Friends of the Gallery encounter “The Mob”,
part of artist Johnston Foster’s Cress Fall 2009 exhibition “Sticky Situation”.

Support the Visual Arts at UTC!

Your contribution to the Cress Gallery of Art makes possible an exciting yearly exhibition schedule and a variety of educational functions all of which are available to the campus, the community, and you free of charge!
Become a Friend now for $40 or more and receive a first edition copy of "Cafe Avatar" containing an original essay with hand-pulled screen print cover and risograph prints created by 2017 Diane Marek Series Visiting Artists Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) expressly for their exhibition in the Cress (Sept 26 - Nov 3, 2017)

Friends of the Gallery fully support the costs of all yearly UTC Art Student Exhibitions and significantly support the Gallery's schedule of professional exhibitions. Friends' contributions make possible one time purchases of tangible ware, exhibition shipping, display fixtures, media equipment, tools and construction equipment.  While the Diane Marek Series brings the artists to Chattanooga, and the University supports the utilities, staff, and the "nuts and bolts" of the Gallery's operation, the Friends of the Gallery make all exhibitions possible, and has been essential to the operation of the Cress for the past two decades.

Friends of the Gallery receive regular mailings about exhibitions and events and may select to be notified by email as well. Friends also receive priority seating at all Cress and Diane Marek Series Artist's Lectures, an invitation to the Diane Marek Series Campus and Community Artist's welcoming reception, and the satisfaction of playing a role in the Gallery's ability to bring unprecedented contemporary art of national significance to Campus and Chattanooga.

Contributions may be made by Check, Master Card, Visa, or Discover. You may select one of the following contribution levels 

$50, $100, $250, $500, $750, & $1,000
or contribute at any level of your own choice. All donations, no matter the amount are important!! 
and are tax deductible.
Become a Friend of the Cress Gallery today and support the Visual Arts at UTC! 
Your contribution is essential toward maintaing the Cress's
Standard of Excellence

Friends of the Gallery

For more information about becoming a Friend of the Cress Gallery or to make a contribution contact the UTC Office of Development. Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all welcome.


423-425-4232 and say "I wish to become a Friend of the Cress Gallery at UTC". 


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Select make a gift. Be sure to indicate Friends of the Cress Gallery on the online form.


Send your check, bank draft, or money order made payable to UTC Friends of the Cress Gallery to:

Office of Development Dept. 6806
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403