Denise Stewart- Sanabria

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EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts: The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

School of the Worcester Art Museum

 

UPCOMING SOLO, TWO-PERSON, AND GROUP  EXHIBITS

2018    "Contemporary Altars of Misappropriated Mythology" Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN  (solo  Jan/Feb)

 

2017     "Virtual Reality", John. P. Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN   (solo)

               "Demographically Speaking: A Figurative Exhibition", Lexington Art League/Loudoun House, Lexington, KY  (group Jan/Feb)

                Juried by: Daniel Pfalzgraf

               "Virtual Reality Reorganized", Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, HACC, Harrisburg Campus, Harrisburg, PA   (solo)

               "Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South" Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtal Beach

                 South Carolina   (summer/group)
                "36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibit"
, Bradley University, Peoria, IL  (group March 11-April17)

                "28th National Drawing and Print Exhibition" Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD   (group March/April)

                  purchase award

                "Contemporary Patterns" Robert N Moore Gallery, O'More College of Design, Franklin, TN   (solo)

                "Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit" 123 West Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN  (group, June)

                "2017 ArtFields", venue: Ronald E McNair Life History Center , Lake City, SC (group)

                "Gastronomic Drama" Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA  (solo/ June 8-Aug. 12)

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITS

 

2017    “Virtual Configuration”, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville GA (solo)

 

2016    "Quantum Deconstructed", William King Museum, Abingdon, VA  Jan
             "Quantum Continuum", Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC  March

             "New Work"  The Arts Company, Nashville, TN  (solo)

             “Altarscapes”, The Tomato head, Knoxville, TN  (solo)

2015    "Drawing Closer:Ink and Wood" Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (3 person with Ellen Wiener and LB Thompson)

             "Quantum Confusion" Warren Wilson College, Ashveille, NC  solo

             "Quantum Presence", Mazie Jones Gallery, Boone, North Carolina   solo,

             "Culinary Indulgence", The Tomato Head, Knoxville, TN  (June at Market Square, May at The   Gallery)   solo

 

2014   "Eat Me Two", Paulk and Company, Knoxville, TN   solo

            "Culinary Drama", The Arts Company, Nashville TN ~  with Edie Maney

            "Quantum Deconstruction", Pellissippi State, Maryville, TN Campus Aug. 18 - Oct.18  solo


2013   "Altar-Nate", The Arts Company, Nashville, TN  

 

2012   "Denise Stewart-Sanabria and Christine Wuenschel" at Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

           "Quantum Confusion"  Customs House Museum, Clarksville, Tennessee,  solo

           "War of the Lawn Ornaments", Emporium Center for the Arts ~ Knoxville, Tennessee

 

2011    "Quantum Confusion" Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech, Smithville, TN    solo ~ july/aug

 

2010   "Eat Me: Anthropomorphic Food Paintings", Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College, Maryville, TN 

            Rose Center for the Arts, Morristown, TN ~ with Ruth Koh ~ two person

            Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA ~ two person with Corey Barksdale        

            Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN ~ Solo

 

2008   Skeletons in Closets, Tennessee Art Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN ~ with Laura Chenecik

            Hanging Around, Peg Harvill Gallery, Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville, TN

 

2007  Stalked in the Quarry, Rodman Townsend Gallery at the Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN

                                              Johnson City Area Arts Council Gallery, Johnson City, TN ~ with sculptor Alan Finch

           Stalk, Shoot, Draw,  Maryville College, Maryville, TN

           Plywood People,  Tennessee Art League Premiere Gallery, Nashville, TN

 

2006  The Human Presence AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

 

2004   Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport

            Large Works on Wood, Centre at Millennium Park, Johnson City, TN

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS  

2016  “Represent” Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State, Knoxville, TN with David Underwood of Carson Newman College and Soon Ee Ngoh of   Mississippi State (jan)

            "7th Annual Drawing Discourse", S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina/Asheville (Jan. 15th- Feb.12th)

             juror: Edgar Jerins   Honorable Mention award

           "ArtFields 2016", location: Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina

           "The New South", Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA   4/8 - 5/14

           "National Juried Show", Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

           "Southworks", Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

             Best of Show

            "International Guild of Realism" at Gallery 1261, Denver, CO  (group)

            ”PSAD National Figure Drawing Annual”, Paducah S chool of Art and Design,   Paducah, KY (group)

            "Women Painting Women" Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN  (group)

 

2015  "You Art What You Eat", Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

