All Cress Gallery events are free and open to campus and community.

Cress events range from artist's lectures, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and gallery talks as well as informal receptions that provide an opportunity for one on one conversation with the artists in association with exhibitions of their work.

(Pictured above: Michael Vasquez, Fall 2010 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, speaks about his exhibition What Comes with the Territory in the Cress)

Upcoming Events

August 28, 2012

Across The Board: An exhibition selected from the personal collections of UTC Department of Art Faculty
sets the Cress in full sail for the 2012-2013 exhibition schedule.  With 42 works from 18 collections,
and a variety of media from video to sculpture, conceptual to oil on canvas, and Suzuki to sock puppets,
this exhibition is determined to provoke comment and conversation.

The exhibition runs through September 30, 2012.
Don't miss this!

Please note the Cress's expanded hours, evenings and weekends.

February 11, 2016

Photographer Amy Elkins, Spring 2016 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, will present her Artist's Lecture Thursday, February 11,  at 5:30pm Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street followed by a reception at the Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street . Refer to the contact tab for email, voice, & text information.

February 26, 2015

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Cress Gallery will be closed Thursday, February 24. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has cancelled all classes and closed all offices and non-essential services.  Check back for announcements about the re-opening of 2015 Diane Marek Visiting Artist Monica Cook's exhibition of sculpture and animations "Milk Fruit".

Sept 16, 2014

Diane Marek Series Visiting Artists Keetra Dean Dixon & JK Keller present a public lecture Tuesday September 16, 5:30pm in room 356, Fine Arts Center, followed by a reception to open their exhibition "We Keep Having this Conversation.
Diane Marek Series events September 14 - 19, 2014.

Other Dixon & Keller events:
Process & Materials, Sept 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Cress Gallery
Professionalism Session, Sept 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Cress Gallery

October 9, 2012

Matthew Deleget Artist's Lecture
The Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:30pm
UTC Fine Arts Center Room 356
followed by an opening reception for Deleget's
Pictures at an Exhibition
Open to the public; admission is free!

October 10 & 11, 2012

Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series: Matthew Deleget
Wednesday October 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Process and Materials Presentation
UTC Fine Arts Center room 356 &
Thursday October 11, 1:40 - 2:40pm
Professionalism Panel (Life as an Artist)
in the Cress Gallery