Bellwethers 2019

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Collegiate Student Art

West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, Tennessee

October 28 – November 27, 2019

Opening Reception, 5 pm – 7 pm, Tuesday October 29, 2019


Bellwethers Entry Form



Lexi Millikan – Executive Director, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY


In 2015 Lexi received her BFA in the Fiber Department of the Kansas City Art Institute. While much of her work uses traditional textile processes such as quilting, weaving, and surface design, she also uses collage, painting, and sculpture to explore domestic themes. Lexi worked as the Fiber Technician and taught studio electives at the Kansas City Art Institute until her recent move to western Kentucky where she is currently the Fiber Artist in Residence at the Paducah School of Art & Design and Executive Director of the Yeiser Art Center also in Paducah, Kentucky.


1st Place 2D - $ 250

2nd Place 2D - $ 100

Honorable Mention 2D - $ 50

1st Place 3D - $ 250

2nd Place 3D - $ 100

Honorable Mention 3D - $ 50


The Bellwethers 2019 exhibition is open to all undergraduate art students enrolled in a visual arts program at a two or four year institution in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Students who have graduated in the past 6 months are also eligible to submit to the competition. Work entered must have been produced during the student’s undergraduate enrollment period, must have been created solely by the artist themselves and finished within the last two years. Media may include: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, printmaking, digital art, fiber art, mixed media, and jewelry. 2D works should be prepared for professional exhibition and must be able to hang from the art centers installed hanging system, which means nails or screws cannot be driven into the art center walls. Works requiring electricity or additional hanging structures should not be submitted and cannot be exhibited. The West Tennessee Regional Art Center does have a “no nudes policy”. Large sculptures must be self-installed by the artist and the definition of “large” in this case is left to the discretion of the exhibition planners. The actual weight of any 3D work cannot exceed 200 lbs. Questions about framing and preparation for display can be sent to the organizers at


Online entry form, fees and digital files must be received by October 04, 2019 in the University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts Office. All selected artists will be notified as soon as possible with specific exhibit and shipping information. Works juried into the exhibition must arrive at the WTRAC in Humboldt, Tennessee by 3 p.m. on October 23, 2019 ready to hang.

Entry Procedure:

Step 1:

Fill out the entire online submission form below and hit the submit button.
(Form will be vailable September 1st, 2019)

Step 2:

Send a non-refundable $ 25 entry fee by personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable to: UTM. Make sure to put your last name on the money order or cashiers check for our records.


Mail the fee to:


Bellwethers 2019
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
201 Fine Arts Building
16 Mt. Pelia Road
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238

Step 3:

Digital file submissions can only be submitted as email attachments to the following email address: All files must be in the .png, .jpg or .jpeg file format. All digital files should be at least 700 pixels in the smallest dimension and no larger than 1200 pixels in the largest dimension. All digital files should be smaller than 3MB in size. No .gifs or files on physical media will be accepted. Each email should include the medium, framed size, date of completion, and title of work in the text area of the message. Type the words “Bellwethers Entry” in the subject line. Sending an email with images does not constitute an official entry; online entry form must be submitted and fees still have to be mailed to Department of Visual and Theatre Arts office.


The University of Tennessee at Martin and the West Tennessee Regional Art Center are not responsible for damage to artwork while artworks are in transit. The West Tennessee Regional Art Center is not responsible for damage or loss of artwork while it is on the museum premises. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure that artworks are handled properly and as secure as possible on site.

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