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ArtEx Exhibit


A talented group of Tennessee High School artists currently have 16 of their pieces featured at an exhibit at the Bristol Public Library. The exhibit is part of ArtEx 2022, an annual art competition for high school art students from high schools in Bristol, TN; Bristol, VA; Sullivan County, TN; and Washington County, VA.

ArtEx, or Artistic Excellence, began in 2009 as a committee of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and in 2012 became a committee of Art in Public Places. The competition is divided into two age groups: freshman/sophomore and junior/senior.

The ArtEx Exhibit is in the Virgie Fleenor Gallery at the library and will be available through May 8. The library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 2-5 p.m.

The following Tennessee High School art students have work on display at the exhibit:

Sophia Detrick, The Hidden Watcher

Lepidopterophobia, Sophia Detrick

Onryo, Morgan Garrett

Claire Hankins, Vivid Valley

Catherine Oakley, Souls Tied

Ruth Rose, Deranged Depictions

Elizabeth Rowe, Colorful Extremities

Elizabeth Rowe, Old Man

Elizabeth Rowe, Out of the Box

Elizabeth Rowe, Potential

Chloe Shelley, Orange Lily

Chloe Shelley, Royalty

Margaux Trombetta, A Beauty That Flows

Margaux Trombetta, A Light in the Dark

John Weddington, Embrace

Dakari Wheeler, Persephone


 Special thanks to Tennessee High School Art Teachers Shawn Graham and Donnie Quales for their work with these amazingly, talented students!







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