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.

Current Exhibit

August – October 2020

The Athens Area Council for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our second Visual Arts Committee exhibit, an exhibition open to the members of AACA’s Visual Arts Committee. The exhibit hosts nearly 30 pieces from four of our VAC members: Clarice Baggett, Sandy Brown, Stefani Burchfield, and Jan Burleson.


AACA is grateful to the Tennessee Arts Commission for sponsorship of this and our other programming currently.

Upcoming Exhibits



Previous Exhibits

Regional College Student Art Show, 2020

SAPIYKUNAPAQ: My Roots, Mis Raíces, 2020

Open Exhibit, 2020

Behind the Scenes, 2019

Exposure, 2019

The Magic of Watercolor, 2019

Broadly Speaking, 2019

High School Art Show, 2019

Annual Regional College Student Art Show, 2019

Rochambeau Drawings 2012-2013, 2019

Re-imagined 2018

Upside Down and Inside Out 2018

Exposure 2018

High School Art Show 2018

Regional College Student Art Show 2018

The Process: AACA Students and Teachers

Building America

A Glimpse Through the Artist’s Eye

Surface Geographies

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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