Art Gallery

Birdhouse Gallery is an open space for artists to exhibit. Exhibitions are available for viewing Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm and during special events.

100% of all gallery sales go to the exhibiting artists.

If interested in exhibiting at The Birdhouse Gallery, contact us at birdhouse.knoxville [at]

June 2013

This month is the sister and brother arts team, Kayce and Will Collins! These young people are part of the super talented and active Collins Family here in Knox County.kayce collins

Collins Puppets  collins

May 2013

CREATEive Listening is an exhibit by local artists Reid Hartsell and Katie Parmalee. This new exhibit displays (acrylic on canvas) visual representations of songs with a special connection to the artist. Each song was painted using either specific lyrics or ‘feeling the vibe’ of the song.

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April 2013

Formlove Exhibition by Roger Gregg

Formlove April

Paintings in the Lyrical Abstraction style, assemblage, and abstract photography of progressive artist Roger Gregg.
The exhibit draws its name from an idea in the artistic practice called “Theorism”, and information on the new philosophy will be available free for interested parties.
The exhibit will run throughout the month of April.

March 2013

M.O.T.A.S. (More Official Type Art Show)


Group exhibition by Sarah Jane Holland, CC McBride and Mitchel de la Garza.

February 2013

Beaumont Elementary’s 5th Grade Art Clubbeaumont elementary art club

The Beaumont Art Club, or “Beaumont Studio,” is a weekly after-school art program for students who are currently enrolled in the fifth grade. The Club offers students a fun and supportive opportunity to engage in their creativity outside of the normal school day, in addition to stretching their imaginations and diving deeper into art concepts and techniques. Taught by the Beaumont visual art teacher, Allison Pickett, the Beaumont Art Club also encourages students to explore a variety of mediums as a means of expressing themselves. The goal of the Beaumont Art Club is to deeply inspire its members to think creatively and critically and apply that thinking to their own artistic pursuits.

December 2012 – January 2013


An exhibition of Southern Appalachian topographical maps from the 1970’s and Knox County, Tennessee Soil Maps. Interesting and also made-up facts about the locations found on the maps have been added for additional map fun! (Exhibition was designed by birdhouse volunteers with the help of a University of Tennessee soil science professor).

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November 2012

Mitchel De La Garza is in the house!

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October’s Exhibition

Alex Cline is gracing our gallery with the multimedia showing of “Bitch Bugs”

“Alex Cline, saucy illustrator, resides in Knoxville, TN where he makes silly little pictures at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is majoring in crayon drawing.”

In addition to Cline’s comic strip, other artists have produced and will display their pieces based on the Bitch Bugs characters in various mediums.

Collaborating artists:

Ben Smith, Shannon Herron, Ellis Greer, Stefanie Economos, Shelby Gordon, Maggie Miller, Zack Rafuls, David Caldwell, Kehinde Olowoyo, Erin Jones, Glenda Jordan, Emily Janowick, Lauren Beale, Deborah Rule, Emma Meskovic, Lyndsey Stewart, Daniel Maw, Kelton Carter, Josh Boucher, Steph Untz, David Saunders, Catherine Widner, Ashton Ludden.Chase Baltz, Jarred Elrod, Mandy Stoller

Alex Cline’s work can be found HERE

September’s Exhibit

“Viviendo Entre la Herida Abierta” is an installation by Leticia Contreras.  Here’s a little about Leticia and her work:

“Rerooting herself in the south after attending Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts for four years, Leticia originally hails from the dirty, dirty bayous of Houston, TX. She is currently living and working at Highlander as a Seeds of Fire intern. When she’s not enagaging in community organizing work she enjoys embroidering, making jewlery, and trying out new recipes. This installation is titled Viviendo Entre la Herida Abierta/Living Within the Open Wound, Viviendo is a tribute to the women who have raised her in Texas and California. Those who have worked the land for centuries and risked their lives to cross the border. This multimedia installation includes video, photography, fiber arts and more!”

Here’s a panoramic view of  “Viviendo Entre la Herida Abierta

August’s Exhibit

This month is “Avian August” with a group exhibition from Dawn Marie Slover (print making, mixed media & photography) Chris Szaton (blown glass) and Ann Kotowicz (hand crafted birdhouses)!

Here’s a link to Marble City Glass Works

July’s Exhibit

Asheville’s Justine Briggs presents Monsters, Girls, Glam and Gore! Paint, Plushies and upcycled garbage!

Justine Briggs works primarily with acrylics, spray paint, watercolors and ink with subject matter usually revolving around ideas of gender, sexuality and the intertwining of the two.
When she’s not painting she enjoys constructing monster plushies and other random crafty doodads with a focus on upcycling.
Justine earned her Bachelor of Arts from Christopher Newport University in 2009.

Justine is mainly influenced by imagery in graffiti, tattoos and comics. This is evident in her use of vivid colors and the ever present outline.


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