a valuable opportunity for students to hone their skills and gain critical exhibition experience.

This year’s juror TBA


Student Art Show Guidelines

Each student may submit up to 10 works, free of charge. Works must have been created between May 2018 to present. Any enrolled student may submit artwork for inclusion in the show.

Submission of Artworks

March 25th at noon: Entries submitted via You may submit up to 10 works of art total. Incomplete submissions will NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please consider how your work is documented and presented as NO IMAGES WILL BE EDITED before submitting them to the juror.

Each image should be saved in the following file format:


For example, image #1 is a painting called Painting that Goes Above the Couch by Emily Olizabeth Hootinany. Filename: eoh_PaintingthatGoesAbovetheCouch_20”x18”_acrylic.jpg

(Each image will correspond with the image title on your image list)

Upon delivery of accepted artworks you must sign and submit the art gallery agreement. Entries that do not follow the prospectus guidelines may be disqualified.

Your entry form (download by clicking here) must be submitted with your images.

Guidelines for preparation of artworks for hanging

Two dimensional artworks should be professionally presented and ready to hang. Artworks should be wired for hanging on the back of the piece with picture hanging wire strung from the upper left side to the upper right. Please place the wire as close to the top as possible. Please label the back of your work with your name, title, media, dimensions and your e-mail (this excludes digital artworks).

Delivery and Installation of Artworks

Monday April 8th, 9am- 4pm: Included artists must deliver and help install their work in the O’Brien Art Gallery on Roane County Campus. Please be prepared to stay and help with posters and program unless prior arrangements have been made.


Student artists will be notified of accepted works on Monday April 1st.


The Exhibition will take place April 9th - April 18th. Student volunteers are needed to monitor the gallery. The gallery will not be opened without a student monitor present. A sign up sheet will be available outisde Stacy Jacobs' offic door O'Brien 114.

Reception and Award Ceremony

An artists’ reception and awards ceremony will take place onThursday, April18th at 12:30pm.

Removal of Artworks

Artwork must be removed Monday, April 22nd. If you can’t be there, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your work for you.


*No insurance is available. While every effort will be made to carefully house and present your artwork, neither RSCC or its employees are responsible for lost or damaged works. The art gallery will not be open for viewing unless a monitor is present in the gallery.

*Any sales inquiries will be directed to the artist. Any questions should be directed to Bryan Wilkerson at (865) 354-3000 ext. 4748 or e-mailed to

If you have further questions email Stacy Jacobs

Timeline Overview

Monday, March 25th NOON: entries due

Monday, April 1st: student participants notified of acceptance

Monday, April 8th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.: drop off of works at the O'Brien Gallery in Harriman, hang show

April 9th - 18th - Student Art Show on Display in the Gallery

Thursday, April 18th: Reception and awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

Artwork to be removed following the reception - ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY APRIL 22ND



Interested in having a show?
Roane State Community College O'Brien Gallery
is currently accepting submissions

Please send four photographs or 35mm slides of your work with a return envelope with postage, an artist statement and brief gallery proposal to:

Roane State Community College
O'Brien Art Gallery
Attention: Bryan Wilkerson
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748

or click here to email your proposal electronically (please send examples of work in .jpeg format)

All submissions will be considered