ORUUC Gallery - Call to Artists


The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (ORUUC) Gallery is now planning exhibitions through September, 2017. Artists living within a half-day drive of Oak Ridge are encouraged to submit proposals. ORUUC is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830.

ORUUC has a long history of supporting the arts and has counted numerous artists and crafts people among its congregation. With that history in mind the not-for-profit gallery will schedule six exhibitions per year, showcasing regional artists working in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres. The gallery can only show work that is primarily two-dimensional and ready to hang in a professional manner. Work must be appropriate for audiences of all ages. All art must be original and created by the artist.

The ORUUC Art Display Team reserves the right to pair artists for two-person exhibitions but will also consider artists for one-person exhibitions as well as group shows by multiple artists or arts organizations. Exhibitions will typically run for two months. The display wall spaces are 8, 16, and 24 feet long and 8 feet high and are located in the central corridor hall of the church. This space is in a prime location within the church, allowing the art to be viewed by church and community groups throughout the week.

The church will provide publicity and host a reception for artists whose work is selected. Artists are encouraged but not required to donate 20% of sales to ORUUC.

Artists should submit

  • Digital images of 4 pieces of work (or type of work) they wish to show.  Images should be sent as JPEG files, approximately 1MB insize.
  • Image list including title, size, media, and price.  
  • One-page bio/résumé, including contact information.
  • Brief artist’s statement.

Materials should be emailed to Nancy Starr at starroakridge@gmail.com. Artists will be notified promptly.

For further information email Starr or call at 865-483-8684.