2012 Central South Art Exhibit


In 1965, the Tennessee Art League started its annual Central South Art Exhibition (CSAE), open to artists in Tennessee and its adjacent states. In 2007, CSAE was expanded to a national venue.  Now, in its 47th year, with the generous support of the Friends of the Tennessee Art League, it continues to be one of the oldest and most prestigious art competitions in Tennessee and throughout the country. Attracting hundreds of major works of art each year, CSAE recognizes about 50 winning artists with cash awards provided by corporate and individual patrons and sponsors, inclusion in a full-color catalogue, a two-month long public exhibition in the Tennessee Art League’s galleries, greatly enhanced artistic credentials and encouragement for contributing artists to create their newest and finest works of art.


2012 Central South Art Exhibit

May 5-June 22, 47th Annual Central South Art Exhibition
Location: Tennessee Art League, 808 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee
$2000 Best of Show Award! !
(CSAE Catalogue)

2012 Juror:  Ruth Crnkovich

Ruth Crnkovich has more than two decades of experience as a fine arts professional in both the public and private sector. She completed New York University's Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal Program after completing her Master of Arts in History. She has served on museum acquisition boards for the Brauer Museum of Art in Indiana, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in Illinois, as well as support organizations for new acquisitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her professional career has also included museum curator and executive director positions.

Ms. Crnkovich has appraised, managed, acquired and brokered art for scores of private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of the Appraisers Association of America in New York. In addition to appraising and collections  management, she is the Director of Haynes Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee.

guitar image

sachet powder and oil

looking into the gulf

alice in candyland

under the schoolhouse

Image 1 Best of Show Award: “Guitar #3” by Ron Adcock, size 41 X 16, medium Sculpture   
Image 2James Alan Register, Memorial Award: “Sachet Powder and Oil” by Cindy Brabec-King, size 30 X 22, medium Watercolor            
Image 3The Chestnut Group Kim Barrick Award: “Looking into the Gulf” by Peggy Wilkerson, size 30 X 24, Oil and Gold Leaf
Image 4TAL President’s Honor Award: “Alice in Candyland” by Matthew  Deric Gore, size 24 X 36, medium Oil
Image 5 - Ralph Langreck Memorial Award:"Under the School House" by Nancy Hilgert, size 18 x 22, medium Graphite