KNOXVILLE, TENN- The International Biscuit Festival 2015 has begun accepting submissions for the Festival’s Biscuit Art Exhibition. The exhibition will open May 1, 2015 at the Emporium Center Gallery and will last through May 31, 2015.

The Biscuit Art Exhibition will feature artwork with a Biscuit theme. Last year’s entries came from across the nation with the Best in Show award going to K. Henderson of Weed, New Mexico. Submissions are open to all artists 18 or older and works may be created in all 2D and 3D media. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2015 at midnight. 

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The exhibition will be juried by Preston Farabow, Aespyre Metal Design at Ironwood Studios, and Claire Stigliani, associate professor of Drawing & Painting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.


The selected Biscuit artwork will be exhibited in The Emporium Center Gallery located at 100 S. Gay Street Downtown Knoxville.  One Best in Show award and two Merit awards will be presented on Friday, May 1, 2015. A total of $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

The International Biscuit Festival celebrates that most perfect of foods – the Biscuit.  The Festival draws over 20,000 biscuit lovers to downtown Knoxville each year and was selected the #1 Food Festival in the U.S by  The event has been featured in Southern Living, Garden and Gun, the New Yorker, the New York Post, as well as on CNN.

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