           "Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibit", Bradley University, Peoria, IL

           "ArtFields 2015" ROB building location, Lake City, South Carolina

           “National Juried Show”, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

           “Exchange Exhibit”, Tipton Gallery, East Tennessee University, Johnson City, TN

           "Number Presents: Art of the South", Memphis College of Art Graduate Building, Memphis, TN  (Juried by Wayne White)

           " Annual Juried Exhibit" Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN  

           Best in Show  

2014  Contemporary Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

           National Painting and Drawing Figurative Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY Oct 2- Nov 2

           Then and Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit,The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN   July

           Ossuary, Herron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN  (January 10 - February 15)

           LaGrange National XXVIII, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA  (February 21- April 18)

           merit award

            Palette: A Juried Food Art Exhibition, Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, MD  

           (January 29-February 21)

           ArtFields, Lake City, South Carolina : The R.O.B. building (April 25 - May 4) 

           review panel: Jill Hooper, Stuart Horodner, Mark Scala, Renee Stout, Kristen Watts

             Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN (April 4-25) 

           Juror: Julie Levin Caro, professor of Art History, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC 

           International Biscuit Festival: Art Competition   Knoxville, TN  May

           merit award

         

2013-  From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA (Oct. 18, 2013- Feb. 16, 2014)

2014   Juror: Steven Matijcio, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

 

2013    "American Art Today: Figures" The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina 

               Juror: Jonathan Stuhlman, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina

            "Women Painting Women", Custom House Museum, Clarksville, TN  (march)

            "National Exhibit", Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN   (Feb)

            "Knoxville Photo 2013", Emporium Center for the Arts, 100 Gay Street, Knoxville, TN

            “Ossuary”, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Laurie Beth Clark (oct)

            "Envisioned Landscape" Tipton Gallery at ETSU, Johnson City, TN   (oct)

            Co-curated by Michael Hale and Karlota Contreras-Koterbay

  

2012     "2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

            "Red Clay Survey" southeastern states biennale, Huntsville Museum of Art   group

            "National Exhibit", Customs House Museum,Clarksville, Tennessee,  group

 

2011     "ArtPrize" my host is: Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan      sept.21-oct10

            "26th Tallahassee International", Florida State University Museum of Fine Art   sept-oct

            "The American Still Life: Yesterday and Today", The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina

               Juror: Kevin Grogan, Director and Curator, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA   april-july 4th

             Best in Show    

            “Point Time”, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN      may/june

            "In the Flesh" Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alaxandria, VA    may/june

               "Ladies First", Clarksville, TN, Customs House Museum  group ~  march

             "Mountain Visions" Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

             "Have You Seen Bob?" Wobbly Bridge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, England

            “Point Time”, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN group

             “Point Time”, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA 

             "Pride and Prejudice" , Archetype Gallery, Atlanta, GA                              

2010   "55th Mid-States Art Exhibition”, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN

            Juror: Dorian Bergen, Co-Owner of ACA Galleries in New York City

            Purchase award

            5 x 5 Exposed”, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

           "CONTINUARE": The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art", Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee Knoxville

            "Modern Girls: Contemporary Women in Tennessee Art", Clarksville Customs House Museum, Clarksville, Tn

            Arts in the Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

             Juror: Stephen Wicks, curator, Knoxville Museum of Art

     

2009   American Art Today, The Bascom, Highlands, NC

            juror: Annette Blaugrund. former director of the National School of Fine Arts, NY, NY

            2nd Prize Award

           11th Annual Renaissance Center Regional Art Exhibition, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

            Purchase Award: Amanda Dillingham, Gallery Director

            From These Hills 2009: Contemporary Art in the Appalachian Highlands,  William King Museum, Abingdon, Virginia

            Juror: Ray Kass, retired Professor of Art from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

            Face It: Contemporary Portraiture, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

            National portrait show juried by Carl Gombert, Maryville College

            Arts in the Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

            Juror: Stephen Wicks, curator, Knoxville Museum of Art

            Award of Merit

            Artists on Location, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            Juror: by Neely Hyde, Director of Exhibits and Digital Media, Association of Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN   

              1st Prize &

            Honorable Mention  

           Annual Juried Show, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville, TN

            Jurors: Jean Hess and Joyce Gralack   

             Drawing Award   

 

