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The Gallatin Arts Council Presents Juried Art Show “And Life Steps Almost Straight”

Fri, Nov 04, 2022

The Gallatin Arts Council is pleased to present this year’s juried art show, “And Life Steps Almost  Straight,” in partnership with Volunteer State Community College. The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 4th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building at Volunteer State Community College.

Google Maps Inspired This Clay Artist

Wed, May 18, 2022

If you thought that nothing interesting happens at Vol State during the summer, you thought wrong. Audry Deal-McEver is a clay artist based out of Nashville, TN, and her work is currently being featured in Vol State’s Humanities building from May 16th to July 22nd. Audry has a degree in Ceramic Studio Arts from Ohio University and has also studied at Die Burg Giebichenstein School of Art and Design in Germany.

Vol State Gallery Presents Allison and York Exhibits

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College is showing the work of Nashville artists Caroline Allison and Lain York in March. The York exhibit is titled Ruins. “My work in this show continues to be influenced by architecture, landscape, memory, and finding a sense of place of the world. Having grown up in middle Tennessee, I have seen a lot of change- particularly in the past 13 years,” York said.

Vol State Gallery Presents Alex Lockwood Exhibit

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of artist Alex Lockwood in October and November. The Central Basin of Middle Tennessee is home to a globally unique desert-like ecosystem known as the Cedar Glade. Surrounded by Eastern Red Cedars, these clearings are made of limestone rock formed 500 million years ago during the Ordovician geological period. The exhibition “A Future Field” is a depiction of a Tennessee Limestone Cedar Glade in the distant future.

Vol State Gallery Show a Tribute to Gallatin Art Teacher

The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery has a special show coming up in August. It features the work of former students of Gallatin High School art teacher, Doris Bills. For more than 30 years, Bills introduced students to the world of drawing, painting, and sculpture. “Waves of Gratitude: Artwork of the Former Students of Doris Bills” will be at the Vol State Gallery from August 1 through August 15.

Ted Jones Relief Prints Exhibit - Talk Canceled

The Gallery talk by Ted Jones has been canceled.


Relief prints by Nashville artist Ted Jones will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in March. Jones works in a wide range of media, including copper relief repousse, painting, and wood sculpture. He is most famous for his relief prints which will be the focus of this exhibit. The artist’s complex images are often stories of deep community traditions, family, and faith.

Exhibit of Student Work from Across Tennessee at Vol State Gallery

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College is hosting the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Art Exhibition. Students enrolled in studio art classes at the thirteen Tennessee community colleges were eligible to submit art works. Students from six of the colleges are represented in this year’s show. The works will be judged and prizes awarded. This year’s juror is Billy Renkl, professor of Art, Drawing and Illustration at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. The show runs from January 27 to February 22.

Wife and Husband Exhibit at Vol State Gallery

The works of wife and husband artists, Heather Jones and Jeffrey Cortland Jones, will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in August and September, opening the fall season for the gallery. The Ohio couple have shown their pieces nationally and internationally. They both make extensive use of colors with his pieces often paint on panels and her creations in fabric

Stewart and Nordeman Exhibit at Vol State Gallery in October

The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery is showcasing the work of two female artists, both working with feminine imagery in a variety of materials, including textiles.  Gallery coordinator, Sue Mulcahy, said that Monica Stewart and Erinn Nordeman challenge the traditional roles of women, and invite the viewer to question the identity and expectations of women today.