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Final work must be delivered to A1LabArts on Sunday October 1 between 1-4pm.

Entries to this exhibition must include a minimum of 3 artists in a group collaboration to create a final work of art. There is no maximum number of artists per group entry. All artists’ must be contributing with a different art form each.

Each group must consist of 2017 paid members of A1LabArts – you are allowed to bring in one non-member who has never been an A1LabArts Member in the past.

If you are not a member- it is never too late to join!

We are very excited to announce our Jurors for the exhibition:
Lynne & Rubens Ghenov

Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989.
He holds his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2010) and BFA from Tyler School of Art (1999). Ghenov has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA). Amidst other curatorial projects, he co-curated the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition with Dona Nelson at the Woodmere Art Museum in 2013. Ghenov has been featured in Art In America, Bomb Magazine, Title Magazine, Village Voice and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Art.

Lynne Marinelli Ghenov was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in southern New Jersey.She graduated from Tyler School of Art receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1998. She studied in Rome, Italy in 1996. She currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN.
Ghenov spent 2010-2015 living and working in the house she grew up in , which she left at the age of 17.  Her studio at that time passed through assorted incarnations during her life, all of which hold specific memories that ultimately and osmotically concoct new experiences, obfuscate recollections drawing a melange of old and new; felt and unexplained. She worked on collage, drawings and a repurposed printmaking practice via the usage of a xerox printer as a tool of choice. The printer has not only dually become an object of a live and work experience, it has grown iconic in her practice. 
Since moving to Knoxville in 2015 and the death of her mother in 2016 she has been primarily making graphite drawings on vintage gridded paper. All of the paper thus far has come from the clean-out of her childhood home.
RSVP to be included in the show BY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25th to Sara: with
Subject Line: OCTOBER SHOW
Body of Email:  Names of artist/Title of work/Mediums/size if work/Price(s) 

**When you RSVP to the show- Sara will send you the release form to accompany your art at drop off- we will need one form each artist in the piece. Please keep in mind if you are selling your work – if you are going to sell individual parts or as a whole work – price accordingly.

Questions???  Email Sara at

Don’t have a group of artists to work with? We have a list going of artists who would like to be grouped up with others. Email Sara as well.

Opening night will be Friday October 6 from 6-9pm. With more open times to come. Cash & other Prizes

Pick up of unsold art will be Sunday October 22


PICK UP ART/ Dada Members show @The Emporium

Members please come pick up your art from the Arts & Culture Alliance / The Emporium

Between 1-3pm

**If you cannot make this – you must make arrangements for someone else to pick up your work. – we are guests in this space and cannot leave anything behind.

Thank you!

OPENING NIGHT Goddess / Japan / Peace


Come see artwork made by members of A1LabArts. The title was selected ala DADA. Members were then inspired by one word or more from the title or just by DADA itself and brought their visions to view. Please join us for the opening of the exhibition Friday night from 5-9pm !

**This exhibition is a guest exhibition AT THE ARTS & CULTURE ALLIANCE / THE EMPORIUM (100 S. Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902)

DROP OFF ART/ Dada Members show @The Emporium


To participate in this exhibition you must be an A1LabArts member (if you are not one, you can join!)

The title of the show is Goddess/Japan/Peace  (it was selected in Dada format of individuals from the member’s potluck writing a word down and then pulling 3 out of a hat)

*if this title inspires you , go with it, if Dada inspires you, go for it, if none of that does it for you – do what you like to do.

*ALL WORK MUST BE READY TO HANG, size requirements coming very soon