2008   Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art 

            Line: National Group Drawing Exhibition, Estel Gallery, Nashville

            Positive-Negative Twenty-Three National Exhibit, Slocumb Gallery,

            East Tennessee State University, Johnson City

            Juror:Antoine Guerrero, PS1 Contemporary Art Center,  NY

           First Growth and Perennials, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

           ARTSCAPES Auction and Exhibit, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            2nd Tennessee Biennial, Clarksville Custom House Museum, Clarksville, TN

           Juror: Vicki Eaton

            Arts & Heritage Creative Award

           Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

           Juror: Victoria Boone, Professor, Belmont College, Nashville, TN

           40th Open Show Anniversary Award

           Woman’s Work, Deka Bakari Gallery, Knoxville, TN

 

2007   National Juried Show, Knoxville Art and Culture Alliance, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

            Juror: Nandini Makrandi Jestice, Curator of Contemporary Art, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

            Third place award

            9th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

            Juror: Jamie Tracy, Professor, Manatee Collage, Bradenton, Florida

            Best in Show Award

            ARTSCAPES Auction and Exhibit, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

            Juror: Richard Mills, Chairman, Auburn University Art Dept.

            Honorable Mention award

            Dangenart International Juried Exhibition, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

            Juror: Daniel Lai, curator, and gallery staff

            Positive/Negative Twenty-Two National Exhibit, Slocumb Gallery,

            East Tennessee State University, Johnson City

            Juror: Toby Kamps, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

 

2006    8th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

            Juror: Dr. Carl Gombert, Professor, Maryville College. Maryville, TN

            First Tennessee Biennial Tennessee Arts and Crafts Juried Exhibition

            Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN

            Juror: John Mominee, artist, former University of Wisconsin gallery director

            Honorable Mention

            Body Sacred, International Figurative Work by Women Artists, a benefit for:

            Susan G. Komens Breast Cancer Foundation,  128 Gay Street, Knoxville, TN

            Curated by: Bill Lowe of Lowe Gallery, Atlanta/Los Angeles, and Lynda Evans

             Eat My Dust, SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,  Winston-Salem, NC

               Dogwood Diva Arts Competition, Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville TN

            Juror: Nicole Pietrantoni, Director, Visual Arts, Craft, Tennessee Arts Commission

            First Place Award

2005   7th  Annual Renaissance Regional Juried Exhibit, Dickson, TN

            Juror: Dana Holland Beickert, Independent Curator, Memphis

            ARTSCAPES Auction, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            Face Value, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC National Juried Exhibit

            Juror: Marc Pachter, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

            Honorable Mention Award

           A Sense of Place 2005, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

           Juror: Carmon Colangelo, director/Lamar Dodd School of Art/University of Georgia

           17th National Juried Exhibition, South Cobb Artists Alliance, Mableton, GA

           Juror: Robert Detamore, Professor/ Atlanta College of Art and Gordon College

           SCAA Award of Distinction

           40th Annual Central South Tennessee Art League Exhibition, Nashville, TN

           Juror: Joseph H. Sulkowski, Painter

           TAL Members Award

           Thou Shalt Not Touring exhibit by Kaleidoscope Artist Group

           Johnson City Arts Council Gallery, Johnson City, TN

           Clarksville Custom House Museum, Clarksville, TN

            27th Annual First Tennessee Bank Show, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN

           Juror: James Allen Hoobler, Senior Curator, Tennessee State Museum

           Dimensions 2005, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC National Juried Exhibit

           Juror: Philip Koch, Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art

           Honorable Mention Award

           Dogwood Arts Festival/TVA Juried Show, Knoxville, TN

           Juror: Roger Walton, Professor at Savannah College of Art

           Honorable Mention Award

           Art Market Gallery, Annual Open Show, Knoxville, TN

           Juror: Carl Gombert, Professor of Art, Maryville College

           1st Place, 2D

            Women’s Work/Eternal Questions, Oak Ridge Art Museum, Oak Ridge, TN

 

2004   Eye Candy, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

            Juror: Susan Knowles/Art Papers Nashville Editor

            Juror’s award

 

2003    ARTSCAPES Auction, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

            Juror: Richard Mills, Chairman, Auburn University Art Dept.

