The Exhibition Galleries
The Willson Exhibit Room and Hall Gallery feature rotating visual art exhibitions. Check our calendar for current and upcoming exhibits. You may see everything from local student art to well-known regional artists to traveling exhibitions curated by professionals in their field.
We also organize an annual juried art competition, usually on exhibit in November and December. Open to residents of the area, we include separate divisions for high school, college, and adults, each with cash prizes.
April 12 – May 17, 2019
Over 50 pieces by students from local community high school artists will be on exhibit in the Willson Exhibit Room at The Arts Center this April. The High School Art Show will be on display April 12 – May 17, 2019. The Awards Reception for the exhibit is at 5:30 PM on Friday April 12, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
The awards reception starts just two hours before AACA’s “Alice in Wonderland” our student-directed play featuring the famously-known story based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. Tickets for the 7:00 PM show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. AACA members enjoy early seating at 6:20 PM, with general admission seating at 6:30 PM. Members may also reserve seats by 3:00 PM the day of the show.
Annual Regional College Student Art Show Winners
First Place Japanese Building by Madison Tuck
Second Place Flowers in Vases by Abigail Rayburn
Third Place Untitled by Sarah Elliott
AACA is grateful to a group of corporate sponsors supporting the arts in our community. Support for the “High School Art Show” is provided by Toomey & Baggett Eyecare. AACA’s performance sponsor is Edward Jones of Athens. All AACA programs are supported by premier sponsors Financial Guidance Partners, Willsonthropic, Inc – Mintie C. Willson – Willson Family Fund, Wolfenden Family Pharmacies, as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Annual Regional College Student Art Show, 2019
Rochambeau Drawings 2012-2013, 2019
Upside Down and Inside Out 2018
High School Art Show 2018
Regional College Student Art Show 2018
The Process: AACA Students and Teachers
A Glimpse Through the Artist’s Eye
Reflections: An exhibit by Mark Mcleod
High School Art Show 2017
Regional College Student Art Show 2017
Shades: An Exhibit by Charlie Newton
One World: Annual Themed Exhibit
Follow Innocence: an exhibit by Richard Whitehead
Everyone Needs Art: an exhibit by Jalyn Weston
Made Here: An exhibit by AACA Students and Teachers
High School Art Show 2016
Regional College Student Art Show 2016
Gospel Quilts: A Quilt Concert by Karen Malone
Creative Harvest: The Art of Agriculture
Sandy Brown: Recent Works
Me and the Gazelle: Angela Dittmar Posey
Painter, Pioneer: The Life of Goldie Denton Mayfield
High School Art Show 2015
Regional College Student Art Show 2015
Art of Recycling
Roots of Our Art: Collected Works by Athens’ Own
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