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HANDHELD is a semi-annual festival where students in the 4D Program in the School of Art present their works in 16mm film, video, performance and sound art. HANDHELD provides a public area for students to show alternative possibilities and new visions in the creation of film, video, performance and sound art as fine art.

Gallery 1010

GALLERY 1010 is a student-run exhibition space for the University of Tennessee students, faculty, staff and alumni. We strive to offer the university community, and the growing downtown Knoxville gallery district with stimulating visual art experiences by consistently exhibiting innovative, contemporary artwork.

GALLERY 1010 is the only fully student run, non-profit, exhibition space in the state of Tennessee. We represent UT artists as well as artists from other universities and community programs. Exhibitions run for one week and are attended by over 5,000 visitors each semester. Our primary objective is to provide the UT community of artists opportunities to experiment with new ideas while gaining a complete educational gallery experience. Simultaneously, the gallery strives to maintain a full schedule of well-presented, professional exhibitions which provide visitors fresh artwork from inspiring artists.


Internships for credit must be coordinated through the School of Art. Students wishing to pursue internships are encouraged to contact Prof. Harrill for a list of local, regional, and national companies and organizations, as well as for internship guidelines and forms.

A-1 Arts Lab

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, A-1 ART LABS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by a group of local artists. It is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media.

Other Venues

Other potential venues include the annual School of Art Annual Student Art Competition and Honors Exhibition in the Ewing gallery, the reservation of School of Art and other UT auditoriums, and private galleries and commercial spaces that are open to exhibition and event proposals.

Graduate MFA exhibitions are usually scheduled for the Ewing Gallery and the UT Downtown Gallery.

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