Blake McCollum, Artist of the 21st Century

April 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Blake McCollum, Artist of the 21st Century

Blake McCollum has had three photographs accepted into the Artists of the 21st Century exhibition at West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, Tennessee (WTRAC). The exhibit will run from April 02, 2012 to April 24, and the opening reception will be on April 12.  The juror, Shane Gregory is an art instructor and the Director of the Ice House Gallery in Mayfield, Kentucky. He is also a professional artist and is represented by the Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. Shane Gregory will give a Juror Talk, 5 pm – 7 pm on April 12.

“No matter how many shoots I do with excessive and expensive strobe lights, crazy poses, beautiful models, I will always have an attachment with pure simplicity and beauty in images.” Blake says reflecting on his photography.

The Artists of the 21st Century competition was open to all undergraduate art students enrolled in a visual arts program in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Works entered were produced during the student’s undergraduate enrollment period and must have been created solely by the artist. Media may include: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, printmaking, digital art, fiber art, mixed media, and jewelry.

For more information contact: The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts, 217 Gooch Hall / 538 University Street, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238.