The Dogwood Arts SYNERGY art exhibition features the work of gifted students from local schools K-12. The exhibit is alongside an exhibit by East Tennessee’s finest K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from public and private schools and academies. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.

Oak Ridge’s own Jim Dodson is a Committee Chair. You will see him featured in a video on the site, as well as student work from prior years at this link:

Woodland Elementary School teacher, Mary Katherine Chin learned that her student, Caleb Johnson won 1st place in his grade level at the Dogwood Arts Festival.  “This is huge,” states Ms. Chin, “Hundreds of artworks are sent in but only a select few are chosen. Even fewer get awards.”


The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts on March 6th from 5:00-9:00pm. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration.

Where: Clayton Center for the Arts
When: March 6-24, 2017
Times: Monday- Saturday, (10am – 6pm); Sunday (12-6pm)
How Much: Free