October Artist Announcement

You’ve got to check out the photos at our Market Square store by Dennis Sabo. Printed on aluminum and called Metal Prints, the images are infused into the surface making them scratch-resistant, weather-proof and exceptionally vibrant.  Dennis is an internationally award winning photographer whose clients have included Canon, Hilton Hotels, NASA, NBC, NOVA, Ocean Conservancy, and Shedd Aquarium-Chicago, with additional examples of his photography appearing in Best Dives of the CaribbeanBlue PlanetForbes, Living Southern StyleUSAF Museum, and Reef Horizons.

His art has been included in gallery exhibitions at the Blowing Rocks Preserve-Hobe Sound, FL., Arts in the Airport Spring 2011 Exhibition-Knoxville, the National Juried Exhibition- Knoxville, Red Line Gallery-Farragut, TN, and the Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Knoxville.

His work will be on display in our Market Square location from October 6 to November 2.


Call for Artists

Fame, riches and maybe a short blurb in the Metro Pulse calendar section await you. The Tomato Head is accepting submissions for its 2013 exhibit schedule.  Artists may submit 5-10 images of wall-mountable work either burned to a CD and mailed to Tomato Head Exhibits Committee c/o Bethann DeGrow, 1710 Jefferson Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917, or sent electronically to bethann@degrow.com.

Submissions are requested by October 26, 2012.  Please include a brief bio, artist statement and size of works. For more information, please contact Bethann DeGrow, 546-6852 or bethann@degrow.com.

September Artist Announcement

We’ve got some amazing artwork at the Market Square location until October 5. Ruth Allen, an artist from Athens, Georgia, is showing her most recent paintings. These could definitely find a place alongside an Edward Gorey illustration. However, as with most descriptions of art, this fails to completely capture the essence of the paintings, and the work is best experienced in person.

August Artist Announcement

Professional artist and 2007 Maryville College graduate Jonathon Howe will be displaying his most recent works at our Market Square location from August 4 to 31. One quickly appreciates how Jonathon translates his love for landscapes and the Great Smoky Mountains to a blank canvas by filling it with the brilliant colors found in our national parks.

July Artist Announcement

The Tomato Head is very lucky to have Sarah McFalls exhibiting her artwork this month at the Market Square location. For examples of her most recent works, please visit http://web.utk.edu/~smcfalls/

Her work will be on display in Knoxville from July 7 to August 3. The show will then move to Maryville and run August 5 through September 1.

June Artist Announcement

Recent works by Evelyn Forester will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head Restaurant from June 2 through July 6, 2012.

Artist Statement:

Primary Bruises

New Paintings by Evelyn Forester

Evelyn does not like to disclose much information about her past.  She comes from a very wealthy family.  She does not get along with her mother or father although she corresponds with her mother by mail once every three months.  She especially does not get along with her twin sisters.  According to Evelyn, “They continue to live at home and sponge off of father’s money.”

Evelyn decided to pursue life (and art) on her own – without assistance from her family.  She travels the country (and abroad when possible) staying with friends, new and old.

In April of 2011 Evelyn met the wife of Knoxville artist Amos Oaks. Their friendship was instant and the family hosted her month long stay here.  Amos was asked to display paintings at Tomato Head but saw this as a perfect opportunity to expose the community to Evelyn’s heartfelt paintings.

Her work is somewhat stark, but speaking with Evelyn about it will quickly cue you to her vast knowledge of art history and how she applies it. These pieces are haunted with bittersweet flavor.

Art for the new year…

“Days of Wine and Roses” an exhibit of oil paintings by Carol Jones, will be on exhibit at The Tomato Head – Knoxville beginning January 7th through February 3rd. Her exhibit will be on exhibit at the Maryville location from February 5th through March 3rd.

Jones describes the paintings as “…an exhibit with vivid rose petals, colorful wine bottles, sparkling goblets, and Italian scenes.  Now that I’m retired from my day job of nursing, I take time to smell the roses and kick back with a glass of wine. You paint what you love and I love flowers, crystal, and Italian vinos which inspired these pieces.”

Art for September

“Artifacts, Artscapes and Organics,” an exhibit of photographs by Terri Swaggerty, will be on view at the Knoxville Tomato Head
Restaurant, 12 Market Square, from September 3rd through September 30th, 2011.

Swaggerty says, “This exhibit is a collection of eclectic images with an overall southern flavor. It’s a photographic art journal of the past 18
months. All I had to do was look… to find art… around every corner.”

At The Tomato Head Maryville, an exhibit of Jarrod Justice’s will be on view from September 4th through October 1st, 2011.

June’s Featured Art at The Tomato Head

June 3rd—also known as a First Friday in downtown Knoxville–will be the last opportunity to view “Astonishing Tales of Perilous Adventure,” a mixed-media exhibit featuring the work of six artists from Work Horse Collective. After June 3rd the exhibit will move to the Maryville Tomato Head location where it will be on display through July 3rd.

New at the Knoxville location this month will be photography from The Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. Images featured were produced through the ImageMakers photography program of The Club. The program encourages youth to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital, and alternative process photography. All are invited to view the photo exhibit, on display through July 2nd.

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