The Biscuit Art Exhibition | This Friday!

This First Friday, come out for the opening of the Biscuit Art Exhibition presented by The International Biscuit Festival (IBF)!

Friday, May 1, 2015

5-9pm; Winners announced at 6pm

The Emporium | 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN

Show runs through May 31

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This is my second year serving on the Biscuit Art Committee. It's such a fun project and way to be a part of The Biscuit Festival. You may not be aware, but we spend all year planning for this show! I'm proud of the leaps and bounds it's taken over the past few years, especially in the caliber of biscuit-themed work submitted.

While laying out the show this year, I laughed out loud several times in delight. There are definitely a lot of biscuit-loving comedians out there, as well as some that treat the subject in such a delicate and caring way. I love it. 

While I'm on the committee, a jury decides which works are accepted and the winners (I still don't know who the winners are!) This year the jurors are Preston Farabow (Ironwood Studios) and Claire Stigliani (Univ. of Tenn.).

I'm happy to announce three of my pieces were accepted into the show! My flour girls:

These women were a part of an art show I had last month featuring ten supermodels adorned in food packaging. I didn't intend to submit this work into the Biscuit Art Exhibition, but when time ran out and I didn't have work ready, I decided to use flour packaging for three of the women's clothing. It was really nice to be able to accommodate both shows with once type of work!

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As a way to further support the Biscuit Art Exhibition, I will be selling some of my mason jars (view here) at a discount on behalf of the Show. They will be available during the opening, as well as other IBF merchandise. There will also be real biscuits to eat (I think from Tupelo Honey) and a few pieces from last year up for auction throughout the month of May. One of those pieces is my Makin' Biscuits Cats!

I hope you can come out Friday or sometime in May to see the work. This year we were able to include several 3D pieces which you have to see. 

You may also view and purchase works from the show beginning May 1 on the website. Works may also be purchased through the Emporium. 

Other Biscuit Festival plugs? Go to the festival May 16 and consider volunteering. It's fun!