             Best of Show Award

            17th National Juried Exhibition, South Cobb Artists Alliance Mableton, GA

            Juror: Gregor Turk

            Best of Show Award

            Open Exhibit, Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Knoxville, TN

            Juror: Peter Baldaia, Chief Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art

            Gold Award, 3D           

            Dogwood Arts Festival/TVA Juried Show, Knoxville, TN

           Juror: Marya Rowland, Professor of Art, Western Carolina University

           Two Separate Merit Awards

           ARTSCAPES Auction, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

           Juror: Elizabeth Le, Curator, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

           Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

           Juror: Kevin Grogan, Director, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

           Honorable Mention Award

           Playing “Possum invitational touring exhibit by Kaleidoscope Artist Group

           Johnson City Arts Council Gallery, Johnson City, TN

           Clarksville Custom House Museum, Clarksville, TN

           Rose Art Center, Morristown, TN

          25th Annual First Tennessee Bank Show, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN

          Juror: Peter Baldaia, Chief Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

          First Place Award

          Art with a Southern Drawl, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL

          Juror: Joseph Mella, Curator, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

 

2002   Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

           Juror: Richard Mills, Chairman, Auburn University Art Dept.

           Best of Show Award

           24th Annual First Tennessee Bank Show, Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN

          Juror: David J. Brown, Senior Curator/Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

 

2001  ArtFest Exhibition, The Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, TN

          Juror: Peter Baldaia, Chief  Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

            

 

Corporate Loans

2003-2004/ 2006 Art @ Work in Chattanooga/Association of Visual Artists

 

Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC

The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

Slide Registry, The Drawing Center, NY, NY

 

Publications

 

2008 Contemporary American Realism, exhibit catalog, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

2010 From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Appalachian Highlands, exhibit catalog, William King Museum

2010 Continuāre: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art, exhibit catalog, University of Tennessee

2011 The 26th Annual Tallahassee International, exhibit catalog, Florida State university Museum of Fine Arts

2011 INPA 1: International Painting Annual, Manifest Press

2011 INDA 6: International Drawing Annual, Manifest Press

2011 Visual Overture, Spring

2012 INDA 7: International Drawing Annual, Manifest Press 

2012 Contemporary American Realism, exhibit catalog, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

2013 International Artist Magazine, Feb/March

2013 American Art Collector Magazine, Feb.

2013 Creative Quarterly, Summer

2016 Drawing Discourse: 7th annual exhibition of Contemporary Drawing catalog, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2016 New American Paintings issue # 124

2018 INDA 12: International Drawing Annual, Manifest Press

 

Bibliography

 

2002  Metro Pulse, May 2

2002  The Oak Ridger, Oct.4

2003  Metro Pulse, Jan. 30

2003  Metro Pulse, April 3

2003  The Knoxville News Sentinel, May 11

2003  Johnson City Press, May 4

2003  Johnson City Press, July 19

2003  The Leaf Chronicle, Aug.23

2003  The Oak Ridger, Oct. 3

2004  Johnson City Press, April 11

2004  The Knoxville News Sentinel, Aug.1

2004  The Oak Ridger, Sept.

2004  The Oak Ridger, Oct. 15

2004  December Issue, The Artist's Magazine

2005  The Oak Ridger, Feb. 11

2005  The Leaf Chronicle, July 29

2005  Metro Pulse, May 2

2005  Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA, Sept.

2005  The Leaf Chronicle, July 29

2005  The Oak Ridger, Oct. 14

2005  The Winston-Salem Journal:Relish, Nov. 6

2006  The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jan 1

2006   Winston-Salem Journal, Aug.20

2006    Metro Pulse, Aug. 30

2006    Knoxville News-Sentinel, Sept.17

2006    Eva Magazine/Cover Story- Nov. Issue

 

Arts Writing:

 

Visual Arts Columnist, Knoxville Voice (defunct Jan. 2009)

Visual Arts Columnist, Knoxville Mercury (2017-now)

Freelance Writer, Number: an Independent  Arts Journal, Memphis, TN

Freelance Writer, Art Papers,

Freelance Writer, Nashville Arts magazine

www.artnownashville.com   (defunct)

 

Associations:

A1LabArts, Knoxville, TN, 

Association of Visual Artists, Chattanooga, TN

Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance

Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Director 2009- 2013

 

Collections:

 

Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

Tennessee State Museum

Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

Jewelry Television

FirstBank Tennessee,  various Tennessee locations

McGhee Tyson Airport Corporate Offices

Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

Jim and Janet Ayers

Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN

Pinnacle Banks, various Tennessee locations
Scripps Networks Interactive, Knoxville, TN.

private collections from Maine to Honduras