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 23, 2017

The UTC Department of Art Studio Faculty opens their Biennial Exhibition with a Public Reception in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center from 5:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday, August 23! Exhibition runs through September 15.

June 01, 2017

The Cress has opened its doors for this years summer exhibition "Selections VII: Art from the UTC Permanent Collection" now through July 28, 2017, featuring astounding examples of painting, drawing, mixed media, and original prints created by revered artists with ties to the history of the University and Chattanooga along with a selection of original works on paper by international figures of 20th century art and graphic design. For more information, click the "Exhibitions" tab.  Please note our Summer Gallery Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday and the 4th of July; open July 3.

April 04, 2017

Next in the Cress, the UTC Dept of Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Show One opens April 04 with Student Presentations at 5:00pm, Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street, followed by a Reception at the Cress 6:00pm. Show Two opens April 18, with Presentations at Cadek 5:00pm & a Reception at the Cress 6:00pm. Visitors on Opening Nights may park free after 4pm in UTC Lots 10, 12, & 18. See the Parking & Admission tab and click the Exhibition tab for more information. 

February 07, 2017

Next up in the Cress, 2017 Diane Marek Visiting Artist: Conrad Bakker "Untitled Project: The Robert Smithson Library and Book Club" and "Untitled Project: The Crystal Land". Diane Marek Visiting Artist public lecture Tuesday, Feb 07, 5:30pm, Derthick Hall, Rm 201, 624 Vine St., followed by a reception at the Cress, 752 Vine St. Visiting artist activities Feb. 06 - 09. The Cress gratefully acknowledges Range Projects, for their support of this exhibition, and the Friends of the Gallery for their support overall. 

Other events associated with Bakker’s visit and open to the public: Wednesday February 08 / 9:30am – 10:30am Process & Materials / Cress Gallery; 12:40pm – 1:40pm Professionalism Session / Cress Gallery; 5:30pm – 6:30pm Process & Materials / Cress Gallery & Thursday February 09 / 9:30am – 10:30am Professionalism Session / Cress Gallery  

January 18, 2017

Juror Jeffrey Morton, Prof. of Art and Department Chair, Covenant College presented the juror's and Curator's Awards after his lecture at the exhibition reception for this year's Student Exhibition. See the News tab for a list of participating students and Award recipients.

November 22, 2016

The Cress will close Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm and remain closed through the holiday weekend. Regular operating hours 9:30am - 7:30pm will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

October 25, 2016

Sangram Majumdar appears as Diane Marek Visiting Artist! Artist's Lecture Tuesday October 25, 5:30pm, 101 Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street followed by an opening reception for his exhibition of paintings titled here at the Cress in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Other events Tuesday October 25 free and open to the public: 11am - 12 noon Process & Materials Discussion in the Gallery and 2:00 - 3:00pm Professionalism Session, Room 356 UTC Fine Arts Center.

August 29, 2016

Currently on view in the Cress is the exhibition "Selections from the UTC Permanent Collection of Art" featuring Masters of the 20th Century alongside the 21st Century presence of previous Visiting Artists of the UTC Diane Marek Series!! Now through October 7, 2016